Battlefields, war-zones, and lecture theaters

Dr. Vera Mironova is a Russian-American academic, scholar, award-winning writer, producer, speaker, research fellow and policy consultant specializing in armed conflict.
She is often referred to as ‘The Frontline Scholar’ due to her experiences embedded with the Iraq Special Operations Forces (ISOF) as they recaptured the Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIS in 2016-2017, documented in her 2019 book From Freedom Fighters to Jihadists: Human Resources of Non State Armed Groups (Oxford University Press) | READ MORE

Latest News

24 May 2022 Dr. Mironova took part in NATO Strategic Direction-South Hub conference

7 May 2022 Dr. Mironova published an article The Kyiv unit patrolling the streets as law and order cracks under war in Guardian

4 May 2022 Dr. Mironova took part in Atlantic Council conference

28 April 2022 Dr. Mironova published an article Donetsk separatists’ desperate draft campaign empties streets of men in Guardian

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My book “Criminals, Nazis, and Islamists: Competition for Powers in Former Soviet Union Prisons” will be published by OUP in 8 months.
After pandemic academic publishing became slower, but at least I am happy that I finally could stop thinking about it &focus on my next book 🎉

#Russia plans to set up recruitment offices on border crossings (particularly on the border with #Georgia). Apparently it is a reason why yesterday Russian military (including BTRs) were moved there. Looks like Russia is closing fast…

Last week my video message from the morgue/refrigerator for #Russian solders in #Ukraine has been on dozens (if not hundreds) internet &news channels. I received hundreds of hate messages … but for me it only proves importance of getting such info out!


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