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

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28 June 2020 Dr. Mironova was quoted in Washington Post article “In Syrian camp for women and children who left ISIS caliphate, a struggle even to register names

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There are many complains about an ongoing search operation in Shamil Baghdad in #Iraq. Locals say that “to prove their importance and success in fighting #ISIS, Hasd is arresting random people. They are just terrifying people and show their power, while actual result is zero.”

#ISIS females in #Alhol organized classes for their kids themselves based on home country school curriculum (usually math+language). Mothers pay teachers per kid (not cheap if u have >3 kids) and textbooks are downloaded online and printed inside the camp. #Syria

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