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In consultation with our partners, and a survey of over 400 experts in political violence and violent extremism, the RESOLVE Network identified the Greater Middle East and Levant as one of the Network regions of focus. Explore our research library, view our Network partners, or login to connect with our community of experts

Resource Library

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The Crime of Terrorism: An Analysis of Criminal Justice Processes and Accountability of Minors Recruited by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham
Cecilia Polizzi
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This Article expounds the legal dilemma of minors involved in terrorist acts and related offenses in the Islamic State ranks. By acknowledging the international discourse on terrorism as encompassed…
Partner Publication
Local Forces, Local Control
Erica Gaston
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The threat posed by ISIL provoked mass mobilization across Iraq and the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) regions. Much greater attention has focused on the larger forces that led operations on the…
Partner Publication
Human Trafficking and ISIS
Ashley Binetti
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Human trafficking is an effective tool that serves several purposes for terrorist organizations. It facilitates the recruitment and retention of male foreign fighters and provides a reward mechanism…
Partner Publication
Undermining Violent Extremist Narratives in the Middle East and North Africa: A How-To Guide
Lilah Elsayed, Talal Faris, Sara Zeiger
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The Middle East and North African (MENA) region has historically suffered from various forms of violent extremism and terrorism, and there are a number of different
terrorist groups operating…
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Iraq After ISIL: Sub-State Actors, Local Forces, and the Micro-Politics of Control
Erica Gaston, András Derzsi-Horváth
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As the Islamic State of Iraq swept through central and northern Iraq in 2014, Iraqi forces crumbled and state control collapsed. A range of local, sub-state, and hybrid security forces mobilized to…
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Iraqi Child Marriage Proposal Reflects Worrying Trend
Raya Barazanji
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New legislation in the Iraqi parliament that would allow girls as young as 9 to marry is drawing stiff opposition from a nationwide coalition of civil society groups.
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Greater Middle East & Levant Experts

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Kateira Aryaeinejad
RESOLVE Network Research Associate and Project Manager
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Megan E. Loney
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Ann Wainscott
Scholar of Morocco, Iraq, and Religion and Politics
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Safdar Hussain
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Emily Winterbotham
Senior Research Fellow at RUSI focusing on conflict, violent extremism, P/CVE and peace building.