Dr. Fathima Azmiya Badurdeen
Dr. Fathima Azmiya Badurdeen is a lecturer at the Department of Social Sciences, Technical University of Mombasa. She has taken a keen interest in the sociological analysis of recruitment for violent extremist organizations. Since 2012, she has worked in Kenya as an academic and practitioner in the field of countering violent extremism. She has increasingly used ethnographic methods in research work. Prior to her work in Kenya, she has worked as a researcher and practitioner in Sri Lanka in the field of conflict transformation and peacebuilding.
On the 9 year anniversary of the Westgate attack, this Perspective takes stock of recent political developments and the evolution of the threat from al-Shabaab within both Somalia and Kenya.
This perspective analyses the recent ECtHR ruling and explains its impact on the policy of European countries to repatriate children that are still in the Northeast Syria camps.
This Perspective will assess five common predictions of the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan when they took over a year ago and consider whether things turned out as badly as many believed.