Dr Jessica White is a Research Fellow in RUSI’s Terrorism and Conflict group. Her expertise encompasses counter-terrorism and countering violent extremism methods, as well as gender mainstreaming in program design, implementation and evaluation. She has a decade’s worth of experience working on military and preventative counter-terrorism policy and practice, with regional expertise in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Horn of Africa. Jessica has recently published on a range of topics, including gender in security, right-wing extremism, and terrorism in the media. She completed her PhD in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham and her a MSc in Conflict Resolution at Kingston University London. Before beginning her PhD, Jessica spent six years as an intelligence and language analyst in the United States Navy.
Keywords: right-wing extremism, female veterans, hypermasculinity, military, culture As we reflect on the one-year anniversary of the 06 January riots at the US Capitol, it is important to acknowledge who participated in the event, including members of the US Armed Forces, to gain understanding that can help us better prevent its repetition. Out of those, […]
Children returning to Europe from the conflict zone in Iraq and Syria under ISIS regime need gender- and age-sensitive rehabilitation and reintegration interventions.
Keywords: Taliban; Afghanistan; recognition; counter-terrorism; constitutional; international law; human rights; conditionality No country has “recognised” the Taliban as Afghanistan’s new government since it took power in August 2021. There has been much speculation about the preconditions and consequences of recognition. One important question is whether and how recognition or non-recognition may affect counter-terrorism efforts. Governments under […]