Dr. Myriam Benraad
Myriam Benraad is Assistant Professor at the University of Leiden’s Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA), Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA). A political scientist, specialising in Middle East, Arab and Islamic studies, she holds a Ph.D. from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) and has taught in a wide range of institutions and universities. She is also a Research Fellow at the Institute for Research and Studies on the Arab and Muslim World (IREMAM, CNRS) and a member of the French Political Science Association (AFSP). Her latest books include Capturing the Islamic State’s Words (Armand Colin, 2017) and Iraq, the Revenge of History: From Foreign Occupation to the Islamic State (Vendémiaire, 2015), among other publications.
The previous op-ed in this trilogy looked at how courts in Syria and Iraq can bring terrorists to justice mainly on terrorist charges in their post-conflict settings. This op-ed will examine how foreign national courts can prosecute terrorist crimes that have been committed in Syria and Iraq. These crimes can constitute war crimes, crimes against […]
Now that the military defeat of the so called “Islamic State” in Iraq and in Syria is nearly complete, the international community and countries involved are faced with new challenges for the post-conflict situation. This includes restoring peace and stability, creating all-inclusive government institutions, resettling displaced communities and adopting reconciliation and rehabilitation efforts. Among these […]
For more than two decades, the EU and other donors have spent billions of euros to rebuild the Somali state and, more recently, to counter the rise of the violent Islamist group Al Shabaab. But Somalia remains a weak, if not “failed state”, and progress is nowhere near commensurate with international support. This is because […]