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.
This report thoroughly analyses the profiles of individuals with ties to Italy who traveled to join the ranks of Islamic State and other armed groups from 2011 up to October 2017. It provides the first public and systematic investigation of foreign fighters with links to Italy, by inferring observations from 21 individual categories of variables. […]
The notion of ‘Responsibility to Protect’ (R2P) is typically associated with the global obligation of states to protect populations from mass atrocities; a principle which was endorsed by the United Nations in 2005. Two decades earlier, Abdullah Azzam’s fatwa Defense of Muslim Lands: The First Obligation After Iman (1984) established what could be described as […]
On 17 February 2015, Shamima Begum (15), Kadiza Sultana (17), and Amira Abase (17), boarded a flight from London’s Gatwick Airport to Istanbul. After an in Bayrampasa, Turkey, they got on a bus to Urfa – a town close to the Syrian border. It is thought that they crossed the Turkish-Syrian border and travelled towards […]