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Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck

Women in the Men’s House: The Road to Equality in the Algerian Military

[Popular National Army Official sign of the Algerian army. Image from Wikimedia Commons]

In developed countries, the recruitment of women into the military has been the subject of intense debate for over thirty years. Supporters assert the equal right of women to serve alongside men in the army, even in combat roles, while opponents fear that the very presence of women in what they see as a male institution undermines its esprit de corps and combat efficacy. [1] Some argue that women cannot bear physical harm, although the integration of women into Western ...

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The Islamic State: The Fear of Decline?

Following a series of military setbacks, Dabiq—the propaganda magazine of the Islamic State (IS)—is issuing calls for the unity of followers to compensate for the dwindling number of its fighters. Through its powerful media apparatus, IS states its ambitions. The Islamic State has shown great capabilities on the field, but also in the virtual sphere. The group has developed a high-quality media industry and mastered this tool like no jihadist group ever has. In comparison, ...

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Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck

 

Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck is a research analyst at the Carnegie Middle East Center. She is a political scientists with expertise in jihadism, political violence, extremist violence, and terrorism, with a focus on Algeria.