Don’t Give Jihadi Brides Victimhood Status. Try Them by By Nina Shea & Farahnaz Ispahani

As the Islamic State caliphate’s last redoubt of Baghouz falls to U.S. allied forces, more than 50,000 women and children have recently streamed into camps run by Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria. Among them is a 24-year-old Hoda Muthana, a…

  Farahnaz Ispahani is a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, DC and the author of the book Purifying The Land of The Pure: The History of Pakistan’s Religious Minorities (Oxford University Press, 2017).…

Does Panchsila work in today’s Indonesia? by Farahnaz Ispahani

Following your own religious beliefs shouldn’t be a crime, but in Indonesia, new technologies are helping authorities identify and potentially prosecute religious minorities who follow “deviant teachings.” Author Farahnaz Ispahani Indonesian English language media and Human Rights Watch have expressed…