Jessica Trisko Darden on ‘Insurgent Women’ and ISIS brides - Banter: An AEI Podcast


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Jessica Trisko Darden on ‘Insurgent Women’ and ISIS brides

Why do women wage war? Jessica Trisko Darden, co-author of the new book “Insurgent Women: Female Combatants in Civil Wars,” joins the show to shed some light on this often overlooked but important topic. Then, how should the West respond to the attempted return of the so-called “ISIS brides”? We discuss the ongoing debate over the legal status of these women, how the United States and Europe are coping with the situation, and what should be done.

Jessica Trisko Darden is a Jeane Kirkpatrick fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and an assistant professor of international affairs with the School of International Service at American University. Her latest book “Insurgent Women: Female Combatants in Civil Wars” examines three important aspects of women’s participation in nonstate armed groups: mobilization, participation in combat, and conflict resolution.

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Jessica Trisko Darden on ‘Insurgent Women’ and ISIS brides
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