Elena Veatch

Elena Veatch is a student at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, pursuing a BA in Government. She is a contributor to Foreign Policy in Focus.

Why Are Women Joining the Islamic State?

For some women in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State offers something no one else has given them before: power. Among its many acts of terror, the Islamic State (IS) has a earned reputation for violence against women. Labeled exceedingly radical even by al-Qaeda’s standards, the group’s reprehensible treatment of women has included sexual enslavement, forced marriages and the execution of... Continue Reading

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