Elodie Sellar

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Elodie Sellar is a researcher who focuses on global security and the Kurds. She has worked in human rights and refugee organizations in Togo, India and Scotland. She has conducted research in Turkey and Iraq, focusing on the Kurds, feminism, intelligence and global security. Sellar holds an MA in History, an MSc in Human Rights and International Relations, and an MLitt in War Studies. She is preparing a PhD in intelligence.

Iran's Greatest Challenge is Homegrown

The prospect of potential domestic unrest has hit a raw nerve in Iran. Iran has long been a formidable regional force. It has projected its power by backing Shia militias, such as Hezbollah in Lebanon or Hashd al-Shaabi in Iraq, or Sunni groups such as Hamas in Palestine, thereby engaging in a proxy war strategy throughout the Middle East. However, since the independence referendum held in... Continue Reading

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Kurdish Women and the Peace Process in Turkey (Part 2/2)

Kurdish women are getting involved in the peace process to promote a free, equal and democratic society. An unknown, yet significant dimension of Kurds in Turkey is the involvement of thousands of women in the peace process. When it comes to conflict, there is a tendency to see women through a simplistic prism of victims. However, women may — and often do — play a... Continue Reading

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Kurdish Women and the Peace Process in Turkey (Part 1/2)

Kurdish women are getting involved in the peace process to promote a free, equal and democratic society. For more than eight decades, the Kurdish people have been pushing for cultural recognition and territorial independence. The Kurds are another contemporary example of a people without a land. After the Treaty of Lausanne was signed in 1924, the Middle East was divided into several countries... Continue Reading

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