fatimahjaffer

Fatimah Jaffer grew up in Kenya and lives in London. She has a BA (Hons) in International Relations & Politics from the University of Portsmouth, as well as an MSc in Security Studies from UCL. Fatimah currently works for Amref Health Africa. Her interests include the role of religion, armed conflict, nuclear security and peacebuilding. Languages: English, Swahili and Farsi.

How religious leaders can help facilitate dialogue

The paradoxical relationship between religion, politics and conflict is a contentious issue within political science and has garnered much debate …

Post-Brexit Britain: a dance with dictators

Since the Brexit referendum results were announced, and the subsequent months of continuous bitter negotiating, various political analysts, journalists and …

The Arab Spring – 5 years on

Five years ago, a series of unprecedented uprisings and demonstrations broke out in countries across the Middle East and North …

Which heritage sites are IS targeting and why?

Aside from the incalculable loss and displacement of human lives, during the course of conflict, another casualty of war is …

Libya and Egypt’s unique relationship

After Egypt and Libya gained independence in the 1950s, the two respective states maintained a mutually cooperative relationship. With regards …

The “other” ethnic groups in Libya’s conflict

In February 2011, after popular uprisings, a civil revolution broke out between forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and those …