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Dr Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck is a research analyst at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. She is an expert on extreme violence, and terrorism, with a focus on Islamism and jihadism in Algeria. She has been a guest speaker in various conferences and she has published on political and extremist violence, including work on Islamism in Algeria, the DRS and the "pouvoir" but also on the participation of women in jihadi groups and articles about the Islamic State.
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Rachel is a Cairo-based freelance journalist and photographer. She covers the business and politics of North Africa and the Middle East.
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Raffaele is an Australian who currently resides in Palestine. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Honours Degree of Bachelor of International Studies from the University of Adelaide, Australia.
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