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Minna Jaffery

Minna Jaffery

Content Manager, Analytical Development Dept.

Minna Jaffery is Content Manager in the Analytical Development department at the Newlines Institute. Her research focuses on South Asia-Persian Gulf relations, terrorism, ideology, and U.S. national security.

Previously, Jaffery has done research at Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism, the Center for American Progress, Hanover Research, and the National Partnership for Women & Families.

She obtained her MA in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies from Columbia University, and a BA in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and English from the University of Chicago.

Latest Articles

Confronting Racist Ideals in American Policing

Confronting Racist Ideals in American Policing

In order to make meaningful changes to American policing, governments at the local, state and federal levels must confront a system that has been built on and sustained by systemic racism.

Iran is Long Past its Peak

Iran is Long Past its Peak

The events in the past 10 days involving Iran (the Soleimani killing, Iran’s retaliatory strikes, the downing of the Ukrainian airliner, and the eruption of angry protests) need to be considered in the form of a net assessment on the Islamic Republic’s current strategic position.

War Haunts Afghanistan 40 Years After Soviet Invasion

War Haunts Afghanistan 40 Years After Soviet Invasion

Dec. 27 marked 40 years since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

A Secular, Democratic India: A Thing of the Past

A Secular, Democratic India: A Thing of the Past

India’s intense tilt toward Hindu extremism is not simply a domestic political matter. Instead, it is an issue of geopolitical proportions.