When discussing the politicisation of the veil throughout history, few cases have attracted as much attention as Iran. Sartorial and religious discourses concerning veiling in Iran have typically examined its use in the context of a conflict between traditionalist and modernist groups.
The US had a turbulent entry into the twenty-first century. The attacks on the World Trade Centre in 2001 catapulted the Bush administration into crisis mode.
“Wherever we go we are refugees and all alone. We left when the situation in our area started to deteriorate…no one helped us,” seventeen-year-old Nineveh notes to Al Jazeera reporters, after two of Syria’s biggest Assyrian towns were attacked and decimated by ISIS fighters in 2015.