Author: Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli
Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli is a freelance journalist based in Beirut. She has been a frequent guest on Italy’s Mediaset TV channels with commentary and reporting from the Middle East. Her work has appeared in Carnegie’s Sada journal, Corriere della Sera and Italy’s LIMES. Her articles are published by Al Jazeera, Middle East Eye, Al-Monitor, EU Observer, France24, openDemocracy and the Atlantic Treaty Association.

Two forensic social workers who visit Lebanon’s notorious Roumieh prison gained a rare insight through inmates into the activity of female ISIS supporters, whose roles go far beyond that of wives. (More…)