Holly Hughson

Holly Hughson is a humanitarian aid worker with an extensive background in rapid assessment, program design, management and monitoring of operations in complex humanitarian emergencies and post-conflict development settings, including Kosovo, Sudan, Iraq, Russian Federation and Afghanistan. Presently she is writing a personal history of war from the perspective of a Western, female operating in Muslim conflicts.  She works as an instructor and advisor on humanitarian aid and early recovery to joint, coalition and inter-agency civilian-military training exercises at multiple US bases in the United States and Europe.

The West must orient itself to the composite that ISIS presents and avoid the catastrophic pitfall of trying to create the enemy it wants to fight at the expense of the one presented.