Dr. Amira Jadoon
Dr. Amira Jadoon is an assistant professor at the Combating Terrorism Center and the Department of Social Sciences at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. She specializes in international security, counterterrorism and counterinsurgency, and terrorism and employs a combination of quantitative and qualitative tools to study these topics. She has published in numerous journals including Foreign Policy Analysis, International Interactions, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Terrorism and Political Violence and has two co-authored forthcoming books on the Islamic State’s Global Provinces (Columbia University Press) and the Islamic State Khorasan (Lynne Rienner). Her work has also been cited in U.S. and international media outlets, including The Washington Post, CNN, BBC, Stars and Stripes, Voice of America, and Foreign Policy. She also regularly briefs and engages with elements at all levels of the United States Government, including the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense. Dr. Jadoon is fluent in Urdu, Hindko, and Punjabi and holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University at Albany. Prior to beginning her career in academia and research, Dr. Jadoon worked as a consultant for Deloitte London (U.K.) between 2006-2011.
This paper nuances existing understandings of terrorists’ motivations by uncovering the emotional process of ressentiment in the manifestos of three far-right violent extremists. Through the application of Reinhard Wolf’s framework of discourse analysis, it finds that ressentiment plays a significant role in self-legitimating perpetrators’ attacks, though the resented group is different than expected. Surprisingly, the […]
While the Islamic State’s early years after its expansion from Iraq to Syria are generally considered a success, it was also during this period that internal ideological tensions developed within the group. The emerging faction of al-Hazimiyya, named after the Saudi cleric Ahmad al-Hazimi, instigated a power struggle within the group that posed a serious […]
This policy brief discusses the threat of maritime terrorism in the Tri-border area and the weaknesses of the Trilateral Cooperative Arrangement, a trilateral treaty between Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines that was set up to mitigate terrorism in the region. We also highlight the challenges associated with counter-terrorism in the region such as resource allocation […]