GTTAC Speaker Series: "The Islamic State in Africa: Emergence, Evolution, and Future of the Next Jihadist Battlefront" Featuring Dr. Jason Warner
Dr. Jason Warner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, and an Associate in the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC), also at the United States Military Academy, where he directs the CTC’s Africa research profile.
His research focuses on terrorism in Africa (especially the activities of the Islamic State and al-Qaeda in Africa, and suicide bombing) and the foreign policies of African states and external states towards the continent.
Dr. Warner holds a Ph.D. in African Studies from Harvard University; an M.A. in Government from Harvard University; an M.A. in African Studies from Yale University; and a B.A. with highest honors in International Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill.
Dr. Warner is the lead author of The Islamic State in Africa: Emergence, Evolution, and Future (Hurst 2021), and the co-editor of African Foreign Policies in International Institutions (Palgrave-Macmillan 2018). He has published in academic journals including Security Studies, Foreign Policy Analysis, International Studies Quarterly, Terrorism and Political Violence, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, African Security, Small Wars and Insurgencies, The Journal of Modern African Studies, The Journal of Human Security, and CTC Sentinel, among others. He is also the co-author of three Combating Terrorism Center reports on the demographic and operational profiles of Boko Haram, al-Shabaab, and AQIM’s suicide bombers. His work and commentary has been cited in various international outlets, including the BBC, CNN, The Economist, The New York Times, Newsweek, and The Washington Post, among many others.