AMIRA JADOON, PH.D.                                                                    آمیرا جدون

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Welcome to my website!

I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences and the Combating Terrorism Center at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. 


My research projects relate to the topics of international, state and human security. Within these overarching topics, my work examines the interaction between international policy tools and domestic conflict processes, as well as the various causes and consequences of political violence and terrorism. I use a combination of quantitative and qualitative tools to research the following areas:


  • The effectiveness of international policy tools to promote global security; my work examines the effects of foreign aid, economic sanctions and arms embargoes on conflict dynamics, state actors and violent extremist organizations. 


  • The direct and indirect consequences of political violence and terrorism on domestic and human security within states.


  • The regional drivers of terrorism as well as the behavior of individual terrorist and insurgent organizations, with a focus on South Asia. Current projects include identifying emerging threats in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, as well as understanding the determinants and effects of alliances and rivalries amongst terrorist groups. 


By examining the security implications of international policy tools in conjunction with a granular analysis of political violence and terrorism, my research incorporates multiple levels of analysis to understand the linkages between international, domestic and human security.