AMIRA JADOON, PH.D.                                                                    آمیرا جدون


Book Manuscripts


  • (2021, under contract). "Pledging Allegiance: the Islamic States’ Global Provinces in Comparative Perspective." Columbia University Press. Co-authored with Daniel Milton and Jason Warner.

  • (2022, under contract). "Understanding Islamic State Khorasan's Resiliency." Lynne Rienner. Co-authored with Andrew Mines.


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles


  1. Daniel Milton, Amira Jadoon and Jason Warner. “UN Counterterrorism Cooperation.” International Studies Quarterly, Accepted.

  2. Victor Asal, Chris Linebarger, Amira Jadoon, and Michael Greig. "Why Some Rebel Organizations Attack Americans." Defence and Peace Economics. Forthcoming. 

  3. Amira Jadoon,  Julia Lodeon,  Charmaine Willis and Nakissa Jahanbani. 2020. "Breaking the Glass Ceiling? Female Participation in Militant Organizations in Islamic State Affiliates in Southeast Asia." Terrorism and Political Violence. Online First.

  4. Amira Jadoon. 2020. "Conflict Aggravation or Alleviation? A Cross‐National Examination of U.S. Military Aid's Effect on Conflict Dynamics with Insights from Pakistan." Political Science Quarterly 135 (4):665-695

  5. Amira Jadoon, Dursen Peksen and Taehee Whang. 2020. Essay Contribution in Economic Sanctions in Flux: Enduring Challenges, New Policies, and Defining the Future Research Agenda, by Bryan Early and Menevis Cilizoglu. International Studies Perspectives.

  6. Brandon Behlendorf,  Amira Jadoon, and Samantha Penta. 2020. “Rivalry and Recovery: The Social Consequences of Climatic Hazards in Rural India.” International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (46).

  7. Victor Asal and Amira Jadoon. 2019. "When Women Fight: Unemployment, Territorial Control and the Prevalence of Female Combatants in Insurgent Organizations." Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict. Online First

  8. Amira Jadoon and Daniel Milton. 2019. "Strength from the Shadows? How Shadow Economies Affect Terrorist Activities." Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. Online First

  9. Amira Jadoon. 2019. “Playing Dirty to Survive: the Vulnerability of Civilian Targets within U.S. Military Aid Recipients." Small Wars & Insurgency 30(3): 587-614

  10. Bryan Early and Amira Jadoon. 2019. Forthcoming. “Using the Carrot as the Stick: U.S. Foreign Aid and the Effectiveness of Sanctions Threats.” Foreign Policy Analysis.

  11. Amira Jadoon. 2018. "Persuasion and Predation: The Effects of U.S Military Aid and International Development Aid on Civilian Killings." Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 41(10).  

  12. Victor Asal, Amira Jadoon, Nolan Fahrenkopf, and Injeong Hwang. 2018. “Prisoners At Midnight: Hypotheses Testing Simulation.” European Political Science 17(4): 621-633. 

  13. Bryan Early and Amira Jadoon. 2016. “Do Sanctions Always Stigmatize? The Effects of Economic Sanctions on Foreign Aid.” International Interactions 42(2).



Research Reports and Policy Publications

  1. ​​Amira Jadoon, Andrew Mines and Abdul Sayed, "The Evolving Taliban-ISK Rivalry," The Interpreter, Lowy Institute, Sydney, Australia, September 7, 2021. Access here.

  2. Amira Jadoon and Andrew Mines, "What is ISIS-K; Two Terrorism Experts on the Group behind the Deadly Kabul Attack and its Rivalry with the Taliban," The Conversation, August 26, 2021. Access here.

  3. Amira Jadoon, "The Evolution and Potential Resurgence of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan," United States Institute of Peace, Special Report no. 494, May 2021. Access here.

  4. Amira Jadoon, and Abdul Sayed, "How to Deal with ISIS' Affiliate in Afghanistan," Inkstick Media, March 10, 2021. Access here.

  5. Amira Jadoon, Andrew Mines and Abdul Sayed, "Smaller and Smarter: Defining a Narrower U.S. Counterterrorism Mission in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Region, "Newslines Institute, February 11, 2021. Access here.

  6. Amira Jadoon, Nakissa Jahanbani, and Charmaine Willis. December 2020. " The Evolution of Islamic State in the Philippines." CTC Major Report

  7. Amira Jadoon. October 2020. "Gendering Recruitment into Violent Organizations: Lessons for Counter-Terrorism Operations." Texas National Security Review 4 (1), Winter 2020/21, Access here.

  8. Amira Jadoon, Nakissa Jahanbani and Charmaine Willis. July, 2020. "Rising in the East: A Regional Overview of Islamic State's Operations in Southeast Asia." CTC Major Report.

  9. Amira Jadoon. June 9, 2020.  "Islamic State Khorasan: Attempting to Absorb Rival Groups," ISIS 2020: A Series of Briefings from the Non-state Actors and Geopolitics Program,  Center for Global Policy, Washington D.C. Access here. 

  10. Andrew Mines and Amira Jadoon. May 17, 2020.  "Can the Islamic State's Afghan Province Survive Its Leadership Losses?" Lawfare Foreign Policy Essays Series. Access here. 

  11. Amira Jadoon and Andrew Mines. March 23, 2020. "Broken, but Not Defeated: An Examination of State-led Operations against the Islamic State Khorasan in Afghanistan and Pakistan." West Point, NY: Combating Terrorism Center. Major Report: Access here.

  12. Amira Jadoon and Andrew Mines. September 2019. " Taking Aim: Islamic State Khorasan's Leadership Losses." CTC Sentinel 12:8. Access here.

  13. Andrew Mines and Amira Jadoon. October 2019. "Islamic State Affiliate Seeks to Expand in Afghanistan." Lawfare. Access here

  14. Amira Jadoon. December 3, 2018. "Allied and Lethal: The Islamic State Khorasan's Network and Organizational Capacity in Afghanistan and Pakistan. West Point, NY: Combating Terrorism Center. Major Report: Access here

  15. Amira Jadoon and Sara Mahmood. December 2018. " Fixing the Cracks in the Pakistani Taliban's Foundation: TTP's Leadership Returns to the Mehsud Tribe." CTC Sentinel 11:11. Access here.

  16. Amira Jadoon. September 10, 2018. "Militant Landscape, Tactics and Pakistan's War  on Terror." Pakistan Politico. Access here

  17. Amira Jadoon, Nakissa Jahanbani, and Charmaine Willis. April 2018. " Challenging the ISK Brand in Afghanistan-Pakistan: Rivalries and Divided Loyalties." CTC Sentinel 11:8. Access here.

  18. Amira Jadoon. February 9, 2018. "An Idea or a Threat? Islamic State in Jammu and Kashmir." Combating Terrorism Center Perspectives. CTC Article

  19. Amira Jadoon and Sara Mahmood. September 14, 2017. "Militant Rivalries Extend to Female Recruitment in Pakistan." Combating Terrorism Center Perspectives. CTC Article

  20. Amira Jadoon. 2012. “Effect of Tenure Legalization on Squatter Settlements: Pakistan Squatter Settlement Case Study”.  World Bank – Online Library. Access here. 

Articles Under Review

  • Amira Jadoon, Nakissa Jahanbani and Emma Fructman, "Alliances, Rivalries and State Sponsorship."

  • Amira Jadoon and Hina Khalid, "Terrorism and Health Security." 


  • Ashley Fox, Amira Jadoon and Hina Khalid. “Urban and Rural Divides: Ethnicity and Public Service Provision.”


  • Amira Jadoon and Bryan R. Early. “Economic Statecraft & State Repression.”


  • Amira Jadoon, "Foreign Aid as a Counterterrorism Tool," In The Handbook of the Economics of Terrorism, edited by Atin Basuchoudhary and Gunther G. Schulze. Cambridge University Press.


Working Papers


  • Amira Jadoon, Andrew Mines and Daniel Milton, "Leader Decapitation and its Short-term Effects."

  • Amira Jadoon, Duncan Walker and Caleb Lucas, "Tactics, Targets and State Legitimacy in Afghanistan."


  • Amira Jadoon. "Militant Cooperation: Tactical Convergence or Divergence?"

  • Amira Jadoon. "U.S. Sanctions and Sectoral Aid."

  • Amira Jadoon and Richard Yon, "Explaining the Counterterrorism Choices of U.S. Presidents."