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



  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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).  

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

  • 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

  • ​​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.



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

  • 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.

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


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 


  • 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. 

  • 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.

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


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


  • 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


  • 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.


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

  • 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.

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


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


  • 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 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.”

  • Daniel Milton, Amira Jadoon and Jason Warner. “UN Counterterrorism Cooperation.”


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


  • 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."