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AMIRA JADOON, PH.D.                                                                    امیرہ جدون


Book Manuscripts

  • "The Islamic State in Afghanistan and Pakistan: Strategic Alliances and Rivalries." Lynne Rienner. Co-authored with Andrew Mines. (Spring 2023). 

Peer-Reviewed Publications


  1. Amira Jadoon and Bryan Early, "Embargoes, Weapons, and Violence: The Conditional Effects of Arms Embargoes on Civilian Targeting," Foreign Policy Analysis, Forthcoming.  and

  2. Amira Jadoon, Richard Yon and Dennis Rice, “Carrot or Stick, or Both? Examining U.S. Presidents’ Use of Counterterrorism Tools in Pakistan 2001-2019,” Presidential Studies Quarterly, Forthcoming.

  3. Hina Khalid, Ashley Fox, Ali Akram, Chad Stecher, & Amira Jadoon, “High-profile endorsements and COVID-19 vaccine uptake and hesitancy in Pakistan?” SSM Health Systems, Forthcoming.

  4. Amira Jadoon, and Caleb Lucas. Online First. “Winning or Losing Hearts and Minds? Evidence from Afghanistan on How Leadership Decapitation Affects Civilian Perceptions of Government Efficacy,” Journal of Politics, Online First

  5. Amira Jadoon, Nakissa Jahanbani and Emma Fruchtman. "The Uninvited Guest: Understanding Islamic State's Alliances and Rivalries in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Region," Asian Security, Forthcoming. 

  6. Amira Jadoon, Hina Khalid and Ashley Fox. “Who Gets Public Goods? Ethnic Diversity and Public Service Provision,” Hazards, Risks and Crisis in Public Policy, 2023, Forthcoming.

  7. Amira Jadoon and Hina Khalid. "Fear, Accessibility, and Legitimacy: An Examination of  Political Violence and Health Security in Pakistan," Conflict Management & Peace Science 2023 40 (2): 207 -235

  8. Amira Jadoon, Andrew Mines, and Daniel Milton. "Targeting Quality or Quantity? The Divergent Effects of Targeting Upper Verses Lower-Tier Leaders of Militant Organizations," Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2022 Online First

  9. Amira Jadoon, "Operational Convergence or Divergence? Exploring the Influence of Islamic State on Militant Groups in Pakistan," Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 2022 Online First

  10. 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, 2022.

  11. Daniel Milton, Amira Jadoon and Jason Warner. 2021 “Needs or Symbols? The Logic of United Nations Counterterrorism Treaty Ratification.” International Studies Quarterly 66: 1

  12. Victor Asal, Chris Linebarger, Amira Jadoon, and Michael Greig. 2021. "Why Some Rebel Organizations Attack Americans." Defence and Peace Economics 32 (6): 708-725

  13. Amira Jadoon,  Julia Lodeon,  Charmaine Willis and Nakissa Jahanbani. "Breaking the Glass Ceiling? Female Participation in Militant Organizations in Islamic State Affiliates in Southeast Asia." Terrorism and Political Violence, December 10, 2020. Online First.

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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).

  17. 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

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

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  21. 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).  

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

  23. 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 Public Scholarship

  1. Amira Jadoon and Nakissa Jahanbani, "Iran Terror Blast Highlights Success – And Growing Risk – of ISIS-K Regional Strategy,” The Conversation, January 2024. Access here.

  2. Amira Jadoon and Iqraa Bukhari, "A Looming Challenge: Women in Pakistan's Terrorism Landscape," 9Dashline, August 14, 2023. Access here.

  3. Amira Jadoon, Andrew Mines and Abdul Sayed, "The Enduring Duel: Islamic State Khorasan’s Survival under Afghanistan’s New Rulers," The CTC Sentinel 16 (8), August 2023. Access here.

  4. Abdul Sayed and Amira Jadoon, "Lashkar-e-Jhangvi’s Role in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Militant Infrastructure," The Hudson Institute, March 30, 2023. Access here.

  5. Andrew Mines and Amira Jadoon, "A String of Assassinations in Afghanistan Point to ISIS-K Resurgence," The Conversation, March 21, 2023. Access here.

  6. Abdul Sayed and Amira Jadoon, "Understanding Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan's Unrelenting Posture," George Washington University, Program on Extremism, Nexus Article, August 16, 2022. Access here.

  7. Andrew Mines and Amira Jadoon, "A Year After the Fall of Kabul, Taliban’s False Commitments on Terrorism have Been Fully Exposed," The Conversation, August 15, 2022. Access here.

  8. Amira Jadoon, Nakassia Jahanbani and Elina Noor (with Marley Caroll and William Frangia), "Risk, Recruits, and Plots: Understanding and Mitigating the Influence of Islamic State in Malaysia,"   August 2022, Major Report, Combating Terrorism Center, US Military Academy at West Point, New York, Access here.

  9. Amira Jadoon, "The Untenable TTP-Pakistan Negotiations,"   South Asian Voices, June 24, 2022, Access here.

  10. Haroro Ingram, Amira Jadoon, and Andrew Mines, "Islamic State Leader Killed in U.S. Raid - Where does this Leave the Group?" The Conversation, February 3, 2022. Access here.

  11. Amira Jadoon, Abdul Sayed and Andrew Mines, "The Islamic State Threat in Taliban Afghanistan: Tracing the Resurgence of Islamic State Khorasan," The CTC Sentinel 15 (1), January 2022. Access here.

  12. Amira Jadoon and Abdul Sayed, "The Pakistani Taliban Is Reinventing Itself," South Asian Voices, November 15, 2021. Access here.

  13. Amira Jadoon and Andrew Mines, "The Taliban can't take on the Islamic State alone," The War on the Rocks, October 14, 2021. Access here.

  14. Charmaine Willis, Nakissa Jahanbani and Amira Jadoon, Nakissa Jahanbani,"Recent Trends in Women and Militancy in Transnational Jihadist Groups in Southeast Asia," in Counterterrorism and Domestic Security after Afghanistan, Analyzing War,  September/October 2021. Access here.

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

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

  19. 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.

  20. Amira Jadoon, Nakissa Jahanbani, and Charmaine Willis. December 2020. " The Evolution of Islamic State in the Philippines." Major Report, Combating Terrorism Center, US Military Academy at West Point, New York,  Access here.

  21. 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.

  22. Amira Jadoon, Nakissa Jahanbani and Charmaine Willis. July, 2020. "Rising in the East: A Regional Overview of Islamic State's Operations in Southeast Asia." August 2022. Major Report, Combating Terrorism Center, US Military Academy at West Point, New York, Access here.

  23. 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. 

  24. 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. 

  25. 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.

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

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

  28. 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

  29. 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.

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

  31. 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.

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

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

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












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