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 toward the continent. Dr. Warner holds a PhD in African studies from Harvard University, an MA in government from Harvard University, an MA in African studies from Yale University, and a BA with highest honors in international studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Warner is the lead author of The Islamic State in Africa: The Emergence, Evolution, and Future of the Next Jihadist Battlefront (Hurst/Oxford University Press, 2021), and the coeditor of African Foreign Policies in International Institutions (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2018). He has published in academic journals including Security StudiesForeign Policy AnalysisInternational Studies QuarterlyTerrorism and Political ViolenceStudies in Conflict and TerrorismAfrican Studies Review, the Journal of Modern African StudiesAfrican SecuritySmall Wars and Insurgencies, the Journal of Human Security, and CTC Sentinel, among others. He is also the coauthor of three CTC reports on the demographic and operational profiles of Boko Haram, al-Shabaab, and AQIM’s suicide bombers. His work and commentary have been cited in various international outlets, including the BBC, CNN, The Economist, the New York TimesNewsweek, and the Washington Post, among many others.