Assistant Professor, U.S. Military Academy – West Point
(2022, forthcoming). Pledging Allegiance: The Islamic State’s Global Provinces in Comparative Perspective. New York, NY: Columbia University Press. Co-authored with Amira Jadoon and Daniel Milton.
(2020, forthcoming). The Islamic State in Africa: Emergence, Evolution, and Future of the Next Jihadist Battlefront. London, UK: Hurst. With assistance from Ryan Cummings, Ryan O’Farrell, and Héni Nsaibia. LINK
(2018). African Foreign Policies in International Institutions. New York, NY: Palgrave-Macmillan. Co-edited with Timothy Shaw. LINK
(2018). “Suicide Squads: The Logic of Linked Suicide Bombings.” Security Studies. 28 (1): 25-57. With Ellen Chapin and Hilary Matfess. LINK
(2018). “The Uniqueness of Uranium: The Challenges of Statecraft in Niger.” The Journal of Extractive Industries and Society. 5 (3): 294-301. With Peter Volberding. LINK
(2018). “Dynamique et diversité des armées africaines: État des connaissances” [“Dynamics and Diversity of African Armies: The State of Knowledge”]. Afrique Contemporaine. 260: 27-44. With Kai Thaler. LINK
(2017). “Sub-Saharan Africa’s Three ‘New’ Islamic State Affiliates.” Sentinel. 10 (1). LINK
(2016). “Nigerian Foreign Policy and Illusory Hegemony in Foreign and Security Policy Making: Pax-Nigeriana and The Case of Boko Haram.” Foreign Policy Analysis. 12 (3). PDF
(2015) “Complements or Competitors?: The African Standby Force, the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises, and the Future of Rapid Reaction Forces in Africa.” African Security. 8 (1): 56 – 73. PDF
(2013) “Eritrea’s Military Unprofessionalism and U.S. Security Assistance in the Horn of Africa.” Small Wars and Insurgencies. 24 (2): 696 – 711. PDF
(2012) “Human Security and the Double Jump: A Critical Analysis of Electronic Waste in Ghana,” Journal of Human Security. 8 (1): 4 – 23. PDF
(2011) “Cybercrime in Ghana: A View from Below,” International Journal of Cyber Criminology. 5 (2): 736 – 749. PDF
(2011) “Narco-TrAfrica: Why West Africa is the World’s Newest Alleyway for Illicit Substances and Why the Global Community Should Care,” Harvard Africa Policy Journal. 6: 15 – 28. PDF.
POLICY JOURNAL CONTRIBUTIONS
(2020, forthcoming). “The State of the Islamic State in Africa.” CTC Sentinel. 13 (7). With Ryan O’Farrell, Heni Nsaibia, and Ryan Cummings.
(2020). “A View from the CT Foxhole: Donald Yamamoto, United States Ambassador to Somalia.” CTC Sentinel. 13 (4). LINK
(2020). “A View from the CT Foxhole: Brigadier General Dagvin R.M. Anderson, Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command Africa.” 13 (2). LINK
(2018). “The Islamic State in Africa: Estimating Fighter Numbers Across the Continent.” CTC Sentinel. 11 (7): 21-28. With Charlotte Hulme. LINK
(2017). “A Legitimate Challenger? Assessing the Rivalry Between al-Shabaab and the Islamic State in Somalia.” CTC Sentinel. 10 (10): 27-32. With Caleb Weiss. LINK
(2017). “Sub-Saharan Africa’s Three “New” Islamic State Affiliates” CTC Sentinel. 10 (1): 28-32. LINK
(2017) “China and Uranium: Comparative Possibilities for Agency in Statecraft in Niger and Namibia.” Johns Hopkins’ China-Africa Research Initiative. 11. PDF
(2018). “Sub-Saharan Africa” in American National Security, Michael J. Meese, Suzanne C. Nielsen, and Rachel M. Sondheimer, (eds.). Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. 520-544.
(2018). “African Foreign Policies and International Organizations: The View from the 21st Century,” in African Foreign Policies in International Institutions, Jason Warner and Tim Shaw, (eds.) New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. 1-15.
(2018). “Beyond the Collective: Comparative Strategic Utility of the African Union and the RECs in Pursuing Individual National Security Foreign Policy Goals ” in African Foreign Policies in International Institutions, Jason Warner and Tim Shaw, (eds.) New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. 63-77.
(2017) “The African Union and Article 4(h): Understanding Changing Norms of Sovereignty and Intervention in Africa Through an Integrated Levels-of Analysis Approach,” in Democracy, Constitutionalsim, and Development, Eunice Sahle (ed.). New York, NY: Palgrave. 167-203. PDF.
(2013) “Iran-Africa Relations: The Troubled Bridge of Third World Speech,” in The Handbook of Africa’s International Relations, Tim Murithi (ed.). Oxford, UK: Routledge Press. 397 – 407. With Carol Gallo. PDF
(2020, forthcoming). “Desert Drift, Declining Deadliness: Understanding the Evolution of the Suicide Bombers of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.” West Point, NY: Combating Terrorism Center. With Ellen Chapin and Caleb Weiss.
(2018). “Targeted Terror: The Suicide Bombers of al-Shabaab.” West Point, NY: Combating Terrorism Center. With Ellen Chapin. LINK
(2017). “Exploding Stereotypes: The Unexpected Operational and Demographic Profile of Boko Haram’s Suicide Bombers.” West Point, NY: Combating Terrorism Center. With Hilary Matfess. LINK