Dr. Amira Jadoon is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Clemson University. Prior to joining Clemson, Jadoon worked at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, jointly appointed in the department of Social Sciences and the Combating Terrorism Center (2017-2022). Jadoon specializes in international security, political violence, and counterterrorism strategies, and is co-authored of the new book, The Islamic State in Afghanistan and Pakistan: Strategic Rivalries and Alliances (Lynne Rienner, 2023). In 2022, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) named Jadoon as one of 50 honorees in the U.S. National Security & Foreign Affairs Leadership List.

Andrew Mines is a program specialist in the Asia Center at the United States Institute of Peace. Before joining USIP, he was a research fellow with The Program on Extremism at The George Washington University.