Jarret Brachman

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Jarret Brachman
Occupation Author, consultant, scholar, and on the faculty of North Dakota State University
Alma mater Augustana College (BA, 2000); University of Delaware (MA, 2002; PhD, 2006)
Subject Terrorism
Notable works Global Jihadism: Theory and Practice

Jarret Brachman is a terrorism expert,[1] the author of Global Jihadism: Theory and Practice[2][3] and a consultant to several government agencies about terrorism.[4][5]

Education and career[edit]

He is a graduate of Augustana College (BA, 2000) and University of Delaware (MA, 2002; PhD, 2006).[6]

He is a former graduate fellow at the Central Intelligence Agency (2003), and the former director of research at West Point's Combating Terrorism Center (2004–08).[7][8]

He coined the phrase "jihobbyist" in his 2008 book Global Jihadism: Theory and Practice. It is used to denote a person who is not an active member of a violent jihadi organization such as Al-Qaeda or the Somali Al Shabaab, but who has a fascination with and enthusiasm for jihad and radical Islam.[9][10]

Brachman, now managing director of Cronus Global LLC and a civilian scholar on the faculty of North Dakota State University, regularly briefs government officials on terrorism issues.[11][12]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2009: The Year of Homegrown Terror". ABC News. Retrieved March 23, 2010. 
  2. ^ All Things Considered (November 10, 2009). "Expert Discusses Ties Between Hasan, Radical Imam". NPR. Retrieved March 23, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Attack on CIA in Afghanistan Blamed on Double Agent". PBS NewsHour. January 5, 2010. Retrieved March 23, 2010. 
  4. ^ "A serious terror case in years". Deccan Herald. Retrieved March 23, 2010. 
  5. ^ "'Jackal' gets to go to New York". HeraldTribune.com. Retrieved March 23, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Bio of Jarret Brachman". UGPTI. August 12, 2008. Retrieved March 23, 2010. 
  7. ^ Angela Kennecke (May 14, 2008). "News for Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa". Keloland Television. Retrieved March 23, 2010. 
  8. ^ Michael Moss and Souad Mekhennet, "Rising leader for next phase of al Qaeda's war", The New York Times, April 4, 2008
  9. ^ "Counter-terrorism experts say Jihad Jane represents a threat from online 'jihobbyists'". Oneindia News. March 20, 2010. Retrieved May 27, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Attack on CIA in Afghanistan Blamed on Double Agent". PBS NewsHour. January 5, 2010. Retrieved May 27, 2010. 
  11. ^ John Diamond (February 15, 2006). "Quieter presence urged in Mideast ; Terror study: Fighting U.S. boosts radicals". USA Today. Retrieved March 23, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Biography". Jarret Brachman. Retrieved June 11, 2010. 

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