Jarret Brachman is a terrorism expert, the author of Global Jihadism: Theory and Practice and a consultant to several government agencies about terrorism.
Education and career
He is a graduate of Augustana College (BA, 2000) and University of Delaware (MA, 2002; PhD, 2006).
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).
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.
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.
- Stealing Al-Qa'ida's playbook, Jarret M. Brachman, William F. McCants, Combating Terrorism Center, U.S. Military Academy, 2006
- Militant ideology atlas: research compendium, William McCants, Jarret Brachman, United States Military Academy, Combating Terrorism Center, 2006
- Terrorism and the American experience: constructing, contesting and countering terrorism since 1793, Jarret M. Brachman, University of Delaware, 2007
- Global jihadism: theory and practice, Jarret Brachman, Taylor & Francis, 2008, ISBN 0-415-45241-4, ISBN 978-0-415-45241-0
- Jarret Brachman (2009-09-10). "The Next Osama; On the eighth anniversary of 9/11, it's time to finally confront al Qaeda's scary move toward modernization – and the charismatic sheikh who is leading the way". Foreign Policy. Retrieved 2012-06-09.
- Jarret Brachman (2012-06-08). "A unifying force lost". Foreign Policy. Retrieved 2012-06-09.
- ^ "2009: The Year of Homegrown Terror". ABC News. Retrieved March 23, 2010.
- ^ All Things Considered (November 10, 2009). "Expert Discusses Ties Between Hasan, Radical Imam". NPR. Retrieved March 23, 2010.
- ^ "Attack on CIA in Afghanistan Blamed on Double Agent". PBS NewsHour. January 5, 2010. Retrieved March 23, 2010.
- ^ "A serious terror case in years". Deccan Herald. Retrieved March 23, 2010.
- ^ "'Jackal' gets to go to New York". HeraldTribune.com. Retrieved March 23, 2010.
- ^ "Bio of Jarret Brachman". UGPTI. August 12, 2008. Retrieved March 23, 2010.
- ^ Angela Kennecke (May 14, 2008). "News for Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa". Keloland Television. Retrieved March 23, 2010.
- ^ Michael Moss and Souad Mekhennet, "Rising leader for next phase of al Qaeda's war", The New York Times, April 4, 2008
- ^ "Counter-terrorism experts say Jihad Jane represents a threat from online 'jihobbyists'". Oneindia News. March 20, 2010. Retrieved May 27, 2010.
- ^ "Attack on CIA in Afghanistan Blamed on Double Agent". PBS NewsHour. January 5, 2010. Retrieved May 27, 2010.
- ^ John Diamond (February 15, 2006). "Quieter presence urged in Mideast ; Terror study: Fighting U.S. boosts radicals". USA Today. Retrieved March 23, 2010.
- ^ "Biography". Jarret Brachman. Retrieved June 11, 2010.