About the Expert
Jacob Ware is a research fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), where he studies domestic and international terrorism and counterterrorism. Together with Bruce Hoffman, he is the author of God, Guns, and Sedition: Far-Right Terrorism in America, forthcoming from Columbia University Press. He was previously a research associate for counterterrorism at CFR.
In addition to his work at CFR, Ware is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, where he teaches a class on domestic terrorism. He also serves on the editorial boards for the academic journal Studies in Conflict & Terrorism and the Irregular Warfare Initiative at the Modern War Institute at West Point. His work has appeared in publications including Foreign Policy, War on the Rocks, National Interest, and the Wall Street Journal.
Ware holds an MA in security studies from Georgetown and an MA (Hons) in international relations and modern history from the University of St Andrews.
- Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, adjunct professor
- International Counter-Terrorism Review, editorial board member
- Irregular Warfare Initiative, editorial board member
- Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, editorial board member
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