Mr. Jacob Zenn

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Mr. Jacob Zenn
Foreign Military Studies Office
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command


Jacob Zenn is a research analyst under contract for the U.S. Army’s Foreign Military Studies Office, Fort Leavenworth, KS. Focusing primarily on West Africa, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia with an emphasis on transnational terrorism and the intersection between geopolitics and international security, he has been published in multiple academic journals, such as Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Terrorism and Political Violence, Critical Studies on TerrorismSmall Wars and Insurgencies, Journal of the Middle East and AfricaThe Journal of Modern African Studies, African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review,  African Security, and Journal for De-Radicalization. He is also the author of Unmasking Boko Haram: Exploring Global Jihad in Nigeria, which was published in April 2020 by Lynne Rienner in association with the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St Andrews. Zenn is the editor of The Jamestown Foundation’s Terrorism Monitor and Militant Leadership Monitor publication and sits on the editorial board of Studies in Conflict and Terrorism.


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