Aaron Y. Zelin

Aaron Y. Zelin is the Richard Borow Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy where his research focuses on how jihadi groups are adjusting to the new political environment in the era of Arab uprisings and Salafi politics in countries transitioning to democracy. He also serves as a consultant and lecturer at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point's Combating Terrorism Center's Practitioner Education Program. Zelin is a frequent contributor to Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, and the Atlantic, and is the author of the New America Foundation's 2013 study The State of the Global Jihad Online. He independently maintains the widely cited website Jihadology.net and co-edits the blog al-Wasat.