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Jacob Zenn

Fellow, Jamestown Foundation

Jacob Zenn is a fellow at the Jamestown Foundation and the author of "Unmasking Boko Haram: Exploring Global Jihad in Nigeria."

ISIS and Al-Qaeda’s Sub-Saharan Affiliates Are Poised for Growth in 2021

A rundown on jihadi groups’ expansion in the Sahel and Nigeria, the Horn of Africa, and the continent’s southeastern Swahili coast.


What to Watch Next After ISIS's Boko Haram Coup

Boko Haram’s former leader has not given up his global jihad, despite being snubbed by ISIS in early August.


Five Reasons To Pay Attention to Boko Haram’s Latest Video

While the public has largely forgotten about the extremist group Boko Haram, a new video suggests their campaign of terror and violence across Nigeria is far from finished. By Jacob Zenn and Allen Grane