Jarret Brachman
Occupation Author, consultant, scholar, and on the faculty of North Dakota State University
Alma mater Augustana College (BA, 2000); University of Delaware (MA, 2002; PhD, 2006)
Subjects Terrorism
Notable work(s) Global Jihadism: Theory and Practice


Jarret Brachman is a terrorism expert,[1] the author of Global Jihadism: Theory and Practice[2][3] and a consultant to several government agencies about terrorism.[4][5]

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He is a graduate of Augustana College (BA, 2000) and University of Delaware (MA, 2002; PhD, 2006).[6]

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).[7][8]

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.[9][10]

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.[11][12]

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  1. "2009: The Year of Homegrown Terror". ABC News. http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/2009-year-homegrown-terror/story?id=9424226. Retrieved March 23, 2010. 
  2. All Things Considered (November 10, 2009). "Expert Discusses Ties Between Hasan, Radical Imam". NPR. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120287913. Retrieved March 23, 2010. 
  3. "Attack on CIA in Afghanistan Blamed on Double Agent". PBS NewsHour. January 5, 2010. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/terrorism/jan-june10/cia_01-05.html. Retrieved March 23, 2010. 
  4. "A serious terror case in years". Deccan Herald. http://www.deccanherald.com/content/27308/a-serious-terror-case-years.html. Retrieved March 23, 2010. 
  5. "'Jackal' gets to go to New York". HeraldTribune.com. http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20091115/ARTICLE/911151040/-1/NEWSSITEMAP. Retrieved March 23, 2010. 
  6. "Bio of Jarret Brachman". UGPTI. August 12, 2008. http://www.ugpti.org/about/staff/viewbio.php?id=66. Retrieved March 23, 2010. 
  7. Angela Kennecke (May 14, 2008). "News for Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa". Keloland Television. http://www.keloland.com/News/NewsDetail6371.cfm?Id=0,69475. Retrieved March 23, 2010. 
  8. Michael Moss and Souad Mekhennet, "Rising leader for next phase of al Qaeda's war", The New York Times, April 4, 2008
  9. "Counter-terrorism experts say Jihad Jane represents a threat from online 'jihobbyists'". Oneindia News. March 20, 2010. http://news.oneindia.in/2010/03/20/counterterrorism-experts-say-jihad-jane-represents-athreat.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+oneindia-all-news+%28Oneindia+-+News%29. Retrieved May 27, 2010. 
  10. "Attack on CIA in Afghanistan Blamed on Double Agent". PBS NewsHour. January 5, 2010. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/terrorism/jan-june10/cia_01-05.html. Retrieved May 27, 2010. 
  11. John Diamond (February 15, 2006). "Quieter presence urged in Mideast ; Terror study: Fighting U.S. boosts radicals". USA Today. http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/USAToday/access/987309601.html?dids=987309601:987309601&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Feb+15%2C+2006&author=John+Diamond&pub=USA+TODAY&desc=Quieter+presence+urged+in+Mideast+%3B+Terror+study%3A+Fighting+U.S.+boosts+radicals&pqatl=google. Retrieved March 23, 2010. 
  12. "Biography". Jarret Brachman. http://jarretbrachman.net/?page_id=17. Retrieved June 11, 2010. 

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