Engaging in media outreach promoting scholarly research to an array of local, national, and international media outlets including, BBC News 24 (live), Voice of America (VoA), The National (of the UAE), and Al Jazeera English.

Media Appearances and Videos

Can US Democracy Recover?” Commentary on the Capitol Hill attack provided (at 0:47) for Al Jazeera’s, The Stream. January 9, 2021.

Is ISIL Resurging Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic?” Commentary provided (at 6:15) for Al Jazeera’s, The Stream. August 11, 2020.

Live interview on the death of ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. BBC News 24. October 26, 2019.

Counterterrorism “Predictions for 2019, commentary provided (at 1:05) for American University, School of Public Affairs. December 20, 2018.

Coverage of Research

Career foreign fighters fuel conflict in the Middle East.” Deutsche Welle. June 1, 2020.

Cat gifs, memes and emojis: the internet culture of ISIS.” The National. June 27, 2019.

What we can learn from ISIS about using the internet to counter terrorism.” World Economic Forum. September 13, 2018.

Media Contributions

Banning right-wing US groups from social sites may have risky consequences.” The National. January 15, 2021.

Fake N95 face masks were being sold on this ISIS-linked website — and it shows how terror groups are using COVID-19 as a propaganda tool.” Business Insider. August 29, 2020.

ISIS is diminished, but Trump has not banned it from the internet.” PolitiFacts. July 15, 2020.

IS Struggles to Regain Social Media Footing After Europe Crackdown.” Voice of America. December 4, 2019.

IS Media Aims to Build Momentum Behind Newly Appointed Caliph.” Voice of America. November 4, 2019.

Islamic State’s Reclusive Leader Issues New Call for Action.” Voice of America. September 16, 2019.


Executive Producer of The Loopcast: Long-form interviews on national/international security, information security, and cultural affairs.

In the News: Who are Isis-K and what threat do they pose?” Commentary provided for In the News, The Irish Times. September 2, 2021.

Mosul and the Islamic State” podcast, commentary provided for Episode 3, Part 2: Hell, Trapped and Bonus Content: Inside the Islamic State in Mosul, George Washington University’s Program on Extremism. August 24, 2021 and August 17, 2021.

How do People Become Radicalised Online and Can We Stop it?” Commentary provided (at 10:25 onwards) for Beyond the Headlines, The National podcast. August 27, 2020.