Andrew Mines

 

Andrew Mines is a Research Fellow at the Program on Extremism, where he helps lead PoE's efforts on the January 6th Capitol Hill Siege and Nexus projects. He is the audio editor of the podcast Mosul and the Islamic State, an Investigator with the National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education Center (NCITE), and a contributor to the Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET). 

Andrew's core research focuses on the global Islamic State movement, and particularly its affiliate in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region- the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP). He is co-authoring a book publication on the group for release in 2023. Andrew has published academic articles in journals like the Journal of Conflict Resolution, and authored opinion pieces and articles in multiple outlets including NBC News, The ConversationWashington PostDallas Morning News, Police Chief Magazine, CTC SentinelThe Interpreter, LawfareWar on the Rocks, Just Security, and more. He regularly provides TV and radio commentary for various news organizations including ABC, BBC, Bloomberg, CBS, C-SPAN, Fox, NBC, and NPR, as well as commentary for other news outlets. 

Andrew holds a B.A. from The University of Chicago, and is currently pursuing a M.A. in Forensic Psychology at The George Washington University.   

Publications

"A year after the fall of Kabul, Taliban’s false commitments on terrorism have been fully exposedThe Conversation, August 15, 2022.


"Who was Ayman al-Zawahri? Where does his death leave al-Qaida and what does it say about US counterterrorism?The Conversation, August 2, 2022.


"Violent Extremism: The Fractured Threat Landscape," Police Chief Magazine, July 5, 2022.


"A human smuggling ring, a plot to assassinate George W. Bush and an evolving threat," NBC News, June 3, 2022.


"The Military Is Making Progress in Its Counter-Extremism Efforts, but Gaps RemainLawfare, March 2022. 


"Islamic State leader killed in US raid – where does this leave the terrorist group?The Conversation, February 2022. 


"The Taliban Haven't Changed, but U.S. Policy Must," Lawfare, October 2021.


"The Taliban can't take on the Islamic State alone," War on the Rocks, October 2021. 


"The evolving Taliban-ISK rivalry," The Interpreter, September 2021.


"What is ISIS-K? Two terrorism experts on the group behind the deadly Kabul airport attack and its rivalry with the Taliban," The Conversation, August 2021. 


"For some Capitol Hill rioters, Jan. 6 was just the beginning," Dallas Morning News, July 2021.


""I will never forget this for as long as I live": Social Learning at the Capitol Hill Siege," Global Network on Extremism and Technology, May 2021.


"The military doesn't even know how bad its extremism problem is," Washington Post, March 2021.


"Smaller and Smarter: Defining a Narrower U.S. Counterterrorism Mission in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Region," Newlines Institute for Strategy and Policy, February 2021.


"Preempting the Storm: DOJ Moves to Tackle Terrorist and Criminal Use of Cryptocurrencies with Bolder International Approach," Global Network on Extremism and Technology, November 2020.


"Balancing Online Content Moderation and the Rule of Law," Global Network on Extremism and Technology, September 2020


"Cryptocurrency and the Dismantling of Terrorism Financing Campaigns," Lawfare, August 2020.


"How the Coronavirus Is Affecting American Jihadist Travelers," Lawfare, August 2020.


"The Risks of a Telegram Crypto-Wallet," Global Network on Extremism and Technology, May 2020.


"Can the Islamic State's Afghan Province Survive Its Leadership Losses?Lawfare, May 2020.


"Telegram's Cryptocurrency Could Have a Terrorism Problem," Just Security, March 2020.


"Islamic State Affiliate Seeks to Expand in Afghanistan," Lawfare, October 2019.

"Senior Clerics Caught In The Crossfire Of The Taliban's Intensifying War With IS-K" | RFE/RL | 8/25/2022


"The Death of Zawahiri a Major Blow" | Agence France Presse | 8/2/2022 


"IS-K Ramps Up War Against The Taliban By Attacking Central Asian Neighbors" | RFE/RL | 5/11/2022


"He Hinted at Hardened Service, but Oath Keepers Leader's Military Records Don't Back That Up" | Military.com | 5/6/2022


"Traitor or scapegoat? How one cop became the face of Jan. 6." | Christian Science Monitor | 4/4/2022


"Biden: Islamic State leader killed in U.S. counterterrorism raid in Syria" | NY1 | 2/3/2022


‘Rise in violent rhetoric’: Lawmakers in both parties report spike in death threats” | Roll Call | 1/20/2022


Oath Keeper Militia Members Including 5 Veterans Indicted on Sedition Charges for Jan. 6 Riot” | Military.com | 1/13/2022


Floridians played a big role in the Capitol riot, do we have a bigger extremism problem?” | ABC Action News | 1/7/2022


Floridians played a big role in the Capitol riot, do we have a bigger extremism problem?” | FOX 35 | 1/7/2022


Capitol rioters identified by 7News: Where are they now?” | ABC7/WJLA-TV | 1/6/2022


In wake of Jan. 6, US military struggles to curb extremism” | Christian Science Monitor | 1/4/2022


Pentagon Plan to Fight Extremism in the Ranks Is a Start, But Experts Say Problems Loom” | Military.com | 12/21/2021


What is the Islamic State in Afghanistan?” | VOA News | 11/4/2021


Taliban Wages Deadly Crackdown On Afghan Salafists As War With IS-K Intensifies” | RFE/RL | 10/22/2021


A Kandahar mosque attack exposes the Taliban's security challenges” | NPR | 10/15/2021


Intensifying Violence Between Taliban, IS-K Heralds New War In Afghanistan” | RFE/RL | 10/13/2021


EXPLAINER: Can the Taliban suppress the potent IS threat?” | AP News | 10/12/2021


US Remains Focused on Fighting ISIS-K in Afghanistan” | CBS News | 9/2/2021


Andrew Mines on ISIS-K and Other Militant Groups in Afghanistan” | C-SPAN | 9/2/2021


“ISIS-K in Afghanistan” | Bloomberg Radio | 9/1/2021


What is ISIS-K, the group behind the Kabul attack?” | Newsy | 9/1/2021


“Andrew Mines on ISIS-K's Fight against the Taliban” | KFI AM 640 | 8/30/2021


IS-K claims responsibility for attack on Kabul airport” | i24 News | 8/30/2021


What is ISIS-K?” | CHQR | 8/30/2021


What Is ISIS-K?” | NPR | 8/30/2021


What is ISIS-K, the group that killed 13 U.S. service members and at least 170 civilians in Afghanistan?” | Yahoo News | 8/30/2021


“What is ISIS-K in Afghanistan?” | BBC News Channel | 8/28/2021


As It Happens: The Friday Edition” | CBC As it Happens | 8/27/2021


Taliban rival ISIS-K claims responsibility for Kabul suicide bombing” | KCBS | 8/27/2021


Kabul airport bombing underscores Taliban’s challenges in securing a volatile Afghanistan” | Washington Post | 8/27/2021


ISIS-K, explained by an expert” | Vox | 8/27/2021


What we know 6 months after the Capitol riot, and what we're still learning” | ABC7/WJLA-TV | 7/6/2021


Florida emerges as a cradle of the insurrection as Jan. 6 Capitol riot arrests keep piling up” | USA Today | 6/17/2021


US Marine Charged in Capitol Riot Prosecution” | NBC | 5/17/2021


Number of US Troops Linked to Domestic Terror Plots Small but Growing” | VOA News | 4/13/2021


There were 566 extremist movements and paramilitary, armed groups in the United States last year” | RTV Slovenia | 3/29/2021


Judge calls evidence against Oath Keepers member 'fairly strong, fairly convincing'” | FOX 35 | 3/15/2021


“New report examines January 6th insurrection” | ABC7 | 3/3/2021


It was just a matter of time': Authors of GWU report discuss thoughts on Capitol riot” | ABC7/WJLA-TV | 3/2/2021


GW report analyzes backgrounds of Jan. 6 insurrectionists, shows extremism is a growing threat” | WUSA9-CBS9 | 3/2/2021


Tampa man who took selfie in Senate chamber during Capitol riot facing several federal charges” | WFLA | 2/23/2021


What we know abou the January 6 riot” | CBC | 1/30/2021


Is ISIS Using TikTok To Recruit Young Women?” | Elle | 10/24/2019


Domestic ISIS Arrests Are on the Rise Again” | Washington Free Beacon | 10/5/2019

Mosul and the Islamic State (Audio Editor)