Andrew Mines is a Research Fellow at the Program on Extremism, where he primarily researches various aspects of terrorist behaviors in the U.S. He is an Investigator with the National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education Center (NCITE), and provides assistance for The ISIS Files Project as well as for PoE's partnership with the Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET). Andrew also studies the Islamic State's "Khorasan Province" in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, focusing on state-led counterterrorism and counterinsurgnecy operations against the group. A graduate of The University of Chicago, he helped lead a DoD Minerva-funded research team at the Chicago Project on Security and Threats (CPOST) to analyze militant propaganda and conduct audience behavioral surveys. Andrew is currently a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology candidate at The George Washington University.
On terrorism financing
- Dollars for Daesh: Analyzing the Finances of American ISIS Supporters, Program on Extremism, September 2020.
- "Cryptocurrency and the Dismantling of Terrorism Financing Campaigns," Lawfare, August 2020.
- "The Risks of a Telegram Crypto-Wallet," Global Network on Extremism and Technology, May 2020.
- "Dollars for Daesh: The Small Financial Footprint of the Islamic State's American Supporters," CTC Sentinel 13 (3), March 2020.
- "Telegram's Cryptocurrency Could Have a Terrorism Problem," Just Security, March 2020.
On jihadist travelers
- "How the Coronavirus Is Affecting American Jihadist Travelers," Lawfare, August 2020.
- "The Other Travelers: American Jihadists Beyond Syria and Iraq," Program on Extremism, August 2019.
On the Islamic State Khorasan Province
- "Can the Islamic State's Afghan Province Survive Its Leadership Losses?" Lawfare, May 2020.
- "Broken, but Not Defeated: An Examination of State-led Operations against Islamic State Khorasan in Afghanistan and Pakistan (2015-2018)," Combating Terrorism Center, March 2020.
- "Islamic State Affiliate Seeks to Expand in Afghanistan," Lawfare, October 2019.
- "Taking Aim: Islamic State Khorasan's Leadership Losses," CTC Sentinel 12 (8), September 2019.
Other related publications
- "Balancing Online Content Moderation and the Rule of Law," Global Network on Extremism and Technology, September 4, 2020