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Jon Lewis is a Research Fellow at the Program on Extremism, where he studies homegrown violent extremism and domestic violent extremism, with a specialization in the evolution of white supremacist and anti-government movements in the United States and federal responses to the threat. 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 the Program's partnership with the Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET). Jon also provides policy support for PoE's partners in the Congressional Counter-Terrorism Caucus, the leading bipartisan voice in Congress for pragmatic approaches to tackling extremism and radicalization. His research and insights have been featured in numerous academic and popular publications, including the The Washington Post, The Guardian, CTC Sentinel, Wired Magazine, Vice News, GNET, and Lawfare. Before joining the Program on Extremism, he worked as a research assistant at the International Institute for Counterterrorism (ICT) and the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point (CTC). Jon Lewis holds a Masters in Homeland Security Policy from Rider University.
- "Pride & Prejudice: The Violent Evolution of the Proud Boys," CTC Sentinel 14 (6), July/August 2021.
- "The Founding Fathers ofAmerican Jihad: The Impacts and Legacies of Anwar al-Awlaki, Samir Khan, and Ahmad Abousamra,” Program on Extremism, June 30, 2021.
- "Male Supremacism, Borderline Content, and Gaps in Existing Moderation Efforts," Global Network on Extremism and Technology, April 6, 2021
- ""This is Our House!": A Preliminary Assessment of the Capitol Hill Siege Participants," Program on Extremism, March 2021
- "The Evolution of the Boogaloo Movement," CTC Sentinel 14 (2), February 2021.
- “Take Nothing But Pictures, Leave Nothing But (Digital) Footprints”: Social Media Evidence From the US Capitol Siege Perpetrators," Global Network on Extremism and Technology, January 25, 2021.
- "The Capitol mob’s gleeful selfies are easy to mock. They’re also a warning sign.," The Washington Post, January 19, 2021.
- "3D-Printed Guns, Untraceable Firearms, and Domestic Violent Extremist Actors," Global Network on Extremism and Technology, January 7, 2021.
- "Dollars for Daesh Analyzing the Finances of American ISIS Supporters,” Program on Extremism, September 29, 2020.
- "Why the FBI had to pretend Hamas wanted to plot with ‘boogaloo boys'," The Washington Post, September 9, 2020.
- "Balancing Online Content Moderation and the Rule of Law," Global Network on Extremism and Technology, September 4, 2020.
- "Spring Provides Timely Reminder of Incel Violence—And Clarifies How to Respond," International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)- The Hague, August 28, 2020.
- "Facebook's Disruption of the Boogaloo Network," Global Network on Extremism and Technology, August 3, 2020.
- "Rethinking Domestic Terrorism Law After Boogaloo Movement Attacks," Lawfare, July 27, 2020.
- "Now the State Department Should Designate the Russian Imperial Movement a Foreign Terrorist Organization," Lawfare, April 14, 2020.
- "White Supremacist Terror: Modernizing Our Approach To Today's Threat,” Program on Extremism, April 6, 2020.
- "Dollars for Daesh: The Small Financial Footprint of the Islamic State’s American Supporters," CTC Sentinel 13 (3), March 2020.
- "Our laws have a problem calling domestic terrorism what it is," The Hill, February 6, 2020.
- "When Pain is Thicker Than Blood: Surviving Scourge and Purifying the Ranks," Foreign Policy Research Institute, September 26, 2019.
- "How to act against domestic terrorists — and their foreign supporters," The Hill, September 15, 2019.
- "It's Not Only Iraq and Syria," Lawfare, August 23, 2019.
- "Beyond the Caliphate: Islamic State Activity Outside the Group’s Defined Wilayat – Belgium," Combating Terrorism Center, February 22, 2018.