Emily Estelle

Emily Estelle is a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and the research manager of AEI’s Critical Threats Project, which provides open-source intelligence analysis on the Salafi-jihadi movement and Iran. Ms. Estelle studies al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and associated Salafi-jihadi groups in Africa, and she specializes in security and related dynamics in Libya, the Sahel, and East Africa. 

Ms. Estelle has testified before Congress on US interests in Ethiopia. Her analyses of terror groups, armed conflicts, and US policy responses have been published by FoxNews.com, The Hill, Los Angeles Times, The National Interest, and The Wall Street Journal, among other outlets. Her broadcast appearances include “Morning Joe” on MSNBC.

Ms. Estelle graduated from Dartmouth College with a BA in anthropology and Arabic.