Emily Estelle Perez

Emily Estelle Perez is a Research Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and the Research Manager of AEI's Critical Threats Project. She is also the Salafi-jihadi team lead. She studies the Salafi-jihadi movement in Africa, including al Qaeda, ISIS, and associated groups. She specializes in the Libya conflict, the Sahel, and the Horn of Africa. She has testified before Congress on US interests in Ethiopia. Ms. Estelle has appeared on MSNBC and published for numerous news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, the LA Times, National Interest, The Hill, and FoxNews.com.

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