Emily Estelle

Emily Estelle is a Research Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and the Research Manager of AEI's Critical Threats Project. She is also a senior al Qaeda analyst and the Africa team lead. She studies the Salafi-jihadi movement in Africa, including al Qaeda, ISIS, and associated groups. She specializes in the Libya conflict and the Sahel. Ms. Estelle led a yearlong planning exercise to produce a recommended US strategy for Libya in 2017. 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, the LA Times, National Interest, The Hill, and FoxNews.com. She also coordinates CTP’s training and tradecraft and manages the integration of technology into the research process. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Dartmouth College with a BA in Anthropology modified with Arabic Language.

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