Jacob Dilberto

Global Counter Insurgency: New Challenges to Terrorism

Supervisor: Stefan Wolff


Jake Diliberto served as a US Marine in Operation Enduring Freedom in 2001 in Af-Pak and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Jake has served as a policy adviser and analyst with US based advocacy organization Rethink Afghanistan. Jake researches US national security policy related to violent Islamic movements. Before coming to Birmingham, Jake advised several US congressman on policy for Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Jake has been seen widely in all forms of US media including the New York Times, Huffington Post, Newsweek, Boston Globe, CNN, MSNBC, Democracy Now, RT, and Al jazeera.

Research interests

  • US Foreign Policy
  • Insurgencies and Small Wars 
  • Strategic Studies 
  • Counter Terrorism/Counter Insurgency 
  • Islamic Insurgencies 

Teaching responsibilities

I teach undergraduate modules in Security Studies


Website: http://jake-diliberto.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/jjdilib
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