Critical Threats Project Analyst—al Qaeda Team

Washington D.C.
Jul 07, 2017
Aug 11, 2017
Full Time

AEI’s Critical Threats Project provides the public and policymakers with comprehensive, unique, and objective tracking and analysis of the primary national security challenges faced by the United States. We are seeking an analyst to provide research, writing, and editing assistance to foreign policy scholars in support of this project.


The primary area of focus for this position will be al Qaeda’s affiliates in the Arabian Peninsula, East Africa, the Maghreb and Sahel region, and South Asia, as well as other political and security issues in those regions. The analyst will be responsible for daily open-source tracking of regional developments, collating this information in the team’s database, and distilling the data for internal and external products. Other key responsibilities will include managing a small team of interns and providing research and administrative support as required.


The ideal candidate works well in a collaborative team environment and possesses excellent research, writing, and organizational skills. A demonstrated interest in foreign and defense policy and language proficiency in Arabic are required; interest in data analytics and link analysis is desirable but not mandatory.


AEI offers a stimulating and harmonious work environment and excellent benefits. Qualified applicants should submit an online application, complete with a resume, a cover letter, transcripts, and a 500-word writing sample on a topic related to the position at 

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