Andrew Mines


Andrew Mines is a Research Fellow at the Program on Extremism, where he helps lead PoE’s efforts on the Capitol Hill Siege database. He is the audio editor for the podcast Mosul and the Islamic State, an Investigator with the National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education Center (NCITE), and contributes to the Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET).

Andrew also studies the Islamic State’s “Khorasan Province” in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region (ISK), focusing on state-led counterterrorism and counterinsurgency operations against the group. He is a graduate of The University of Chicago, and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology at The George Washington University. He has published opinion pieces in multiple outlets including the Washington Post, Dallas Morning News, Lawfare, CTC Sentinel, Just Security, and GNET, and has provided TV and radio commentary for various affiliates at ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, and other news outlets.

The evolving Taliban-ISK rivalry
The evolving Taliban-ISK rivalry
With the US withdrawal, the Taliban must decide if cooperating with an old enemy could risk losing to a new one.