Jillian Schwedler

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Jillian Schwedler is Professor of Political Science at Hunter College and Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council. She has written extensively on the Muslim Brotherhood, including the award-winning book, Faith in Moderation: Islamist Parties in Jordan and Yemen.

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Muslim Brotherhood

If Trump or Congress Decides the Muslim Brotherhood is a Terrorist Organization, Brace for the Blowback

In his inaugural address, President Donald Trump called to “unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the earth.” Members of Congress and Trump's cabinet appointees have made clear that one of the ways they intend to approach this is by expanding the number of groups designated as terrorist organizations.

Foreign Policy Essay

Is the U.S. drone program in Yemen working?

Editor’s Note: The U.S. drone program – as Lawfare readers well know – raises contentious policy issues as well as criticisms of its legality and morality. Many of these policy issues come to the fore in Yemen, where chaos and civil war are sweeping the land. Jillian Schwedler, a professor at Hunter College and expert on Yemen, argues that the U.S. drone campaign in Yemen is backfiring, enraging locals and contributing to a range of U.S. policy failures there.