Jacob McCarty joined the American Foreign Policy Council in January 2019 as a Research Fellow and Program Officer. He currently serves as the Managing Editor of the Council’s World Almanac of Islamism project. His commentary can be found in The Hill, Jane's Defence Weekly, The National Interest, and The Washington Times. Prior to joining AFPC, Jacob conducted research into defense acquisition reform, force modernization, international trade, global cities, and African politics for a number of policy institutions, and oversaw several development projects on two continents.
A graduate of Ohio University, he has lived in North Africa and the South Pacific. He completed a Masters of Science in Defense & Strategic Studies in August 2019, focusing on the role of global cities and African politics and their impact on U.S. foreign policy and international institutions. He is proficient in the French language.