Judith Jacob

Judith Jacob is a PhD candidate focusing on the ideological evolution of Islamist militancy in Indonesia from 1945 in the Department of International History at the London School of Economics. She is also an independent terrorism analyst working with several political and security risk firms based in the United Kingdom.

Over a couple of weeks in early May, Indonesia saw the deadliest spate of terrorist activity since the 2005 Bali bombings. Terrorism researcher Judith Jacob writes that the attacks are consistent with global trends in Islamist militancy but they are also distinctively Indonesian in several important ways.