Gabriel Scheinmann is the Director of Policy at the Jewish Policy Center. He is also a Ph.D. candidate in International Relations at Georgetown University, where his dissertation focuses on alliances. He is a contributing analyst at Wikistrat and, for the past five years, has served as a Research Associate to the Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is a Rumsfeld Graduate Fellow and was a Visiting Fellow at the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs. His publications have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The American Interest, The National Interest, The Washington Quarterly, Time.com, the Jerusalem Post, and many other forums. He holds an A.B. from Harvard University.
As radical groups across the Sahel exploit the breakdown in regional order caused by the Arab revolts, African leaders increasingly see Israel as an asset, not a liability, in the fight against jihadism.