Publications

Books

Cook, Joana and Shiraz Maher, “Islamist Approaches to Governance,” (working title, ed. volume), Hurst, forthcoming 2022.

Cook, Joana. “A Woman’s Place: U.S. Counterterrorism Since 9/11.” Single authored monograph, Oxford  University PressJanuary 2020. Hurst Publishers 2019. 564 p. ISBN 9780197506554.

*A 2020 book tour saw 15 stops across the US including locations such as Harvard, Yale, West Point, the Pentagon, the 9/11 Museum, Duke, House of Lords (UK) (amongst others).

**Short-listed for British International Studies Association (BISA) Susan Strange Best Book prize 

Journal articles

Cook, Joana, Haid Haid, and Inga Trauthig, “Jurisprudence beyond the state – An analysis of Islamist courts in Libya, Syria and Yemen.” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. June 2020.

Cook, Joana and Gina Vale. “From Daesh to ‘Diaspora’ II: The Challenges Posed by Women and Minors  After the Fall of the Caliphate,” CTC Sentinel, 12:6, pp. 30-46, July 2019.

Book chapters 

Cook, Joana. “AQAP and governance in Yemen: Post-conflict considerations.” Post War Yemen (ed.) Noel Brehony and Saud al-Sarhan. I.B. Tauris  (Bloomsbury). 2021

Cook, Joana. “Human Security: A contribution to countering violent extremism.” Book chapter in Women and Human Security, edited by Richard Matthew, Gunhild Hoogensen and (the late) Patricia Weitsman. Ohio University Press. 2020.

Cook, Joana. “Women and terror post-9/11.” Ed. Handbook of Terrorism and Insurgency Post 9/11. Edited David Martin Jones, Paul Schulte & M.L.R. Smith. Edward Elgar Publishing. 2019.

Cook, Joana. “Shifting Priorities: How International Terrorism and the ‘War on Terror’ Reconstitute Security  Agendas – Women, Counterterrorism and the Case of Yemen.” Book Chapter in The Palgrave  Handbook of Global Counterterrorism Policy, edited   by Scott Romaniuk, et al. PalgraveMacMillan. June 2017.

Cook, Joana. “Our main concern is security.” Women’s political participation, engagement in the security sector, and public safety in Yemen.” Book Chapter in Rebuilding Yemen: Political, economic and  social challenges edited by Noel Brehony and Saud al Sarhan. Gurlach Press (Germany).  September 2015.

Major reports (including policy)

Cook, Joana. “Winning hearts and minds? The evolution of AQAP governance efforts in Yemen.” ICSR  major report. September 2019.

Cook, Joana and Gina Vale, “From Daesh to ‘Diaspora’ II: The Challenges Posed by Women and Minors  After the Fall of the Caliphate” ICSR Major Report. July 2019

Cook, Joana and Gina Vale. “From Daesh to diaspora, tracing the women and minors of Islamic State.”  ICSR major report. July 2018.

* Includes first global dataset of women and minors from 80 countries that became affiliated with ISIS.

 **Invited to present findings to UN Security Council.

Cook, Joana. “Avoiding the Pitfalls of Prevent.” Georgetown Institute for Women Peace and Security (GIWPS), Georgetown University. Occasional paper series. December 2017. 

Cook, Joana. “Analyzing the formal and informal roles of women in security and justice in Yemen:   Reflections for future considerations.” Canadian Network for the Study of Terrorism, Security  and Society, Working paper series. No. 16-08. May 2016.

Cook, Joana. “Recruiters, mediators, allies, fighters? A critical examination of the roles of women in both countering and perpetrating violent extremism in Canada and the UK.” Policy report for Public Safety Canada, Government of Canada. 96 pg. March 2015.

Cook, Joana. “Women’s Roles in Yemen’s Police Force.” Saferworld. May 2015.

Other publications

Cook, Joana and Vanessa Newby. “An interview with NATO on gender and counter-terrorism.” ICCT, 9 April 2021.

Mehra, Tanya and Joana Cook. “An attack on the Capitol and democracy: an act of terrorism?” ICCT Perspective, 11 January 2021.

Coleman, Julie and Joana Cook. “Shamima Begum, citizenship revocation and the question of due process,” ICCT Perspective, 17 July 2020.

Margolin, Devorah, Joana Cook and Charlie Winter, “In Syria, the Women and Children of ISIS Have Been Forgotten,” Foreign Policy, 26 October 2019.