Articles of the Week – 3/23-4/5

Saturday March 23:

Did Tunisia’s Salafi Jihadists Just Announce Their Allegiance to al-Qaeda? – Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Aaron Y. Zelin, al-Wasat: http://bit.ly/Xyaq6v 

Tuesday March 26:

Radical Islamism, Traditional Islam and Ethno-Nationalism in the Northern Caucasus – Chen Brama and Moshe Gammer, Middle Eastern Studies: http://bit.ly/WTyaVp 

Wednesday March 27:

Cooperation or Competition: Boko Haram and Ansaru After the Mali Intervention – Jacob Zenn, CTC Sentinel: http://bit.ly/YU5rN3

AQIM’s Playbook in Mali – Pascale Combelles Siegel, CTC Sentinel: http://bit.ly/YU5tEB

Al-Shabab’s Tactical and Media Strategies in the Wake of its Battlefield Setbacks – Christopher Anzalone, CTC Sentinel: http://bit.ly/YU5AQv

Violent extremist group ecologies under stress – Manuel Cebrian, Manuel R. Torres, Ramon Huerta, and James H. Fowler, Nature: http://bit.ly/14y1buL 

Thursday March 28:

Why is Ansar al-Sharia Tunisia’s Leader Threatening the Government? – Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, al-Wasat: http://bit.ly/14xVUmQ 

Radicalisation, De-Radicalisation, Counter-Radicalisation: A Conceptual Discussion & Literature Review – Alex P. Schmid, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague: http://bit.ly/14y1RQH 

Islam and Exceptionalism in American Political Discourse – Peter Mandaville, PS: Political Science & Politics: http://bit.ly/14y5gPt 

Tuesday April 2:

Islamism in Libya – Aaron Y. Zelin, World Almanac on Islamism: http://bit.ly/16kdvuG

European Foreign Fighters in Syria – Aaron Y. Zelin, The International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence: http://bit.ly/XbTA0d 

Wednesday April 3:

Boko Haram in Northern Nigeria: No Easy Fix – Omar S. Mahmood, Homeland Security Policy Institute: http://bit.ly/17dzZAR 

Thursday April 4: 

Jama’atu Ansarul Musilimina Fi Biladis Sudan: Nigeria’s Evolving Militant Group – Freedom C. Onuoha, al-Jazeera Center for Studies: http://bit.ly/17eTBEB 

Anirban Ghosh, Arif Jamal, Christine Fair, Don Rassler, and Nadia Shoeb – The Fighters of Lashkar-e-Taiba: Recruitment, Training, Deployment and Death, Combating Terrorism Center: http://bit.ly/10CiWDN