Articles of the Week – 5/18-5/24

Sunday May 19:

The evolving Taleban: changes in the insurgency’s DNA – Claudio Franco, Afghanistan Analysts Network: http://bit.ly/1150Nwo 

Monday May 20:

Amnesty for Boko Haram: Lessons from the Past – Alex Thurston, African Futures: http://bit.ly/12PF0fl 

Hizballah’s Multiplying Qusayr Martyrs – Phillip Smyth, Jihadology: http://bit.ly/1177I8o 

Tuesday May 21:

Usama bin Laden Called Yunus Khalis “the Father Sheikh:” Weird But Possibly True – Kevin Bell, Jihadica: http://bit.ly/12rzUFk 

Emotions and the Microfoundations of the Arab Uprisings – Wendy Pearlman, Perspectives on Politics: http://bit.ly/118EEDs 

A Few Notes on Shi’ism in Syria and the Emergence of a Pro-Asad Shi’i Militia, Liwa’ Abu’l Fadl al-’Abbas – Christopher Anzalone, al-Wasat: http://bit.ly/12sODjA

Wednesday May 22:

Hezbollah’s Fallen Soldiers – Phillip Smyth, Foreign Policy: http://atfp.co/185tzpt 

Is Jabhat al-Nosra breaking apart? – Aron Lund, Syria Comment: http://bit.ly/11bQzKF 

Insurgent Compensation: Evidence from Iraq – Benjamin W. Bahney, Radha K. Iyengar, Patrick B. Johnston, Danielle F. Jung, Jacob N. Shapiro, and Howard J. Shatz, American Economic Review: bit.ly/10nZmdI

Thursday May 23:

Mali’s Challenges Post-French Intervention – Anouar Boukhars, CTC Sentinel: http://bit.ly/13NNuWE 

Morocco’s Stability in the Wake of the Arab Spring – Camille Tawil, CTC Sentinel: http://bit.ly/13NNzJV 

The Significance of Taliban Shari`a Courts in Afghanistan – Jami Forbes, CTC Sentinel: http://bit.ly/12ylm77 

Friday May 24:

Ishmael as Abraham’s Sacrifice: Ibn Taymiyya and Ibn Kathīr on the Intended Victim – Younus Y. Mirza, Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations: http://bit.ly/170kEGe 

Fear Factor: In defense of Obama’s deadly signature strikes – Philip Mudd, Foreign Policy: http://atfp.co/126QQWO 

A table on what people mean by “lone wolves” and other terms – Andrew Zammit, The Murphy Raid: http://bit.ly/12DXLBR 

Living in Fear: Religious Identity, Relative Deprivation and the Boko Haram Terrorism – Daniel Egiegba Agbiboa, African Security: http://bit.ly/12DZ7fX