Articles of the Week – 8/10-8/16

Saturday August 10:

Comparative Lone Wolf Terrorism: Toward a Heuristic Definition – Matthew Feldman, Democracy and Security: http://bit.ly/13XGOSR 

Islamism and the Pakistani State – Husain Haqqani, Current Trends in Islamist Ideology: http://bit.ly/1cUKEn1 

Sunday August 11:

Organizing Rebellion: Rethinking High-Risk Mobilization and Social Networks in War – Sarah Elizabeth Parkinson, American Political Science Review: http://bit.ly/14B6DLW 

Monday August 12:

Are Morocco’s Political Salafists Committed to Peace? – Vish Sakthivel, Washington Institute for Near East Policy: http://bit.ly/164l7nv 

Libya’s jihadists beyond Benghazi – Aaron Y. Zelin, The Middle East Channel: http://atfp.co/13vemrL 

Breaking Badr, New Season: Confirmation of Badr Organization’s Involvement in Syria – Phillip Smyth, Jihadology: http://bit.ly/1645Y5L 

Tuesday August 13:

Problematics of political authority within Islam – Muhammad Mazouz, Contemporary Arab Affairs: http://bit.ly/17L6uU2 

Relationship between state and religion in Saudi Arabia: the role of Wahabism in governance – Tawfiq Alsaif, Contemporary Arab Affairs: http://bit.ly/17L6x2n 

Geopolitical shifts: Asia rising, America declining in Middle East? – Michael C. Hudson, Contemporary Arab Affairs: http://bit.ly/17L6C6f 

A Return of Violent Islamist Insurgency in Egypt? – Jerome Drevon, Sada Journal: http://ceip.org/149DdBs 

The Business Habits of Highly Effective Terrorists – Jacob N. Shapiro, Foreign Affairs: http://fam.ag/14JloMY 

The Cuban in the Desert – Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Foreign Policy: http://atfp.co/14Jm5pF 

Wednesday August 14:

Overstating Terror in Niger – Andrew Lebovich, Foreign Affairs: http://fam.ag/16TTxdJ

Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq’s Liwa’a Kafeel Zaynab – Phillip Smyth, Jihadology: http://bit.ly/13Agrm5 

Zero Degrees of al Qaeda: How Twitter is super-charging jihadist recruitment – J.M. Berger, Foreign Policy: http://atfp.co/16QcUEl 

Imposing Islamist ‘project’ betrays the spirit of religion – Khaled Diab, The National: http://bit.ly/13ZP3lj 

Did an 8-Year-Old Spy for America? – Gregory Johnsen, The Atlantic: http://bit.ly/1abuOVn

Thursday August 15: 

From Useful Idiot to Useful Infidel: Meditations on the Folly of 21st-Century “Intellectuals” – Richard Landes, Terrorism and Political Violence: http://bit.ly/1275tH7 

The Ideological Evolution of Boko Haram in Nigeria: Merging Local Salafism and International Jihadism – Jacob Zenn, Atta Barkindo, and Nicholas A Heras, RUSI Journal: http://bit.ly/16N3uYx 

My Two Weeks With the Jihadists – Michael Marcusa, The Atlantic: http://bit.ly/17QSUi1