Articles of the Week – 8/17-8/23

Monday August 19: 

Socio-political Background and Intellectual Undergirding of the Ikhwani Breakaway Factions: 1954-1981 – Aaron Y. Zelin, Jihadology: http://bit.ly/1cRenzr 

Challenging the Myth of the Drug-Terror Nexus in the Sahel – Wolfram Lacher, Kofi Annan Foundation: http://bit.ly/188eSxa

Tuesday August 20:

Turkish Fighters in Syria, Online and Off – North Caucasus Caucus, Jihadology: http://bit.ly/16s9vem 

The ‘Who’s Who’ of the Most Important Jihadi Accounts on Twitter? – Nico Prucha and Ali Fisher, Jihadica: http://bit.ly/17Hz8qr 

Wednesday August 21:

A Crumbling Salafi Strategy – Kevin Casey, Sada Journal: http://ceip.org/19Js9mC 

Thursday August 22:

How Syria’s Jihadists Win Friends and Influence People – Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Phillip Smyth, The Atlantic: http://bit.ly/1avvaXd 

Friday August 23:

Interviews With Canadian Radicals – Gaetano Joe Ilardi, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: http://bit.ly/1c023cz 

Explaining a Turning Point in Australian Jihadism – Andrew Zammit, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: http://bit.ly/1aynT8Y 

Of Mergers, MUJAO, and Mokhtar Belmokhtar – Andrew Lebovich, al-Wasat: http://bit.ly/1c03szM 

The Egypt Aid Dilemma – Stephen Tankel, The National Interest: http://bit.ly/19OHjHg