Articles of the Week – 8/24-10/4

Saturday August 24:

How We Killed Privacy — in 4 Easy Steps – Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Kelsey D. Atherton, Foreign Policy: http://atfp.co/15jQxqu 

Al-Qaida Advises the Arab Spring: Al-Maqdisi – Joas Wagemakers, Jihadica: http://bit.ly/15jQPhf 

Monday August 26:

An Empirical Study of Suicide Terrorism: A Global Analysis – Charlinda Santifort-Jordan and Todd Sandler, Southern Economic Journal: http://bit.ly/15pkQMH 

Tuesday August 27:

Hizb Allah’s Gambit in Syria – Matthew Levitt and Aaron Y. Zelin, CTC Sentinel: http://bit.ly/182cWaC

From Karbala to Sayyida Zaynab: Iraqi Fighters in Syria’s Shi`a Militias – Phillip Smyth, CTC Sentinel: http://bit.ly/18WG5H9

Who let the Dog out? A note on the German side of “jihadism” – Nico Prucha, Jihadica: http://bit.ly/190hsYj 

Wednesday August 28:

Tunis Designates Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia – Aaron Y. Zelin, al-Wasat: http://bit.ly/1dP9DIR

The Suicidal Tendencies of Suicide Bombers – Jessica Stern, Foreign Affairs: http://fam.ag/198d2yQ 

Thursday August 29:

New fears for Syria’s jihadists – Charles Lister, The Middle East Channel: http://atfp.co/1dwumCB 

Monday September 2:

The Political Context of Early Wahhabi Discourse of Takfir – Tarik K. Firro, Middle Eastern Studies: http://bit.ly/17KVRGc 

A Handbook on Mali’s 2012-2013 Crisis – Alexander Thurston and Andrew Lebovich, Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa: http://bit.ly/1fNZOyf

Thursday September 5:

Syria’s Military Opposition: How Effective, United, or Extremist? – Jeffrey White, Andrew J. Tabler, and Aaron Y. Zelin, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy: http://bit.ly/17AaV3A 

Belgian Jihadis in Syria – Pieter Van Ostaeyen, Jihadology: http://bit.ly/1aat4Jx 

Friday September 6:

Memo about Syria: Jihadis are people too – Joas Wagemakers, Jihadica: http://bit.ly/1dNZwp7 

Saturday September 7:

66 Important Jihadist Twitter Accounts (part 2) – Nico Prucha and Ali Fisher, Jihadica: http://bit.ly/14sRvD1 

Backgrounder on the Mujahideen of the Caucasus and the Levant – Mark Youngman, Extremist Russia: http://bit.ly/14sTtDo 

The North Caucasus Insurgency’s Syrian Balancing Act – Mark Youngman, Jihadology: http://bit.ly/1enG3KL 

Sunday September 8:

Porous Borders & Boko Haram’s Arms Smuggling Operations in Nigeria – Freedom Onuoha, al-Jazeera Center for Studies: http://bit.ly/1au68IZ 

Monday September 9:

Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada Emerges: Updates on the New Iraqi Shia Militia Supplying Fighters to Syria – Phillip Smyth, Jihadology: http://bit.ly/1dTNPx8 

Jihadist Terrorism: A Threat Assessment – Peter Bergen, Bruce Hoffman, Michael Hurley, and Erroll Southers, Bipartisan Policy Center: http://bit.ly/1al3r8T 

A Global Venture to Counter Violent Extremism – Ed Husain, Council on Foreign Relations: http://on.cfr.org/185W5rA 

Syria’s Insurgency: Beyond Good Guys and Bad Guys – Charles Lister, The Middle East Channel: http://atfp.co/15RehhV 

Tuesday September 10

The al Qaeda Network: A New Framework for Defining the Enemy – Katie Zimmerman, American Enterprise Institute: http://bit.ly/17OrIUK 

Al-Qaeda in Syria: A Closer Look at ISIS (Part I) – Aaron Y. Zelin, Washington Institute for Near East Policy: http://bit.ly/17ofAJd 

al-Qaeda in Iraq Resurgent – Jessica D. Lewis, Institute for the Study of War: http://bit.ly/1fWG8D1 

Al-Qaeda’s continued core strategy and disquieting leader-led trajectory – Bruce Hoffman and Fernando Reinares, Real Instituto Elcano: http://bit.ly/1bE2Y2o

Wednesday September 11:

Jihad 2020: Assessing Al-Qaida’s 20-Year Plan – Aaron Y. Zelin, World Politics Review: http://bit.ly/1b4WifP 

Al-Qaeda in Syria: A Closer Look at ISIS (Part II) – Aaron Y. Zelin, Washington Institute for Near East Policy: http://bit.ly/13RjKIQ

Dear jihadis: A letter from J.M. – J.M. Berger, Intel Wire: http://intelwire.net/18QoGNY 

Thursday September 12:

Uzbek Extremism in Context, Part 1: The Uzbek Jihad and the Problem of Religious Freedom – Noah Tucker, Registan: http://bit.ly/16pF0GN 

A New Index to Assess the Effectiveness of Al Qaeda – Noman Benotman and Jonathan Russell, Quilliam Foundation: http://bit.ly/1767kdz

Monday September 16:

Omar and Me: My strange, frustrating relationship with an American terrorist – J.M. Berger, Foreign Policy: http://atfp.co/1aGeIks 

Wednesday September 18:

Zawahiri’s “Guideline for Jihad” – Yassin Musharbash, Abu Susu: http://bit.ly/1a3OcAH 

Rise of Militant Salafism in Azerbaijan & Its Regional Implications – Emil Souleimanov and Maya Ehrmann, Middle East Policy: http://bit.ly/1a3PrzC 

Thursday September 19:

An Islamist ‘renaissance’? Religion & politics in post-revolutionary Tunisia – Anne Wolf, The Journal of North African Studies: http://bit.ly/1bsT5XB 

Friday September 20:

Do Excellent Surgeons Make Miserable Exegetes? Negotiating the Sunni Tradition in the ǧihādī Camps – Simon Wolfgang Fuchs, Die Welt des Islams: http://bit.ly/16ndj1Y

In Internet’s Way: Radical, Terrorist Islamists on the Free Highway – Raphael Cohen-Almago, International Journal of Cyber Warfare and Terrorism: http://bit.ly/17PEgdC 

Sharia courts of the Sinai – Mara Revkin, The Middle East Channel: http://atfp.co/14rgpkd 

Saturday September 21:

Al-Qaida Advises the Arab Spring: The Case for al-Baghdadi – Joas Wagemakers, Jihadica: http://bit.ly/1eyzJSa 

Tuesday September 24:

The Swedish Foreign Fighter Contingent in Syria – Per Gudmundson, CTC Sentinel: http://bit.ly/19xm9J0 

Pakistani Fighters Joining the War in Syria – Zia Ur Rehman, CTC Sentinel: http://bit.ly/19xnqjh 

The Siege in Nairobi – Clinton Watts, Foreign Policy: http://atfp.co/19xpgAz 

Media Discourse on Jihadist Terrorism in Europe – Sybille Reinke de Buitrago, Journal of Terrorism Research: http://bit.ly/19xpUhx 

Islamist groups in the UK and recruitment – Mohammed Ilyas, Journal of Terrorism Research: http://bit.ly/19xq6gP 

Wednesday September 25:

Weathering Morocco’s Syria Returnees – Vish Sakthivel, Washington Institute for Near East Policy: http://bit.ly/18q2agJ 

Thursday September 26:

Harvest of violence: the neglect of basic rights and the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria – Hakeem O. Yusuf, Critical Studies on Terrorism: http://bit.ly/1fr4nON 

Dilemmas of “going legit”: why should violent groups engage in or avoid electoral politics? – Susanne Martin, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression: http://bit.ly/1fr6VMV 

Friday September 27:

The Dangers of Success: Why it’s not so simple to crush and kill al Qaeda affiliates – Dan Byman, Foreign Policy: http://atfp.co/16SxK3a 

Monday September 30:

Gulf charities and Syrian sectarianism – William McCants, The Middle East Channel: http://atfp.co/1hfv0BV 

Al-Qaeda’s Offensive Against Iraq’s Sahwa – Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Bridget Moreng, War on the Rocks: http://bit.ly/15MtDLd

Tuesday October 1:

Keeping Score in the War on al-Qaeda – StephenTankel, War On The Rocks: http://bit.ly/15GuUU2 

Twitter’s Week of Reckoning – J.M. Berger, Foreign Policy: http://intelwire.net/1hidyg1 

Wednesday October 2:

Assessing (In)security after the Arab Spring – John Gledhill, PS: Political Science & Politics: http://bit.ly/1fKdPwJ 

Assessing (In)security after the Arab Spring: The Case of Egypt – Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar, PS: Political Science & Politics: http://bit.ly/173QkWe 

Assessing (In)security after the Arab Spring: The Case of Yemen – April Longley Alley, PS: Political Science & Politics: http://bit.ly/1fKdMkG 

Assessing (In)security after the Arab Spring: The Case of Libya – Brian McQuinn, PS: Political Science & Politics: http://bit.ly/173Qmxl 

Conclusion: Managing (In)security in Post-Arab Spring Transitions – John Gledhill, PS: Political Science & Politics: http://bit.ly/173Qq02 

The Malian Crisis and its Actors – Dario Cristiani and Riccardo Fabiani, The International Spectator: http://bit.ly/173R8dD 

Thursday October 3:

Increasing Numbers of Central Asian Jihadists in Syria – Jacob Zenn, CACI Analyst: http://bit.ly/16kIniU 

Al-Qaeda in Iraq Resurgent Part II – Jessica Lewis, Institute for the Study of War: http://bit.ly/16kJEqa 

The Rise of Persian Salafism – Mehdi Khalaji, Washington Institute for Near East Policy: http://bit.ly/16kNj7o 

Population Redistribution and Language Spread in the Medieval Muslim World – Ghada Osman, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies: http://bit.ly/16JLTpj