Articles of the Week – 10/5-10/11

Saturday October 5:

Liwa’a al-Imam al-Hasan al-Mujtaba: A Shia Militia Fighting in Rif Dimashq/Ghouta – Phillip Smyth, Jihadology:  http://bit.ly/GELNn0 

The Islamic State of Disobedience: al-Baghdadi Triumphant – Cole Bunzel, Jihadica: http://bit.ly/1e2oxKU 

Monday October 7:

Was Kenya Westgate Attack More AQAP/AQ Central Than Shabaab? – Clint Watts, Selected Wisdom: http://bit.ly/1a4Kd4X 

Tuesday October 8:

Place still matters: The operational geography of jihadist terror attacks against the US Homeland 1990–2012 – Christopher Jasparro, Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: http://bit.ly/1bUATnI 

Wednesday October 9:

AQI’s ‘Soldiers’ Harvest’ Campaign – Jessica D. Lewis, Institute for the Study of War: http://bit.ly/19AwSq9 

Thursday October 10:

Terrorists on Social Media: Arguments That Don’t Impress Me – J.M. Berger, Intel Wire: http://intelwire.net/17hEaJv 

Al Qaeda’s Syrian Strategy – Barak Barfi and Aaron Y. Zelin, Foreign Policy: http://atfp.co/164SuEK 

Friday October 11:

Jihadi-Salafism’s Next Generation – Haim Malka and William Lawrence, Center for Strategic and International Studies: http://bit.ly/16BsDbq 

The Hybrid Terrorist Organization: Hezbollah as a Case Study – Eitan Azani, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: http://bit.ly/1g9uien 

Alienating the Grassroots: Looking Back at Al Qaeda’s Communicative Approach Toward Muslim Audiences – Donald Holbrook, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: http://bit.ly/1g9ut9f