Articles of the Week – 9/2-9/8

Saturday September 2:

Literature review: the impact of digital communications technology on radicalization and recruitment – Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens, Audrey Alexander, and Nick Kaderbhai, International Affairs: 

Iconoclasm and strategic thought: Islamic State and cultural heritage in Iraq and Syria – Matthew Clapperton, David Martin Jones, and M. L. R. Smith, International Affairs:

Monday September 4:

The devoted actor’s will to fight and the spiritual dimension of human conflict – Ángel Gómez, Lucía López-Rodríguez, Hammad Sheikh, Jeremy Ginges, Lydia Wilson, Hoshang Waziri, Alexandra Vázquez, Richard Davis, and Scott Atran, Nature Human Behaviour: http://go.nature.com/2vUzOj6

The projectilic image: Islamic State’s digital visual warfare and global networked affect – Marwan M Kraidy, Media, Culture & Society: http://bit.ly/2hG3S8d

Tuesday September 5:

Can ex-militants, and their redemption stories, stop anyone from joining Islamic State? – Simon Cottee, LA Times: http://lat.ms/2wDfmR3

Online as the New Frontline: Affect, Gender, and ISIS-Take-Down on Social Media – Elizabeth Pearson, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism:

Wednesday September 6:

Islamizing the Palestinian–Israeli conflict: the case of the Muslim Brotherhood – Noha Mellor, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies:

Do 90% of Terrorist Groups Last Less than a Year? Updating the Conventional Wisdom – Brian Phillips, Terrorism and Political Violence:

Thursday September 7:

The Life of Abu Tayyim Inkhil: Deceased Amir of Jaysh Khalid bin al-Waleed – Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi: http://bit.ly/2jdtM7r

The Four Waves of Global Jihad, 1979–2017 – Glenn E. Robinson, Middle East Policy: http://bit.ly/2faChvE

The Role of the Muslim Brotherhood In the Syrian Civil War – Yehuda U. Blanga, Middle East Policy: http://bit.ly/2wOWl0B

Journey to Extremism in Africa – UNDP:

Combatting Terrorism Through Fusion Centers: Useful Lessons From Other Experiences? – Andres de Castro Garcia, Florina Cristiana Matei, and Thomas C. Bruneau, International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence: http://bit.ly/2jcSzZ9

The Chechens of Syria – Vera Mironova and Ekaterina Sergatskova, Foreign Affairs: http://fam.ag/2xWnz39

Friday September 8: 

Al-Qadā’ wa-l-Qadr: motivational representations of divine decree and predestination in salafi-jihadi literature – Shiraz Maher and Alexandra Bissoondath, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies: http://bit.ly/2gR4vvj

The Myth of the ISIS Female Suicide Bomber – Simon Cottee and Mia Bloom, The Atlantic: http://theatln.tc/2vKTPVn

Of Monarchs and Islamists: The ‘Refo-lutionary’ Promise of the PJD Islamists and Regime Control in Morocco – Mohamed Daadaoui, Middle East Critique: 

Expansion and Contraction of Scripture: The Ritual (Im)purity of Unbelievers According to Shīʿa Jurisprudence – Mahmoud Pargoo, Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations: 

Regulating religious authority for political gains: al-Sisi’s manipulation of al-Azhar in Egypt – Masooda Bano and Hanane Benadi, Third World Quarterly: http://bit.ly/2xpVWkY