Articles of the Week – 10/21-10/27

Saturday October 21:

Algeria’s GIA: The First Major Armed Group to Fully Subordinate Jihadism to Salafism – Alexander Thurston, Islamic Law & Society:

Monday October 23: 

Demobilising and Disengaging Violent Extremists: Towards a New UN Framework – Joanne Richards, Stability: International Journal of Security and Development: http://bit.ly/2heaJX6

Lone Actor Terrorist Attack Planning and Preparation: A Data-Driven Analysis – Bart Schuurman, Edwin Bakker, Paul Gill, and Noémie Bouhana, Journal of Forensic Sciences: http://bit.ly/2lmQo6o

“@ me if you need shoutout”: Exploring Women’s Roles in Islamic State Twitter Networks – Laura Huey, Rachel Inch, and Hillary Peladeau, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: 

Sinai’s Insurgency: Implications of Enhanced Guerilla Warfare – Omar Ashour, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: http://bit.ly/2zaD6gD

What Does the “Terrorist” Label Really Do? Measuring and Explaining the Effects of the “Terrorist” and “Islamist” Categories – Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Tuesday October 24:

Beyond the Caliphate: Islamic State Activity – Inspired or Linked – Outside of the Group’s Defined Wilayat: Morocco – Ellen Chapin, Combating Terrorism Center: http://bit.ly/2i2YrR4

Investigating the Role of Telegram App in Lone Wolf Attacks in the West – Ahmad Shehabat, Teodor Mitew, and Yahia Alzoubi, Journal of Strategic Security:

Wednesday October 25:

The Jihādī Movement and Rebel Governance: A Reassertion of a Patriarchal Order? – Brynjar Lia, Die Welt des Islams:

Studying the Internet and Violent conflict – Anita R. Gohdes, Conflict Management and Peace Science: http://bit.ly/2xVy9XB

Thursday October 26:

Digital Decay? Tracing Change Over Time Among English-Language Islamic State Sympathizers on Twitter – Audrey Alexander, Program on Extremism: http://bit.ly/2gPiXrE

IS’s Appeal to Western Women: Policy Recommendations – Kiriloi M. Ingram, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague: http://bit.ly/2yQSkXS

Friday October 27:

Deciphering IS’s Narrative and Activities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Abdullah Bin Khaled Al-Saud, Terrorism and Political Violence: http://bit.ly/2yrgDyz

The Lives of Foreign Fighters Who Left ISIS – Vera Mironova, Ekaterina Sergatskova, and Karam Alhamad, Foreign Affairs: http://fam.ag/2irdBj6

The Real Reason U.S. Troops Are in Niger – Andrew Lebovich, Foreign Policy: http://atfp.co/2hfCYok

Jihadist Propaganda as a Threat Indicator: The Case of Spain – Manuel Ricardo Torres-Soriano, Terrorism and Political Violence: http://bit.ly/2zaeu7x