Articles of the Week – 10/28-11/3

Monday October 30:

Determinants of political instability across Arab Spring countries – Nayef Al-Shammari and John Willoughby, Mediterranean Politics:

Terrorism and Intergroup Communication – Allison E. Betus, Michael K. Jablonski, and Anthony F. Lemieux, The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication: http://bit.ly/2yqudm6

The Taliban’s Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (1996–2001): ‘War-Making and State-Making’ as an Insurgency Strategy – S. Yaqub Ibrahimi, Small Wars & Insurgencies: 

Terrorism, Radicalisation and Moral Panics: Media and Academic Analysis and Reporting of 2016 and 2017 ‘Terrorism’ – James Dingley and Sean Hermann, Small Wars & Insurgencies: 

Concessions or Crackdown: How Regime Stability Shapes Democratic Responses to Hostage taking Terrorism – Aslihan Saygili, Journal of Conflict Resolution: 

Disputes over the Divine: Introducing the Religion and Armed Conflict (RELAC) Data, 1975 to 2015 – Isak Svensson and Desirée Nilsson, Journal of Conflict Resolution: 

Tuesday October 31:

With the destruction of the caliphate, the Islamic State has lost far more than territory – J.M. Berger and Amarnath Amarasingam, Monkey Cage: http://wapo.st/2zsMWxb

European Lone Actor Terrorists Versus “Common” Homicide Offenders: An Empirical Analysis – Marieke Liem, Jelle van Buuren, Jeanine de Roy van Zuijdewijn, Hanneke Schönberger, and Edwin Bakker, Homicide Studies:

Countering Violent Extremism in Prisons: A Review of Key Recent Research and Critical Research Gaps – Andrew Silke and Tinka Veldhuis, Perspectives on Terrorism:

Exploring the Continuum of Lethality: Militant Islamists’ Targeting Preferences in Europe – Cato Hemmingby, Perspectives on Terrorism:

Into the Heart of Darkness: Working Notes on Three ISIS Jihadists – Tam Hussein: http://bit.ly/2hklYgk

Wednesday November 1:

Islamic State’s social media moment has passed – Maura Conway, Demos Quarterly: http://bit.ly/2xtl9Zb

The Extremist’s Advantage in Civil Wars – Barbara F. Walter, International Security:

Rescued and deradicalised women are returning to Boko Haram. Why? – Hilary Matfess, African Arguments: http://bit.ly/2h1lVt8

The Paradox of Uzbek Terror – Marlene Laruelle, Foreign Affairs: http://fam.ag/2A3nta5

Thursday November 2:

Radicalization and the Uzbek Diaspora in the Wake of the NYC Attacks – Bennett Clifford, Program on Extremism: http://bit.ly/2yq8GK5

Generosity Is a Dangerous Game: Aid Allocation and the Risks of Terrorism – Stephen C. Nemeth and Jacob A. Mauslein, Terrorism and Political Violence:

Splinters and Schisms: Rebel Group Fragmentation and the Durability of Insurgencies – Charles W. Mahoney,Terrorism and Political Violence:

Friday November 3:

After the Mogadishu Attacks – Stig Jarle Hansen and Christopher Anzalone, Foreign Affairs: http://fam.ag/2yrtwZM

Adaptation and Innovation with an Urban Twist: Changes to Suicide Tactics in the Battle for Mosul – Craig Whiteside and Vera Mironova, Military Review: http://bit.ly/2ma9ywN

The Islamic State’s Crisis and Returning Foreign Fighters: The Case of Italy – Alessandro Boncio, ISPI: http://bit.ly/2ipOuy7