Articles of the Week – 12/2-12/8

Monday December 4:

Tactical Diversity in Militant Violence – Michael C. Horowitz, Evan Perkoski, and Philip B.K. Potter, International Organization: http://bit.ly/2zW7evH

Tuesday December 5: 

Hamas as a Wasati Movement: Pragmatism within the Boundaries of the Sharia – Sagi Polka, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: http://bit.ly/2Bhoi3x

Understanding Push and Pull Factors in Kosovo: Primary Interviews with Returned Foreign Fighters and their Families – UNDP: http://bit.ly/2Am6MLr

Wednesday December 6:

Struggle Over Scripture: Charting the Rift Between Islamist Extremism and Mainstream Islam – Milo Comerford and Rachel Bryson, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change: http://bit.ly/2kIaPLm

Tunisia’s Jihadi Problem and How to Deal with It – Lisa Watanabe and Fabien Merz, Middle East Policy: http://bit.ly/2yORNHy

The Impact of ISIS on Algeria’s Security Doctrine – Djallil Lounnas, Middle East Policy: http://bit.ly/2Bhe82R

Reality Versus Perception: Toward Understanding Boko Haram in Nigeria – Anneli Botha and Mahdi Abdile, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: http://bit.ly/2iF2nbl

How Boko Haram specifically targets displaced people – Aimée-Noël Mbiyozo, Institute for Security Studies: http://bit.ly/2AF5SXw 

Boko Haram Conflict Enters Counterinsurgency Phase as Nigeria Erects “Fortresses” – Jacob Zenn, Africa in Transition: http://on.cfr.org/2BOkaV2

Thursday December 7:

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb: Financial Assessment – Yaya J. Fanusie and Alex Entz, Foundation for Defense of Democracies: http://bit.ly/2nIDWin