Tuesday December 12, 2017:

The Fate of the Perpetrator in the Jihadist Modus Operandi: Suicide Attacks and Non-Suicide Attacks in the West, 2004-2017 – Teun van Dongen, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague: http://bit.ly/2AACBfy

Wednesday December 13, 2017:

Unusual Lessons from an Unusual War: Boko Haram and Modern Insurgency – Nathaniel D. F. Allen, The Washington Quarterly: http://bit.ly/2yFWDDR

Thursday December 14, 2017:

Transitional Journeys Into and Out of Extremism. A Biographical Approach – Stijn Sieckelinck, Elga Sikkens, Marion van San, Sita Kotnis, and Micha De Winter, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: http://bit.ly/2yGyJrT

Friday December 15, 2017:

From Criminals To Terrorists and Back? – Globsec: http://bit.ly/2AJ3pyh

Resisting Hayat Tahrir al-Sham: Syrian Civil Society on the Frontlines – Haid Haid, Adopt A Revolution: http://bit.ly/2ogdAVr

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

Monday November 27:

The Curse of Cain: Why Fratricidal Jihadis Fail to Learn from Their Mistakes – Mohammed Hafez, CTC Sentinel:

The Implications of Iran’s Expanding Shi`a Foreign Fighter Network – Colin Clarke and Phillip Smyth, CTC Sentinel:

Europe’s True Southern Frontier: The General, the Jihadis, and the High-Stakes Contest for Libya’s Fezzan Region – Andrew McGregor, CTC Sentinel:

A Legitimate Challenger? Assessing the Rivalry between al-Shabaab and the Islamic State in Somalia – Jason Warner and Caleb Weiss, CTC Sentinel:

Tuesday November 28:

Post-Marawi Lessons From Detained Extremists in the Philippines – Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict: http://bit.ly/2zwGBgI

Wednesday November 29:

Metastases: Exploring the impact of foreign fighters in conflicts abroad – R. Kim Cragin and Susan Stipanovich, Journal of Strategic Studies:

Crime Pays: Terrorist Group Engagement in Crime and Survival – James A. Piazza and Scott Piazza, Terrorism and Political Violence:

Fratricidal Rebels: Ideological Extremity and Warring Factionalism in Civil Wars – Mohammed M. Hafez, Terrorism and Political Violence: http://bit.ly/2AcVdGr

The Wider Jihadi Movement Will Take Over Where the Islamic State Left Off – Tore Hamming, World Politics Review: http://bit.ly/2iWE9NI

Thursday November 30:

Spousal Coping Strategies in the Shadow of Terrorism – Mally Shechory-Bitton and Keren Cohen-Louck, Journal of Interpersonal Violence:

Sunday November 19:

What Is the Qur’an? – William McCants, Idea: http://bit.ly/2i2dDlv

Monday November 20:

Abu al-Qassam: Zarqawi’s right-hand man who stayed loyal to al-Qaida – Tore Hamming, Jihadica:

The Origins of America’s Jihadists – Brian Michael Jenkins, RAND: http://bit.ly/2A9RW7G

Spectacles of Sovereignty in Digital Time: ISIS Executions, Visual Rhetoric and Sovereign Power – Roxanne L. Euben, Perspectives on Politics: http://bit.ly/2hP7Uf3

‘Russian-Speaking’ Fighters In Syria, Iraq And At Home: Consequences And Context – Cerwyn Moore and Mark Youngman, CREST: http://bit.ly/2A84bl8

Tuesday November 21:

“Who Is a Muslim?”: Mubi Mosque Attack, Masjid ad-Ḍirār, and the Historical Attempt at Defining a Muslim in the 19th, 20th and 21st Century Hausaland and Bornu – Abdulbasit Kassim, Jihadology: http://bit.ly/2zxBK2P

Jihadist waves: Syria, the Islamic State, and the changing nature of foreign fighters – Güneş Murat Tezcür and Clayton Besaw, Conflict Management and Peace Science:

Wednesday November 22:

Georgian foreign fighter deaths in Syria and Iraq: what can they tell us about foreign fighter mobilization and recruitment? – Bennet Clifford, Caucasus Survey:

Party dualities: Where does political Islam go now? – George Joffé, Mediterranean Politics:

Radicalization patterns and modes of attack planning and preparation among lone-actor terrorists: an exploratory analysis – Lasse Lindekilde, Francis O’Connor, and Bart Schuurman, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression:

Thursday November 23:

Islamic State media output goes into sharp decline – Mina al-Lami, BBC: http://bit.ly/2B81iQk

Saturday November 11, 2017:

Qari Hekmat’s Island: A Daesh enclave in Jawzjan? – Obaid Ali, Afghanistan Analysts Network:

Monday November 13, 2017:

Waves of the Black Banner: An Exploratory Study on the Dutch Jihadist Foreign Fighter Contingent in Syria and Iraq – Reinier Bergema and Marion van San, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

The Jihadist Threat in Italy: A Primer – Lorenzo Vidino and Francesco Marone, ISPI: http://bit.ly/2zL54lN

Tuesday November 14, 2017:

Actividad yihadista en España, 2013-2017: de la Operación Cesto en Ceuta a los atentados en Cataluña – Fernando Reinares and Carola García-Calvo, Real Instituto Elcano: http://bit.ly/2zZbJcO

Wednesday November 15, 2017:

The Islamic State is more like a street gang than like other terrorist groups – Matthew Phillips and Matthew Valasik, Monkey Cage: http://wapo.st/2yRILak

Thursday November 16, 2017: 

Modern Extremist Groups and the Division of the World: A Critique from an Islamic Perspective – Mohamed Badar a and Masaki Nagata b, Arab Law Quarterly:

Friday November 17, 2017:

‘What does terrorism look like?’: university lecturers’ interpretations of their Prevent duties and tackling extremism in UK universities – Keith Spiller, Imran Awan, and Andrew Whiting, Critical Studies on Terrorism:

Islamic State Da’wa in Anbar: Sample Report of the Ramadi Belt – Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi: http://bit.ly/2zyWyHg

Saturday November 4:

Jihad by Embroidery – Thomas Hegghammer, Bored Jihadi: http://bit.ly/2ArDHK8

Sunday November 5:

How the Islamic State uses ‘virtual lessons’ to build loyalty – André Gagné and Marc-André Argentino, The Conversation: http://bit.ly/2madw8F

Monday November 6:

Alt-Right or jihad? – Scott Atran, Aeon: http://bit.ly/2mdGGUb

Salafi Aesthetics: Preaching Among the Sunnance in Niamey, Niger – Abdoulaye Sounaye, Journal of Religion in Africa: http://bit.ly/2zM4S6p

Deradicalizing, Rehabilitating, and Reintegrating Violent Extremists – Raafia Raees Khan and Feriha Peracha, United States Institute of Peace: http://bit.ly/2yPcPHW

Tuesday November 7:

Prisoners and Politics: Western Hostage Taking by Militant Groups – Seth Loertscher and Daniel Milton, Democracy and Security:

Wednesday November 8:

Violent extremism in Kenya: Why women are a priority – Irene Ndung’u, Uyo Salifu and Romi Sigsworth, Institute for Security Studies: http://bit.ly/2zLv4ho

Pilgrimage to Mecca and “Radical” Islam: New trends from Sub-Saharan Africa – Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos, The Journal of the Middle East and Africa:

Jihadism in Southern Thailand: A Phantom Menace – International Crisis Group: http://bit.ly/2zxY0Zq

Friday November 10:

Terrorism before and after 9/11 – a more dangerous world? – Meagan Smith and Sean M. Zeigler, Research & Politics:

Myanmar’s Tatmadaw and the Making of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army – Zachary Abuza, Terrorism Monitor: http://bit.ly/2iqyCLJ

A Bare Bones Mathematical Model of Radicalization – C. Connell McCluskey and Manuele Santoprete, arXiv: http://bit.ly/2hHunhO

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

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

Sunday October 15:

The March 2016 Brussels Attacks – 10 Reasons by the “Islamic State” & the context of the Sunni extremist universe – Nico Prucha, Online Jihad: http://bit.ly/2gkD012

Monday October 16:

Hymnal Propaganda: A Closer Look at ‘Clanging of the Swords’ – Alexander Schinis, Jihadology: http://bit.ly/2ywDkAU

Tuesday October 17: 

Jihadi Commuters: How the Taleban cross the Durand Line – Borhan Osman and Fazal Muzhary, Afghanistan Analysts Network:

How ISIS Manipulates “Divine Commandments” to Influence Women’s Role in Jihad – Fernanda Buril, Journal of Terrorism Research: http://bit.ly/2gTI0GY

Explaining extremism: Western women in Daesh – Meredith Loken and Anna Zelenz, European Journal of International Security: http://bit.ly/2yDXN4t

Sudan and the Unbearable Lightness of Islamism: From Revolution to Rentier Authoritarianism – Giorgio Musso, The International Spectator: 

Wednesday October 18:

Crime as Jihad: Developments in the Crime-Terror Nexus in Europe – Rajan Basra and Peter R. Neumann, CTC Sentinel:

New Developments in IS’s External Operations: The 2017 Sydney Plane Plot – Andrew Zammit, CTC Sentinel:

America Should Beware a Chadian Military Scorned – Alexander Thurston, Foreign Policy: http://atfp.co/2gv2XLf

How (wo)men rebel: Exploring the effect of gender equality on nonviolent and armed conflict onset – Susanne Schaftenaar, Journal of Peace Research: 

Friday October 20:

The Bloody End of the Islamic State’s Utopian Dream – Graeme Wood, The Atlantic: http://theatln.tc/2zd3Y2c