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: 

Saturday October 7:

Global Jihadist Moment: The Most Lethal Ideology? – Jennifer Varriale Carson and Matthew Suppenbach, Homicide Studies:

Tuesday October 10:

Part 6: Substituting the Jihadist Twittersphere for Islamic State Telegrams – Nico Prucha, Online Jihad: http://bit.ly/2gaPe8M

Part 7: How does IS use Telegram to recruit European foreign fighters and terrorists? – Nico Prucha, Online Jihad: http://bit.ly/2xEGoX3

Wednesday October 11:

Domestic Terrorism in Democratic States: Understanding and Addressing Minority Grievances – Sambuddha Ghatak, Aaron Gold, and Brandon C. Prins, Journal of Conflict Resolution: http://bit.ly/2gr8b6Z

Thursday October 12:

The Social Roots of Jihadist Violence in Burkina Faso’s North – International Crisis Group: http://bit.ly/2xEIpCw 

Friday October 13:

Interpreting the Fall of Islamic State Governance – Aaron Y. Zelin, Washington Institute for Near East Policy: http://bit.ly/2yhFGDu

Inside ISIS’ Dysfunctional Schools – , Foreign Affairs: http://fam.ag/2yKMNoI

Political Islam in Post-Conflict Algeria – Vish Sakthivel, Current Trends in Islamist Ideology: http://bit.ly/2xT3pKN

Monday October 2:

Deir Azzour: Tribal Mapping Project – Nicholas A. Heras, Bassam Barabandi, and Nidal Betare, Center for a New American Security:

Let’s Play a Video Game: Jihadi Propaganda in the World of Electronic Entertainment – Miron Lakomy, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Boko Haram vs. al Shabaab- What do we know about their patterns of violence? – By Clionadh Raleigh, Roudabeh Kishi, Olivia Russell, Joseph Siegle, and Wendy Williams, Monkey Cage: http://wapo.st/2xnESbE

Why Did the Islamic State Claim the Las Vegas Shooting? – Graeme Wood, The Atlantic: http://theatln.tc/2wvmNsu

Tuesday October 3:

Political Primacy, Strategic Risks, and ISIL after the Caliphate – Craig Whiteside, Iraq in Context: http://bit.ly/2z30cFx

Caliphate in Disarray: Theological Turmoil in the Islamic State – Cole Bunzel, Jihadica: http://bit.ly/2hTUW2S

Wednesday October 4:

When Do We Get to Call Someone a Terrorist? – Graeme Wood, The Atlantic: http://theatln.tc/2wCLAev

Thursday October 5:

Whither ISIS? Insights from Insurgent Responses to Decline – Paul Staniland, The Washington Quarterly: http://bit.ly/2hTXFJu

Islam, Moderation, Radicalism, and Justly Balanced Communities – Nuraan Davids, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs:

Latino Muslims and Radical Extremism: Why There Is No Daesh (ISIS) Threat in Latin America? – Mehmet Ozkan, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs: 

Why Do We Want to Watch Gory Jihadist Propaganda Videos – Simon Cottee, The New York Times: http://nyti.ms/2y5eRlA

Making Jihad Pay – Aisha Ahmad, Foreign Affairs: http://fam.ag/2yu9xZL

Friday October 6:

Libya’s Terrorism Challenge: Assessing the Salafi-Jihadi Threat – Lydia Sizer, Middle East Institute: http://bit.ly/2y0xo0c

Monday September 25:

Learning From Ideological Variance And Change – Mark Youngman, Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats: 

Cash is King: Financial Sponsorship & Changing Priorities in the Syrian Civil War – Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: http://bit.ly/2xJCAW4

Tuesday September 26:

Mahdi al-Harati: a Libyan Force Multiplier – Tam Hussein: http://bit.ly/2yOEncM

Political Fragmentation and Alliances among Armed Non-state Actors in North and Western Africa (1997–2014) – Olivier Walther, Christian Leuprecht, and David B. Skillicorn, Terrorism and Political Violence: 

Approving of but Not Choosing Violence: Paths of Nonviolent Radicals – Maiah Jaskoski, Michael Wilson, and Berny Lazareno,Terrorism and Political Violence:

What Types of Media do Terrorists Collect? An Analysis of Religious, Political, and Ideological Publications Found in Terrorism Investigations in the UK – Donald Holbrook, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague: http://bit.ly/2k02S3f

Visuality and the ‘Jihadi-bride’ the re-fashioning of desire in the digital age – Yasmin Ibrahim, Social Identities:

Wednesday September 27:

In Search of the Virtual Caliphate: Convenient Fallacy, Dangerous Distraction – Haroro J. Ingram and Craig Whiteside, War on the Rocks: http://bit.ly/2xBVjml

Agricultural market activity and Boko Haram attacks in northeastern Nigeria – Jamon Van Den Hoek, West African Papers:

Thursday September 28:

Media Fitna in the Islamic State – Aymenn al-Tamimi, Jihadology: http://bit.ly/2yz8tjl

Trump’s travel ban on Chad makes absolutely no sense – Nasser Weddady, Washington Post: http://wapo.st/2fGOWtz

For Caliph and Country Exploring how British jihadis join a global movement – Rachel Bryson, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change: http://bit.ly/2yAm0Hr

Friday September 29: 

Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalisation that Lead to Terrorism: Ideas, Recommendations, and Good Practices from the OSCE Region – Peter R Neumann:

Divisions Within the Global Jihad: A Primer – Daniel Byman, Lawfare: http://bit.ly/2xPa3k6

Countering ISIS Call for Hijra (Emigration): A Review through the Lens of Maqāṣid Ash-Sharīʿah – Muhammad Saiful Alam Shah Bin Sudiman, Journal for Deradicalization:

Dutch Suspects of Terrorist Activity: A Study of Their Biographical Backgrounds Based on Primary Sources – Maarten van Leyenhorst and Ada Andreas, Journal for Deradicalization: 

Competing for Constituents: Trends in Terrorist Service Provision – William A Wagstaff and Danielle F Jung, Terrorism and Political Violence:

Sunday September 17:

Part 5: Influence and information campaigns: from Twitter to Telegram – Nico Prucha, Online Jihad: http://bit.ly/2wFquA3

Monday September 18:

Community Reporting Thresholds – Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats: http://bit.ly/2hovDSP

Non-Pashtun Taleban of the North (4): A case study from Jawzjan – Obaid Ali, Afghanistan Analysts Network:

ISIS’s Expanding Campaign in Europe – Jennifer Cafarella, Institute for the Study of War:

Tuesday September 19:

Terrorism: The Lessons of Barcelona – Nafees Hamid, New York Review of Books: http://bit.ly/2fymV3W

Why ISIS Is So Good at Branding Its Failures as Successes – Charlie Winter and Haroro Inghram, The Atlantic: http://theatln.tc/2yqtnSu 

Wednesday September 20:

New document sheds light on the changing nature of ISIL’s combat tactics – Hassan Hassan, The National: http://bit.ly/2yvN37G

Thursday September 21:

Who Are the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army? – Zachary Abuza, Radio Free Asia: http://bit.ly/2xEV8qf

Al-Qa`ida in Pakistan: A Metric Problem? – Don Rassler, CTC Sentinel:

The Islamic State Long Game: A Tripartite Analysis of Youth Radicalization and Indoctrination – Colleen McCue, Joseph T. Massengill, Dorothy Milbrandt, John Gaughan, and Meghan Cumpston, CTC Sentinel:

The Islamic State and the Kurds: The Documentary Evidence – Aymenn Al-Tamimi, CTC Sentinel:

Friday September 22:

How 9/11 created a feedback loop for international jihadism – Lisa Blaydes and Martha Crenshaw, Monkey Cage: http://wapo.st/2fmn0LA

ISIS’ Female Suicide Bombers Are No Myth – Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi, Foreign Affairs: http://fam.ag/2jQPzCd

Beyond Maiduguri: Understanding Boko Haram’s rule in rural communities of northeastern Nigeria – Olabanji Akinola, Project on Middle East Political Science:

Local Religious Leaders and the Rise of Political Islam – Steven Brooke and Neil Ketchley, Project on Middle East Political Science: 

A Local Islamist Advantage? Toward a Theory of National and Local Service Provision in Algeria – Lindsay J. Benstead, Project on Middle East Political Science:

Municipal Service Delivery, Identity Politics and Islamist Parties in Turkey – Melissa Marschall, Marwa Shalaby, and Saadet Konak Unal, Project on Middle East Political Science:

The Non-Economic Logic of Rebel Taxation: Evidence from an Islamic State-Controlled District – Mara Revkin, Project on Middle East Political Science:

Why do some localities in Turkey remain resistant to Islamist political mobilization? – Evren Celik Wiltse, Project on Middle East Political Science: 

Municipal Management & Service Delivery as Resilience Strategies: Hezbollah’s Local Development Politics in South Lebanon – Diana Zeidan, Project on Middle East Political Science: 

Islamist and Non-Islamist Local Activism: Comparative Reflections from Egypt’s Popular Committees – Asya El-Meehy, Project on Middle East Political Science: 

The ‘New Netwar:’ how to locate online viewers of jihadist content – Lorand Bodo, Ridgeway Information: http://bit.ly/2yOwh3x

Sunday September 10:

Identities “Betwixt and between’: analysing Belgian representation in ‘homegrown’ extremism – Paige V. Pascarelli, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression:

Sixteen Years After 9/11, How Does Terrorism End? – Robin Wright, The New Yorker: http://bit.ly/2wQJMBJ

Monday September 11:

An exploration of perceptions of real-life suspects’ from the Asian Muslim community relating to the police interviewing practices in England – Rashid Minhas, Dave Walsh, and Ray Bull, Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism: 

Understanding what makes terrorist groups’ propaganda effective: an integrative complexity analysis of ISIL and Al Qaeda – Shannon C. Houck, Meredith A. Repke, and Lucian Gideon Conway III, Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism: 

In Vaccines we Trust? The Effects of Anti-vaccine Propaganda on Immunization: Evidence from Pakistan

Tuesday September 12: 

In Vaccines we Trust? The Effects of Anti-vaccine Propaganda on Immunization: Evidence from Pakistan – Monica Martinez-Bravo and Andreas Stegmann: 

Wednesday September 13:

When the Islamic State Comes to Town: The Economic Impact of Islamic State Governance in Iraq and Syria – Eric Robinson, Daniel Egel, Patrick B. Johnston, Sean Mann, Alexander D. Rothenberg, and David Stebbins, RAND Corporation: http://bit.ly/2y5z4Er

The origins of sectarianism in Egypt and the Fertile Crescent – Yusri Hazran, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies:

Global Priorities in Terrorism and CounterTerrorism- Practitioner Perspectives – Sam Mullins and James Howcroft, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies: http://bit.ly/2h88xQb

Thursday September 14:

Revolution Unveiled: A Closer Look at Iran’s Presence and Influence in the Middle East – Phillip Smyth, Tim Michetti, and Owen Daniels, The Atlantic Council: http://bit.ly/2fqQuEM

The Ascendance of Official Islams – Michael Robbins and Lawrence Rubin, Democracy and Security:

Miltant Rivalries Extend to Female Recruitment in Pakistan – Amira Jadoon and Sara Mahmood, CTC Perspectives: http://bit.ly/2x4DHSd

Friday September 15:

Correcting the Course: Advancing Juvenile Justice Principles for Children Convicted of Violent Extremist Offenses – Global Center on Cooperative Security and International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague: 

The American Exception: Terrorism Prosecutions in the United States: The ISIS Cases, March 2014 – August 2017 – Karen J. Greenberg and Seth Weiner, Center on National Security at Fordham Law: http://bit.ly/2wwJtbe

Resilient Cities. Countering Violent Extremism at Local Level – Diego Muro (Ed.), CIDOB: http://bit.ly/2wjBIKg

A Jihadist Breakup in Syria – Aron Lund, Foreign Affairs: http://fam.ag/2wxg9kR

Islamic Radicalization in Russia’s North Caucasus: Lessons from Russia’s Handling of Religious Revival – Elena Pokalova, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies: 

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

Saturday August 26:

Jihadi-Salafism Makes Strange Bedfellows: On the Death of Muhammad Ibrahim Shaqra – Joas Wagemakers, Jihadica:

Sunday August 27:

The Context of the Manchester Bombings in the Words of the “Islamic State” on Telegram – Nico Prucha, Online Jihad: http://bit.ly/2eAceRn

Monday August 28:

Eulogies for the Resistance: Hizbullah, Syria and the ‘Crisis Imaginary’ – Jack Joy, Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication:

Save the Terrorism Prevention Toolkit – George Selim and Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, War on the Rocks: http://bit.ly/2wbsSMU

Children of the Caliphate Young IS Returnees and the Reintegration Challenge – Liesbeth van der Heide and Jip Geenen, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague: http://bit.ly/2wOS91l

Tuesday August 29:

From Grozny to Raqqah with stopover Brussels – The ‘Eastern Contingent’ of Belgian foreign terrorist fighters – Pieter Van Ostaeyen and Guy Van Vlierden, Emme Jihad: http://bit.ly/2iRsY7W

Why Radicalization Fails: Barriers to Mass Casualty Terrorism – Pete Simi and Steven Windisch, C-Rex: http://bit.ly/2guTNKz

It Comes with the Territory: Why States Negotiate with Ethno-Political Organizations – Victor Asal, Daniel Gustafson, and Peter Krause, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Wednesday August 30:

A Community of True Believers: Learning as Process among “The Emigrants” – Michael Kenney, Terrorism and Political Violence :

Engaging Religion and Religious Actors in Countering Violent Extremism – Peter Mandaville and Melissa Nozell, USIP: http://bit.ly/2wvFSgG

Thursday August 31:

A Collective Profile of IS Commanders – Ronen Zeidel, Perspectives on Terrorism:

Awareness Trainings and Detecting Jihadists among Asylum Seekers: A Case Study from The Netherlands – Joris van Wijk and Maarten P. Bolhuis, Perspectives on Terrorism: 

Towards Academic Consensus Definitions of Radicalism and Extremism – Astrid Bötticher, Perspectives on Terrorism:

Al Qaeda and the Islamic State’s Break: Strategic Strife or Lackluster Leadership? – Tricia Bacon and Elizabeth Arsenault, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Friday September 1:

Studying Politics Across Media – Leticia Bode and Emily K. Vraga, Political Communication:

Wilayat Internet: ISIS’ Resilience across the Internet and Social Media – Laurence Bindner and Raphael Gluck, Bellingcat: http://bit.ly/2xD8FOO

An Ethnographic Study on the Indonesian Immigrant Community and its Islamic Radicalization in South Korea – Minwoo Yun and Eunyoung Kim, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: http://bit.ly/2xJDfqC

Affecting Terrorism: Laughter, Lamentation, and Detestation as Drives to Terrorism Knowledge – Charlotte Heath-Kelly and Lee Jarvis, International Political Sociology: 

Governing in Space of the “Seam”: Airport Security after the Liquid Bomb Plot – International Political Sociology – Marijn Hoijtink, International Political Sociology: 

Saturday August 19:

The Life of Abu Hamza Tawheed of Jaysh Khalid bin al-Waleed – Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi: http://bit.ly/2vviOLo

Shaykh Aminu Daurawa, Boko Haram and the Theological Discourse on Suicide Bombing – Abdulbasit Kassim, Medium: http://bit.ly/2iwRnjb

Ethical Considerations and Dilemmas Before, during and after Fieldwork in Less-Democratic Contexts: some Reflections from Post-Uprising Egypt – Arne F. Wackenhut, The American Sociologist: http://bit.ly/2xyRihw

Tuesday August 22:

Countering Islamic State Messaging Through “Linkage-Based” Analysis – J.M. Berger, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague: http://bit.ly/2wE6Fso

Twitter data laid almost bare: an insightful exploratory analyser – Xin Xiao, Antonio Attanasio, Silvia Chiusano, and Tania Cerquitelli, Expert Systems with Applications:

Wednesday August 23: 

What Makes a Terrorist? – Nafees Hamid, New York Review of Books: http://bit.ly/2w40Scp

Thursday August 24:

Jihadism in the Spanish Language After the Barcelona Attacks – Manuel R. Torres, Program on Extremism: http://bit.ly/2wuTzgO

The Return of Al-Qaeda to Pakistan – Farhan Zahid, Middle East Institute: http://bit.ly/2xiNqBQ

Friday August 25:

The Non-Economic Functions of Rebel Taxation: New Data from the Islamic State in Syria – Mara Revkin:

Conflict imagery in a connective environment: audiovisual content on Twitter following the 2015/2016 terror attacks in Paris and Brussels – Axel Bruns and Folker Hanusch, Media, Culture & Society: http://bit.ly/2hG3qXz