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:

Lone Actor Terrorist Attack Planning and Preparation: A Data-Driven Analysis – Bart Schuurman, Edwin Bakker, Paul Gill, and Noémie Bouhana, Journal of Forensic Sciences:

“@ 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:

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:

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:

Thursday October 26:

Digital Decay? Tracing Change Over Time Among English-Language Islamic State Sympathizers on Twitter – Audrey Alexander, Program on Extremism:

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

Friday October 27:

Deciphering IS’s Narrative and Activities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Abdullah Bin Khaled Al-Saud, Terrorism and Political Violence:

The Lives of Foreign Fighters Who Left ISIS – Vera Mironova, Ekaterina Sergatskova, and Karam Alhamad, Foreign Affairs:

The Real Reason U.S. Troops Are in Niger – Andrew Lebovich, Foreign Policy:

Jihadist Propaganda as a Threat Indicator: The Case of Spain – Manuel Ricardo Torres-Soriano, Terrorism and Political Violence:

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:

Monday October 16:

Hymnal Propaganda: A Closer Look at ‘Clanging of the Swords’ – Alexander Schinis, Jihadology:

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:

Explaining extremism: Western women in Daesh – Meredith Loken and Anna Zelenz, European Journal of International Security:

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:

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:

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:

Part 7: How does IS use Telegram to recruit European foreign fighters and terrorists? – Nico Prucha, Online Jihad:

How Ideology Channels Indeterminate Emotions into Armed Mobilization – Enzo Nussio, PS: Political Science & Politics:

Radicalization and Violent Emotions – Jacquelien van Stekelenburg, PS: Political Science & Politics:

Emotional Distress, Conflict Ideology, and Radicalization – Daphna Canetti, PS: Political Science & Politics:

Organizing Emotions & Ideology in Collective Armed Mobilization Francesco N. Moro – PS: Political Science & Politics:

Ideology in Armed Groups – Livia Isabella Schubiger and Matthew Zelina, PS: Political Science & Politics:

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:

Thursday October 12:

The Social Roots of Jihadist Violence in Burkina Faso’s North – International Crisis Group: 

The Social Bow Tie – Social and Information Networks – Heather Mattie, Kenth Engø-Monsen, Rich Ling, and Jukka-Pekka Onnela:

Friday October 13:

Interpreting the Fall of Islamic State Governance – Aaron Y. Zelin, Washington Institute for Near East Policy:

Inside ISIS’ Dysfunctional Schools – , Foreign Affairs:

Political Islam in Post-Conflict Algeria – Vish Sakthivel, Current Trends in Islamist Ideology:

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:

Why Did the Islamic State Claim the Las Vegas Shooting? – Graeme Wood, The Atlantic:

Tuesday October 3:

Political Primacy, Strategic Risks, and ISIL after the Caliphate – Craig Whiteside, Iraq in Context:

Caliphate in Disarray: Theological Turmoil in the Islamic State – Cole Bunzel, Jihadica:

Wednesday October 4:

When Do We Get to Call Someone a Terrorist? – Graeme Wood, The Atlantic:

Thursday October 5:

Whither ISIS? Insights from Insurgent Responses to Decline – Paul Staniland, The Washington Quarterly:

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:

Making Jihad Pay – Aisha Ahmad, Foreign Affairs:

Friday October 6:

Libya’s Terrorism Challenge: Assessing the Salafi-Jihadi Threat – Lydia Sizer, Middle East Institute:

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:

Tuesday September 26:

Mahdi al-Harati: a Libyan Force Multiplier – Tam Hussein:

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:

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:

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:

Trump’s travel ban on Chad makes absolutely no sense – Nasser Weddady, Washington Post:

For Caliph and Country Exploring how British jihadis join a global movement – Rachel Bryson, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change:

A Guide to Interviewing Terrorists and Violent Extremists – James Khalil, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

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:

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:

Monday September 18:

Community Reporting Thresholds – Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats:

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:

Why ISIS Is So Good at Branding Its Failures as Successes – Charlie Winter and Haroro Inghram, The Atlantic: 

Wednesday September 20:

New document sheds light on the changing nature of ISIL’s combat tactics – Hassan Hassan, The National:

Thursday September 21:

Who Are the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army? – Zachary Abuza, Radio Free Asia:

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:

ISIS’ Female Suicide Bombers Are No Myth – Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi, Foreign Affairs:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

The state of scientific knowledge regarding factors associated with terrorism – Desmarais, Sarah L. Simons-Rudolph, Joseph Brugh, Christine Shahan Schilling, Eileen Hoggan, Chad, Journal of Threat Assessment and Management:

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:

Resilient Cities. Countering Violent Extremism at Local Level – Diego Muro (Ed.), CIDOB:

A Jihadist Breakup in Syria – Aron Lund, Foreign Affairs:

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:

The projectilic image: Islamic State’s digital visual warfare and global networked affect – Marwan M Kraidy, Media, Culture & Society:

Tuesday September 5:

Can ex-militants, and their redemption stories, stop anyone from joining Islamic State? – Simon Cottee, LA Times:

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:

The Four Waves of Global Jihad, 1979–2017 – Glenn E. Robinson, Middle East Policy:

The Role of the Muslim Brotherhood In the Syrian Civil War – Yehuda U. Blanga, Middle East Policy:

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:

The Chechens of Syria – Vera Mironova and Ekaterina Sergatskova, Foreign Affairs:

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:

The Myth of the ISIS Female Suicide Bomber – Simon Cottee and Mia Bloom, The Atlantic:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

Why Radicalization Fails: Barriers to Mass Casualty Terrorism – Pete Simi and Steven Windisch, C-Rex:

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:

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:

An Ethnographic Study on the Indonesian Immigrant Community and its Islamic Radicalization in South Korea – Minwoo Yun and Eunyoung Kim, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

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: 

Social movement theory reflections on the use of suicide violence in the Nigerian Boko Haram – Kingsley Ekene Amaechi, Journal for the Study of Religion: 

Attachment theory and religious violence: theorizing adult religious psychopathology – Victor Counted, Journal for the Study of Religion: