Monday August 19: 

Socio-political Background and Intellectual Undergirding of the Ikhwani Breakaway Factions: 1954-1981 – Aaron Y. Zelin, Jihadology: 

Challenging the Myth of the Drug-Terror Nexus in the Sahel – Wolfram Lacher, Kofi Annan Foundation:

Tuesday August 20:

Turkish Fighters in Syria, Online and Off – North Caucasus Caucus, Jihadology: 

The ‘Who’s Who’ of the Most Important Jihadi Accounts on Twitter? – Nico Prucha and Ali Fisher, Jihadica: 

Wednesday August 21:

A Crumbling Salafi Strategy – Kevin Casey, Sada Journal: 

Thursday August 22:

How Syria’s Jihadists Win Friends and Influence People – Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Phillip Smyth, The Atlantic: 

Friday August 23:

Interviews With Canadian Radicals – Gaetano Joe Ilardi, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: 

Explaining a Turning Point in Australian Jihadism – Andrew Zammit, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: 

Of Mergers, MUJAO, and Mokhtar Belmokhtar – Andrew Lebovich, al-Wasat: 

The Egypt Aid Dilemma – Stephen Tankel, The National Interest:

Saturday August 10:

Comparative Lone Wolf Terrorism: Toward a Heuristic Definition – Matthew Feldman, Democracy and Security: 

Islamism and the Pakistani State – Husain Haqqani, Current Trends in Islamist Ideology: 

Sunday August 11:

Organizing Rebellion: Rethinking High-Risk Mobilization and Social Networks in War – Sarah Elizabeth Parkinson, American Political Science Review: 

Monday August 12:

Are Morocco’s Political Salafists Committed to Peace? – Vish Sakthivel, Washington Institute for Near East Policy: 

Libya’s jihadists beyond Benghazi – Aaron Y. Zelin, The Middle East Channel: 

Breaking Badr, New Season: Confirmation of Badr Organization’s Involvement in Syria – Phillip Smyth, Jihadology: 

Tuesday August 13:

Problematics of political authority within Islam – Muhammad Mazouz, Contemporary Arab Affairs: 

Relationship between state and religion in Saudi Arabia: the role of Wahabism in governance – Tawfiq Alsaif, Contemporary Arab Affairs: 

Geopolitical shifts: Asia rising, America declining in Middle East? – Michael C. Hudson, Contemporary Arab Affairs: 

A Return of Violent Islamist Insurgency in Egypt? – Jerome Drevon, Sada Journal: 

The Business Habits of Highly Effective Terrorists – Jacob N. Shapiro, Foreign Affairs: 

The Cuban in the Desert – Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Foreign Policy: 

Wednesday August 14:

Overstating Terror in Niger – Andrew Lebovich, Foreign Affairs:

Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq’s Liwa’a Kafeel Zaynab – Phillip Smyth, Jihadology: 

Zero Degrees of al Qaeda: How Twitter is super-charging jihadist recruitment – J.M. Berger, Foreign Policy: 

Imposing Islamist ‘project’ betrays the spirit of religion – Khaled Diab, The National: 

Did an 8-Year-Old Spy for America? – Gregory Johnsen, The Atlantic:

Thursday August 15: 

From Useful Idiot to Useful Infidel: Meditations on the Folly of 21st-Century “Intellectuals” – Richard Landes, Terrorism and Political Violence: 

The Ideological Evolution of Boko Haram in Nigeria: Merging Local Salafism and International Jihadism – Jacob Zenn, Atta Barkindo, and Nicholas A Heras, RUSI Journal: 

My Two Weeks With the Jihadists – Michael Marcusa, The Atlantic: 

Saturday August 3:

The Core of the Qur’an: Sūrat Yā Sīn (Q. 36) – M.A.S. Abdel Haleem, Journal of Qur’anic Studies: 

Al-Tabarī and the Dynamics of tafsīr: Theological Dimensions of a Legacy – Mustafa Shah, Journal of Qur’anic Studies: 

Monday August 5:

The state and identity: the relationship between religion and politics – Tunisia as an example – Salaheddine Jourchi, Contemporary Arab Affairs: 

Syncretic Spirituality: Islam in Indigenous Australia – Peta Stephenson, Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations: 

Turkey’s jihadi dilemma – Soner Cagaptay and Aaron Y. Zelin, CNN: 

The Great Escape – Raheem Salman and Ned Parker, Foreign Policy: 

Tuesday August 6:

Not Another al-Qaeda Article – Stephen Tankel, War on the Rocks: 

Wednesday August 7:

Pakistan’s urban militant threat – Fahd Humayun, The AfPak Channel: 

Thursday August 8:

Implementing ‘Sharia’ in Syria’s Liberated Provinces – Thomas Pierret, Foundation for Law, Justice and Society: 

New Evidence on Ansar al-Sharia in Libya Training Camps – Aaron Y. Zelin, al-Wasat: 

The Gift – Marc Lynch, Foreign Policy:

Friday August 9:

The resurgence of militant Islam in Central Asia – Luke Falkenburg, Small Wars & Insurgencies: 

Exposing & exploiting weaknesses in merger of Al-Qaeda & Al-Shabaab – Matthew J. Thomas, Small Wars & Insurgencies: 

Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria and the vicious cycle of internal insecurity – Oarhe Osumah, Small Wars & Insurgencies: 

Sunday June 30:

List of Syria-related violent incidents in Australia – Andrew Zammit, The Murphy Raid: 

Monday July 1:

Rebels In Losing War Against Shabab Leader – M. Mubarak, Inside the Insurgency: 

Tuesday July 2:

Somalia: The Godane Coup And The Unraveling Of Al-Shabaab – Hassan M. Abukar, African Arguments: 

Caucasus Emirate Will Try to Stop Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics – North Caucasus Caucus:

Wednesday July 3:

The Songs of Liwa’a Abu Fadl al-Abbas: Militant Iraqi Shia Music & Syria – Phillip Smyth, Jihadology: 

China’s Response to the Revolts in the Arab World: A Case of Pragmatic Diplomacy – Degang Sun & Yahia Zoubir, Mediterranean Politics:

Conflict in Rakhine State in Myanmar: Rohingya Muslims’ Conundrum – Nehginpao Kipgen, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs: 

Sunday July 7:

How Syria’s Civil War Became a Holy Crusade – Thomas Hegghammer and Aaron Y. Zelin, Foreign Affairs:

Salafis After the Coup – Will McCants, Foreign Affairs:

Monday July 8:

ʿAdālat al-Ṣaḥāba: The Construction of a Religious Doctrine – Amr Osman, Arabica: 

Tuesday July 9:

The trouble with radicalization – Peter R Neumann, International Affairs:

Wednesday July 10:

A Clash of Islamic Models – Aylin Uver Noi, Current Trends in Islamist Ideology: 

Tuesday July 16:

Foreign Fighters and Ants: How they form their colonies – Clint Watts, Foreign Policy Research Institute: 

State and religion in a revolutionary era: perspectives and demands of the Islamic awakening – Ridwan Al-Sayyid, Contemporary Arab Affairs: 

Premature Obituaries for Political Islam Fawaz A. Gerges, The Middle East Channel:

Wednesday July 17:

Al Qaeda’s Uncertain Future – Bruce Hoffman, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: 

Nomads, Islamists, and Soldiers: The Struggles for Northern Mali – Lawrence E. Cline, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism 

Thursday July 18:

The Death of a Top al-Qaeda Commander – Brian O’Neil, Medium:

Contesting Islam through the 2012 Sydney Protests: An Analysis of Post-protest Political Discourse amongst Australian Muslims – Joshua M. Roose, Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations:

Friday July 19:

Mauritania’s Salafi Prisoners: A Release and Some Questions – Alex Thurston, Sahel Blog: 

Saturday July 20:

Liwa’a ‘Ammar Ibn Yasir: A New Shia Militia Operating In Aleppo, Syria – Phillip Smyth, Jihadology: 

Monday July 22:

Making Muslims: The Politics of Religious Identity Construction and Victoria’s Islamic Schools – Yasmin Hassen, Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations: 

Tuesday July 23:

The Risks Posed by Jihadist Hackers – Christopher Heffelfinger, CTC Sentinel:

The Syrian Spillover and Salafist Radicalization in Lebanon – Bilal Y. Saab, CTC Sentinel:

Anti-Muslim Attacks in Myanmar Threaten Uptick in Regional Violence and Islamist Activism – James Brandon, CTC Sentinel:

Zaynab’s Guardians: The Emergence of Shi`a Militias in Syria – Christopher Anzalone, CTC Sentinel:

Al-Qa`ida in the Islamic Maghreb’s Tunisia Strategy Aaron Y. Zelin, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, and Andrew Lebovich, CTC Sentinel:

Tools and Tradeoffs: Confronting U.S. Citizen Terrorist Suspects Abroad – Dan Byman & Benjamin Wittes, Brookings: 

Reflections on 9/11: Australian Muslim and Non-Muslim Responses 10 Years On – Halim Rane & Jacqui Ewart, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs: 

Thursday July 25:

Secularizing Islamism and Islamizing Democracy: The Political and Ideational Evolution of the Egyptian Muslim Brothers 1984–2012 – Sumita Pahwa, Mediterranean Politics: 

Democracy, Civil Liberties and the Role of Religion after the Arab Awakening: Constitutional Reforms in Tunisia and Morocco – Emanuela Dalmasso & Francesco Cavatorta, Mediterranean Politics: 

The ‘Arab Uprising’, Islamists and Democratization – Jeffrey Haynes, Mediterranean Politics: 

Re-emerging Islamism in Tunisia: Repositioning Religion in Politics and Society – Teije Hidde Donker, Mediterranean Politics: 

Moderation through exclusion? The journey of the Tunisian Ennahda from fundamentalist to conservative party – Francesco Cavatorta & Fabio Merone, Democratization: 

Friday July 26:

Alleged Brahmi Killer: Tracing Ties Between Aboubaker el-Hakim, Ansar al-Sharia, and Al-Qaeda – Andrew Lebovich and Aaron Y. Zelin, Tunisia Live:

Relationship between state and religion: Egypt after the revolution – Tarek El-Beshry, Contemporary Arab Affairs: 

Tuesday July 30:

Origins and Dimensions of Instability in Post-Qaddafi Libya – Homeland Security Policy Institute: 

The Lion of Damascus, and Afghans, and Africans! Oh My!: Fighters From Exotic Locales In Syria’s Shia Militias – Phillip Smyth, Jihadology: 

Wednesday July 31:

Syria’s moderate rebels wane as extremist forces dominate – Charles Lister, The National:

Thursday August 1:

Blue-Eyed Jihad – Jenan Moussa and Harald Doornbos, Foreign Policy:

How Al Qaeda Innovates – Assaf Moghadam, Security Studies:

Saturday June 22: 

Deep insight into the Haqqani Network – Charles Cameron, Pragati: 

Monday June 24:

“Terrorism” and Transnational Organised Crime in West Africa – Freedom C. Onuoha and Dr. Gerald E. Ezirim, al-Jazeera Center for Studies: 

On the Eve of 2014: Islamism in Central Asia – Jacob Zenn, Current Trends in Islamist Ideology: 

The crowning of the Syrian Islamic Front – Aaron Y. Zelin and Charles Lister, The Middle East Channel: 

Tuesday June 25:

The Dynamics of the Creation, Evolution, and Disappearance of Terrorist Internet Forums – Manuel R. Torres-Soriano, International Journal of Conflict and Violence:

The Local Face of Jihadism in Northern Mali – Andrew Lebovich, CTC Sentinel: 

Boko Haram’s Evolving Tactics and Alliances in Nigeria – Jacob Zenn, CTC Sentinel: 

Tweeting for the Caliphate: Twitter as the New Frontier for Jihadist Propaganda – Nico Prucha and Ali Fisher, CTC Sentinel: 

Breaking Badr: Is Iraq’s Badr Organization Operating In Syria? – Phillip Smyth, Jihadology: 

Radicalization in Prison: The French Case – Farhad Khosrokhavar, Politics, Religion & Ideology: 

Mohamed Merah: From Petty Criminal to Neojihadist – Virginie Andre & Shandon Harris-Hogan, Politics, Religion & Ideology: 

Thursday June 27:

Moving Terrorism Research Forward: The Crucial Role of Primary Sources – Bart Schuurman and Quirine Eijkman, International Centre for Counterterrorism – The Hague:

The myth of global Islamic terrorism and local conflict in Mali and the Sahel – Caitriona Dowd and Clionadh Raleigh, African Affairs: 

Friday June 28:

Endgame For Aweys; But Al-Shabaab Will Continue – Abdihakim Ainte, African Arguments: 

The Quran and the apostles of Jesus – Gabriel Said Reynolds, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies: 

The contiguity between churches and mosques in early Islamic Bilād al-Shām – Mattia Guidetti, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies: 

Saturday June 15:

Democracy in Modern Islamic Thought – Nazek Jawad, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies: 

Chechnya and Kashmir: The Jihadist Evolution of Nationalism to Jihad and Beyond – George Garner, Terrorism and Political Violence: 

Sunday June 16:

“Divine Victory” in Qusayr: Hizballah Promotes Their Success on the Web – Phillip Smyth, Jihadology: 

Monday June 17:

Why Drones Work: The Case for Washington’s Weapon of Choice – Dan Byman, Foreign Affairs: 

Evil in a Haystack: How do you find a terrorist hidden in millions of gigabytes of metadata? – J.M. Berger, Foreign Policy: 

Tuesday June 18:

Convivenza, Convenienza and Conversion: Islam in Medieval Hungary (1000–1400 CE) – Katarína Štulrajterová, Journal of Islamic Studies: 

Thursday June 20:

Book Review of “Foreign Fighters: Transnational Identity in Civil Conflicts” – Mark Youngman, Jihadology: 

The Next Decade of Jihadism in Pakistan – Tufail Ahmad, Current Trends in Islamist Ideology: 

Hizballah Cavalcade: Liwa’a Zulfiqar: Birth of A New Shia Militia in Syria? – Phillip Smyth, Jihadology:

Saturday June 8:

How Dangerous Is a Terrorist with a Twitter Handle? – Jonathan Schanzer, Foreign Policy: 

Sunday June 9:

A Few Entries into the Syrian MB Vault – Marisa Urgo, Making Sense of Jihad: 

The Ongoing Battle for Education; Uprisings, Negotiations and Taleban Tactics – Antonio Giustozzi and Claudio Franco, Afghanistan Analysts Network: 

Monday June 10:

Zawahiri and al Qaeda Central out of the loop in Iraq & Syria – Clint Watts, Selected Wisdom: 

Towards an “Islamic Republic of Mali?” – Alex Thurston, The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs: 

Tuesday June 11:

Toward an Islamic Spring: Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi’s Prison Production – Cole Bunzel, Jihadica: 

Thursday June 13:

A Message of Felicitation from the Esteemed Amir-Ul-Momineen on the Occasion of Eid: An Analysis of Taliban Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr Statements from 2006 to 2012 – Timothy D. Soper, Small Wars Journal: 

Friday June 14:

Iran’s Losses In the “35th Province” (Syria), Part 1 – Phillip Smyth, Jihadology:

Sunday June 2:

Hizballah Cavalcade: Roundup of Iraqis Killed in Syria, Part 3 – Phillip Smyth, Jihadology:

Monday June 3:

Hizballah Cavalcade: Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada: Another Supplier of Iraqi Shia Fighters in Syria – Phillip Smyth, Jihadology: 

Convoy of Martyrs in the Levant: A Joint Study Charting the Evolving Role of Sunni Foreign Fighters in the Armed Uprising Against the Assad Regime in Syria – Aaron Y. Zelin, Evan F. Kohlmann, and Laith al-Khouri, Flashpoint Partners: 

Tuesday June 4:

The militant web – Christopher Anzalone, The AfPak Channel:

Friday June 7:

Syria’s Foreign Fighters: Dissecting The Next Decade of Conflict – Clint Watts, Selected Wisdom 

Saturday May 25:

Qusayr Meat Grinder: Hizballah’s Dead From May 20-May 25 – Phillip Smyth, Jihadology: 

Sunday May 26:

Hezbollah and related graphics – Charles Cameron, Zen Pundit: 

Syria: Suffering the effects of the 2nd Foreign Fighter Glut – Clint Watts, Foreign Policy Research Institute 

Monday May 27:

Tunisia’s jihadi showdown shows paradox of Arab Spring freedoms – Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, The Globe and Mail: 

Tuesday May 28:

Ansar al-Sharia Tunisia’s Long Game: Dawa, Hisba and Jihad – Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, International Centre for Counterterrorism – The Hague:

Why Defining Terrorism Matters – Karolina Lula, The Monkey Cage: 

Niger attacks and the Sahel’s shifting jihad – Andrew Lebovich, al-Wasat: 

Wednesday May 29:

The UK’s anti-terrorism laws: does their practical use correspond to legislative intention? – Jessie Blackbourn, Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism: 

Early detection of the lone wolf: advancement of counter-terrorism investigations with an absence or abundance of information and intelligence – Jason-Leigh Striegher, Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism: 

Light and dark: the contrasting approaches of British counter terrorism – John Bahadur Lamb, Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism: 

Terrorist lifecycles: a case study of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan – Khuram Iqbal and Sara De Silva, Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism: 

From AQIM in the Sahel to Shabaab in the Horn, al Qaeda Affiliates Squabble & Fracture – Clint Watts, Selected Wisdom: 

Thursday May 30:

Mali’s Sleeper Cell – Andrew Lebovich, African Arguments: 

Friday May 31:

Jihadi foreign fighters: How dangerous? – Thomas Hegghammer, The Monkey Cage: 

Office Space – Will McCants, Jihadica: