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Jihadology presents Top Views by Country in 2013

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Jihadology presents Top Posts and Most Video Plays in 2013

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Top Posts:

al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula’s al-Malāḥim Media releases Inspire Magazine Issue #8 and #9

What is the Liwa’a Abu Fadl al-Abbas (LAFA)?: Assessing Syria’s Shia “International Brigade” Through Their Social Media Presence

al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula’s al-Malāḥim Media releases Inspire Magazine Issue #10

al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula releases its first English language magazine “Inspire”

New English language magazine Azan Issue #1

al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula’s al-Malāḥim Media releases Inspire Magazine Issue #3

al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula’s al-Malāḥim Media releases Inspire Magazine Issue #7

al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula’s al-Malāḥim Media releases Inspire Magazine Issue #5

The Songs of Liwa’a Abu Fadl al-Abbas: Militant Iraqi Shia Music & Syria

al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula’s al-Malāḥim Media releases Inspire Magazine Issue #2

Kavkaz Center presents a new video message from Dokku Umarov: “Holding a Meeting and Visiting a Base of the Mujāhidīn”

Hizballah’s Multiplying Qusayr Martyrs

The Qusayr Meat Grinder: Hizballah’s Dead From May 20-May 25, 2013

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

Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada: Another Supplier of Iraqi Shia Fighters in Syria

Most Video Plays:

al-Manārah al-Bayḍā’ Foundation for Media Production — “Declaration of the Support Front (Jabhat al-Nuṣrah): For the People of Syria from the Mujāhidīn of Syria in the Fields of Jihād”

Ḥarakat al-Shabāb al-Mujāhidīn — “The Path to Paradise- From the Twin Cities to the Land of the Two Migrations”

Jamā’at at-Tawḥīd wa-l-Jihād Fī Gharb Ifrīqīyyā — “Eyes on Azawad #2″

Teḥrīk-ī-Ṭālibān Pākistān — “Blood For Blood”

Ḥarakat al-Shabāb al-Mujāhidīn — “Their Weapons for the Sake of God in the City of ‘Saakow’ in the Islamic State of Juba”

Abū Muslim al-Rāmī — “The Time Is Ripe For the Boarding”

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan — “Badri Lashkar #3″

Dokku Umarov — “Holding a Meeting and Visiting a Base of the Mujāhidīn”

Teḥrīk-ī-Ṭālibān Pākistān — “Tears of Joy”

Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shām — “A Window Upon the Land of Epic Battles #25″

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan — “Let’s Prepare Ourselves”

Teḥrīk-ī-Ṭālibān Pākistān and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan — “Supporters of the Prisoners”

Jabhat al-Nuṣrah — “Beginning of the End #6″

Abū Yāsir — “Revolutionaries of Tora Bora”

Teḥrīk-ī-Ṭālibān Pākistān — “Orakzai #3″

Jihadology presents Forthcoming Books of 2014

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Annie C Higgins – Secession & Identity in Early Islam

Carool Kersten – Islam in Indonesia: The Contest for Society, Ideas and Values

Chiara Formichi and Michael Feener – Shi’ism in South East Asia: ‘Alid Piety and Sectarian Constructions

Ersel Aydinli – Violent Non-State Actors: From Anarchists to Jihadists

Firas Alkhateeb – Lost Islamic History

Gurdofarid Miskinzoda – Narratives of the Life of Muhammad: Redefining Sira Literature

Innes Bowen – Medina in Birmingham, Najaf in Brent: Inside British Islam

Jonathan Benthall and Robert Lacey – Gulf Charities and Islamic Philanthropy in the ‘Age of Terror’ and Beyond

Kamran Bokhari – Voices of Jihad: New Writings on Radical Islam

Marie Juul Petersen – For Humanity or for the Umma?: Aid and Islam in Transnational Muslim NGOs

Nile Green – Terrains of Exchange: Muslim Encounters from India and Iran to America and Japan

Petter Nesser – Islamist Terrorism in Europe

Raffaello Pantucci – ”We Love Death as You Love Life”: Britain’s Suburban Mujahedeen

Reza Pankhurst – Hizb Ut Tahrir: The Untold History of the Liberation Party

Jihadology presents Think Tank/NGO/Policy/Gov Reports and Articles of 2013, Part X

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Raffaello Pantucci – British Fighters Joining the War in Syria

Raphaël Lefèvre – The Muslim Brotherhood Prepares for a Comeback in Syria

Samar Batrawi – The Dutch Foreign Fighter Contingent in Syria

Sanaa Karim – Morocco’s Salafis: In Search of a Comprehensive Solution

Shiraz Maher – British Foreign Fighters in Syria

Shiraz Maher and Samar Batrawi – What Jihadists Thought About Boston: ‘Allah Akbar. Let’s Move On’

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

START – Violent Jihadism in Real Time: Al-Shabaab’s Use of Twitter

Stephen Tankel – Going Native: The Pakistanization of Al-Qaeda

Stephen Tankel – The militant groups next door

Stig Hansen – Somalia: Rumours Of Al-Shabaab’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

Suha Philip Ma’ayeh – Jordanian Jihadists Active in Syria

Thomas Hegghammer – Number of foreign fighters from Europe in Syria is historically unprecedented. Who should be worried?

Thomas Hegghammer – Syria’s Foreign Fighters

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

Thomas Pierret – Implementing ‘Sharia’ in Syria’s Liberated Provinces

Timothy D. Soper – 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

Tufail Ahmad – The Next Decade of Jihadism in Pakistan

Vahid Brown – Abu Ghaith and al-Qa’ida’s Dissident Faction in Iran

Vish Sakthivel – Are Morocco’s Political Salafists Committed to Peace?

Vish Sakthivel – Weathering Morocco’s Syria Returnees

Will McCants – Joining the Fray: Salafi Politics After the Arab Spring

Will McCants – Office Space

Will McCants – Salafis After the Coup

Zia Ur Rehman – Pakistani Fighters Joining the War in Syria

Jihadology presents Think Tank/NGO/Policy/Gov Reports and Articles of 2013, Part IX

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

Olivier Roy – Secularism and Islam: The Theological Predicament

Pascale Combelles Siegel – AQIM’s Playbook in Mali

Per Gudmundson – The Swedish Foreign Fighter Contingent in Syria

Pieter Van Ostaeyen – Belgian Jihadis in Syria

Pieter Van Ostaeyen – Dutch Foreign Fighters – Some Testimonials from the Syrian Front

Pieter Van Ostaeyen – Dutch Foreign Fighters – Some Testimonials from Syrian Front #2 

Pieter Van Ostaeyen – Dutch Foreign Fighters – Some Testimonials from the Syrian Front (Part III)

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

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

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

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

Phillip Smyth – From Karbala to Sayyida Zaynab: Iraqi Fighters in Syria’s Shi`a Militias

Phillip Smyth – Hizballah Cavalcade: Roundup of Iraqis Killed in Syria, Part 1

Phillip Smyth – Hizballah Cavalcade: Roundup of Iraqis Killed in Syria, Part 2

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

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

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

Phillip Smyth – Hezbollah’s Fallen Soldiers

Phillip Smyth – Hizballah’s Multiplying Qusayr Martyrs

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

Phillip Smyth – Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada Emerges: Updates on the New Iraqi Shia Militia Supplying Fighters to Syria

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

Phillip Smyth – Liwa’a al-Imam al-Hasan al-Mujtaba: A Shia Militia Fighting in Rif Dimashq/Ghouta

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

Phillip Smyth – Sariyya al-Tali’a al-Khurasani: A New Combat-Tested Shia Militia in Syria

Phillip Smyth – The Badr Organization’s Syrian Expeditionary Force: Quwet al-Shahid Muhammed Baqir al-Sadr

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

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

Phillip Smyth – What is the Liwa’ Abu Fadl al-Abbas?: Assessing Syria’s Shia “International Brigade” Through Social Media Presence

Jihadology presents Think Tank/NGO/Policy/Gov Reports and Articles of 2013, Part VIII

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Mark Youngman – Backgrounder on the Mujahideen of the Caucasus and the Levant

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

Mark Youngman – The North Caucasus Insurgency’s Syrian Balancing Act

Matthew Levitt – Hizb Allah Resurrected: The Party of God’s Return to Tradecraft

Matthew Levitt – Hizballah and the Qods Force in Iran’s Shadow War with the West

Matthew Levitt and Aaron Y. Zelin – Hizb Allah’s Gambit in Syria

Michael Marcusa – My Two Weeks With the Jihadists

Mr. Orange’s War Tracker – What’s in the names of terrorist groups (1): Jabhah al-Nusrah

Nathaniel Rosenblatt – ISIS’ Plan to Govern Syria – And What the US Should Do About It

Nelly Lahoud – Jihadi Discourse in the Wake of the Arab Spring

Nico Prucha – Who let the Dog out? A note on the German side of “jihadism”

Nico Prucha and Ali Fisher – 66 Important Jihadist Twitter Accounts (part 2)

Nico Prucha and Ali Fisher – Jihadi Twitter activism – Introduction

Nico Prucha and Ali Fisher – Jihadi Twitter Activism part 2: Jabhat al-Nusra on the Twittersphere

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

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

Noah Tucker – Uzbek Extremism in Context, Part 1: The Uzbek Jihad and the Problem of Religious Freedom 

Noah Tucker – Uzbek Extremism in Context, Part 2: The Internet, Social Media and Religious Speech

Noah Tucker — Uzbek Extremism in Context, Part 3: “Love Your President & Be Content With Bread, or Allah Will Give you a Disease!”

Noman Benotman and Jonathan Russell – A New Index to Assess the Effectiveness of Al Qaeda

Noman Benotman and Roisin Blake – Jabhat al-Nusra

Jihadology presents Think Tank/NGO/Policy/Gov Reports and Articles of 2013, Part VII

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

Jami Forbes – The Significance of Taliban Shari`a Courts in Afghanistan

Jeffrey White, Andrew J. Tabler, and Aaron Y. Zelin – Syria’s Military Opposition: How Effective, United, or Extremist?

Jessica D. Lewis – AQI’s ‘Soldiers’ Harvest’ Campaign

Jessica Stern – The Suicidal Tendencies of Suicide Bombers

Joas Wagemakers – A Little-Known Syrian Jihadi Magazine

Joas Wagemakers – Al-Qaida Advises the Arab Spring: Al-Maqdisi

Joas Wagemakers – Al-Qaida Advises the Arab Spring: The Case for al-Baghdadi

Joas Wagemakers – Al-Qaradawi and the Help of the Unbelievers

Joas Wagemakers – Memo about Syria: Jihadis are people too

Jonathan AC Brown – The Rise and Fall of the Salafi al-Nour Party in Egypt

Juha Saarinen – The History of Jihadism in Finland and An Early Assessment of Finnish Foreign Fighters in Syria

Kevin Bell – Usama bin Ladin’s “Father Sheikh”- Yunus Khalis & the Return of AQ’s Leadership to Afghanistan

Khalil al-Anani – Desacralization of Islamism

Kirk H. Sowell – Rebel Advance in Daraa Raises Jihadist Profile in Southern Syria

Lorenzo Vidino – Jihadist Radicalization in Switzerland

Lorenzo Vidino – The Evolution of Jihadism in Italy: Rise in Homegrown Radicals

Lucas Winter – The Ansar of Yemen: The Huthis and al-Qaeda

Madawi Al-Rasheed – Salman al-Awdah: In the shadow of revolutions

Mara Revkin – Islamic justice in the Sinai

Mara Revkin – Outsourcing Justice in the Sinai: Sharia Courts Thrive in the Shadow of a Weak State

Mara Revkin – Sharia courts of the Sinai

Jihadology presents Think Tank/NGO/Policy/Gov Reports and Articles of 2013, Part VI

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Freedom C. Onuoha – Jama’atu Ansarul Musilimina Fi Biladis Sudan: Nigeria’s Evolving Terrorist Group

Freedom Onuoha – Porous Borders & Boko Haram’s Arms Smuggling Operations in Nigeria

Freedom C. Onuoha and Dr. Gerald E. Ezirim – “Terrorism” and Transnational Organised Crime in West Africa

Geneive Abdo – Lebanese Salafis Amidst Syria’s War

Gregory Johnsen – Did an 8-Year-Old Spy for America?

Hazim Fouad – Salafi-Jihadists and non-jihadist Salafists in Egypt – A case study about politics and methodology (manhaj)

Ines Von Behr, Anaïs Reding, Charlie Edwards, and Luke Gribbon – Radicalisation in the digital era: The use of the internet in 15 cases of terrorism and extremism

J.M. Berger – #Unfollow: The case for kicking terrorists off Twitter

J.M. Berger – Boston’s Jihadist Past

J.M. Berger – Dear jihadis: A letter from J.M.

J.M. Berger – Inspiration Inflation

J.M. Berger – Omar and Me: My strange, frustrating relationship with an American terrorist

J.M. Berger – Terrorists on Social Media: Arguments That Don’t Impress Me

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

Jacob N. Shapiro – The Business Habits of Highly Effective Terrorists

Jacob Zenn — A Brief Look at Ansaru’s Khalid al-Barnawi – AQIM’s Bridge Into Northern Nigeria

Jacob Zenn – Boko Haram’s Evolving Tactics and Alliances in Nigeria

Jacob Zenn – Boko Haram’s International Connections

Jacob Zenn – Cooperation or Competition: Boko Haram and Ansaru After the Mali Intervention

Jacob Zenn – Increasing Numbers of Central Asian Jihadists in Syria

Jacob Zenn – On the Eve of 2014: Islamism in Central Asia

Jacob Zenn – The Growing Alliance between Uzbek Extremists and the Pakistani Taliban

Jihadology presents Think Tank/NGO/Policy/Gov Reports and Articles of 2013, Part V

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Cole Bunzel – Al-Qaeda Advises the Syrian Revolution: Shumukh al-Islam’s “Comprehensive Strategy” for Syria

Cole Bunzel – Are the Jihadi Forums Flagging? An Ideologue’s Lament

Cole Bunzel – Caliphate Now: Jihadis Debate the Islamic State

Cole Bunzel – Introducing the “Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria”

Cole Bunzel – Jihadism’s Widening Internal Divide: Intellectual Infighting Heats Up

Cole Bunzel – Stealth Takfir: The Discreet Excommunication of Muhammad Morsi

Cole Bunzel – The Islamic State of Disobedience: al-Baghdadi Triumphant

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

Dan Byman – The Dangers of Success: Why it’s not so simple to crush and kill al Qaeda affiliates

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

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross — al-Qaeda’s Influencial Online Strategist: Abu Sa’id al-Amili

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

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross – Is the Terrorist Threat Declining? The Use and Abuse of Statistics

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross – The Cuban in the Desert

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Aaron Y. Zelin – Uncharitable Organizations

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Bridget Moreng – Al-Qaeda’s Offensive Against Iraq’s Sahwa

David Cook – Boko Haram: Reversals and Retrenchment

Ed Husain – A Global Venture to Counter Violent Extremism

Elizabeth Dickinson – Playing with Fire- Why Private Gulf Financing for Syria’s Extremist Rebels Risks Igniting Sectarian Conflict at Home

Fabio Merone – Salafism in Tunisia: An Interview with a Member of Ansar al-Sharia

Jihadology presents Think Tank/NGO/Policy/Gov Reports and Articles of 2013, Part IV

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Barak Barfi and Aaron Y. Zelin – Al Qaeda’s Syrian Strategy

Bart Schuurman and Quirine Eijkman – Moving Terrorism Research Forward: The Crucial Role of Primary Sources

Bilal Y. Saab – The Syrian Spillover and Salafist Radicalization in Lebanon

Borhan Osman – Is the Taleban Insurgency a Holy or an Unholy War? An Afghan-Pakistani ulema debate

Brian Fishman – Syria Proving More Fertile Than Iraq to Al-Qa`ida’s Operations

Bruce Hoffman and Fernando Reinares – Al-Qaeda’s continued core strategy and disquieting leader-led trajectory

Charles Kurzman – Muslim-American Terrorism: Declining Further

Charles Lister – A militant Islamist/jihadi nexus is emerging in northern & eastern Syria

Charles Lister – Jabhat al-Nusra: A Self-Professed AQ Affiliate

Charles Lister – New fears for Syria’s jihadists

Charles Lister – Syria’s Insurgency: Beyond Good Guys and Bad Guys

Christopher Anzalone – Al-Shabab’s Tactical and Media Strategies in the Wake of its Battlefield Setbacks

Christopher Anzalone – The militant web

Christopher Anzalone – The Nairobi Attack and Al-Shabab’s Media Strategy

Christopher Heffelfinger – The Risks Posed by Jihadist Hackers

Claude Berrebi and Jordan Ostwald – Terrorism and the Labor- Force Evidence of an Effect on Female Labor Force Participation and the Labor Gender Gap

Claudio Franco – The evolving Taleban: changes in the insurgency’s DNA

Clint Watts – Foreign Fighters and Ants: How they form their colonies

Clint Watts – Syria: Suffering the effects of the 2nd Foreign Fighter Glut

Clint Watts – The Three Versions of Al Qaeda: A Primer

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