NOTE: This is the last post in my end of the year series. Previous posts in end of the years series:

Below is a list of books I am looking forward to reading in 2011. Dates of publication are based on information on Amazon.com. If you have any other suggestions to the below reports and articles that deal with global jihadism or Islamic studies, please feel free to let me know in the comments section.

Assaf Moghadam and Brian Fishman (ed.) — Fault Lines in Global Jihad: Organizational, Strategic and Ideological Fissures (7/12/11)

Camille Tawil — Brothers In Arms: The Story of al-Qa’ida and the Arab Jihadists (4/1/11)

Fawaz A. Gerges — The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda (9/1/11)

Jean-Pierre Filiu — Apocalypse in Islam (1/10/11)

Jeevan Deol and, Zaheer Kazmi (ed.) — Contextualising Jihadi Thought (6/1/11)

J.M. Berger — Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam (4/30/11)

Khaled Hroub — Political Islam: Context Versus Ideology (6/1/11)

Laurent Bonnefoy — Salafism in Yemen: Transnationalis​m and Religious Identity (5/31/11 in the UK)

Michael Scheuer — Osama Bin Laden (2/15/11)

Peter Bergen — The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda (1/11/11)

Stéphane Lacroix — Awakening Islam: Religious Dissent in Contemporary Saudi Arabia (4/15/11)

The World Almanac of Islamism (2/16/11)

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Monday I will post books I am looking forward to reading 2011. Below is a list of Think Tank/NGO/Policy/Gov reports and articles that I have either read or am interested in reading that were published in the past year. If you have any other suggestions to the below reports and articles that deal with global jihadism or Islamic studies, please feel free to let me know in the comments section.

Sarah Phillips — What Comes Next in Yemen? AQ, the Tribes, and State-Building

Somalia’s Divided Islamists

Stephen Harmon — From GSPC to AQIM- The evolution of an Algerian islamistterrorist group into an Al-Qa‘ida Affiliate and its implications for the Sahara-Sahel region

Stephen Tankel — Lashkar-e-Taiba in Perspective- An Evolving Threat

Stephen Ulph — Towards a Curriculum for the Teaching of Jihadist Ideology PartI- Introduction – Problems of Perception

Stephen Ulph — Towards a Curriculum for the Teaching of Jihadist Ideology PartII- The Doctrinal Frame

Stephen Ulph — Towards a Curriculum for the Teaching of Jihadist Ideology PartIII- The World Through a Jihadi Lens

The De-Radicalization Process of Terrorist Organizations- The Libyan Case

The Threat from Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh

Thomas Hegghammer — The Failure of Jihad in Saudi Arabia

Thomas Rid — Cracks in the Jihad

Thomas Ruttig — How Tribal Are the Taleban? Afghanistan’s Largest Insurgent Movement between its Tribal Roots and Islamist Ideology

Tuty Raihanah Mostarom and Nur Azlin Mohamed Yasin — The Internet- Avenue for Women Jihadi “Participation”

Youssef Aboul-Enein — Reflections on Algeria’s Islamist Experiences, Past and Present

Youssef Aboul-Enein & Dorothy Corley — Yemeni Intellectual Saeed al-JamhiIdeologically Attacks al-Qaida- Exploring Recent Arabic Volumes Deconstructing Militant Islamist Narrative

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Tomorrow I will post part IV of this list. Below is a list of Think Tank/NGO/Policy/Gov reports and articles that I have either read or am interested in reading that were published in the past year. If you have any other suggestions to the below reports and articles that deal with global jihadism or Islamic studies, please feel free to let me know in the comments section.

Leah Farrall — Evolution of AQ’s Command

Local jihadist networks in the Netherlands An evolving threat

Lorenzo Vidino — Countering Radicalization in America- Lessons from Europe

Malcolm Nance — The Strait of Hormuz- al-Qaeda’s Newest Jihad Zone?

Michael Taarnby & Lars Hallundbaek — Al-Shabaab The Internationalization of Militant Islamism in Somalia and the Implications for Radicalisation Processes in Europe

Mohammed Ali Musawi — Cheering for Osama- How jihadists use internet discussion forums

Muslim Networks and Movements in Western Europe

Noman Benotman — Letter to bin Laden

Northern Nigeria – Background to Conflict

Olivier Walther & Denis Retille — Sahara or Sahel? The fuzzy geography of terrorism in West Africa

Paul Cruickshank — The Militant Pipeline Between the Afghanistan-Pakistan Border Region and the West

Peter Bergen & Bruce Hoffman — Assessing the Terrorist Threat 2010

Prisons and Terrorism Radicalisation and De-radicalisation in 15 Countries

Rebecca Winthrop and Corinne Graff — Beyond Madrasas- Assessing the Links Between Education and Militancy in Pakistan

Self-Inflicted Wounds Debates and Divisions within al-Qa’ida and its Periphery

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Tomorrow I will post part III of this list. Below is a list of Think Tank/NGO/Policy/Gov reports and articles that I have either read or am interested in reading that were published in the past year. If you have any other suggestions to the below reports and articles that deal with global jihadism or Islamic studies, please feel free to let me know in the comments section.

Colonel John M. ”Matt” Venhaus — Why Youth Join al-Qaeda

Daniel Kimmage — Al-Qaeda Central and the Internet

Deradicalization- A Review of the Literature with Comparison to   Findings in the Literatures on Deganging and Deprogramming

Deterred but Determined Salafi-Jihadi Groups in the Palestinian Arena

Engaging Religious Communities Abroad- A New Imperative for U.S. Foreign Policy

Frank J. Cilluffo, Jeffrey B. Cozzens, and Magnus Ranstorp — Foreign Fighters-Trends, Trajectories & Conflict Zones

From the Ferghana Valley to South Waziristan- The Evolving Threat of Central Asian Jihadists

Gilles Kepel — French Lessons in Londonistan

Hassan Abbas — Militancy in Pakistan’s Borderlands- Implications for the Nation and for Afghan Policy

Indonesia- Jihadi Surprise in Aceh

Indonesia- The Dark Side of Jama’ ah Ansharut Tauhid (JAT)

James Igoe Wals — Media Attention to Terrorist Attacks- Causes and Consequences

Jean-Pierre Filiu — Could Al-Qaeda Turn African in the Sahel?

John Ty Grubb — Constructing the Revolution- The Social Psychological Development of Radical Spiritual Leaders

Kirk H. Sowell — Promoting Jihad Against China- The Turkistani Islamic Party in Arabic Jihadist Media

Lauren Ploch — Countering Terrorism in East Africa- The U.S. Response

NOTE: Yesterday I posted my list of academic journal articles of 2010, which you can see here and this past Friday I posted my list of books of 2010 here. Since there are a lot of useful reports for researchers, students, and others I decided to break this list up into four parts so it wouldn’t be too overwhelming as one post. Tomorrow I will post part II of this list. Below is a list of Think Tank/NGO/Policy/Gov reports and articles that I have either read or am interested in reading that were published in the past year. If you have any other suggestions to the below reports and articles that deal with global jihadism or Islamic studies, please feel free to let me know in the comments section.

Alex Thurston — Counterterrorism and democracy promotion in the Sahel under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama from September 11, 2001, to the Nigerien Coup of February 2010

Al Qaeda and Affiliates- Historical Perspective, Global Presence, and Implications for U.S. Policy

Alistair Harris — Exploiting Grievances Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

American Jihadist Terrorism- Combating a Complex Threat

Amr Hamzawy & Sarah Grebowski — From Violence to Moderation- Al-Jama‘a al-Islamiya and al-Jihad

An Economic Analysis of the Financial Records of al-Qa’ida in Iraq

Angel Rabasa, Stacie L. Pettyjohn, Jeremy J. Ghez, and Christopher Boucek — Deradicalizing Islamist Extremists

Anne Stenersen — Al-Qaeda’s Allies- Explaining the Relationship Between Al-Qaeda and Taliban Factions After 2001

Antonio Giustozzi — Negotiating With the Taliban- Issues and Prospects (Added at the suggestion of Neil Bhatiya)

Barbara Sude — Al-Qaeda Central- An Assessment of the Threat Posed by the Terrorist Group Headquartered on the Afghanistan-Pakistan Border

Brian Michael Jenkins — Would-Be Warriors Incidents of Jihadist Terrorist Radicalization in the United States Since September 11, 2001

Bronwyn E. Bruton — Somalia A New Approach

Building on Clues- Examining Successes and Failures in Detecting U.S. Terrorist Plots, 1999-2009

C. Nna-Emeka Okereke — AQIM and the Question of Security in West Africa

Camille Tawil — The Other Face of Al-Qaeda

Catherine Zara Raymond — Al Muhajiroun and Islam4UK- The group behind the ban

Chris Harnisch — The Terror Threat From Somalia- The Internationalization of al Shabaab

NOTE: Friday I posted my list of Books of 2010, which you can see here. Tomorrow I will post a list of think tank reports/articles of 2010. Below is a list of academic journal articles that I have either read or am interested in reading that were published in the past year. They are in alphabetical order by authors first name. If you have any other suggestions to the below articles that deal with global jihadism or Islamic studies, please feel free to let me know in the comments section. If you are not at an institution where you can retrieve one of these articles since they are behind pay walls, email me and I can send you a copy of the article(s).

Adam Klein — The End of Al Qaeda? Rethinking the Legal End of the War on Terror

Andrew F. March — Taking People As They Are- Islam As a “Realistic Utopia” in the Political Theory of Sayyid Qutb

Anja Dalgaard-Nielsen — Violent Radicalization in Europe- What We Know and What We Do Not Know

Degang Sun — China and the Global Jihad Network

Gillian S. Oak — Jemaah Islamiyah’s Fifth Phase- The Many Faces of a Terrorist Group

Heather S. Gregg — Fighting the Jihad of the Pen- Countering Revolutionary Islam’s Ideology

John Turner — From Cottage Industry to International Organization- The Evolution of Salafi-Jihadism and the Emergence of the al Qaeda Ideology

Lorenzo Vidino, Raffaello Pantucci, & Evan Kohlmann — Bringing Global Jihad to the Horn of Africa- al Shabaab, Western Fighters, and the Sacralization of the Somali Conflict

Marc Lynch — Islam Divided Between Salafi-jihad and the Ikhwan

Michael Kenney — “Dumb” Yet Deadly- local Knowledge and Poor Tradecraft Among Islamist Militants in Britain and Spain

Ramon Spaaij — The Enigma of Lone Wolf Terrorism- An Assessment

Rohan Gunaratna & Aviv Oreg — Al Qaeda’s Organizational Structure and its Evolution

Ryan Clarke — Lashkar-i-Taiba- Roots, Logistics, Parternships, and the Fallacy of Subservient Proxies

Simon Cottee — Mind Slaughter- The Neutralizations of Jihadi Salafism

Simon Haddad — Fatah al-Islam in Lebanon- Anatomy of a Terrorist Organization

NOTE: Over the next few days I am going to be posting lists of books, think tank reports, academic journal articles, and key jihadist works that have been published during 2010. Below is a list of books that I have either read or am interested in reading that were published in the past year. They are in alphabetical order by title. If you have any other suggestions to the below books that deal with global jihadism or Islamic studies, please feel free to let me know in the comments section.

Global Terrorism and New Media: The Post-Al Qaeda Generation by Philip Seib and Dana M. Janbek

Ibn Taymiyya and his Times edited by Yossef Rapoport and Shahab Ahmed

Jihad in Saudi Arabia: Violence and Pan-Islamism since 1979 by Thomas Hegghammer

Mawlana Mawdudi and Political Islam: Authority and the Islamic state by Roy Jackson

Militant Islamist Ideology by Youssef H. Aboul-Enein

Muhammad and the Believers: At the Origins of Islam by Fred Donner

My Life with the Taliban by Abdul Salam Zaeef and edited by Alex Strick van Linschoten and Felix Kuehn

Radical Islam in the Former Soviet Union by Galina M. Yemelianova

Rethinking Islamic Studies: From Orientalism to Cosmopolitanism edited by Carl W. Ernst and Richard C. Martin

Sayyid Qutb and the Origins of Radical Islamism by John Calvert

The ETIM: China’s Islamic Militants and the Global Terrorist Threat by J. Todd Reed and Diana Raschke

The Jihadis’ Path to Self-destruction by Nelly Lahoud

The Most Dangerous Place: Pakistan’s Lawless Frontier by Imtiaz Gul

Virtual Caliphate: Exposing the Islamist State on the Internet by Yaakov Lappin