Article of the Week – 7/24-7/30

Sunday July 25:
“Stop Wahhabi Indoctrination of Syrian Youth” – Elie Elhadj, Syria Comment
Monday July 26:
“Al-Qaida: severing the heads will not necessarily cut the lifeline” – Omar Ashour, FREE Rad!cals Blog
“Iranian Re-Revolution- How the Green Movement Is Repeating Iranian History” – Michael Singh, Foreign Affairs
“The Boston Cluster and Extended Connections: Case Study on Homegrown Radicalization” – Madeleine Gruen, NEFA Foundation
“The Wiki leak is more and less important than you think” – Joshua Foust, PBS’s Need to Know:
The Assange Leaks- What’s new about the WikiLeaks data? – Joshua Foust, Columbia Journalism Review:
Tuesday July 27:
“Bury the Graveyard- If you want to figure out a way forward for Afghanistan, fake history is not the place to start” – Christian Caryl, Foreign Policy
“WikiLeaks Point to Iran-Al Qaeda Ties” – Thomas Joscelyn, Weekly Standard
“Getting Lost in the Fog of WikiLeaks” – Andrew Exum, New York Times:
“A Quickie-Leak On Obama’s War” – Mosharraf Zaidi, The News:
“Awlaki’s U.S. Sermons Foreshadow Role as Terrorist Mentor” – Investigative Project on Terrorism
“Somaliland: A democratic beacon of hope in a dangerous part of the world” – Chris Harnisch, The Daily Caller
“Nothing New about Homegrown Terrorism” – Joshua L. Dratel, The CenterLine Blog
“The New Islamophobia” – Adam Serwer, The American Prospect
“‘Rhetoric and Reality,’ and our understanding of the rule of law” – Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, LWJ’s Threat Matrix Blog:
Wednesday July 28:
“Somaliland and the March of Freedom” – Ambassador Richard S. Williamson, The American
Afghanistan Needs Local Politics, not Local Militias” – Joshua Foust and Paul Meinshausen, World Politics Review:
“What I Saw at Moba Khan- The military reports highlighted by WikiLeaks don’t provide a full picture of the war” – Noah Shachtman, Wall Street Journal:
“Islam in Europe now has strong local leadership” – Rasha Elass, The National
“New Zawahiri tape eulogizes Mustafa Abu al Yazid” – Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, LWJ’s Threat Matrix Blog:
“What Does “Reform” Mean in Saudi Arabia?” – Neil Partrick, Arab Reform Bulletin
Thursday July 29:
“Understanding Islamic Finance” – Adam Serwer interview with Frank Vogel at The American Prospect:
“Iranian Influence in Afghanistan: Imam Khomeini Relief Committee” – Ali Alfoneh and Ahmad Majidyar, AEI’s Middle East Outlook
“My Pen Pal, the Jihadist” – Jarret Brachman, Foreign Policy:
“Al-Zawahiri Releases New Message with Focus on the Levant and Iraq” – Murad Batal al-Shishani, Terrorism Monitor
“Lashkar-e-Taiba’s Growing International Focus and Its Links with al-Qaeda” – Peter Chalk, Terrorism Monitor
“A Lesson on Islamic Law for Newt Gingrich” – Aaron Y. Zelin, al-Maktabah Blog
Friday July 30:
“The Legal War on Terror for the week of 7/23-7/29” – Andrew Lebovich, Foreign Policy:
“Using the Qur’an to Justify Terrorist Violence: Analysing Selective Application of the Qur’an in English-Language Militant Islamist Discourse” – Donald Holbrook, Perspectives on Terrorism:
“‘Oil-Qaeda’: Jihadist Threats to the Energy Sector” – Tim Pippard, Perspectives on Terrorism
“Veteran of Anti-Russian Wars named as Head of Dagestan’s Sharia Jamaat” – Mairbek Vatchagaev, North Caucasus Analysis
“Caucasus Emirate Leader Chooses a Successor” – Mairbek Vatchagaev, North Caucasus Analysis
“A Dead Posh Mauritanian Jihadi” – Nasser Weddady, Dekhnstan Blog
“Islamists Grow Strong in Russian Republic” – Matthias Schepp, Der Spiegel:
“Gingrich Embraces A Clash Of Civilizations” – Adam Serwer, The American Prospect