Articles of the Week – 2/4-2/10

Saturday February 4:

Islam and Government: How It Can Be – Ed Husain, The Arab Street:

Monday February 6:

Countering Local Violent Extremism Around the Globe – Clint Watts, Selected Wisdom:

Iran, al-Qaeda, and missing information – Andrew Lebovich, al-Wasat:

Tuesday February 7:

The perils of leaderless jihad – Raffaello Pantucci, The AfPak Channel:

Who is Abu Zarr al-Burmi? – Florian Flade, Jih@d:

Thursday February 9:

Yemen’s Islamists and the revolution – Laurent Bonnefoy, The Middle East Channel:

Oops, My Facebook Friend Just Joined Al Qaeda – J.M. Berger, IntelWire:

The Formalizing of an Affiliation: Somalia’s Harakat al-Shabab al-Mujahideen & Al-Qa’ida Central – Christopher Anzalone, al-Wasat: