Articles of the Week – 3/23-4/5

Saturday March 23:
Did Tunisia’s Salafi Jihadists Just Announce Their Allegiance to al-Qaeda? – Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Aaron Y. Zelin, al-Wasat: 
Tuesday March 26:
Radical Islamism, Traditional Islam and Ethno-Nationalism in the Northern Caucasus – Chen Brama and Moshe Gammer, Middle Eastern Studies: 
Wednesday March 27:
Cooperation or Competition: Boko Haram and Ansaru After the Mali Intervention – Jacob Zenn, CTC Sentinel:
AQIM’s Playbook in Mali – Pascale Combelles Siegel, CTC Sentinel:
Al-Shabab’s Tactical and Media Strategies in the Wake of its Battlefield Setbacks – Christopher Anzalone, CTC Sentinel:
Violent extremist group ecologies under stress – Manuel Cebrian, Manuel R. Torres, Ramon Huerta, and James H. Fowler, Nature: 
Thursday March 28:
Why is Ansar al-Sharia Tunisia’s Leader Threatening the Government? – Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, al-Wasat: 
Radicalisation, De-Radicalisation, Counter-Radicalisation: A Conceptual Discussion & Literature Review – Alex P. Schmid, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague: 
Islam and Exceptionalism in American Political Discourse – Peter Mandaville, PS: Political Science & Politics: 
Tuesday April 2:
Islamism in Libya – Aaron Y. Zelin, World Almanac on Islamism:
European Foreign Fighters in Syria – Aaron Y. Zelin, The International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence: 
Wednesday April 3:
Boko Haram in Northern Nigeria: No Easy Fix – Omar S. Mahmood, Homeland Security Policy Institute: 
Thursday April 4: 
Jama’atu Ansarul Musilimina Fi Biladis Sudan: Nigeria’s Evolving Militant Group – Freedom C. Onuoha, al-Jazeera Center for Studies: 
Anirban Ghosh, Arif Jamal, Christine Fair, Don Rassler, and Nadia Shoeb – The Fighters of Lashkar-e-Taiba: Recruitment, Training, Deployment and Death, Combating Terrorism Center: