Articles of the Week – 8/10-8/16

Saturday August 10:

Comparative Lone Wolf Terrorism: Toward a Heuristic Definition – Matthew Feldman, Democracy and Security: 

Islamism and the Pakistani State – Husain Haqqani, Current Trends in Islamist Ideology: 

Sunday August 11:

Organizing Rebellion: Rethinking High-Risk Mobilization and Social Networks in War – Sarah Elizabeth Parkinson, American Political Science Review: 

Monday August 12:

Are Morocco’s Political Salafists Committed to Peace? – Vish Sakthivel, Washington Institute for Near East Policy: 

Libya’s jihadists beyond Benghazi – Aaron Y. Zelin, The Middle East Channel: 

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

Tuesday August 13:

Problematics of political authority within Islam – Muhammad Mazouz, Contemporary Arab Affairs: 

Relationship between state and religion in Saudi Arabia: the role of Wahabism in governance – Tawfiq Alsaif, Contemporary Arab Affairs: 

Geopolitical shifts: Asia rising, America declining in Middle East? – Michael C. Hudson, Contemporary Arab Affairs: 

A Return of Violent Islamist Insurgency in Egypt? – Jerome Drevon, Sada Journal: 

The Business Habits of Highly Effective Terrorists – Jacob N. Shapiro, Foreign Affairs: 

The Cuban in the Desert – Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Foreign Policy: 

Wednesday August 14:

Overstating Terror in Niger – Andrew Lebovich, Foreign Affairs:

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

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

Imposing Islamist ‘project’ betrays the spirit of religion – Khaled Diab, The National: 

Did an 8-Year-Old Spy for America? – Gregory Johnsen, The Atlantic:

Thursday August 15: 

From Useful Idiot to Useful Infidel: Meditations on the Folly of 21st-Century “Intellectuals” – Richard Landes, Terrorism and Political Violence: 

The Ideological Evolution of Boko Haram in Nigeria: Merging Local Salafism and International Jihadism – Jacob Zenn, Atta Barkindo, and Nicholas A Heras, RUSI Journal: 

My Two Weeks With the Jihadists – Michael Marcusa, The Atlantic: