Articles of the Week – 8/17-8/23

Monday August 19: 
Socio-political Background and Intellectual Undergirding of the Ikhwani Breakaway Factions: 1954-1981 – Aaron Y. Zelin, Jihadology: 
Challenging the Myth of the Drug-Terror Nexus in the Sahel – Wolfram Lacher, Kofi Annan Foundation:
Tuesday August 20:
Turkish Fighters in Syria, Online and Off – North Caucasus Caucus, Jihadology: 
The ‘Who’s Who’ of the Most Important Jihadi Accounts on Twitter? – Nico Prucha and Ali Fisher, Jihadica: 
Wednesday August 21:
A Crumbling Salafi Strategy – Kevin Casey, Sada Journal: 
Thursday August 22:
How Syria’s Jihadists Win Friends and Influence People – Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Phillip Smyth, The Atlantic: 
Friday August 23:
Interviews With Canadian Radicals – Gaetano Joe Ilardi, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: 
Explaining a Turning Point in Australian Jihadism – Andrew Zammit, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: 
Of Mergers, MUJAO, and Mokhtar Belmokhtar – Andrew Lebovich, al-Wasat: 
The Egypt Aid Dilemma – Stephen Tankel, The National Interest: