Articles of the Week – 10/21-10/27

Saturday October 21:

Algeria’s GIA: The First Major Armed Group to Fully Subordinate Jihadism to Salafism – Alexander Thurston, Islamic Law & Society:

Monday October 23: 

Demobilising and Disengaging Violent Extremists: Towards a New UN Framework – Joanne Richards, Stability: International Journal of Security and Development:

Lone Actor Terrorist Attack Planning and Preparation: A Data-Driven Analysis – Bart Schuurman, Edwin Bakker, Paul Gill, and Noémie Bouhana, Journal of Forensic Sciences:

“@ me if you need shoutout”: Exploring Women’s Roles in Islamic State Twitter Networks – Laura Huey, Rachel Inch, and Hillary Peladeau, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: 

Sinai’s Insurgency: Implications of Enhanced Guerilla Warfare – Omar Ashour, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

What Does the “Terrorist” Label Really Do? Measuring and Explaining the Effects of the “Terrorist” and “Islamist” Categories – Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Tuesday October 24:

Beyond the Caliphate: Islamic State Activity – Inspired or Linked – Outside of the Group’s Defined Wilayat: Morocco – Ellen Chapin, Combating Terrorism Center:

Investigating the Role of Telegram App in Lone Wolf Attacks in the West – Ahmad Shehabat, Teodor Mitew, and Yahia Alzoubi, Journal of Strategic Security:

Wednesday October 25:

The Jihādī Movement and Rebel Governance: A Reassertion of a Patriarchal Order? – Brynjar Lia, Die Welt des Islams:

Studying the Internet and Violent conflict – Anita R. Gohdes, Conflict Management and Peace Science:

Thursday October 26:

Digital Decay? Tracing Change Over Time Among English-Language Islamic State Sympathizers on Twitter – Audrey Alexander, Program on Extremism:

IS’s Appeal to Western Women: Policy Recommendations – Kiriloi M. Ingram, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague:

Friday October 27:

Deciphering IS’s Narrative and Activities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Abdullah Bin Khaled Al-Saud, Terrorism and Political Violence:

The Lives of Foreign Fighters Who Left ISIS – Vera Mironova, Ekaterina Sergatskova, and Karam Alhamad, Foreign Affairs:

The Real Reason U.S. Troops Are in Niger – Andrew Lebovich, Foreign Policy:

Jihadist Propaganda as a Threat Indicator: The Case of Spain – Manuel Ricardo Torres-Soriano, Terrorism and Political Violence: