Articles of the Week – 2/17-2/23

Monday February 19:

Did Ibn Saud’s militants cause 400,000 casualties? Myths and evidence about the Wahhabi conquests, 1902–1925 – Jeff Eden, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies: http://bit.ly/2ELVp1x

The portrayal of drones in terrorist propaganda: a discourse analysis of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s Inspire – Jan Andre Lee Ludvigsen, Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: http://bit.ly/2Cga3Na

Unipolar politics and global peace: a structural explanation of the globalizing jihad – S. Yaqub Ibrahimi, Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: http://bit.ly/2CFB7kC

ISIS Child Soldiers in Syria: The Structural and Predatory Recruitment, Enlistment, Pre-Training Indoctrination, Training, and Deployment – Asaad Almohammad, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague: http://bit.ly/2HCTkCS

Tuesday February 20:

Locals call Boko Haram ‘slave raiders.’ Here’s what that means, and why it matters. – Scott MacEachern, The Monkey Cage: http://wapo.st/2BNQ1sn

Promoting Muslims’ Willingness to Report Terror Threats to Police: Testing Competing Theories of Procedural Justice – Kristina Murphy, Adrian Cherney, and Marcus Teston, Justice Quarterly: http://bit.ly/2GAwVVB

Boko Haram’s Conquest for the Caliphate: How Al-Qaeda Helped Islamic State Acquire Territory – Jacob Zenn, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: http://bit.ly/2GE3LVx

Exploiting the Prophet’s Authority: How Islamic State Propaganda Uses Hadith Quotation to Assert Legitimacy – Jennifer Boutz, Hannah Benninger, and Alia Lancaster, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: http://bit.ly/2ERhDLL

Does Drug Trafficking Impact Terrorism? Afghan Opioids and Terrorist Violence in Central Asia – Mariya Y. Omelicheva and Lawrence Markowitz, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: http://bit.ly/2CDdJnP

Wednesday February 21:

The Strategic Logic of Women in Jihadi Organizations – Hamoon Khelghat-Doost, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: http://bit.ly/2HHVx00

The Strategy of Exclusion in American Counterterrorism – Michael Newell, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: http://bit.ly/2HGFHCE

Thursday February 22:

Beyond the Caliphate: Islamic State Activity – Inspired or Linked – Outside of the Group’s Defined Wilayat – Belgium – Guy Van Vlierden, Jon Lewis, and Don Rassler, Combating Terrorism Center:

Muslim Youth Unemployment and Expat Jihadism: Bored to Death? – Moamen Gouda and Marcus Marktanner, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: http://bit.ly/2Ceruxn

Friday February 23:

What’s next for jihadists in Yemen? – Elisabeth Kendall, The Monkey Cage: http://wapo.st/2HIrB3N

Jihadists’ Grievance Narratives against France – Laurence Bindner, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague: http://bit.ly/2sQ3VqQ