Articles of the Week – 3/24-3/30

Sunday March 25:

Resistance in the Caliphate’s Classrooms: Mosul Civilians vs IS – Mathilde Becker Aarseth, Middle East Policy:

Monday March 26:

Hyperlinked Sympathizers: URLs and the Islamic State – Samantha Weirman and Audrey Alexander, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: https://bit.ly/2GlKY5B

The Changing Islamic State Intelligence Apparatus – Carl Anthony Wege, International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence: https://bit.ly/2pTUv99

NGO intervention in jihadist conflicts: a closer look at Afghanistan and Somalia – Omi Hodwitz, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression: https://bit.ly/2Ifw9hy

“Among the Believers Are Men”: How the Islamic State Uses Early-Islamic Traditions to Shape Its Martyr Biographies – Pieter Nanninga, Nvmen: https://bit.ly/2GJIlds

How Cosmic War Ends: The Case of ISIS – Mark Juergensmeyer, Nvmen:

Religious Resources and Terrorism – Heather S. Gregg, Nvmen:

Challenging the Curious Erasure of Religion from the Study of Religious Terrorism – Lorne L. Dawson, Nvmen:

The Sociopolitical Undercurrent of Lebanon’s Salafi Militancy – Raphaël Lefèvre, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: http://ceip.org/2pIhaVV

Mainstreamed online extremism demands a radical new response – Louis Reynolds, Nature Human Behaviour: https://go.nature.com/2pTTcHg

Tuesday March 27:

Terrorist Decision Making in the Context of Risk, Attack Planning, and Attack Commission – Paul Gill, Zoe Marchment, Emily Corner, and Noémie Bouhana, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: https://bit.ly/2Gr0VUh

The Turkish Republic’s Jihad? Religious symbols, terminology and ceremonies in Turkey during the Korean War 1950–1953 – Nadav Solomonovich, Middle Eastern Studies: https://bit.ly/2GWAw1u

Wednesday March 28:

Jihadi reactions to Saudi reforms – Cole Bunzel, Arabia Foundation: https://bit.ly/2J7Hul8

Marwan Zain al-Abidin: Key Figure in Jaysh Khalid bin al-Waleed? – Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi: https://bit.ly/2pSn32B

Thursday March 29:

The Terrorist Calculus in Kidnapping Girls in Nigeria: Cases from Chibok and Dapchi – Jacob Zenn, CTC Sentinel:

Black Banners in Somalia: The State of al-Shabaab’s Territorial Insurgency and the Specter of the Islamic State – Christopher Anzalone, CTC Sentinel: https://bit.ly/2GrNB1G

Ansaroul Islam and the Growing Terrorist Insurgency in Burkina Faso – Héni Nsaibia and Caleb Weiss, CTC Sentinel: https://bit.ly/2GHtkZy

Islamic State Chemical Weapons: A Case Contained by its Context? – Markus K. Binder, Jillian M. Quigley, and Herbert F. Tinsley, CTC Sentinel: https://bit.ly/2pSOxoZ

Fatal attraction: explaining variation in the attractiveness of Islamic State propaganda – Daniel Milton, Conflict Management and Peace Science: https://bit.ly/2IBchpt

Friday March 30:

Why beliefs always matter, but rarely help us predict jihadist violence: The role of cognitive extremism as a precursor for violent extremism – Jakob Guhl, Journal for Deradicalization: https://bit.ly/2J4bfDk