Articles of the Week – 4/7-4/13

Sunday April 8:

The True Story of al-Qaeda’s Demise and Resurgence in Syria – Tore Refslund Hamming and Pieter Van Ostaeyen, Lawfare:

Monday April 9:

Separating Facts from Fiction about Belgium’s Oldest Foreign Fighter, Bassam Ayachi – Pieter Van Ostaeyen and Guy Van Vlierden, Bellingcat:

The Life of Abu Hashim al-Rifa’i of Jaysh Khalid bin al-Waleed – Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi:

The Territorial Contours of Terrorism: A Conceptual Model of Territory for Non-state Violence – Jaume Castan Pinos and Steven M. Radil, Terrorism and Political Violence:

Radicalization to Violence: A Pathway Approach to Studying Extremism – Michael A. Jensen, Anita Atwell Seate, and Patrick A. James, Terrorism and Political Violence:

Tuesday April 10:

137 Shades of Terrorism. French Jihadists Before the Courts – Marc Hecker, IFRI:

Extreme Criminals: Reconstructing Ideas of Criminality through Extremist Narratives – Suraj Lakhani, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Narrative, Political Violence, and Social Change – Josefin Graef, Raquel da Silva, and Nicolas Lemay-Hebert, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Disengagement from Political Violence and Deradicalization: A Narrative-Dialogical Perspective – Raquel da Silva, Pablo Fernández-Navarro, Miguel M. Gonçalves, Catarina Rosa, and Joana Silva, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Killing for God? Factional Violence on the Transnational Stage – Jori Breslawski and Brandon Ives, Journal of Conflict Resolution:

Wednesday April 11:

A Reappraisal of the Role of Muḥibb al-Dīn al-Khaṭīb and the YMMA in the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood – Mehdi Sajid, Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations:

From the Yarmouk Basin to the Homs Desert: The Life of Abu Omar Shajra – Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi:

The Swedish Mujahideen: An exploratory study of 41 Swedish foreign fighters deceased in Iraq and Syria – Amir Rostami, Joakim Sturup, Hernan Mondani, Pia Thevselius, Jerzy Sarnecki, and Christofer Edling, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Thursday April 12: 

Iran Is Outpacing Assad for Control of Syria’s Shia Militias – Phillip Smyth, Washington Institute for Near East Policy:

Islamic Campus Preaching Organizations in Indonesia: Promoters of Moderation or Radicalism? – Alexander R Arifianto, Asian Security:

Ethics Abroad: Fieldwork in Fragile and Violent Contexts – Kate Cronin-Furman and Milli Lake, PS: Political Science & Politics:

Friday April 13:

The Labor Market and Terrorism – Erik Cruz, Stewart J. D’Alessio & Lisa Stolzenberg, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Reverse-Engineering the ISIS Playbook, Part I: CT-CVE Messaging Lessons from ISIS’s English-Language Magazines – Haroro J. Ingram and Alastair Reed, Vox-Pol: