Articles of the Week – 5/5-5/11

Saturday May 5:

Members of Jaysh Khalid bin al-Waleed from East Deraa Countryside – Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi: https://bit.ly/2IzYQti

Sunday May 6:

Gray Media Under the Black and White Banner – Audrey Alexander and Helen Christy Powell, Lawfare: https://bit.ly/2ww6T5A

Tuesday May 8:

What They Really Want Is a Caliphate! British Salafi Reactions to the Arab Spring – Kirstine Sinclair, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs: https://bit.ly/2ryUYz8

Online jihadist magazines and the “religious terrorism” thesis – Stuart Macdonald, Nyasha Maravanyika, David Nezri, Elliot Parry & Kate Thomas, Critical Studies on Terrorism: https://bit.ly/2IeGafw

Wednesday May 9:

How violence happens (or not): Situational conditions of violence and nonviolence in Bahrain, Tunisia, and Syria – Isabel Bramsen, Psychology of Violence:

Representing the West and “non-believers” in the online jihadist magazines Dabiq and Inspire – Nuria Lorenzo-Dus, Anina Kinzel & Luke Walker, Critical Studies on Terrorism: https://bit.ly/2G8X8tA

Boko Haram Beyond the Headlines: Analyses of Africa’s Enduring Insurgency – Combating Terrorism Center: https://bit.ly/2jTu2pL

Brides, black widows and baby-makers; or not: an analysis of the portrayal of women in English-language jihadi magazine image content – Orla Lehane, David Mair, Saffron Lee, and Jodie Parker, Critical Studies on Terrorism: https://bit.ly/2I74a8h

Thursday May 10:

The afterlife of Osama bin Laden: performative pictures in the “war on terror” – Gabi Schlag, Critical Studies on Terrorism: https://bit.ly/2rychk2

An Interview with Umm Mohammed: The Wife of Bin laden’s Spiritual Mentor Abdullah Azzam – Tam Hussein: https://bit.ly/2KeLdNu

The Party of God: The Association of Algerian Muslim ‘Ulama’ in Contention With the Nationalist Movement After World War II – Shoko Watanabe, International Journal of Middle East Studies: https://bit.ly/2KD7kxt

On the Making and Unmaking of Arab States – Ariel I. Ahram, International Journal of Middle East Studies: https://bit.ly/2IU9dZr

Friday May 11:

Limited Statehood and its Security Implications on the Fragmentation Political Order in the Middle East and North Africa – Abel Polese and Ruth Hanau Santini, Small Wars & Insurgencies:

Questioning the current public health approach to countering violent extremism – Neil Krishan Aggarwal, Global Public Health: https://bit.ly/2J6T6aF