Articles of the Week – 6/2-6/8

Saturday June 2:

Why do pastoralists in Mali join jihadist groups? A political ecological explanation – Tor A. Benjaminsen & Boubacar Ba, The Journal of Peasant Studies: https://bit.ly/2l1seex

Sunday June 3:

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham’s Relationship With Turkey: Primary Texts – Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi: https://bit.ly/2M7YyZE

Monday June 4:

Examining the utility of social control and social learning in the radicalization of violent and non-violent extremists – Thomas J. Holt, Joshua D. Freilich, Steven M. Chermak, and Gary LaFree, Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: https://bit.ly/2M8BxGd

From Revolution Muslim to Islamic State: An Inside Look at the American Roots of ISIS’ Virtual Caliphate – Mitchell Silber and Jesse Morton, New America Foundation:

Violence-producing Dynamics of Fragile States: How State Fragility in Iraq Contributed to the Emergence of Islamic State – S. Yaqub Ibrahimi, Terrorism and Political Violence: https://bit.ly/2JEDDiw

Fratricidal Jihadists: Why Islamists Keep Losing their Civil Wars – Mohammed M. Hafez, Middle East Policy:

Tuesday June 5:

A House Divided: Origins and Persistence of the Islamic State’s Ideological Divide – Cole Bunzel, Jihadica: https://bit.ly/2kWzMPR

Innovation and terror: an analysis of the use of social media by terror-related groups in the Asia Pacific – Julian Droogan, Lise Waldek, and Ryan Blackhall, Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism: https://bit.ly/2Huan97

Wednesday June 6:

Islamic State Attacks in Tunisia – Aaron Y. Zelin, Tunisian Jihadism: 

Using Internet search data to examine the relationship between anti-Muslim and pro-ISIS sentiment in U.S. counties – Christopher A. Bail, Friedolin Merhout, and Peng Ding, Science Advances: https://bit.ly/2LxbM0Y

Thursday June 7:

Jihadist propaganda, offline: Strategic communications in modern warfare – Charlie Winter and Haid Haid, Middle East Institute: https://bit.ly/2kVYRdH

Friday June 8:

Unbeatable: Social Resources, Military Adaptation, and the Afghan Taliban – Theo Farrell, Texas National Security Review: https://bit.ly/2ICLs4n