Articles of the Week – 2/1-2/7

Monday February 3: 

Accidental ethnographers: the Islamic State’s tribal engagement experiment Craig Whiteside and Anas Elallame, Small Wars & Insurgencies:

The anthropology of Al-Shabaab: the salient factors for the insurgency movement’s recruitment project – Mohamed Haji Ingiriis, Small Wars & Insurgencies:

Too central to fail? Terror networks and leadership decapitation – Daniel Milton and Bryan Price, International Interactions:

Tuesday February 4:

Local voices against violence: women challenging extremism in Iraq and Syria – Alia Al-Kadi and Gina Vale, Conflict, Security & Development:

Not Yet Dead: The Establishment and Regulation of Slavery by the Islamic State Nadia Al-Dayel, Andrew Mumford, and Kevin Bales, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

What Explains Taxation by Resource-Rich Rebels? Evidence from the Islamic State in Syria – Mara Redlich Revkin, The Journal of Politics:

What Makes a Movement Violent: Comparing the Ahle Hadith (Salafists) in India and Pakistan – Mohammed Sinan Siyech, Middle East Institute:

Wednesday February 5:

Idlib and Its Environs: Narrowing Prospects for a Rebel Holdout – Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi, Washington Institute for Near East Policy:

Insecurity in the Sahel: Europe’s next fight against jihadism – Andrew Lebovich, ECFR:

Thursday February 6:

Lessons from September 11 about the post-conflict threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters – Daniel Milton, Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism:

Islamic State Adjusts Strategy to Remain on Telegram – Raphael Gluck and Laurence Bindner, GNET:

Friday February 7:

When Insularity Becomes a Problem: The Literature on Jihadism in Jordan – Henrik Gråtrud, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: