Articles of the Week – 6/13-6/19

Sunday June 14:

Negotiating With Jihadists in the Sahel and Nigeria – Jacob Zenn, Lawfare:

Tuesday June 16:

ISIS on the Iraqi-Syrian Border: Thriving Smuggling Networks – Husham Al-Hashimi, Center for Global Policy:

Wednesday June 17:

Rethinking the weak state paradigm in light of the war on terror: Evidence from the Islamic Republic of Mauritania – Zekeria Ould Ahmed Salem, POMEPS:

Why Are There Few Islamist Parties South of the Sahara? – Alexander Thurston, POMEPS:

How Do Leadership Decapitation and Targeting Error Affect Suicide Bombings? The Case of Al-Shabaab – Mohammed Ibrahim Shire, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Staying Engaged in Terrorism: Narrative Accounts of Sustaining Participation in Violent Extremism – Neil Ferguson and James W. McAuley, Frontiers in Psychology:

Thursday June 18:

Logistical Details and (Competing?) Accounts of the Droukdel Strike – Alex Thurston, Sahel Blog:

They Always Come Back: A Look at the Ben Khemais Network in Milan – Hindsight Is 20/20:

Friday June 19:

Fake It till You Make It? Representation of Special Operations Forces Capabilities in Jihadist Propaganda Videos – Daniel Koehler, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

“We Will Conquer Your Rome”: Italy and the Vatican in the Islamic State’s Propaganda – Francesco Marone and Marco Olimpio, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

“Sorry, We’re Closed”: Applying Business Models to Failed Terrorist Organizations – Keith W. Ludwick, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Spreading Hate on TikTok – Gabriel Weimann and Natalie Masri, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: