Articles of the Week – 1/4-1/10

Monday January 6:

Does bottom-line pressure make terrorism coverage more negative? Evidence from a twenty-newspaper panel study – Aaron M Hoffman and Dwaine HA Jengelley, Media, War & Conflict:

Tuesday January 7: 

From Inspire to Rumiyah: does instructional content in online jihadist magazines lead to attacks? – Michael Zekulin, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression:

‘Nondemocratic Islamists’ and support for ISIS in the Arab World – James Piazza, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression:

Wednesday January 8:

The Growing Influence of Salafism in Muslim Mindano – Sidney Jones, IPAC:

The Effects of the International Monetary Fund on Domestic Terrorism – Lance Y. Hunter and Glen Biglaiser, Terrorism and Political Violence:

Thursday January 9:

The Strategy of Germany for Handling Foreign Fighters – Jan Raudszus, ISPI:

Friday January 10:

Debating terrorism in a political transition: Journalism and democracy in Tunisia – Jacob Høigilt and Kjetil Selvik, International Communication Gazette:

Articles of the Week – 9/21-9/27

Sunday September 22:

On being South African Muslims, Islamists and women: expressions of agency and religious construction through the lens of biographies – Gadija Ahjum, Journal for Islamic Studies:

Monday September 23:

The Hijra in French Salafism: A Quest for Purity Through Religious Migration – Mohamed-Ali Adraoui, Sociology of Islam:

Tuesday September 24:

Huras al-Din: The Overlooked al-Qaeda Group in Syria – Aaron Y. Zelin, Washington Institute for Near East Policy:

Wednesday September 25:

Daesh, Twitter and the Social Media Ecosystem: A Study of Outlinks Contained in Tweets Mentioning Rumiyah – Stuart Macdonald, Daniel Grinnell, Anina Kinzel, and Nuria Lorenzo-Dus, The RUSI Journal:

Alienation or Cooperation? British Muslims’ Attitudes to and Engagement in Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Extremism – Sadi Shanaah, Terrorism and Political Violence:

The pious or the doctrinaire? who supports suicide terrorism in Indonesia? – C. Christine Fair,Julie Chernov Hwang, and Moiz Abdul Majid, Asian Security:

Thursday September 26:

Developing theory on the use of intelligence by non-state actors: five case studies on insurgent intelligence – David Strachan-Morris, Intelligence and National Security:

Exploring the Backstage: Methodological and Ethical Issues Surrounding the Role of Research Brokers in Insecure Zones – Maria Eriksson Baaz and Mats Utas, Civil Wars:

Research Brokers We Use and Abuse while Researching Civil Wars and Their Aftermaths – Methodological Concerns – Mats Utas, Civil Wars:

Research Brokers, Researcher Identities and Affective Performances: The Insider/Outsider Conundrum – Swati Parashar, Civil Wars:

Sahelian Militants Pledge(d) Allegiance to the Islamic State – Héni Nsaibia, MENASTREAM:

The Industrial Organization of the Syrian Civil War – Ethan B. Kapstein and David Ribar, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Do Machines Replicate Humans? Toward a Unified Understanding of Radicalizing Content on the Open Social Web – Margeret Hall, Michael Logan, Gina S. Ligon, and Douglas C. Derrick, Policy & Internet:

Friday September 27:

Fighting the Enemies of God: the Rise of and the Response to Violent Extremism in Sudan – Salma Mohamed Abdalmunim Abdalla, Journal for Deradicalization:

Between Child Soldiers and Terrorists: Reintegrating Child Members of the Islamic State – Aleksandar Pašagić, Journal for Deradicalization:

Mourning Morsi: The Death of an Islamist and Jihadi Divisions – Cole Bunzel, Jihadica:

Articles of the Week – 9/7-9/13

Monday September 9:

Assessing success of the Global War on Terror: terrorist attack frequency and the backlash effect – Kyle T. Kattelman, Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict:

Towards a typology of non-state actors in ‘hybrid warfare’: proxy, auxiliary, surrogate and affiliated forces – Vladimir Rauta, Cambridge Review of International Affairs:

Framing British ‘Jihadi Brides’: Metaphor and the Social Construction of I.S. Women – Leonie B. Jackson, Terrorism and Political Violence:

Tuesday September 10:

The Development of Tunisia’s Domestic Counter-Terrorism Finance Capability – Aaron Y. Zelin and Katherine Bauer, CTC Sentinel:

Relatives, Redemption, and Rice: Motivations for Joining the Maute Group – Julie Chernov Hwang, CTC Sentinel:

Taking Aim: Islamic State Khorasan’s Leadership Losses – Amira Jadoon and Andrew Mines, CTC Sentinel:

Wednesday September 11:

It’s Hard to Commemorate 9/11 If You Don’t Understand It. – Daniel Byman, Foreign Policy:

The Ghosts of Past Wars Live on in a Critical Archive – Bruce P. Montgomery and Michael P. Brill, War on the Rocks:

Not Whether, But When? Governments’ Use of Militias in War – Caitlin Ambrozik, Security Studies:

Preventing violent extremism in East Africa: lessons from Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda – Isel van Zyl and Maram Mahdi, Institute for Security Studies:

Thursday September 12:

Dissent in the Islamic State: Secret Advice Sent to Islamic State Leaders – Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi:

Three Constitutional Thickets: Why Regulating Online Violent Extremism is Hard – Daphne Keller, Program on Extremism:

Leading with a Fist: A History of the Salafi Beard in the 20th-Century Middle East – Aaron Rock-Singer, Islamic Law and Society:

Friday September 13:

Social Media, Terrorist Content Prohibitions and the Rule of Law – Stuart Macdonald, Program on Extremism:

Disinformation in Terrorist Content Online – Nina Jankowicz, Program on Extremism:

Unraveling the Impact of Social Media on Extremism – Anjana Susarla, Program on Extremism:

The Internet Police – Jeff Breinholt, Program on Extremism:

Russia in the Eyes of Islamic State: An Analysis of the Content of Dabiq and Rumiyah Magazines and Russia’s Involvement in the Fight against the Islamic State – Marta Sara Stempień, Terrorism and Political Violence:

Articles of the Week – 6/8-7/19

Monday June 10:

The Non-Jihadi Foreign Fighters: Western Right-Wing and Left-Wing Extremists in Syria – Ariel Koch, Terrorism and Political Violence:

“Partisan Politics Was Making People Angry”: The Rise and Fall of Political Salafism in Kenya – Sebastian Elischer, The Journal of the Middle East and Africa:

Exploiting Borders in the Sahel: The Islamic State in the Greater Sahara – Pauline Le Roux, Africa Center for Strategic Studies:

Tuesday June 11:

When Extremists Become Violent: Examining the Association Between Social Control, Social Learning, and Engagement in Violent Extremism – Michael H. Becker, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Who is More Violent in Extremist Groups? A Comparison of Leaders and Followers – Katarzyna Jasko and Gary LaFree:

Wednesday June 12:

Updated review and developments in jihadist radicalisation in Switzerland – updated version of an exploratory study on prevention and interventionn – Miryam Eser Davolio, Mallory Schneuwly Purdie, Fabien Merz, Johannes Saal, and Ayesha Rether, Zurich Universities of Applied Sciences and Arts:

Thursday June 13:

Playing dirty to survive: the vulnerability of civilian targets within U.S. military aid recipient states – Amira Jadoon, Small Wars & Insurgencies:

Territoriality of radical Islam: comparative analysis of jihadist groups’ approach to territory – Bohumil Doboš, Martin Riegl, and Stig Jarle Hansen, Small Wars & Insurgencies:

Organized insurgency, lethality, and target selection: Abu Sayyaf Group and Jemaah Islamiyah – Nori Katagiri, Small Wars & Insurgencies:

Friday June 14:

Women in Islamic State Propaganda – Europol:

Monday June 17:

How Do Terrorist Organizations Make Money? Terrorist Funding and Innovation in the Case of al-Shabaab – Ido Levy and Abdi Yusuf, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Tuesday June 18:

Primary Data and Individual Worldviews: Walking through Research on Terrorist Media Choices – Donald Holbrook, Resolve Network:

Religious Institutionalism: A Domestic Explanation for External Support of Rebel Groups – Brandon Ives, International Interactions:

Motivations for Jihad and Cognitive Dissonance – A Qualitative Analysis of Former Swedish Jihadists – Marco Nilsson, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Wednesday June 19:

Introducing Extended Data on Terrorist Groups (EDTG), 1970 to 2016 – Dongfang Hou, Khusrav Gaibulloev, and Todd Sandler, Journal of Conflict Resolution:

Thursday June 20:

Made-to-measure Qur’anic quotations: the incomplete verses of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb – Sergio Altuna Galán, Real Instituto Elcano:

Regulating terrorist content on social media: automation and the rule of law Stuart Macdonald, Sara Giro Correia, and Amy-Louise Watkin, International Journal of Law in Context:

Friday June 21:

Opposition to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: ‘The Hollow Organization’ – Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi:

Tuesday June 25:

What’s on the Terrorists’ Bookshelves? – Donald Holbrook, Europol:

Black Ops: Islamic State and Innovation in Irregular Warfare Craig Whiteside, Ian Rice, and Daniele Raineri, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Call of Duty Jihad: How the Video Game Motif has Migrated Downstream from Islamic State Propaganda Videos – Cori E. Dauber, Mark D. Robinson, Jovan J. Baslious, and Austin G. Blair, Perspectives on Terrorism:

The Utility of Disabled Fighters in the Islamic State – Chelsea Daymon, Perspectives on Terrorism:

Behind the Veil: Women in Jihad after the Caliphate – Lydia Khalil, Lowy Institute:

Wednesday June 26:

Interview with Syrian war veteran Khalid Shishani – Joanna Paraszczuk, From Chechnya to Syria:

The Jurisprudence Trace Behind the DAESH Trench: Theoretical Basis of Islamic Fundamentalism Focusing on Kurdistan Province of Iran – Farhad Bayani, Asian Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies:

Communication (un)savviness and the failure of terrorism: a case of Pakistani terrorist organizations – Muhammad Feyyaz, Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict:

Thursday June 27:

Women and Al-Shabaab’s Insurgency – International Crisis Group:

Rethinking the repression-dissent nexus: assessing Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood’s response to repression since the coup of 2013 – Khalil al-Anani, Democratization:

ISIS’s Second Comeback: Assessing the Next ISIS Insurgency – Jennifer Cafarella, Brandon Wallace, and Jason Zhou, Institute for the Study of War:

The Philippines: Militancy and the New Bangsamoro – International Crisis Group:

From religious performances to martial themes – Discourses of Shi’a musical eulogies, war and politics in Iran – Soudeh Ghaffari, Journal of Language and Politics:

Friday June 28:

Researching Violent Extremism: The State of Play – J.M. Berger, Resolve Network:

A Study of Outlinks Contained in Tweets Mentioning ‘Rumiyah’ – Stuart Macdonald, Daniel Grinnell, Anina Kinzel, and Nuria Lorenzo-Dus, RUSI:

Sunday June 30:

How Content Removal Might Help Terrorists – Joe Whittaker, Lawfare:

Structure of HTS’ Popular Resistance Companies – Caleb Weiss, The Line of Steel:

Wednesday July 3:

Surviving Boko Haram: why children under five matter – Uyo Yenwong-Fai, Institute for Security Studies:

Tunisia Keeps Calm and Carries On After Latest Terrorist Attack – Aaron Y. Zelin, Washington Institute for Near East Policy:

Thursday July 4:

Shedding Light on Terrorist and Extremist Content Removal – Isabelle van der Vegt, Paul Gill, Stuart Macdonald, and Bennett Kleinberg, RUSI:

Friday July 5:

Terrorist assassinations and societal unrest in Africa: a research brief – Laura N. Bell, Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict:

Considering the military-media nexus from the perspective of competing groups: the case of ISIS and AQAP – Carol Winkler, Kareem El-Damanhoury, Aaron Dicker, Yennhi Luu, Wojciech Kaczkowski, and Nagham El-Karhili, Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict:

Saturday July 6:

Measuring Tactical Innovation in Terrorist Attacks Article – Michael K. Logan, Gina Scott Ligon, and Douglas C. Derrick, The Journal of Creative Behavior:

Monday July 8:

Another Form of American Exceptionalism? A Comparative Analysis of Terrorism Sting Operations in the US and Abroad – Jesse J. Norris, Terrorism and Political Violence:

The Algerian State, Islamist Insurgents, and Civilians Caught in Double Jeopardy by the Violence of the Civil War of the 1990s – C. R. Pennell, Terrorism and Political Violence:

Poverty and Divine Rewards: The Electoral Advantage of Islamist Political Parties – Sharan Grewal, Amaney A. Jamal, Tarek Masoud, and Elizabeth R. Nugent, American Journal of Political Science:

Tuesday July 9:

Nigeria’s Shi’a Islamic Movement and Evolving Islamist Threat Landscape: Old, New and Future Generators of Radicalization – Simon Gray & Ibikunle Adeakin, African Security:

A Man, A Plan, So What? The Influence of Abu Mus’ab al-Suri, Reconsidered – Phillip William Etches, Small Wars Journal:

A Turn to Violence: The Escalation of Nonviolent Movements – Kirssa Cline Ryckman, Journal of Conflict Resolution:

Rhetorics of Radicalism – Daniel Karell and Michael Freedman, American Sociological Review:

Wednesday July 10:

Economics of terrorism in Lake Chad Basin – Malik Samuel, Institute for Security Studies:

Islamic State’s quest for legitimacy: An analysis of IS media frames in Dabiq magazine – Kasun Ubayasiri, Media, War & Conflict:

The Evolution of Online Violent Extremism in Indonesia and the Philippines – Nava Nuraniyah, RUSI:

Thursday July 11:

The Salafi-Jihadist Reaction to Hindu Nationalism – Hari Prasad, Current Trends in Islamist Ideology:

Countering Violent Extremism Online: The Experiences of Informal Counter Messaging Actors – Benjamin Lee, Policy & Internet:

Friday July 12:

Drones, Surveillance, and Violence: Theory and Evidence from a US Drone Program – Asfandyar Mir and Dylan Moore, International Studies Quarterly:

Saturday July 13:

Of terrorism and revenue: Why foreign aid exacerbates terrorism in personalist regimes – Andrew Boutton, Conflict Management and Peace Science:

Tuesday July 16:

Suicide squad: Boko Haram’s use of the female suicide bomber – Vesna Markovic, Women & Criminal Justice:

Blacklists, Market Enforcement, and the Global Regime to Combat Terrorist Financing – Julia C. Morse, International Organization:

Wednesday July 17:

Assessing the Impact of the Global War on Terrorism on Terrorism Threats in Muslim Countries – Peter S. Henne, Terrorism and Political

Articles of the Week – 2/2-2/8

Monday February 4

Crime, Conflict, and the Legitimacy Trade-Off: Explaining Variation in Insurgents’ Participation in Crime – Victor H. Asal, R. Karl Rethemeyer, and Eric W. Schoon, The Journal of Politics:

Tuesday February 5:

Saudi Foreign Fighters: Analysis of Leaked Islamic State Entry Documents – Abdullah bin Khaled Al-Saud, ICSR:

The Double-track System of Terrorism Proscription in China – Chi Zhang, Terrorism and Political Violence:

Thursday February 7:

Preventing the Next Wave of Foreign Terrorist Fighters: Lessons Learned from the Experiences of Algeria and Tunisia – R. Kim Cragin, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Recruitment and Incitement to Violence in the Islamic State’s Online Propaganda: Comparative Analysis of Dabiq and Rumiyah – Miron Lakomy, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Russian IS militant captured by SDF served in Russian Army in 2012 & was with “Jihadi Tolik” in Syria – Joanna Paraszczuk, Chechens in Syria: