Articles of the Week – 10/10-10/16

Sunday October 11:

The Caliph of Lisson Green – Tam Hussein, Newlines Magazine:

Monday October 12:

‘Does peacekeeping deter terrorism?’ – Anna Kruglova, Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict:

Autism spectrum disorders and terrorism: how different features of autism can contextualise vulnerability and resilience – Zainab Al-Attar, The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology:

Wednesday October 14:

What Do We Learn About the CMA and JNIM from the Negotiations over Soumaïla Cissé? Part Two – JNIM – Alex Thurston, Sahel Blog:

Fear without Prejudice in the Shadow of Jihadist Threat – Marco Giani, Comparative Political Studies:

Thursday October 15:

Desert Drift, Declining Deadliness: Understanding the Evolution of AQIM’s Suicide Bombings – Jason Warner, Ellen Chapin, Caleb Weiss, Combating Terrorism Center:

Articles of the Week – 9/26-10/9

Sunday September 27:

Community Violence and Support for Violent Extremism: Evidence From the Sahel – Steven E. Finkel, John F. McCauley, Michael Neureiter, and Chris A. Belasco, Political Psychology:

Tuesday September 29:

Dollars for Daesh Analyzing the Finances of American ISIS Supporters – Lorenzo Vidino, Jon Lewis, and Andrew Mines, Program on Extremism:

Thursday October 1:

Counterterrorism Policy in an Uncertain World – Livio Di Lonardo and Tiberiu Dragu, The Journal of Politics:

Peace in the name of Allah: Egypt’s quest to attain Islamic legitimacy for its treaty with Israel – Ofir Winter, Middle Eastern Studies:

Sunday October 4:

How Iraq’s Top ISIS Scholar Became a Target for Shiite Militias – Hassan Hassan, Newlines Magazine:

Monday October 5:

The Islamic Movement in Britain – Damon L. Perry, ICSR:

Tuesday October 6:

Sahelistan? Military Intervention and Patronage Politics in Afghanistan and Mali – Romain Malejacq and Adam Sandor, Civil Wars:

Thursday October 8:

The Secret to the Northern Mozambique Insurgency’s Success – Emilia Columbo, War on the Rocks:

Friday October 9:

Lessons for 2020 from the Islamic State Online Fanclub – Elizabeth Pearson and Chantelle Davies, GNET:

Articles of the Week – 9/12-9/25

Monday September 14:

Weeping in Modern Jihadi Groups – Thomas Hegghammer, Journal of Islamic Studies:

Repatriating ISIS Family Members: A North Macedonia Model? – Eric Rosand, Heidi Ellis and Stevan Weine, Just Security:

Psychology of Transnational Terrorism and Extreme Political Conflict – Scott Atran, Annual Review of Psychology:

An Insider Perspective: What the Internet Means to UK Jihadists – Elizabeth Pearson, GNET:

Competitive Governance and Displacement Decisions Under Rebel Rule: Evidence from the Islamic State in Iraq – Mara Redlich Revkin, Journal of Conflict Resolution:

Tuesday September 15:

Understanding youth radicalisation: an analysis of Australian data – Adrian Cherney, Emma Belton, Siti Amirah Binte Norham, and Jack Milts, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression:

Striving for Hegemony: The HTS Crackdown on al-Qaida and Friends in Northwest Syria – Al-Muraqib, Jihadica:

Competition for Religious Authority and Islamist Mobilization in Indonesia – Alexandre Pelletier, Comparative Politics:

Wednesday September 16:

Competition for Religious Authority and Islamist Mobilization in Indonesia – Alexandre Pelletier, Comparative Politics:

Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh: analysis of organizational design and activities – Md. Nurul Momen, Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict:

Thursday September 17:

Stepping Out from the Shadows: The Interrogation of the Islamic State’s Future Caliph – Daniel Milton and Muhammad al-`Ubaydi, CTC Sentinel:

The Crisis Within Jihadism: The Islamic State’s Puritanism vs. al-Qa`ida’s Populism – Mohammed Hafez, CTC Sentinel:

A Look into the Islamic State’s New Leadership – Hassan Hassan, Center for Global Policy:

Drivers of violent extremism in higher education institutions of Pakistan – Zahid Shahab Ahmed and Qamar Abbas Jafri, Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict:

Social media and radicalisation of university students in Bangladesh – Sajid Amit, Imran Rahman’s and Sadiat Mannan, Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism:

Friday September 18:

Gender in Countering Violent Extremism Program Design, Implementation and Evaluation: Beyond Instrumentalism – Jessica White, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Saturday September 19:

The ideological construction of Western ISIS-associated females – Conrad Nyamutata, Journal of Language and Politics:

Systematic Review of Mental Health Problems and Violent Extremism – Paul Gill, Caitlin Clemmow, Florian Hetzel, Bettina Rottweiler, Nadine Salman, Isabelle Van Der Vegt, Zoe Marchment, Sandy Schumann, Sanaz Zolghadriha, Norah Schulten, Helen Taylor, and Emily Corner, The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology:

Tuesday September 22:

Libya: The Limits of Reconciliation: Assessing the Revisions of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) – Mary Fitzgerald and Emadeddin Badi, Institute for Integrated Transitions:

Diaries of Female Jihadists Imprisoned in Al-Hol Camp: An Analysis – Brune Descamps, GNET:

al-Shabaab’s Improvised Explosive Device Supply Chain Gambit in Somalia – Peter Kirechu, War On The Rocks:

More Bucks, Still No Bangs? Why a Cost-Benefit Analysis of Cyberterrorism Still Holds True – Giampiero Giacomello, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Is Extreme in the Eye of the Beholder? An Experimental Assessment of Extremist Cognitions – Neil Shortland, Elias Nader, Lisa Thompson, and Marek Palasinski, Journal of Interpersonal Violence:

Wednesday September 23:

Impact of Perceived Peer Attitudes and Social Network Diversity on Violent Extremist Intentions – Wojciech Kaczkowski, K. M. Swartout, L. Branum-Martin, J. G. Horgan, and A. F. Lemieux, Terrorism and Political Violence:

Jihadi Reactions to the U.S.-Taliban Deal and Afghan Peace Talks – Cole Bunzel, Jihadica:

Thursday September 24:

The Terrorist Lists: An Examination of the U.S. Government’s Counterterrorism Designations Efforts – Seth Loertscher, Daniel Milton, Bryan Price, and Cynthia Loertscher, Combating Terrorism Center:

Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghrib’s Expansion in the Sahara: New Insights from Primary Sources – Vidar B. Skretting, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Friday September 25:

Entertainment-Education Versus Extremism: Examining Parasocial Interaction among Arab Viewers of Anti-ISIS TV Drama – Kareem El Damanhoury, Journal for Deradicalization:

Law and Moral Regulation in Modern Egypt: Ḥisba from Tradition to Modernity – Ahmed Ezzat, International Journal of Middle East Studies:

Articles of the Week – 9/5-9/11

Sunday September 6:

Details on the IS Virtual Planner Attack in Akouda – Aaron Y. Zelin, Tunisian Jihadism:

Monday September 7:

Measuring Terrorism – Thomas Hegghammer and Neil Ketchley, SocArXiv:

Tuesday September 8:

Indian States, Deradicalisation and Online Platforms – Kabir Taneja, GNET:

Al Qaeda’s Generational Change – Katherine Zimmerman, Newsweek:

Wednesday September 9:

Living Long Enough To See Yourself Become The Villain: The Case of Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi – Aaron Y. Zelin, Jihadica:

Risks, radicalisation and rehabilitation: imprisonment of incarcerated terrorists – Amber Hart, Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism:

Thursday September 10:

Developing an Extremist Construct Schema and Measuring Ideological Engagement – Phillip Conrad De Bruyn, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Friday September 11:

The grievance-identity relationship: understanding the role of identity processes and stigmatisation on Muslims’ perceptions of terrorist grievances – H Williamson, K Murphy, and E Sargeant, Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism:

Defying Rules. Defying Gender?: Women’s Resistance to Islamic State – Gina Vale, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Articles of the Week – 8/29-9/4

Sunday August 30:

Sectarianism in the service of Salafism: Shiites as a political tool for Jordanian Salafis – Joas Wagemakers, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies:

Monday August 31:

Failure to Launch: The Islamic State’s Misadventures in Malaysia – Munira Mustaffa, The ISIS Reader:

ISIS Resurgence in Al Hawl Camp and Human Smuggling Enterprises in Syria: Crime and Terror Convergence? – Christian Vianna de Azevedo, Perspectives on Terrorism:

Why has al-Qaeda gone quiet in Syria? – Mina al-Lami, BBC Monitoring:

How the Coronavirus Is Affecting American Jihadist Travelers – Andrew Mines, Lawfare:

Inside the Foreign Fighter Pipeline to Syria: A Case Study of a Portuguese Islamic State Network – Nuno Tiago Pinto, CTC Sentinel:

The Islamic State’s Strategic Trajectory in Africa: Key Takeaways from its Attack Claims – Tomasz Rolbiecki, Pieter Van Ostaeyen, and Charlie Winter, CTC Sentinel:

Wednesday September 2:

Decoding Hate: Using Experimental Text Analysis to Classify Terrorist Content – Abdullah Alrhmoun, Shiraz Maher, and Charlie Winter, GNET:

Who Is the New Leader of Islamic State-Khorasan Province? – Abdul Sayed, Lawfare:

Does Deradicalization Work? – John Horgan, Katharina Meredith, and Katerina Papatheodorou, Radicalization and Counter-Radicalization:

Pressure to prove: Muslim converts’ activism and radicalism mediated by religious struggle and punishing Allah reappraisal – Ari D. Fodeman, Daniel W. Snook, and John G. Horgan, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression:

Thursday September 3:

Rebel Governance at the Time of Covid-19: Emergencies as Opportunities for Rebel Rulers – Marta Furlan, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Who Said We Were Terrorists? Issues with Terrorism Data and Inclusion Criteria – Wesley S. McCann, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Friday September 4:

Can Communal Violence Fuel an ISIS Threat in India? An Analysis of ‘Voice of Hind’ – Prithvi Iyer and Maya Mirchandani, Observer Research Foundation:

Articles of the Week – 8/22-8/28

Monday August 24:

Online Extremist Funding Campaigns: COVID-19 and Beyond – Chelsea Daymon, GNET:

In Light of the Kafolo Attack: The Jihadi Militant Threat in the Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast Borderlands – Héni Nsaibia, ACLED:

Tuesday August 25:

Talking Stagnation: Thematic Analysis of Terrorism Experts’ Perception of the Health of Terrorism Research – John F. Morrison, Terrorism and Political Violence:

Women who volunteer: a relative autonomy perspective in Al-Shabaab female recruitment in Kenya – Fathima Azmiya Badurdeen, Critical Studies on Terrorism:

Wednesday August 26:

A Theseus Paradox: Interrogating the Shift in Islamism in Indian-administered Kashmir – Iymon Majid, Politics, Religion & Ideology:

Cryptocurrency and the Dismantling of Terrorism Financing Campaigns – Andrew Mines and Devorah Margolin, Lawfare:

The Sahel crisis since 2012 – Clionadh Raleigh, Héni Nsaibia, and Caitriona Dowd, African Affairs:

Friday August 28:

The ontological threat of foreign fighters – Raphaël Leduc, European Journal of International Relations:

Violent Jihadist Ideology in South Asia: Socio-Political Implications – Asheque Haque, Swedish South Asian Studies Network:

Articles of the Week – 8/15-8/21

Saturday August 15:

“They Were Going Together with the Ikhwan”: The Influence of Muslim Brotherhood Thinkers on Shi’i Islamists during the Cold War – Siarhei Bohdan, The Middle East Journal:

On Origins: Arab Intellectuals’ Debates on the Ideational Sources of ISIS – Sami E. Baroudi, The Middle East Journal:

Monday August 17:

Collective Action, Foreign Fighting, and the Global Struggle for the Islamic State – Peter J. Schraeder and Michael J. Schumacher, Democracy and Security:

Assessing the Impact of the Boston CVE Pilot Program: A Developmental Evaluation Approach – Elena Savoia, Megan McBride, Jessica Stern, Max Su, Nigel Harriman, Ajmal Aziz and Richard Legault, Homeland Security Affairs:

Tuesday August 18:

The Looming Influx of Foreign Fighters in Sub-Saharan Africa – Austin C. Doctor, War on the Rocks:

Wednesday August 19:

What Foreign Islamic State Women Think About Guilt and Responsibility – Vera Mironova, Lawfare:

Strengthening and Expanding: ISIS’ Central Syria Campaign – Gregory Waters, Center for Global Policy:

Thursday August 20:

Deradicalisation in Singapore: Past, Present and Future – Shashi Jayakumar, ICSR:

Editing for the Caliphate: Assessing Islamic State’s Editing Process and Equipment – Carsten Beyer, GNET:

Behavior Associations in Lone-Actor Terrorists – Ayca Altay, Melike Baykal-Gürsoy, and Pernille Hemmer, Terrorism and Political Violence:

Friday August 21:

Indian Muslims and jihadist failures: Past and future – Mohammed Sinan Siyech, Observer Research Foundation:

Articles of the Week – 8/8-8/14

Tuesday August 11:

ISIS Thrives in Iraq’s ‘Money and Death’ Triangle – Husham Al-Hashimi, Center for Global Policy:

Wednesday August 12:

Counter‐narratives for the prevention of violent radicalisation: A systematic review of targeted interventions – Sarah L. Carthy, Colm B. Doody, Katie Cox, Denis O’Hora, and Kiran M. Sarma, Campbell Systematic Reviews:

Thursday August 13:

Gender and Public Perceptions of Accountability for Insurgent Violence: The Case of ISIS Women in Iraq – Vera Mironova and Sam Whitt:

Community reporting on violent extremism by “intimates”: emergent findings from international evidence – Paul Thomas, Michele Grossman, Kris Christmann, and Shamim Miah, Critical Studies on Terrorism:

Friday August 14:

Building social cohesion between Christians and Muslims through soccer in post-ISIS Iraq – Salma Mousa, Science:

The Nexus Between Crime and Violent Extremism in Kenya: A Case Study of Two Prison Complexes – Gayatri Sahgal and Martine Zeuthen, The RUSI Journal:

The River that Runs through Mosul – Craig Whiteside, The ISIS Reader:

Articles of the Week – 8/1-8/7

Saturday August 1:

Truth and lies in the Caliphate: The use of deception in Islamic State propaganda – Daniel Milton, Media, War & Conflict:

Monday August 3:

Terrorism and the Varieties of Civil Liberties – Michael A Rubin and Richard K Morgan, Journal of Global Security Studies:

Tuesday August 4:

A Qualitative Analysis of Drivers among Military-Affiliated and Civilian Lone Actor Terrorists Inspired by Jihadism – Alexa Katon, Christine Shahan Brugh, Sarah L. Desmarais, Joseph Simons-Rudolph, and Samantha A. Zottola, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

ISIS’s New Leadership: Past Lessons in a New Strategic Environment August 4, 2020 – Husham Al-Hashimi, Center for Global Policy:

Wednesday August 5:

How radicalizing agents mobilize minors to jihadism: a qualitative study in Spain – Álvaro Vicente, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression:

The terrorist and the mercenary: Private warriors against Nigeria’s Boko Haram – Antonino Adamo, African Studies:

Re-thinking Religion and Empire: Non-State Organizations from the Knights Hospitallers to ISIS – Dominic Alessio and Lucas Villegas-Aristizábal, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies:

Exploring youth radicalisation through the framework of developmental crime prevention: a case study of Ahmad Numan Haider – Adrian Cherney, Current Issues in Criminal Justice:

Thursday August 6:

The Problem of Apocalyptic Terrorism – Justin J. Meggitt, Journal of Religion and Violence:

The Allure of Jihad: the de-territorialization of the war in the North Caucasus – Vassily A. Klimentov and Grazvydas Jasutis, Caucasus Survey:

Friday August 7:

Chronicling the Boko Haram Decade in Nigeria (2010-2020): distinguishing factions through videographic analysis – Jacob Zenn, Small Wars & Insurgencies:

The language of terror: exploring speech acts in official English-language ISIS videos, 2014-2017 – Yuanbo Qi, Small Wars & Insurgencies:

Jihadi governance and traditional authority structures: al-Shabaab and Clan Elders in Southern Somalia, 2008-2012 – Michael Weddegjerde Skjelderup, Small Wars & Insurgencies:

Articles of the Week – 7/25-7/31

Saturday July 25:

Maoist Hybridity? A Comparative Analysis of the Links between Insurgent Strategic Practice and Tactical Hybridity in Contemporary Non-State Armed Groups – Edward Stoddard, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Monday July 27:

Contending with Turkey’s Islamic State Returnees – Nigar Göksel and Berkay Mandıracı, War on the Rocks:

Extremist Offender Management in Europe: Country Reports – ICSR:

“I Will Tell You a Story about Jihad”: ISIS’s Propaganda and Narrative Advertising – Anna Kruglova, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Tuesday July 28:

Insurgency and international extraversion in Somalia: the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) and Al-Shabaab’s Amniyat – Mohamed Haji Ingiriis, African Security Review:

Dogmatism or pragmatism? Violent extremism and gender in the central Sahel – Luca Raineri, International Alert:

Boko Haram’s Expansionary Project in Northwestern Nigeria: Can Shekau Outflank Ansaru and Islamic State in West Africa Province? – Jacob Zenn, Terrorism Monitor:

Wednesday July 29:

Is Religion a Barrier to Peace? Religious Influence on Violent Intrastate Conflict Termination – Mora Deitch, Terrorism and Political Violence:

ISIS in South Asia: Struggle for Survival Beyond ‘Khorasan’ July 29, 2020 – Shweta Desai and Amarnath Amarasingam, Center for Global Policy:

Thursday July 30:

National Extraction, Geographical Origin and Migratory Ancestry among Jihadists in Spain – Carola García-Calvo, Fernando Reinares, and Álvaro Vicente, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Telegram’s anti-IS Campaign: Effectiveness, Perspectives, and Policy Suggestions – Meili Criezis, GNET:

Child is Father of the Man? Retribution or Reintegration of ISIS Youth in Mosul, Iraq – Vera Mironova and Sam Whitt:

Former Extremist Interviews Current Extremist: Self-Disclosure and Emotional Engagement in Terrorism Studies – Mehmet Ümit Necef, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Choosing to Fight, Choosing to Die: Examining How ISIS Foreign Fighters Select Their Operational Roles – Tyler Evans, Daniel J Milton, and Joseph K Young, International Studies Review:

Friday July 31:

The End of the Sahelian Anomaly: How the Global Conflict between the Islamic State and al-Qa`ida Finally Came to West Africa – Héni Nsaibia and Caleb Weiss, CTC Sentinel:

The Threat from Europe’s Jihadi Prisoners and Prison Leavers – Robin Simcox and Hannah Stuart, CTC Sentinel: