Monday January 14:

Assessing Innovation in Terrorist Financing – Tom Keatinge and Kerstin Danner, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Visual Jihad: Constructing the “Good Muslim” in Online Jihadist Magazines – Stuart Macdonald and Nuria Lorenzo-Dus, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Conducting Qualitative Research on Terrorism: Finding and Using Primary Sources – Bart Schuurman, SAGE Research Methods Cases:

Dissent in the Islamic State: The Testimony of Abu Abd al-Malek al-Shami – Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi:

Wednesday January 16:

The Hardline Stream of Global Jihad: Revisiting the Ideological Origin of the Islamic State – Tore Hamming, CTC Sentinel:

Does al-Qa`ida’s Increasing Media Outreach Signal Revitalization? – Jami Forbes, CTC Sentinel:

Thursday January 17:

Insecurity in Southwestern Burkina Faso in the Context of an Expanding Insurgency – Heni Nsaibia, ACLED:

A micro-sociological analysis of homegrown violent extremist attacks in the UK in 2017- Martin McCleery and Aaron Edwards, Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict:

Monday January 7:

Fluidity of the Fringes: Prior Extremist Involvement as a Radicalization Pathway – Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Madeleine Blackman, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Intra-Jihadist Conflict and Cooperation: Islamic State–Khorasan Province and the Taliban in Afghanistan – Niamatullah Ibrahimi and Shahram Akbarzadeh, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Tuesday January 8:

Terrorists and the Southern Border: Myth and Reality – Nicholas Rasmussen, Just Security:

Turki Binali’s Critique of The ‘Theory of Balance’: Translation and Analysis – Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi:

Tuesday December 25:

Complaints Against the Islamic State’s Media Department Head – Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi:

Wednesday December 26:

Religious Radicalization and Lone‐Actor Terrorism: A Matter for Psychiatry? – Manon Prats, Sophie Raymond, Ivan Gasman, Journal of Forensic Sciences:

An ‘Extremist’ Commentary on the Islamic State’s Current Situation – Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi:

“The Lions of Tomorrow”: A News Value Analysis of Child Images in Jihadi Magazines – Amy-Louise Watkin and Seán Looney, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Friday December 28:

Countering Violent Extremism in Tunisia – Between Dependency and Self-Reliance – Lydia Letsch, Journal for Dereadicalisation:

The Evolution of Pakistan’s Lashkar-e-Tayyiba Terrorist Group – Tricia Bacon, Orbis:

Saturday December 29:

Counter-terrorism policing innovations in Turkey: a case study of Turkish National Police CVE experiment – Serdar San, Policing and Society:

Sunday December 30:

Navigating the Enigma of Negotiating with a Jihadist Terrorist Group – Babatunde F. Obamamoye, African Security:

Tuesday January 1:

Radicalism on the Periphery: History, Collective Memory, and the Cultural Resonance of Jihadist Ideology in Tunisia – Michael Marcusa, Comparative Politics:

The New Face of Terrorism in 2019 – Vera Mironova, Foreign Policy:

Governing the Faithful: State Management of Salafi Activity in the Francophone Sahel – Sebastian Elischer, Comparative Politics:

Wednesday January 2:

Burkina Faso: Reading Through Wikileaks Cables on Blaise Compaoré and AQIM – Alex Thurston, Sahel Blog:

Trends of Anashid Usage in Da‘esh Video Messaging and Implications for Identifying Terrorist Audio and Video – Jonathan Pieslak, Brian Pieslak, and Anthony F. Lemieux, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

When Data Do Not Matter: Exploring Public Perceptions of Terrorism – Erin M. Kearns, Allison E. Betus, and Anthony F. Lemieux, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Preventing Violent Extremism: A Review of the Literature – William Stephens, Stijn Sieckelinck, and Hans Boutellier, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Cryptoterrorism: Assessing the Utility of Blockchain Technologies for Terrorist Enterprise – Christopher Whyte, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Thursday January 3:

How Saudi Suburbs Shaped Islamic Activism – Pascal Menoret, Crown Center for Middle East Studies:

Demographic variables predicting ISIS and Daesh armed political violence – Othman Alkhadher and Nicholas C. Scull, Crime, Law and Social Change:

Friday January 4:

Death of a Mufti: The Execution of the Islamic State’s Abu Ya‘qub al-Maqdisi – Cole Bunzel, Jihadica:

Does Domestic Political Instability Foster Terrorism? Global Evidence from the Arab Spring Era (2011–14) – Michael J. Schumacher and Peter J. Schraeder, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Deradicalisation and Disengagement in Somalia: Evidence from a Rehabilitation Programme for Former Members of Al-Shabaab – James Khalil, Rory Brown, Chris Chant, Peter Olowo, and Nick Wood, RUSI:

Dissent in the Islamic State: ‘Hashimi Advice’ to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi – Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi:

Monday December 17:

The Biography of Abu Ali al-Anbari: Full Translation and Analysis – Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi:

Metacognitive Failure as a Feature of Those Holding Radical Beliefs – Max Rollwage, Raymond J. Dolan, and Stephen M. Fleming, Current Biology:

Tuesday December 18:

How Muslim Shishani & Abu Musa Shishani Prevented An FSA/ISIS War In Latakia & Facilitated A Prisoner Swap – Joanna Paraszczuk, Chechens in Syria:

Trends in the Draw of Americans to Foreign Terrorist Organizations from 9/11 to Today – Heather J. Williams, Nathan Chandler, and Eric Robinson, RAND Corporation:

The Politics of Islam in Europe and North America – Project on Middle East Political Science and Science Po:

Collecting Survey and Smartphone Sensor Data With an App: Opportunities and Challenges Around Privacy and Informed Consent Frauke Kreuter, Georg-Christoph Haas, Florian Keusch, Sebastian Bähr, and Mark Trappmann, Social Science Computer Review:

Wednesday December 19:

Foreign Terrorist Organization Designation, International Cooperation, and Terrorism – Brian J. Phillips, International Interactions:

Thursday December 20:

Jihadiship: From Radical Behavior to Radical Beliefs – Marco Nilsson, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Al Shabaab Wives and Widows: A Survey – The Stabilisation Network:

Digital media infrastructures: pipes, platforms, and politics – Jean-Christophe Plantin and Aswin Punathambekar, Media, Culture & Society:

Friday December 21:

Neural and Behavioral Correlates of Sacred Values and Vulnerability to Violent Extremism – Clara Pretus, Nafees Hamid, Hammad Sheikh, Jeremy Ginges, Adolf Tobeña, Richard Davis, Oscar Vilarroya, and Scott Atran, Frontiers in Psychology:

Internal Conflicts in the Islamic State’s Media Department: A Letter of Complaint – Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi:

Grading the Quality of ISIS Videos: A Metric for Assessing the Technical Sophistication of Digital Video Propaganda – Mark D. Robinson and Cori E. Dauber, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Sunday December 9:

One Land, Two Rules (2): Delivering public services in insurgency-affected Obeh district of Herat province – S Reza Kazemi, Afghanistan Analysts Network:

Monday December 10:

Is protest a safety valve against ISIS in Tunisia? – Christopher Barrie and Neil Ketchley, The Monkey Cage:

Is Boko Haram’s notorious leader about to return from the dead again? – Jacob Zenn, African Arguments:

Assessing Outcomes of Online Campaigns Countering Violent Extremism: A Case Study of the Redirect Method – Todd C. Helmus and Kurt Klein, RAND:

Re-Examining the Local Roots of Tunisia’s Foreign Fighter Mobilization: A Return to All Jihad is Local – David Sterman, New America Foundation:

Caliphate, hijrah and martyrdom as performative narrative in ISIS Dabiq magazine – Erkan Toguslu, Politics, Religion & Ideology:

A Storm on the Horizon? “Twister” and the Implications of the Blockchain and Peer-to-Peer Social Networks for Online Violent Extremism – Gareth Mott, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

The internal brakes on violent escalation: a typology – Joel Busher, Donald Holbrook, and Graham Macklin, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression:

Wednesday December 12:

Rightsizing the Transnational Jihadist Threat – Sam Heller, International Crisis Group:

Decentralised Terrorism: The Next Big Step for the so-called Islamic State (IS)? – Lorand Bodo, Vox-Pol:

Thursday December 13:

The death of a jihadist: A chance to curb Mali’s conflict – Andrew Lebovich, European Council on Foreign Relations:

Drug Trafficking, Violence and Politics in Northern Mali – International Crisis Group:

Dead Land: Islamic State’s Deliberate Destruction of Iraq’s Farmland – Amnesty International:

ISIS’s charm offensive toward al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb – Tore Refslund Hamming, Middle East Institute:

Umar Shishani’s big break: Base 111, Sheikh Suleiman, Aleppo, 9 December 2012 – Joanna Paraszczuk, Chechens in Syria:

How Mauritania exports religion to Saudi Arabia—And not just the other way around – Michael Farquhar and Alex Thurston, Brookings Institution:

Friday December 14:

Fixing the Cracks in the Pakistani Taliban’s Foundation: TTP’s Leadership Returns to the Mehsud Tribe – Amira Jadoon, Sara Mahmood, CTC Sentinel:

United States v. Aws Mohammed Younis al-Jayab: A Case Study on Transnational Prosecutions of Jihadi Foreign Fighter Networks – Bennett Clifford and Seamus Hughes, CTC Sentinel:

The significance of the discursive strategies in al-Baghdadi’s and al-Zawahiri’s hortatory speeches: A multidisciplinary approach – Ali Badeen Mohammed Al-Rikaby and Tengku Sepora Tengku Mahadi, Journal of Language and Politics:

Saturday December 1:

More Data, New Problems: Audiences, Ahistoricity, and Selection Bias in Terrorism and Insurgency Research – Charles W Mahoney, International Studies Review:

Monday December 3:

Allied & Lethal: Islamic State Khorasan’s Network and Organizational Capacity in Afghanistan and Pakistan – Amira Jadoon, Combating Terrorism Center:

Sexual Suppression and Political Agency: Evoking a Woman’s Support for the Islamic State – Nadia Al-Dayel, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Peripheral and embedded: relational patterns of lone-actor terrorist radicalization – Lasse Lindekilde, Stefan Malthaner & Francis O’Connor, Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict:

Tuesday December 4:

The Islamic State Research Office’s Self-History – Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi:

Wednesday December 5:

Trends in Islamic State’s Online Propaganda: Shorter Longevity, Wider Dissemination of Content – Laurence Bindner and Raphael Gluck, ICCT:

The Hamas-Islamic State Sinai Relationship: Translation and Analysis -Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi:

Thursday December 6:

Understating Zarqawi – Cole Bunzel, Jihadica:

One Land, Two Rules (1): Service delivery in insurgent-affected areas, an introduction – Jelena Bjelica and Kate Clark, Afghanistan Analysts Network:

Friday December 7:

Jihadists from Ex-Soviet Central Asia: Where Are They? Why Did They Radicalize? What Next? – Edward Lemon, Vera Mironova, and William Tobey, Russia Matters:

The “Ulema” of the Jihadi Movement- Discourse, Role and Future – Chafic Choucair, Sharq Forum:

Sunday November 25:

A content analysis of initial proof of life hostage videos released by international terrorist groups – Mark J. Rossin, Sarah W. Craun, Michelle L. Miller, and Matthew R. Collier, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression:

Monday November 26:

Under the Black Flag in Borno: experiences of foot soldiers and civilians in Boko Haram’s ‘caliphate’ – Zacharias P. Pieri and Jacob Zenn, The Journal of Modern African Studies:

What does Australian law say about possessing terrorist instructional material? – Andrew Zammit, Avert Research Network:

Wednesday November 28:

Tunisian Foreign Fighters in Iraq and Syria – Aaron Y. Zelin, Washington Institute for Near East Policy: 

Don’t Just Counter-Message; Counter-Engage – Nafees Hamid, ICCT:

Taleban Attacks on Khas Uruzgan, Jaghori and Malestan (I): A new and violent push into Hazara areas – Ali Yawar Adili and Martine van Bijlert, Afghanistan Analysts Network:

Jihadism after the ‘Caliphate’: towards a new typology – Anne Stenersen, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies:

Thursday November 29:

British and Lebanese Prisons: Are They Fertile Breeding Ground for Terrorism? – Salim Yaacoub, Journal of Strategic Security:

Taleban Attacks on Khas Uruzgan, Jaghori and Malestan (II): A new and violent push into Hazara areas – Ali Yawar Adili and Martine van Bijlert, Afghanistan Analysts Network:

On the Problem of Extremism – J.M. Berger, MIT Press Blog:

Friday November 30:

The True Origins of ISIS – Hassan Hassan, The Atlantic:

Geography and the Certainty of Terrorism Event Coding – Stephen C Nemeth and Jacob A Mauslein, Journal of Global Security Studies:

Saturday November 17:

Kata’ib Hezbollah’s Syrian Wing: Interview – Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi:

Monday November 19:

Political Participation of Islamists in Syria: Examining the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood’s Mid-century Democratic Experiment – Dara Conduit, Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations:

Tuesday November 20:

Agency (mis)recognition in international violence: the case of French jihadism – Thomas Lindemann, Review of International Studies:

Natural Language Understanding & Multimodal Discourse Analysis for Interpreting Extremist Communications and the Re-Use of These Materials Online – Peter Wignell, Kevin Chai, Sabine Tan, Kay O’Halloran, and Rebecca Lange, Terrorism and Political Violence:

Expansion and replication of the theory of vicarious help-seeking – Michael J. Williams, John G. Horgan, William P. Evans, and Jocelyn J. Bélanger, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression:

Wednesday November 21: 

Islamic State’s Virtually Planned Terror Plots: A Note on Current and Future Research – Andrew Zammit, Vox-Pol:

‘Spiritual security’ as a (meta-)political strategy to compete over regional leadership: formation of Morocco’s transnational religious policy towards Africa – Salim Hmimnat, The Journal of North African Studies:

Women’s Role in Recruitment for ISIS/Islamist Networks in Pakistan – Imtiaz Gul, International Annals of Criminology:

Wednesday November 14:

Salafism’s Historical Continuity: The Reception of “Modernist” Salafis by “Purist” Salafis in Jordan – Joas Wagemakers, Journal of Islamic Studies:

How Boko Haram is ripping off Islamic State branding – Mina al-Lami, BBC Monitoring:

Friday November 16:

Inside the ADF Rebellion A Glimpse into the Life and Operations of a Secretive Jihadi Armed Group – Congo Research Group at the Center on International Cooperation at New York University: