Monday September 10:

Al-Qa`ida’s First American Foreign Fighter after 9/11 – Bryant Neal Viñas and Mitchell Silber, CTC Sentinel:

Treatment of Terrorists: How Does Gender Affect Justice? – Audrey Alexander and Rebecca Turkington, CTC Sentinel:

From Caliphate to Caves: The Islamic State’s Asymmetric War in Northern Iraq – Derek Henry Flood, CTC Sentinel:

Femme Fatale: The Lethality of Female Suicide Bombers – Burcu Pinar Alakoc, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

The Three Ps of Radicalization: Push, Pull and Personal. A Systematic Scoping Review of the Scientific Evidence about Radicalization Into Violent Extremism – Matteo Vergani, Muhammad Iqbal, Ekin Ilbahar, and Greg Barton, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Dar al-Islam: A Quantitative Analysis of ISIS’s French-Language Magazine – Andrew C. Sparks, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

On the Durability of Terrorist Networks: Revealing the Hidden Connections between Jihadist Cells – David Bright, Chad Whelan , and Shandon Harris-Hogan, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Tuesday September 11:

Fursan al-Din: Interview – Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi:

Wednesday September 12:

From Goods and Services to Counterterrorism: Local Messaging in Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham’s Propaganda – Lina Raafat and Charles Lister, Jihadica:

Theology, heroism, justice, and fear: an analysis of ISIS propaganda magazines Dabiq and Rumiyah – Tyler Welch, Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict:

The Taliban’s Fight for Hearts and Minds – Ashley Jackson, Foreign Policy:

Saturday September 1:

Islamic State Ruling On Assassination Of Abu Hashim al-Idlibi: A Revised Account – Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi:

A Military Anthropologist Looks at Islamic Insurgency in Aceh – MontgomeryMcFate, Orbis:

Wednesday September 5:

The Demographics of Southeast Asian Jihadism – Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Vivian Hagerty, and Madeline Dement, War on the Rocks:

Ethics is Method, Method is Ethics: What Terrorism Researchers Should Know – Carol Winkler, Vox-Pol:

Man Haron Monis and the Sydney Lindt Caf’e Siege – Not a Terrorist Attack – Russ Scott and Rodger Shanahan, Psychiatry, Psychology and Law:

Thursday September 6:

Suicide Squads: The Logic of Linked Suicide Bombings – Jason Warner, Ellen Chapin, and Hilary Matfess, Security Studies:

Out of the desert: ISIS’s strategy for a long war – Hassan Hassan, Middle East Institute:

Friday September 7:

Mali’s elections saw some jihadist violence. Here’s what these patterns suggest. – Alexander Thurston, The Monkey Cage:

New Confusion About ISKP: A case study from Sar-e Pul – Obaid Ali, Afghanistan Analysts Network:

Nine Bullets for the Traitors, One for the Enemy: The Slogans and Strategy behind the Islamic State’s Campaign to Defeat the Sunni Awakening (2006 – 2017) – Craig Whiteside, ICCT:

The Disillusioned Muhajir: Interview – Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi:

Saturday August 25:

It’s Time to Stop Talking About Terrorists as If They’re Diabolical Geniuses – Gregory D. Johnsen, The Atlantic:

Sunday August 26:

Mixing Votes with Violence: Election Violence around the World – Ursula Daxecker and Alexander Jung, SAIS Review of International Affairs:

Anashid in Hizbullah: Movement Identity through Impassioned Ideology – Carin Berg, The Middle East Journal:

When Islamists Lose: The Politicization of Tunisia’s Ennahda Movement – Rory McCarthy, The Middle East Journal:

Monday August 27:

Does Restrictive Immigration Policy Reduce Terrorism in Western Democracies? – Seung-Whan Choi, Perspectives on Terrorism:

Characteristics of Jihadist Terrorist Leaders: A Quantitative Approach – Lennart van Leeuwen and Daan Weggemans, Perspectives on Terrorism:

Tuesday August 28:

Pulling Back the Curtain: An Inside Look at the Islamic State’s Media Organization – Daniel Milton, Combating Terrorism Center:

Ethics, empathy, and fear in research on violent conflict – Anastasia Shesterinina, Journal of Peace Research:

Balkan Regional Development: Moderate or Radical Islam for the Balkans – Věra Stojarová & Richard Stojar, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies:

Wednesday August 29:

Violent extremism: A comparison of approaches to assessing and managing risk – Caroline Logan and Monica Lloyd, Legal and Criminological Psychology:

Thursday August 30:

Liberalism and Religion: Amplifiers of War between Democratic and Non-Democratic States? – Brittnee Carter and Mariya Y. Omelicheva, Democracy and Security:

Sunday August 19:

Measuring radicalisation: risk assessment conceptualisations and practice in England and Wales – Rita Augestad Knudsen, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression:

Tuesday August 21:

Reintegrating ISIS Supporters in Syria: Efforts, Priorities and Challenges – Haid Haid, ICSR:

The Islamic State in south Syria: an inside look at its internal security apparatus – Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi:

Transparency and Integrity in Conducting Field Research on Politics in Challenging Contexts – Aili Mari Tripp, Perspectives on Politics:

Wednesday August 22:

Multimodal visual/sound redundancy in ISIS videos: a close analysis of martyrdom and training segments – Carol Winkler and Jonathan Pieslak, Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism:

How and Why Armed Groups Participate in Elections – Aila M. Matanock and Paul Staniland, Perspectives on Politics:

Thursday August 23:

Hybrid Warriors and the Formation of New War Masculinities: A Case Study of Indonesian Foreign Fighters – David Duriesmith, Stability:

The Life of Abu Ahmad al-Shari’i of Jaysh Khalid bin al-Waleed – Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi:

Friday August 24:

Devoutness to Islam and the Attitudinal Acceptance of Political Violence Among Young Muslims in Germany – Andreas Hadjar David Schiefer Klaus Boehnke Wolfgang Frindte Daniel Geschke, Political Psychology:

Monday August 13:

How Fear Drives Us Apart: Explaining the Relationship between Terrorism and Social Trust – Amélie Godefroidt and Arnim Langer, Terrorism and Political Violence:

Tuesday August 14:

Al-Shabaab’s Mata Hari Network – Katharine Petrich, War on the Rocks:

Instrumentalizing Islam in a ‘Secular’ State: Turkey’s Diyanet and Interfaith Dialogue – Ihsan Yilmaz and James Barry, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies:

Pedagogy of terrorism. Mujahid Guide revisited – Swen Körner and Mario S. Staller, Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism:

Wednesday August 15:

“One of the Two Good Outcomes”: Turning Defeats into Victories in the Islamic State’s Flagship Magazine Rumiyah – Miron Lakomy, Terrorism and Political Violence:

A Neglected Genealogy of the Martyred Heroines of Islam: (Re)-writing Women’s Participation in Jihad Into the History of Late Imperial Gansu – Tommaso Previato, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs:

Tuesday August 7:

Al-Qaeda and ISIS are on Their Heels in Yemen, But Will Return Unless We Help Build a Lasting Peace – Gregory D. Johnsen, Just Security:

Wednesday August 8:

The June 2018 Cologne Ricin Plot: A New Threshold in Jihadi Bio Terror – Florian Flade, CTC Sentinel:

The Renewed Jihadi Terror Threat to Mauritania – Geoff D. Porter, CTC Sentinel:

The Islamic State in Africa: Estimating Fighter Numbers in Cells Across the Continent – Jason Warner and Charlotte Hulme, CTC Sentinel:

Radical Islamist English-Language Online Magazines: Research Guide, Strategic Insights, and Policy Response – Robert J. Bunker and Pamela Ligouri Bunker, Strategic Studies Institute:

Friday August 10:

‘My Muslim Kurdish brother’: colonial rule and Islamist governmentality in the Kurdish region of Turkey – Mehmet Kurt, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies:

Escalating Complexity in Regional Conflicts: Connecting Geopolitics to Individual Pathways to Terrorism in Mali – Elena Dal Santo and Elizabeth Johanna van der Heide, African Security:

Forces of heresy versus forces of conservation: making sense of Hezb-e Islami-ye Afghanistan’s and the Taleban’s positions in the Afghan insurgency – Philipp Münch, Small Wars & Insurgencies:

Sunday July 29:

Mali: “The old man of the mountain” – Héni Nsaibia, MENASTREAM:

Monday July 30:

Assessing the Threat of Terrorism in and from Central Asia – Edward Lemon:

Tuesday July 31:

A Brief Update On Ethnic Georgian Foreign Fighters In The Islamic State – Bennett Clifford, Jihadology:

Restricting Opposition in Elections and Terrorist Violence – Alex Braithwaite and Jessica Maves Braithwaite, Terrorism and Political Violence:

Thursday August 2:

Pathways to Violent Extremism: Evidence from Tajik Recruits to Islamic State – Edward Lemon, Harriman Magazine:

Monday July 23:

From Daesh to ‘Diaspora’: Tracing the Women and Minors of Islamic State – Joana Cook and Gina Vale, ICSR:

The Multifinality of Vulnerability Indicators in Lone-Actor Terrorism – Emily Corner, Noémie Bouhana, and Paul Gill, Psychology, Crime & Law:

The “Somalinisation” of terrorism and counterterrorism in Kenya: the case of refoulement – Oscar Gakuo Mwangi, Critical Studies on Terrorism:

Pursuing the allure of combat: an ethnography of violence amongst Iraqi Shi’I combatants fighting ISIS – Younes Saramifar, Critical Studies on Terrorism:

Trends in Terrorists’ Weapons Adoption and the Study Thereof – Nicole A Tishler, International Studies Review:

Tuesday July 24:

Down, but Not Out: An Updated Examination of the Islamic State’s Visual Propaganda – Daniel Milton, Combating Terrorism Center:

Finding Extremists in Online Social Networks – Jytte Klausen, Christopher E. Marks, and Tauhid Zaman, Operations Research:

Wednesday July 25:

Contemporary Jihadi Militancy in Yemen: How is the Threat Evolving? – Elisabeth Kendall, Middle East Institute:

Women in Al-Shabaab through a New War’s Lens – Phoebe Donnelly, Women in International Security:

Friday July 27:

Foreign Fighter Returnees: An Indefinite Threat? – David Malet and Rachel Hayes, Terrorism and Political Violence:

Islamic State Propaganda: Between Social Movement Framing and Subcultural Provocation – Jan Christoffer Andersen and Sveinung Sandberg, Terrorism and Political Violence:

Monday July 16: 

The al-Shabab Finance System – Hiraal Institute:

A New Era of Insurgent Recruitment: Have ‘New’ Civil Wars changed the Dynamic? – William Reno and Jahara Matisek, Civil Wars:

What Happens When Your Town Becomes an ISIS Recruiting Ground? Lessons from Central Asia about Vulnerability, Resistance, and the Danger of Ignoring Perceived Injustice – Noah Tucker, Central Asia Program:

Too dangerous for fieldwork? The challenge of institutional risk-management in primary research on conflict, violence and ‘Terrorism’ – Jeffrey Alan Sluka, Contemporary Social Science:

Tuesday July 17:

The banality of counterterrorism “after, after 9/11”? Perspectives on the Prevent duty from the UK health care sector – Charlotte Heath-Kelly and Erzsébet Strausz, Critical Studies on Terrorism:

From Jabhat al-Nusra to Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham: Evolution, Approach and Future – Aymen Jawad al-Tamimi, KAS:

Wednesday July 18:

Lone Actor Terrorists: A Residence-to-Crime Approach – Zoe Marchment, Noémie Bouhana, and Paul Gill, Terrorism and Political Violence:

Thursday July 19:

Press coverage of lone-actor terrorism in the UK and Denmark: shaping the reactions of the public, affected communities and copycat attackers – David Parker, Julia M. Pearce, Lasse Lindekilde, and M. Brooke Rogers, Critical Studies on Terrorism:

Politics and Threat Perception: Explaining Pakistani Military Strategy on the North West Frontier – Paul Staniland, Asfandyar Mir & Sameer Lalwani, Security Studies:

Rearing Cubs of the Caliphate: An Examination of Child Soldier Recruitment by Da’esh – James Morris & Tristan Dunning, Terrorism and Political Violence:

Exploring the Radicalization Process in Young Women – Clara Isabel Morgades-Bamba, Patrick Raynal & Henri Chabrol, Terrorism and Political Violence:

Friday July 20:

Burying the Lede: The Islamic State Downsizes? – Brian Dodwell, Daniel Milton, and Muhammad al-‘Ubaydi, Combating Terrorism Center: