Articles of the Week – 5/23-5/29

Sunday May 24:

Islamic State is back and this time the west is ill-prepared to take it on – Hassan Hassan, The Guardian: https://bit.ly/2Ma8inx

Monday May 25:

How to evaluate a program working with terrorists? Understanding Australia’s countering violent extremism early intervention program – Shandon Harris-Hogan, Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism: https://bit.ly/36Hclku

Gendered Reflections? Extremism in the UK’s Radical Right and al-Muhajiroun Networks – Elizabeth Pearson, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: https://bit.ly/3gz3q9k

Rebel governance, rebel legitimacy, and external intervention: assessing three phases of Taliban rule in Afghanistan – Niels Terpstra, Small Wars & Insurgencies: https://bit.ly/2TPXlLU

Tuesday May 26:

Remaining and Expanding: The Recovery of Islamic State Operations in Iraq in 2019-2020 – Michael Knights and Alex Almeida, CTC Sentinel: https://bit.ly/3cbFUff

ISIS in Africa: The Caliphate’s Next Frontier – Jacob Zenn, Center for Global Policy: https://bit.ly/2M722Nr

Thursday May 28:

The Evolution of East African Salafi-jihadism – James Barnett, Current Trends in Islamist Ideology: https://bit.ly/2Xfeqkw

Refugees of Conflict, Casualties of Conjecture: The Trojan Horse Theory of Terrorism and its Implications for Asylum – Cory Eybergen and Martin A. Andresen, Terrorism and Political Violence: https://bit.ly/3gvXHRM

The ABC Model: Commentary from the Perspective of the Two Pyramids Model of Radicalization – Clark McCauley, Terrorism and Political Violence: https://bit.ly/3ddn1da

Articles of the Week – 5/16-5/22

Monday May 18:

Introducing a Dataset of Multi-Scale Geographies of ISIS Ideology from ISIS Sources Christopher Fuhriman, Richard M. Medina, and Simon Brewer, Terrorism and Political Violence: https://bit.ly/2TucySJ

Tuesday May 19:

ISIS 2020: New Structures and Leaders in Iraq Revealed May 19, 2020 – Husham Al-Hashimi, Center for Global Policy: https://bit.ly/2yuaxim

Wednesday May 20:

Will Hayet Tahrir al-Sham destroy al-Qaeda in Syria? – Orwa Ajjoub, The Conflict Archives: https://bit.ly/36ynX9L

Thursday May 21:

State Atrocities in the Sahel_ The Impetus for Counterinsurgency Results is Fueling Government Attacks on Civilians – Héni Nsaibia, ACLED: https://bit.ly/36lyRPQ

A Tribute to Jihadology – The Islamic State Police in Wilayat Halab – Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi, Jihadology: bit.ly/2XjZyjM

The 2017 Manchester Bombing and the British-Libyan Jihadi Nexus – Eran Benedek and Neil Simon, CTC Sentinel: https://bit.ly/3eaUmFL

Articles of the Week – 5/9-5/15

Monday May 11:

What Can Work (and What Has Not Worked) in Women-Centric P/CVE Initiatives: Assessing the Evidence Base for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism – Emily Winterbotham, RUSI: https://bit.ly/360Sblr

Domestic Jihadist Threat to Australia and Canada 2000-2020: An Overview – Shandon Harris-Hogan, Lorne L. Dawson, and Amarnath Amarasingam, TSAS: https://bit.ly/2WClY0J

Tuesday May 12:

The Lure of (Violent) Extremism: Gender Constructs in Online Recruitment and Messaging in Indonesia – Melissa Frances Johnston, Muhammad Iqbal, and Jacqui True, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: https://bit.ly/2y5p0RD

Terrorism and the Mass Media – Jessica White, RUSI: https://bit.ly/2zE8cl1

Rise O Muwahhid, Wherever You May Be: An Analysis of the Democratization of the Terrorist Threat in the West – Reinier Bergema and Olivia Kearney, ICCT: https://bit.ly/2WTHfSo

Wednesday May 13;

When Measuring ISIS’s “Resurgence”, Use the Right Standard – Sam Heller, ICG: https://bit.ly/2T50Ttu

Women Too: Explaining Gender Ideologies of Ethnopolitical Organizations – Victor Asal, Nazli Avdan, and Nourah Shuaibi, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: https://bit.ly/3dOQZnG

Iran and Hezbollah’s Pre-Operational Modus Operandi in the West – Ioan Pop and Mitchell D. Silber, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: https://bit.ly/3dR0D9g

Thursday May 14:

Green Without Borders: The Operational Benefits of Hezbollah’s Environmental NGO – Matthew Levitt and Samantha Stern, Washington Institute for Near East Policy: https://bit.ly/2yP71PP

Shifts in the visual media campaigns of AQAP and ISIS after high death and high publicity attacks – Carol Winkler, Kayla McMinimy, Kareem El-Damanhoury, and Monerah Almahmoud, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression: https://bit.ly/2y4ykVM

Silencing the Guns in Syria’s Idlib – ICG: https://bit.ly/3bTeDy3

Friday May 15:

The Jihadi-Backed Salvation Government and Covid-19 in Northwest Syria – Aaron Y. Zelin, ISPI: https://bit.ly/3e5cock

Doing Good while Killing: Why Some Insurgent Groups Provide Community Services – Victor Asal, Shawn Flanigan, and Ora Szekely, Terrorism and Political Violence: bit.ly/3dSNfBU

Articles of the Week – 5/2-5/8

Saturday May 2:

How Online Content Providers Moderate User‐Generated Content to Prevent Harmful Online Communication: An Analysis of Policies and Their Implementation – Sabine A. Einwiller and Sora Kim, Policy and Internet: bit.ly/3bhaJPo

Monday May 4:

The Risks of a Telegram Crypto-Wallet – Andrew Mines, GNET: https://bit.ly/2yDuTWp

Tuesday May 5:

The role of religion in Islamist radicalisation processes – Jeppe Fuglsang Larsen, Critical Studies on Terrorism: https://bit.ly/2Ab929e

ISIS in Iraq: From Abandoned Villages to the Cities – Husham Al-Hashimi, Center for Global Policy: https://bit.ly/2YM40ua

Wednesday May 6:

The Challenge of Boko Haram Defectors in Chad – Bulama Bukarti, War on the Rocks: https://bit.ly/2Wwlo32

Striving for the Impossible? Policing and Territoriality in the Age of the War on Terror – Stig Jarle Hansen, Journal of Human Security: https://bit.ly/3cAHlF9

Thursday May 7:

Where to Publish Academic Research on Online Extremism and Terrorism?: What We Can Learn from Journal Article Entries in VOX-Pol’s Online Library – Louise Laing and Maura Conway, Vox-Pol: https://bit.ly/2WhRfWB

False Dichotomy: How Both Psychology and Strategic Incentives Influence Terrorist Groups and Violent Social Movements – Tricia Bacon and Thomas Zeitzoff: https://bit.ly/3fwqANf

Articles of the Week – 4/25-5/1

Monday April 27:

Ideology along the Contours of Power: The Case of the Caucasus Emirate – Mark Youngman, Perspectives on Terrorism: bit.ly/3cLp0EW

Exclusion and Inclusion: The Core of Chechen Mobilization to Jihad – Julie Wilhelmsen, Perspectives on Terrorism: bit.ly/3aDEKZn

What Drove Young Dagestani Muslim to Join ISIS? A Study Based on Social Movement Theory and Collective Framing – Domitilla Sagramoso and Akhmet Yarlykapov, Perspectives on Terrorism: bit.ly/2VHpuXa

Jihad at Home or Leaving for Syria and Iraq: Understanding the Motivations of Dagestani Salafists – Jean-François Ratelle, Perspectives on Terrorism: bit.ly/35kBhxT

Gender and Jihad: Women from the Caucasus in the Syrian Conflict – Aleksandre Kvakhadze, Perspectives on Terrorism: bit.ly/2yQrm72

Islamic Conflict and Violence in Local Communities: Lessons from the North Caucasus – Irina V. Starodubrovskaya, Perspectives on Terrorism: bit.ly/3aGSjqT

It’s Way Too Soon to Tell Whether COVID-19 Will Benefit Jihadists (And Here’s a Few Reasons It Might Not) – Alex Thurston, Sahel Blog: https://bit.ly/3bWEwOb

Tuesday April 28:

Covid-19 and the Mujahidin of Eastern Indonesia (MIT) – IPAC: https://bit.ly/2YoQyMD

Operation Silves: Inside the 2017 Islamic State Sydney Plane Plot – Andrew Zammit, CTC Sentinel: https://bit.ly/35kXKdY

Overblown: Exploring the Gap Between the Fear of Terrorist Recidivism and the Evidence – Thomas Renard, CTC Sentinel: https://bit.ly/2KQKCUt

Intersections of the Real and the Virtual Caliphates: The Islamic State’s Territory and Media Campaign – Wojciech Kaczkowski, Carol Winkler, Kareem El Damanhoury, and Yennhi Luu, Journal of Global Security Studies: https://bit.ly/2WECr2Z

Wednesday April 29:

Violent extremism, mental health and substance abuse among adolescents: towards a trauma psychological perspective on violent radicalization and deradicalization – Daniel Koehler, The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology: https://bit.ly/2VQY5Su

Thursday April 30:

Special Issue Introduction for Terrorism, Gender and Women: Toward an Integrated Research Agenda – Alexandra Phelan, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: https://bit.ly/2Sqh5VW

From Pawn to Knights: The Changing Role of Women’s Agency in Terrorism? – Mia Bloom and Ayse Lokmanoglu, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: https://bit.ly/35n0S9b

The Failed Ideological Hybridization of the Islamic State – Djallil Lounnas, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: https://bit.ly/2KRwLNG

Pierre Vogel’s and Bilal Philips’s Criticisms of Jihadism – Clemens Holzgruber, Journal of Muslims in Europe: https://bit.ly/2LxjHO4

Challenges in Digital Ethnography: Research Ethics Relating to the Securitisation of Islam – Larissa-Diana Fuhrmann and Simone Pfeifer, Journal of Muslims in Europe: https://bit.ly/35ZOOv0

Friday May 1:

Shooting for 1080p Full HD – Assessing Islamic State’s Cameras – Yorck Beese, GNET: https://bit.ly/2WcLqcW

Is Idlib set for internal strife? – Charles Lister, Middle East Institute: https://bit.ly/2WCt4kt

The Radical Milieu: A Methodological Approach to Conducting Research on Violent Extremism – Emily Winterbotham and Elizabeth Pearson, Resolve Network: https://bit.ly/35Iu3Uk

It’s a man’s world: carnal spectatorship and dissonant masculinities in Islamic State videos – Manni Crone, International Affairs: https://bit.ly/3fRzbu3

Articles of the Week – 4/18-4/24

Sunday April 19:

Abdullah al-Faisal’s Global Jihad – Raffaello Pantucci, Lawfare: https://bit.ly/3eLwKsp

Monday April 20:

Radicalization as cause and consequence of violence in genocides and mass killings – Omar Shahabudin McDoom, Violence: An International Journal: https://bit.ly/3eQ3YGW

Wednesday April 22:

Whose Interest? Whose Peace? An Evaluation of Pakistan’s Peace Agreements with the Taliban in the Tribal Areas (2004–2015) – Wali Aslam, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: https://bit.ly/3atpUEE

Perspectives on the rebel social contract: Exit, voice, and loyalty in the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria – Mara Redlich Revkin and Ariel I. Ahram, World Development: https://bit.ly/2VwyHRY

Thursday April 23:

Chad’s Big Anti-Boko Haram Campaigns Are the Exception to the Rule – Alex Thurston, Sahel Blog: https://bit.ly/3aAzaHd

The Amalgamation of Virtuality and Reality in Radicalisation Processes – Manjana Sold, GNET: https://bit.ly/2VYHrzr

Articles of the Week – 4/11-4/17

Monday April 13:

Towards the “olive trees of Rome”: exploitation of propaganda devices in the Islamic State’s flagship magazine “Rumiyah” – Miron Lakomy, Small Wars & Insurgencies: https://bit.ly/2VfO4hm

Liberated, not free: Yazidi women after Islamic State captivity – Gina Vale, Small Wars & Insurgencies: https://bit.ly/34HR8pR

Researching armed conflict, Boko Haram and other violent non-state actors: problems with web sources – M. J. Fox, Small Wars & Insurgencies: https://bit.ly/3cn9Oxu

War in Syria: the translocal dimension of fighter mobilization – Esther Meininghaus and Carina Schlüsing, Small Wars & Insurgencies: https://bit.ly/2ylThva

Rebel fragmentation in Syria’s civil war – Olivier J. Walther and Patrick Steen Pedersen, Small Wars & Insurgencies: https://bit.ly/2VioMiY

The Political Power of Proxies: Why Nonstate Actors Use Local Surrogates – Assaf Moghadam and Michel Wyss, International Security: https://bit.ly/2RN5q31

Career Foreign Fighters: Expertise Transmission Across Insurgencies – Chelsea Daymon, Jeanine de Roy van Zuijdewijn, and David Malet: https://bit.ly/2VARmuB

Tuesday April 14:

Islamic State Propaganda in India – Kabir Taneja, GNET: https://bit.ly/2xvGFBM

Weapon of the Strong? Government Support for Religion and Majoritarian Terrorism – Peter S. Henne, Nilay Saiya, and Ashlyn W. Hand, Journal of Conflict Resolution: https://bit.ly/2ys7cQc

The Death of a Northern Malian Shaykh, and a Few of My Analytical Blindspots – Alex Thurston, Sahel Blog: https://bit.ly/2RMUdj5

Democratic breakdown and terrorism – Joshua Tschantret, Conflict Management and Peace Science: https://bit.ly/2VHdofc

Wednesday April 15:

Coronavirus and Official Islamic State Output: An Analysis – Aymenn Al-Tamimi, GNET: https://bit.ly/3cnbOpu

Landmines and Improvised Explosive Devices: The Lingering Terror of the Islamic State – Aaron Anfinson and Nadia Al-Dayel, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: https://bit.ly/3bigHjR

Thursday April 16:

From “Western education is forbidden” to the world’s deadliest terrorist group: Education and Boko Haram in Nigeria – Madiha Afzal, Brookings Institution: https://brook.gs/34RLilS

Preventing Extremism with Extremists: A Double-Edged Sword? An Analysis of the Impact of Using Former Extremists in Danish Schools – David Parker and Lasse Lindekilde, Education Sciences: https://bit.ly/3auYz4N

Articles of the Week – 4/4-4/10

Monday April 6:

The departed militant: A portrait of joy, violence and political evil – Jonathan Luke Austin, Security Dialogue: https://bit.ly/34tnRiv

Tuesday April 7:

Identity Construction Through Discourse: A Case Study of ISIS’s No Respite Video – Meghan Conroy  and Nadia Al-Dayel, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: https://bit.ly/2VnpQRr

The U.N. Needs Help Sustaining the Global Approach to Violent Extremism – Eric Rosand, Just Security: https://bit.ly/3eciSaj

Wednesday April 8:

The Power to Resist: Mobilization and the Logic of Terrorist Attacks in Civil War – Sara M. T. Polo and Belén González, Comparative Political Studies: https://bit.ly/3evFSkR

Friday April 10:

Leak Reveals Jihadists’ Weakening Grip in Syria’s Idlib – Sam Heller, War on the Rocks: https://bit.ly/3edWcq8

Articles of the Week – 3/28-4/3

Sunday March 29:

ISIS in Libya and beyond, 2014–2016 – Andrea Beccaro, The Journal of North African Studies: https://bit.ly/3aGhwm9

Monday March 30:

Busting Myths on Global Jihadism in Nigeria, Jacob Zenn, The African Jihad: https://bit.ly/2RbUI66

Drone imagery in Islamic State propaganda: flying like a state – Emil Archambault and Yannick Veilleux-Lepage, International Affairs: https://bit.ly/2Jz1DSw

States, Religions, and Power: Highlighting the Role of Sacred Capital in World Politics – Gregorio Bettiza, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs: https://bit.ly/2yRFTiH

Tuesday April 1:

Syria’s Three Governments Confront the Coronavirus – Aaron Y. Zelin and Oula A. Alrifai, Washington Institute for Near East Policy: bit.ly/2yr4rPm

Wednesday April 2:

COVID-19 and ISIS in Indonesia – Sidney Jones, IPAC: https://bit.ly/2JDfKGw

Thursday April 3:

Fragmentation and Cooperation in the Jihadi International (Sub)System: ‘Islamic State’ vs. Al-Qaeda and Beyond – Marina Eleftheriadou, Religions: https://bit.ly/3f7Fg5b

Articles of the Week – 3/21-3/27

Sunday March 22:

Khalid Batarfi and the Future of AQAP – Gregory D. Johnsen, Lawfare: https://bit.ly/2WPd7cy

How Islamist is the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG)? An ideological assessment – Christoph Schuck, Asian Security: https://bit.ly/2UEuHxe

Monday March 23:

Broken, but Not Defeated: An Examination of State-led Operations against Islamic State Khorasan in Afghanistan and Pakistan (2015-2018) – Amira Jadoon and Andrew Mines, Combating Terrorism Center: https://bit.ly/2UoQb2g

Tuesday March 24: 

The Pensacola Terrorist Attack: The Enduring Influence of al-Qa`ida and its Affiliates – Colin Clarke, CTC Sentinel: https://bit.ly/33QNF7O

Dollars for Daesh: The Small Financial Footprint of the Islamic State’s American Supporters – Lorenzo Vidino, Jon Lewis, and Andrew Mines, CTC Sentinel: https://bit.ly/3dB8R6o

Addressing the Enemy: Al-Shabaab’s PSYOPS Media Warfare – Christopher Anzalone, CTC Sentinel: https://bit.ly/3bwS56E

Wednesday March 25:

A Year Since Baghuz, the Islamic State Is Neither Defeated nor Resurging (Yet) – Aaron Y. Zelin, Washington Institute for Near East Policy: bit.ly/2xtFDFJ

Thursday March 26:

Framing the Narrative: Female Fighters, External Audience Attitudes, and Transnational Support for Armed Rebellions – Devorah Manekin and Reed M. Wood, Journal of Conflict Resolution: https://bit.ly/2UF5Klg

Friday March 27:

Radicalisation and travelling to Syria among delinquent youths: A case study from the Netherlands – Rudie J.M. Neve, Frank M. Weerman, Suzan Eris, and Jan Willem van Prooijen, Journal for Dereadicalization: bit.ly/3dwYGj6

‘Muhajirun’ from Austria. Why they left to join ISIS and why they don’t return. – Veronika Hofinger and Thomas Schmidinger, Journal for Dereadicalization: bit.ly/2y8Iapb

What About the Camp Followers – and their Children? – Ian MacVicar, Journal for Dereadicalization: bit.ly/3bpgvia

An Assessment of Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters’ Commitment to Reintegrate: A Case Study of Kwale County, Kenya – Tina Mykkänen, Journal for Dereadicalization: bit.ly/2UIRIyL

Vicarious Trauma From Online Extremism Research – A Call to Action – Michael Krona, GNET: https://bit.ly/3dRr67I