Sunday January 7:

Virtual Caliphate Rebooted: The Islamic State’s Evolving Online Strategy – Charlie Winter and Jade Parker, Lawfare:

Monday January 8:

Is the Enemy of My Enemy My Friend? How Terrorist Groups Select Partners – Tricia Bacon, Security Studies:

Why Radicalization Fails: Barriers to Mass Casualty Terrorism – Pete Simi & Steven Windisch, Terrorism and Political Violence:

Political Elites and the Rise of the Boko Haram Insurgency in Nigeria – Wisdom Oghosa Iyekekpolo, Terrorism and Political Violence:

The Islamic State Attacks on Shia Holy Sites and the “Shrine Protection Narrative”: Threats to Sacred Space as a Mobilization Frame – Benjamin Isakhan, Terrorism and Political Violence:

Radicalization as Martialization: Towards a Better Appreciation for the Progression to Violence – Kevin D. Haggerty & Sandra M. Bucerius, Terrorism and Political Violence:

The Language of Radicalization: Female Internet Recruitment to Participation in ISIS Activities – Leah Windsor, Terrorism and Political Violence:

Organizational Dynamics, Public Condemnation and The Impetus to Disengage from Violence – Ioana Emy Matesan, Terrorism and Political Violence:

Tuesday January 9:

End of the Lone Wolf: The Typology that Should Not Have Been – Bart Schuurman, Lasse Lindekilde, Stefan Malthaner, Francis O’Connor, Paul Gill, and Noémie Bouhana, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Fighting Terrorism: The Democracy Advantage – Amichai Magen, Journal of Democracy:

Dashed Hopes and Extremism in Tunisia – Geoffrey Macdonald and Luke Waggoner, Journal of Democracy: 

Wednesday January 10:

Our Common Enemy: Ambiguous Ties Between al-Qaeda and Yemen’s Tribes – Nadwa al-Dawsari, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace:

The Language of New Terrorism: Differences in Psychological Dimensions of Communication in Dabiq and Inspire – Matteo Vergani and Ana-Maria Bliuc, Journal of Language and Social Psychology:

Images of death and dying in ISIS media: A comparison of English and Arabic print publications – Carol Winkler, Kareem ElDamanhoury, Aaron Dicker, and Anthony F Lemieux, Media, War & Conflict:

The Language of New Terrorism: Differences in Psychological Dimensions of Communication in Dabiq and Inspire – Matteo Vergani and Ana-Maria Bliuc, Journal of Language and Social Psychology:

Friday January 12:

Funding rebellion: The Rebel Contraband Dataset – James Igoe Walsh, Justin M Conrad, Beth Elise Whitaker, and Katelin M Hudak, Journal of Peace Research:

‘Radicalisation: the journey of a concept’, revisited – Derek M. D. Silva, Race & Class:

Tuesday December 12, 2017:

The Fate of the Perpetrator in the Jihadist Modus Operandi: Suicide Attacks and Non-Suicide Attacks in the West, 2004-2017 – Teun van Dongen, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague:

Wednesday December 13, 2017:

Unusual Lessons from an Unusual War: Boko Haram and Modern Insurgency – Nathaniel D. F. Allen, The Washington Quarterly:

Thursday December 14, 2017:

Transitional Journeys Into and Out of Extremism. A Biographical Approach – Stijn Sieckelinck, Elga Sikkens, Marion van San, Sita Kotnis, and Micha De Winter, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Friday December 15, 2017:

From Criminals To Terrorists and Back? – Globsec:

Resisting Hayat Tahrir al-Sham: Syrian Civil Society on the Frontlines – Haid Haid, Adopt A Revolution:

Monday December 4:

Tactical Diversity in Militant Violence – Michael C. Horowitz, Evan Perkoski, and Philip B.K. Potter, International Organization:

Tuesday December 5: 

Hamas as a Wasati Movement: Pragmatism within the Boundaries of the Sharia – Sagi Polka, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Understanding Push and Pull Factors in Kosovo: Primary Interviews with Returned Foreign Fighters and their Families – UNDP:

Wednesday December 6:

Struggle Over Scripture: Charting the Rift Between Islamist Extremism and Mainstream Islam – Milo Comerford and Rachel Bryson, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change:

Tunisia’s Jihadi Problem and How to Deal with It – Lisa Watanabe and Fabien Merz, Middle East Policy:

The Impact of ISIS on Algeria’s Security Doctrine – Djallil Lounnas, Middle East Policy:

Reality Versus Perception: Toward Understanding Boko Haram in Nigeria – Anneli Botha and Mahdi Abdile, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

How Boko Haram specifically targets displaced people – Aimée-Noël Mbiyozo, Institute for Security Studies: 

Boko Haram Conflict Enters Counterinsurgency Phase as Nigeria Erects “Fortresses” – Jacob Zenn, Africa in Transition:

Thursday December 7:

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb: Financial Assessment – Yaya J. Fanusie and Alex Entz, Foundation for Defense of Democracies:

Monday November 27:

The Curse of Cain: Why Fratricidal Jihadis Fail to Learn from Their Mistakes – Mohammed Hafez, CTC Sentinel:

The Implications of Iran’s Expanding Shi`a Foreign Fighter Network – Colin Clarke and Phillip Smyth, CTC Sentinel:

Europe’s True Southern Frontier: The General, the Jihadis, and the High-Stakes Contest for Libya’s Fezzan Region – Andrew McGregor, CTC Sentinel:

A Legitimate Challenger? Assessing the Rivalry between al-Shabaab and the Islamic State in Somalia – Jason Warner and Caleb Weiss, CTC Sentinel:

Tuesday November 28:

Post-Marawi Lessons From Detained Extremists in the Philippines – Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict:

Wednesday November 29:

Metastases: Exploring the impact of foreign fighters in conflicts abroad – R. Kim Cragin and Susan Stipanovich, Journal of Strategic Studies:

Crime Pays: Terrorist Group Engagement in Crime and Survival – James A. Piazza and Scott Piazza, Terrorism and Political Violence:

Fratricidal Rebels: Ideological Extremity and Warring Factionalism in Civil Wars – Mohammed M. Hafez, Terrorism and Political Violence:

The Wider Jihadi Movement Will Take Over Where the Islamic State Left Off – Tore Hamming, World Politics Review:

Thursday November 30:

Spousal Coping Strategies in the Shadow of Terrorism – Mally Shechory-Bitton and Keren Cohen-Louck, Journal of Interpersonal Violence:

Sunday November 19:

What Is the Qur’an? – William McCants, Idea:

Monday November 20:

Abu al-Qassam: Zarqawi’s right-hand man who stayed loyal to al-Qaida – Tore Hamming, Jihadica:

The Origins of America’s Jihadists – Brian Michael Jenkins, RAND:

Spectacles of Sovereignty in Digital Time: ISIS Executions, Visual Rhetoric and Sovereign Power – Roxanne L. Euben, Perspectives on Politics:

‘Russian-Speaking’ Fighters In Syria, Iraq And At Home: Consequences And Context – Cerwyn Moore and Mark Youngman, CREST:

Tuesday November 21:

“Who Is a Muslim?”: Mubi Mosque Attack, Masjid ad-Ḍirār, and the Historical Attempt at Defining a Muslim in the 19th, 20th and 21st Century Hausaland and Bornu – Abdulbasit Kassim, Jihadology:

Jihadist waves: Syria, the Islamic State, and the changing nature of foreign fighters – Güneş Murat Tezcür and Clayton Besaw, Conflict Management and Peace Science:

Wednesday November 22:

Georgian foreign fighter deaths in Syria and Iraq: what can they tell us about foreign fighter mobilization and recruitment? – Bennet Clifford, Caucasus Survey:

Party dualities: Where does political Islam go now? – George Joffé, Mediterranean Politics:

Radicalization patterns and modes of attack planning and preparation among lone-actor terrorists: an exploratory analysis – Lasse Lindekilde, Francis O’Connor, and Bart Schuurman, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression:

Thursday November 23:

Islamic State media output goes into sharp decline – Mina al-Lami, BBC:

Saturday November 11, 2017:

Qari Hekmat’s Island: A Daesh enclave in Jawzjan? – Obaid Ali, Afghanistan Analysts Network:

Monday November 13, 2017:

Waves of the Black Banner: An Exploratory Study on the Dutch Jihadist Foreign Fighter Contingent in Syria and Iraq – Reinier Bergema and Marion van San, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

The Jihadist Threat in Italy: A Primer – Lorenzo Vidino and Francesco Marone, ISPI:

Tuesday November 14, 2017:

Actividad yihadista en España, 2013-2017: de la Operación Cesto en Ceuta a los atentados en Cataluña – Fernando Reinares and Carola García-Calvo, Real Instituto Elcano:

Wednesday November 15, 2017:

The Islamic State is more like a street gang than like other terrorist groups – Matthew Phillips and Matthew Valasik, Monkey Cage:

Thursday November 16, 2017: 

Modern Extremist Groups and the Division of the World: A Critique from an Islamic Perspective – Mohamed Badar a and Masaki Nagata b, Arab Law Quarterly:

Friday November 17, 2017:

‘What does terrorism look like?’: university lecturers’ interpretations of their Prevent duties and tackling extremism in UK universities – Keith Spiller, Imran Awan, and Andrew Whiting, Critical Studies on Terrorism:

Islamic State Da’wa in Anbar: Sample Report of the Ramadi Belt – Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi:

Saturday November 4:

Jihad by Embroidery – Thomas Hegghammer, Bored Jihadi:

Sunday November 5:

How the Islamic State uses ‘virtual lessons’ to build loyalty – André Gagné and Marc-André Argentino, The Conversation:

Monday November 6:

Alt-Right or jihad? – Scott Atran, Aeon:

Salafi Aesthetics: Preaching Among the Sunnance in Niamey, Niger – Abdoulaye Sounaye, Journal of Religion in Africa:

Deradicalizing, Rehabilitating, and Reintegrating Violent Extremists – Raafia Raees Khan and Feriha Peracha, United States Institute of Peace:

Tuesday November 7:

Prisoners and Politics: Western Hostage Taking by Militant Groups – Seth Loertscher and Daniel Milton, Democracy and Security:

Wednesday November 8:

Violent extremism in Kenya: Why women are a priority – Irene Ndung’u, Uyo Salifu and Romi Sigsworth, Institute for Security Studies:

Pilgrimage to Mecca and “Radical” Islam: New trends from Sub-Saharan Africa – Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos, The Journal of the Middle East and Africa:

Jihadism in Southern Thailand: A Phantom Menace – International Crisis Group:

Friday November 10:

Terrorism before and after 9/11 – a more dangerous world? – Meagan Smith and Sean M. Zeigler, Research & Politics:

Myanmar’s Tatmadaw and the Making of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army – Zachary Abuza, Terrorism Monitor:

A Bare Bones Mathematical Model of Radicalization – C. Connell McCluskey and Manuele Santoprete, arXiv:

Monday October 30:

Determinants of political instability across Arab Spring countries – Nayef Al-Shammari and John Willoughby, Mediterranean Politics:

Terrorism and Intergroup Communication – Allison E. Betus, Michael K. Jablonski, and Anthony F. Lemieux, The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication:

The Taliban’s Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (1996–2001): ‘War-Making and State-Making’ as an Insurgency Strategy – S. Yaqub Ibrahimi, Small Wars & Insurgencies: 

Terrorism, Radicalisation and Moral Panics: Media and Academic Analysis and Reporting of 2016 and 2017 ‘Terrorism’ – James Dingley and Sean Hermann, Small Wars & Insurgencies: 

Concessions or Crackdown: How Regime Stability Shapes Democratic Responses to Hostage taking Terrorism – Aslihan Saygili, Journal of Conflict Resolution: 

Disputes over the Divine: Introducing the Religion and Armed Conflict (RELAC) Data, 1975 to 2015 – Isak Svensson and Desirée Nilsson, Journal of Conflict Resolution: 

Tuesday October 31:

With the destruction of the caliphate, the Islamic State has lost far more than territory – J.M. Berger and Amarnath Amarasingam, Monkey Cage:

European Lone Actor Terrorists Versus “Common” Homicide Offenders: An Empirical Analysis – Marieke Liem, Jelle van Buuren, Jeanine de Roy van Zuijdewijn, Hanneke Schönberger, and Edwin Bakker, Homicide Studies:

Countering Violent Extremism in Prisons: A Review of Key Recent Research and Critical Research Gaps – Andrew Silke and Tinka Veldhuis, Perspectives on Terrorism:

Exploring the Continuum of Lethality: Militant Islamists’ Targeting Preferences in Europe – Cato Hemmingby, Perspectives on Terrorism:

Into the Heart of Darkness: Working Notes on Three ISIS Jihadists – Tam Hussein:

Wednesday November 1:

Islamic State’s social media moment has passed – Maura Conway, Demos Quarterly:

The Extremist’s Advantage in Civil Wars – Barbara F. Walter, International Security:

Rescued and deradicalised women are returning to Boko Haram. Why? – Hilary Matfess, African Arguments:

The Paradox of Uzbek Terror – Marlene Laruelle, Foreign Affairs:

Thursday November 2:

Radicalization and the Uzbek Diaspora in the Wake of the NYC Attacks – Bennett Clifford, Program on Extremism:

Generosity Is a Dangerous Game: Aid Allocation and the Risks of Terrorism – Stephen C. Nemeth and Jacob A. Mauslein, Terrorism and Political Violence:

Splinters and Schisms: Rebel Group Fragmentation and the Durability of Insurgencies – Charles W. Mahoney,Terrorism and Political Violence:

Friday November 3:

After the Mogadishu Attacks – Stig Jarle Hansen and Christopher Anzalone, Foreign Affairs:

Adaptation and Innovation with an Urban Twist: Changes to Suicide Tactics in the Battle for Mosul – Craig Whiteside and Vera Mironova, Military Review:

The Islamic State’s Crisis and Returning Foreign Fighters: The Case of Italy – Alessandro Boncio, ISPI:

Saturday October 21:

Algeria’s GIA: The First Major Armed Group to Fully Subordinate Jihadism to Salafism – Alexander Thurston, Islamic Law & Society:

Monday October 23: 

Demobilising and Disengaging Violent Extremists: Towards a New UN Framework – Joanne Richards, Stability: International Journal of Security and Development:

Lone Actor Terrorist Attack Planning and Preparation: A Data-Driven Analysis – Bart Schuurman, Edwin Bakker, Paul Gill, and Noémie Bouhana, Journal of Forensic Sciences:

“@ me if you need shoutout”: Exploring Women’s Roles in Islamic State Twitter Networks – Laura Huey, Rachel Inch, and Hillary Peladeau, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism: 

Sinai’s Insurgency: Implications of Enhanced Guerilla Warfare – Omar Ashour, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

What Does the “Terrorist” Label Really Do? Measuring and Explaining the Effects of the “Terrorist” and “Islamist” Categories – Studies in Conflict & Terrorism:

Tuesday October 24:

Beyond the Caliphate: Islamic State Activity – Inspired or Linked – Outside of the Group’s Defined Wilayat: Morocco – Ellen Chapin, Combating Terrorism Center:

Investigating the Role of Telegram App in Lone Wolf Attacks in the West – Ahmad Shehabat, Teodor Mitew, and Yahia Alzoubi, Journal of Strategic Security:

Wednesday October 25:

The Jihādī Movement and Rebel Governance: A Reassertion of a Patriarchal Order? – Brynjar Lia, Die Welt des Islams:

Studying the Internet and Violent conflict – Anita R. Gohdes, Conflict Management and Peace Science:

Thursday October 26:

Digital Decay? Tracing Change Over Time Among English-Language Islamic State Sympathizers on Twitter – Audrey Alexander, Program on Extremism:

IS’s Appeal to Western Women: Policy Recommendations – Kiriloi M. Ingram, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague:

Friday October 27:

Deciphering IS’s Narrative and Activities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Abdullah Bin Khaled Al-Saud, Terrorism and Political Violence:

The Lives of Foreign Fighters Who Left ISIS – Vera Mironova, Ekaterina Sergatskova, and Karam Alhamad, Foreign Affairs:

The Real Reason U.S. Troops Are in Niger – Andrew Lebovich, Foreign Policy:

Jihadist Propaganda as a Threat Indicator: The Case of Spain – Manuel Ricardo Torres-Soriano, Terrorism and Political Violence: