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Just sharing – Theory of the rise of al-Qaeda

S. Yaqub Ibrahimi (2017), “Theory of the Rise of al-Qaeda”, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, 28 April. Click here for link to original article. ABSTRACT Since the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington, DC, al-Qaeda and other extremist Islamist groups have become a focal point of international security debates. Drawing on … Continue reading

Just sharing – How Muslim Defenders Became “Blood Spilling” Crusaders: Adam Gadahn’s Critique of the “Jihadist” Subversion of Al Qaeda’s Media Warfare Strategy

Paul Kamolnick (2017), “How Muslim Defenders Became “Blood Spilling” Crusaders: Adam Gadahn’s Critique of the “Jihadist” Subversion of Al Qaeda’s Media Warfare Strategy”, Terrorism and Political Violence, 29:3, 444-463. Abstract Adam Gadahn’s Abbottabad letter offers a rare opportunity to examine how this Al Qaeda Senior Leadership (AQSL) media operative and spokesman conceptualizes and executes media warfare. In … Continue reading

Just sharing – Reemergence of Jemaah Islamiyah

Institute for Policy Analysis for Conflict Report no. 36, 27 April 2017. Click here to read or download Synopsis The report looks at the decline of JI after 2007 and the quiet rebuilding that has taken place since 2010 under the leadership of Para Wijayanto, a long-time JI member from Kudus who placed more emphasis … Continue reading

Just sharing – Reintegrating jihadist extremists: evaluating a Dutch initiative, 2013–2014

To cite this article: Bart Schuurman & Edwin Bakker (2015): Reintegrating jihadist extremists: evaluating a Dutch initiative, 2013–2014, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, DOI: 10.1080/19434472.2015.1100648 To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19434472.2015.1100648 Abstract In 2012, the Dutch National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism and the Dutch Probation Service launched a reintegration project for offenders … Continue reading

Just sharing – Opening a Door for Return to Home: Impact and Effectiveness of Turkish Repentance Laws

To cite this article: Mustafa Cosar Unal (2015): Opening a Door for Return to Home: Impact and Effectiveness of Turkish Repentance Laws, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, DOI: 10.1080/1057610X.2015.1093889 To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1057610X.2015.1093889 Abstract This study analyzes the impact of the Turkish Repentance Laws in undermining the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). Did the … Continue reading

Just sharing – The critical role of friends in networks for countering violent extremism: toward a theory of vicarious help-seeking

To cite this article: Michael J. Williams, John G. Horgan & William P. Evans (2015): The critical role of friends in networks for countering violent extremism: toward a theory of vicarious help-seeking, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, DOI: 10.1080/19434472.2015.1101147 To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19434472.2015.1101147 Abstract Who would be the first to notice, … Continue reading

Just sharing – Endgames: Improving Our Understanding of Homegrown Terrorism

Michael Zekulin (2015), Endgames: Improving Our Understanding of Homegrown Terrorism, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 14 October. Abstract This article examines how the phenomenon of homegrown terrorism has evolved over the past decade. It argues that there have been significant developments that impact how we conceptualize and study it and offers two suggestions moving forward. … Continue reading

Just sharing – CONTEST as Strategy: Reassessing Britain’s Counterterrorism Approach

John Gearson & Hugo Rosemont (2015), CONTEST as Strategy: Reassessing Britain’s Counterterrorism Approach, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 25 September. Abstract The appropriateness of the United Kingdom’s counterterrorism strategy, known as CONTEST, divides opinion. This article reassesses CONTEST as strategy rather than simply examining its effectiveness as policy, or critiquing its individual parts. Reviewing the development … Continue reading

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Just sharing – Does CVE work? Lessons learned from the global effort to counter violent extremism

Click here to read or download. Peter Romanium, Does CVE work? Lessons learned from the global effort to counter violent extremism, Global Center on Cooperative Security, Indiana, September 2015. Executive Summary As a field of policy and practice, countering violent extremism (CVE) has emerged rapidly in recent years and represents the most significant development in counterterrorism … Continue reading

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