II. Resources

Bibliography: Islamic State (Part 1)

Compiled and selected by Judith Tinnes

[Bibliographic Series of Perspectives on Terrorism - BSPT-JT-2015-4]


This bibliography contains journal articles, book chapters, books, edited volumes, theses, grey literature, bibliographies and other resources on the Islamic State (IS / ISIS / ISIL / Daesh) and its predecessor organizations. To keep up with the rapid changing political events, more recent publications have been prioritized during the selection process. The literature has been retrieved by manually browsing more than 200 core and periphery sources in the field of Terrorism Studies. Additionally, full-text and reference retrieval systems have been employed to expand the search.

Keywords: bibliography, resources, literature, Islamic State, IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh, Al-Qaeda in Iraq, AQI

NB: All websites were last visited on 19.07.2015. - See also Note for the Reader at the end of this literature list.

Bibliographies and other Resources

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (2012-): Syria in Crisis. URL: http://carnegieendowment.org/syriaincrisis

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) (n.d.-): ISIL, Syria & Iraq Resources. URL: https://www.ctc.usma.edu/isil-resources

Higgins, Eliot et al. (2014, July-): Bellingcat. URL: https://www.bellingcat.com

IntelCenter (2014, August-): Islamic State’s Global Affiliates Interactive World Map. URL: http://www.intelcenter.com/maps/is-affiliates-map.html

Mosul Eye (2014, June-): URL: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mosul-Eye/552514844870022?fref=nf

Paraszczuk, Joanna (2013, August-): From Chechnya to Syria: Tracking Russian-Speaking Foreign Fighters in Syria. URL: http://www.chechensinsyria.com

Paraszczuk, Joanna (2014, October-): Under The Black Flag. URL: http://www.rferl.org/archive/under-the-black-flag/latest/17257/17257.html

Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) (2014, April-): URL: http://www.raqqa-sl.com/en

Rogalski, Jürgen; Grimm, Jannis (2015, January): Länderspezifische Analysen und Kommentare: Syrien. In: Aktuelle Kurzbibliographie. (SWP [WIM] Bibliography). URL: http://www.swp-berlin.org/de/swp-themendossiers/umbruch-in-der-arabischen-welt/aktuelle-kurzbibliographie/laenderspezifische-analysen-und-kommentare.html#c4415

Setrakian, Lara et al. (2012, December-): Syria Deeply. URL: http://beta.syriadeeply.org

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) (2006, May-): URL: http://www.syriahr.com/en

Wing, Joel (2008, June-): Musings on Iraq. URL: http://musingsoniraq.blogspot.co.uk

Zelin, Aaron Y. (2010, June-): Jihadology. URL: http://jihadology.net

Zelin, Aaron Y. (2014, June): Bibliography on the History and Evolution of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham. URL: http://jihadology.net/2014/06/14/bibliography-on-the-history-and-evolution-of-the-islamic-state-of-iraq-and-al-sham

Books and Edited Volumes

Al-Ali, Zaid (2014): The Struggle for Iraq’s Future: How Corruption, Incompetence and Sectarianism Have Undermined Democracy. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Al-Qarawee, Harith (2012): Imagining the Nation: Nationalism, Sectarianism and Socio-Political Conflict in Iraq. Bacup: Rossendale Books.

Ardolino, Bill (2013): Fallujah Awakens: Marines, Sheikhs, and the Battle against al Qaeda. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press.

Atwan, Abdel Bari (2015): Islamic State: The Digital Caliphate. London: Saqi Books.

Baker, James A., III et al. (2006): The Iraq Study Group Report. [e-Book]. New York: Vintage Books. URL: http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/2006/images/12/06/iraq.report.pdf

Basinsky, Kathryn; Brandon, James (Eds.) (2015): Al-Qaeda and its Heirs: Select Conference Papers from the Eighth Annual Terrorism Conference, December 9, 2014. Washington, DC: The Jamestown Foundation.

Brisard, Jean-Charles; Martinez, Damien (2005): Zarqawi: The New Face of al-Qaeda. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Byman, Daniel (2015): Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and the Global Jihadist Movement: What Everyone Needs to Know. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Carlton-Ford, Steven; Ender, Morten G. (Eds.) (2011): The Routledge Handbook of War and Society: Iraq and Afghanistan. (Routledge International Handbooks). Abingdon: Routledge.

Cockburn, Patrick (2015): The Rise of Islamic State: ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution. London: Verso.

Dhiman, S. C. (2015): Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS): Reconciliation, Democracy and Terror. Delhi: Neha Publishers & Distributors.

Dodge, Toby (2012): Iraq: From War to a New Authoritarianism. (IISS Adelphi Series, Vol. 52, Iss. 434-435). Abingdon: Routledge.

Filiu, Jean-Pierre (2015): From Deep State to Islamic State: The Arab Counter-Revolution and its Jihadi Legacy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Fitzgerald, David (2013): Learning to Forget: US Army Counterinsurgency Doctrine and Practice from Vietnam to Iraq. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Freeman, Liam (Ed.) (2015): The Islamic State and ISIS Crisis: An Examination. (The Middle East in Turmoil). New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Green, Daniel R.; Mullen, William F., III (2014): Fallujah Redux: The Anbar Awakening and the Struggle with Al-Qaeda. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press.

Günther, Christoph (2014, June): Ein zweiter Staat im Zweistromland? Genese und Ideologie des Islamischen Staates Irak. Würzburg: Ergon.

Hafez, Mohammed M. (2007): Suicide Bombers in Iraq: The Strategy and Ideology of Martyrdom. Washington: United States Institute of Peace.

Hall, Benjamin (2015): Inside ISIS: The Brutal Rise of a Terrorist Army. New York: Center Street.

Hashim, Ahmed S. (2006): Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in Iraq. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Hashim, Ahmed S. (2008): Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency. (IISS Adelphi Series, Vol. 48, Iss. 402). Abingdon: Routledge.

Kagan, Kimberly (2009): The Surge: A Military History. New York: Encounter Books.

Kazimi, Nibras (2010): Syria through Jihadist Eyes: A Perfect Enemy. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press.

Ledwidge, Frank (2011): Losing Small Wars: British Military Failure in Iraq and Afghanistan. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Lister, Charles R. (2015): The Islamic State: A Brief Introduction. Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution Press.

Lister, Charles (in press): The Syrian Jihad: Al-Qaeda, the Islamic State and the Evolution of an Insurgency. London: Hurst.

Mardini, Ramzy (2011): Volatile Landscape: Iraq and its Insurgent Movements. Washington, DC: The Jamestown Foundation.

McCants, William (in press): The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Nance, Malcolm W. (2015): The Terrorists of Iraq: Inside the Strategy and Tactics of the Iraq Insurgency 2003-2014. Boca Raton: CRC Press.

Napoleoni, Loretta (2005): Insurgent Iraq: Al Zarqawi and the New Generation. New York: Seven Stories Press.

Napoleoni, Loretta (2014): The Islamist Phoenix: The Islamic State and the Redrawing of the Middle East. New York: Seven Stories Press.

Rajan, V. G. Julie (2015): Al Qaeda’s Global Crisis: The Islamic State, takfir, and the Genocide of Muslims. (Contemporary Terrorism Studies). Abingdon: Routledge.

Rayburn, Joel (2014): Iraq after America: Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance. (The Great Unraveling: The Remaking of the Middle East; Hoover Institution Press Publication, No. 643). Stanford: Hoover Institution Press.

Reuter, Christoph (2015): Die schwarze Macht: Der “Islamische Staat” und die Strategen des Terrors. München: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt.

Said, Behnam T. (2014): Islamischer Staat: IS-Miliz, al-Qaida und die deutschen Brigaden. München: C.H.Beck.

Saikal, Amin (2014): Zone of Crisis: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq. London: I.B. Tauris.

Schirra, Bruno (2014): ISIS – Der globale Dschihad: Wie der “Islamische Staat” den Terror nach Europa trägt. Berlin: Econ.

Sekulow, Jay et al. (2014): Rise of ISIS: A Threat we Can’t Ignore. New York: Howard Books.

Serena, Chad C. (2014): It Takes more than a Network: The Iraqi Insurgency and Organizational Adaptation. (Stanford Security Studies). Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Shultz, Richard H., Jr. (2013): The Marines Take Anbar: The Four-Year Fight against Al Qaeda. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press.

Sky, Emma (2015): The Unraveling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq. Philadelphia: Perseus Books.

Spencer, Claire; Kinninmont, Jane; Sirri, Omar (Eds.) (2013, May): Iraq Ten Years on. [e-Book]. London: Chatham House. URL: http://www.chathamhouse.org/sites/files/chathamhouse/public/Research/Middle%20East/0513pr_iraqtenyearson.pdf

Steinberg, Guido (2015): Kalifat des Schreckens: IS und die Bedrohung durch den islamistischen Terror. München: Knaur.

Stern, Jessica; Berger, J. M. (2015): ISIS: The State of Terror. New York: HarperCollins.

Underhill, Natasha (2014): Countering Global Terrorism and Insurgency: Calculating the Risk of State Failure in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq. (New Security Challenges). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Webb, Brandon et al. (2014): The ISIS Solution: How Unconventional Thinking and Special Operations can Eliminate Radical Islam. [e-Book]. New York: St. Martin’s Press.

Weiss, Michael; Hassan, Hassan (2015): ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror. New York: Regan Arts.


Anc, Monica Julia (2014, May): To Follow or to Lead? The Impact of Violence and U.S. Troop Presence in Iraq. (Master’s Thesis, Northeastern University, Boston, United States). URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d20004949

Buchanan, Jason A. (2010, Fall): The Anbar Awakening: A Guide to Understanding the Descent of Islamic Fundamentalists. (Master’s Thesis, San Diego State University, San Diego, United States). URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10211.10/440

Cohen, Raphael Saadya (2014, May): Beyond “Hearts and Minds”. (Doctoral Thesis, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, United States). URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10822/710012

Gastal, Piotr (2008, March): Targeting Civilians with Indiscriminate Violence. (Master’s Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, United States). URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10945/4266

Gill, Cory R. (2014, December): Rational Ideologues or Orthodox Fanatics? Discerning Ideology’s Role in Terrorist Organization Behavior. (Master’s Thesis, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, United States). URL: http://jhir.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/37317

Hansen, Helle Hjordt (2014, July): Salafi-Jihadists in Syria: A Social Movement Theory Analysis. (Master’s Thesis, Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark). URL: http://rudar.ruc.dk/handle/1800/15704

Hea, William (2011, July): The Sinjar Records: A Case Study of the Origins and Motivations of Al Qaeda in Iraq Recruits. (Honors Capstone, American University, Washington, DC, United States). URL: http://hdl.handle.net/1961/9916

Kafeyan, Kelly F. (2010, December): Sunni and Shiite Martyrdom: A Comparative Analysis of Historical and Contemporary Expressions. (Master’s Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, United States). URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10945/5061

Kraner, Timothy A. (2005, December): Al Qaeda in Iraq: Demobilizing the Threat. (Master’s Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, United States). URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10945/1765

McClure, Sean M. (2010, June): The Lost Caravan: The Rise and Fall of Al Qaeda in Iraq, 2003-2007. (Master’s Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, United States). URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10945/5247

Peeters, Bram (2014, August): Choosing Battles: A Cross-Case Analysis of Seven Muslim Foreign Fighter Mobilizations (1980-2014). (Master’s Thesis, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands). URL: http://dspace.library.uu.nl:8080/handle/1874/298875

Tinnes, Judith (2010, May): Internetnutzung islamistischer Terror- und Insurgentengruppen unter besonderer Berücksichtigung von medialen Geiselnahmen im Irak, Afghanistan, Pakistan und Saudi-Arabien. (Doctoral Dissertation, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany). URL: http://scidok.sulb.uni-saarland.de/volltexte/2010/3117

Whalen, Michelle (2005): The Effects of Suicide Terrorism in Afghanistan and Iraq on US Policy and Military Strategy. (Master’s Thesis, University of Central Florida, Orlando, United States). URL: http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0002921

Whiteside, Craig Andrew (2014): The Smiling, Scented Men: The Political Worldview of the Islamic State of Iraq, 2003-2013. (Doctoral Dissertation, Washington State University, Pullman, United States). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 3684808)

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Abbadi, Salim (2015, March): Jordan in the Shadow of ISIS. Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis, 7(2), 8-12. URL: http://www.rsis.edu.sg/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/CTTA-March-2015.pdf

Abou-Taam, Marwan; Sarhan, Aladdin (2015, March): Salafismus als ideologisches Fundament des Islamischen Staats (IS). Die Kriminalpolizei, 3/2015. URL: http://www.kriminalpolizei.de/ausgaben/2015/maerz/detailansicht-maerz/artikel/salafismus-als-ideologisches-fundament-des-islamischen-staats-is.html

Adelkah, Nima (2014, July): Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and Iraq’s Security Breakdown. Terrorism Monitor, 12(14), 7-9. URL: http://www.jamestown.org/uploads/media/TerrorismMonitorVol12Issue14_02.pdf

Adelkah, Nima (2014, November): Iran and the Anti-Islamic State Coalition. Terrorism Monitor, 12(21), 3-4. URL: http://www.jamestown.org/uploads/media/TerrorismMonitorVol12Issue21_01.pdf

Adelkah, Nima (2015, January): Iranian Intervention in Iraq against the Islamic State: Strategy, Tactics and Impact. Terrorism Monitor, 13(2), 9-11. URL: http://www.jamestown.org/uploads/media/TerrorismMonitorVol13Issue2_03.pdf

Ahram, Ariel I. (2015): Sexual Violence and the Making of ISIS. Survival, 57(3), 57-78. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00396338.2015.1047251

Al-Khateeb, Samer; Agarwal, Nitin (2015, March): Analyzing Deviant Cyber Flash Mobs of ISIL on Twitter. In: Nitin Agarwal; Kevin Xu; Nathaniel Osgood (Eds.): Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, and Prediction: 8th International Conference, SBP 2015, Washington, DC, USA, March 31-April 3, 2015: Proceedings. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 9021). Cham: Springer, 251-257. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16268-3_26

al-Shishani, Murad Batal (2014, August): The Islamic State’s Strategic and Tactical Plan for Iraq. Terrorism Monitor, 12(16), 6-7. URL: http://www.jamestown.org/uploads/media/TerrorismMonitorVol12Issue16_02.pdf

al-Shishani, Murad Batal (2014, December): The Political Economy of the Islamic State. Terrorism Monitor, 12(24), 8-11. URL: http://www.jamestown.org/uploads/media/TerrorismMonitorVol12Issue24_01.pdf

al-Tamimi, Aymenn Jawad (2013, Fall): The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham. Middle East Review of International Affairs, 17(3), 19-44. URL: http://www.rubincenter.org/2013/12/the-islamic-state-of-iraq-and-al-sham

al-Tamimi, Aymenn Jawad (2014, March): The Dawn of the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham. Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, 16, 5-15. URL: http://www.hudson.org/content/researchattachments/attachment/1393/ct_16_posting.pdf

al-Tamimi, Aymenn Jawad (2014, Fall): Sunni Opposition to the Islamic State. Middle East Review of International Affairs, 18(3), 1-13. URL: http://www.rubincenter.org/2014/09/sunni-opposition-to-the-islamic-state

al-Tamimi, Aymenn Jawad (2015, June): Enemy of my Enemy: Re-Evaluating the Islamic State’s Relationship with the Ba’athist JRTN. IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Monitor, 6/2015. URL: http://www.aymennjawad.org/16692/enemy-of-my-enemy-re-evaluating-the-islamic-state

al-`Ubaydi, Muhammad (2014, August): Stories of Foreign Fighter Migration to Syria. CTC Sentinel, 7(8), 11-13. URL: https://www.ctc.usma.edu/v2/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/CTCSentinel-Vol7Iss83.pdf

Alvi, Hayat (2014, Summer): The Diffusion of Intra-Islamic Violence and Terrorism: The Impact of the Proliferation of Salafi/Wahhabi Ideologies. Middle East Review of International Affairs, 18(2), 38-50. URL: http://www.rubincenter.org/2014/07/the-diffusion-of-intra-islamic-violence-and-terrorism-the-impact-of-the-proliferation-of-salafiwahhabi-ideologies

Anderson, Eric C. (2015, January): Confusing a “Revolution” with “Terrorism”. Small Wars Journal, 1/2015. URL: http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/confusing-a-%E2%80%9Crevolution%E2%80%9D-with-%E2%80%9Cterrorism%E2%80%9D

Anderson, Gary (2014, August): Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the Theory and Practice of Jihad. Small Wars Journal, 8/2014. URL: http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-and-the-theory-and-practice-of-jihad

Anzalone, Christopher (2015, April): Canadian Foreign Fighters in Iraq and Syria. CTC Sentinel, 8(4), 14-19. URL: https://www.ctc.usma.edu/v2/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/CTCSentinel-Vol8Issue46.pdf

Armborst, Andreas (2014): Dschihadismus im Irak. Österreichische Militärische Zeitschrift, 4/2014, 24-30. URL: http://www.bundesheer.at/pdf_pool/omz/oemz2014_04.pdf

Azzam, Chantal (2014, October): Australian Foreign Fighters: The Long Reach of the Syrian Conflict. Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis, 6(9), 9-13. URL: http://www.rsis.edu.sg/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/CTTA-October14.pdf

Bahari, Mustazah; Hassan, Muhammad Haniff (2014, September): The Black Flag Myth: An Analysis from Hadith Studies. Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis, 6(8), 15-20. URL: http://www.rsis.edu.sg/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/CTTA-September14.pdf

Bahney, Benjamin W. et al. (2013): Insurgent Compensation: Evidence from Iraq. American Economic Review, 103(3), 518-522. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1257/aer.103.3.518 URL: http://www.princeton.edu/~jns/publications/BIJJSS_2013_Insurgent_Compensation_Final.pdf

Bakier, Abdul Hameed (2009, August): Jihadis Ask how the Mujahideen will Control an Islamic State of Iraq. Terrorism Monitor, 7(24), 3-5. URL: http://www.jamestown.org/uploads/media/TM_007_71.pdf

Bakier, Abdul Hameed (2010, May): Internet Jihadists React to the Deaths of Al-Qa`ida’s Leaders in Iraq. CTC Sentinel, 3(5), 13-15. URL: https://www.ctc.usma.edu/v2/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/CTCSentinel-Vol3Iss5-art4.pdf

Bakier, Abdul Hameed (2014, October): IS Spokesman Issues Appeal to End Inter-Jihadist Rivalry. Terrorism Monitor, 12(19), 3-4. URL: http://www.jamestown.org/uploads/media/TerrorismMonitorVol12Issue19_02.pdf

Bank, André (2014): Jordaniens Innenpolitik im Schatten des Islamischen Staates. GIGA Focus Nahost, 9/2014. URL: http://www.giga-hamburg.de/de/publication/jordaniens-innenpolitik-im-schatten-des-islamischen-staates

Barker, Brig (2014, Winter): ISIS: Nothing New under the Sun. The Journal of Counter Terrorism & Homeland Security International, 20(4), 10-12. URL: http://issuu.com/fusteros/docs/iacsp_magazine_v20n4_issuu

Barkey, Henri J. (2014, December-2015, January): Turkey’s Syria Predicament. Survival, 56(6), 113-134. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00396338.2014.985440 URL: http://www.du.edu/korbel/middleeast/media/documents/turkeyssyriapredicament.pdf

Basit, Abdul (2014, October): Foreign Fighters in Iraq and Syria – Why so many? Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis, 6(9), 4-8. URL: http://www.rsis.edu.sg/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/CTTA-October14.pdf

Batrawi, Samar; Chmoun, Ilona (2014, July): Dutch Foreign Fighters Continue to Travel to Syria. CTC Sentinel, 7(7), 11-15. URL: https://www.ctc.usma.edu/v2/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/CTCSentinel-Vol7Iss74.pdf

Bazin, Aaron (2014, September): Defeating ISIS and their Complex Way of War. Small Wars Journal, 9/2014. URL: http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/defeating-isis-and-their-complex-way-of-war

Beaurpere, Guillaume N. (2014, September): ISIS and Protracted War: Why Violent Extremists Persist in the Face of Defeat. Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis, 6(8), 4-8. URL: http://www.rsis.edu.sg/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/CTTA-September14.pdf

Becker, Joseph (2014, December): Obama’s Strategy for Defeating ISIS is the only Viable Option. It Can Work. Small Wars Journal, 12/2014. URL: http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/obama%E2%80%99s-strategy-for-defeating-isis-is-the-only-viable-option-it-can-work

Becker, Michael (2015, February): When Terrorists and Target Governments Cooperate: The Case of Syria. Perspectives on Terrorism, 9(1), 95-103. URL: http://www.terrorismanalysts.com/pt/index.php/pot/article/view/404

Berger, J. M. (2014, September 2): The Islamic State vs. al Qaeda: Who’s Winning the War to become the Jihadi Superpower? Foreign Policy. URL: http://foreignpolicy.com/2014/09/02/the-islamic-state-vs-al-qaeda/

Berger, J. M. (2015, May 22): Barack Obama still Misunderestimates ISIL. POLITICO Magazine. URL: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/05/barack-obama-still-misunderestimates-isil-118204.html

Berman, Eli; Felter, Joseph H.; Shapiro, Jacob H. (2015, February 27): The Super Smart Way to Dismantle ISIS. The National Interest. URL: http://nationalinterest.org/feature/the-super-smart-way-dismantle-isis-12333

Berman, Eli; Shapiro, Jacob N.; Felter, Joseph H. (2011, August): Can Hearts and Minds Be Bought? The Economics of Counterinsurgency in Iraq. Journal of Political Economy, 119(4), 766-819. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/661983 URL: http://econweb.ucsd.edu/~elib/ham.pdf

Berman, Eli et al. (2011, August): Do Working Men Rebel? Insurgency and Unemployment in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Philippines. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 55(4), 496-528. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022002710393920

Biddle, Stephen; Friedman, Jeffrey A.; Shapiro, Jacob N. (2012, Summer): Testing the Surge: Why Did Violence Decline in Iraq in 2007? International Security, 37(1), 7-40. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/ISEC_a_00087

Birke, Sarah (2015, February 5): How ISIS Rules. The New York Review of Books. URL: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2015/feb/05/how-isis-rules

Blain, Michael (2015, March): Social Science Discourse and the Biopolitics of Terrorism. Sociology Compass, 9(3), 161-179. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/soc4.12246

Bove, Vincenzo; Gleditsch, Kristian Skrede; Sekeris, Petros G. (2015, January): “Oil above Water”: Economic Interdependence and Third-Party Intervention. Journal of Conflict Resolution. Advance Online Publication. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022002714567952 URL: http://petros.sekeris.org/BGS.pdf

Bradford, Alexandra (2015, May): Western Women who Join the Islamic State. Terrorism Monitor, 13(9), 3-5. URL: http://www.jamestown.org/uploads/media/TerrorismMonitorVol13Issue9_01.pdf

Braithwaite, Alex; Johnson, Shane D. (2015): The Battle for Baghdad: Testing Hypotheses about Insurgency from Risk Heterogeneity, Repeat Victimization, and Denial Policing Approaches. Terrorism and Political Violence, 27(1), 112-132. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09546553.2014.972160

Brooks, Daniel Tyler (2015, January): Legitimate Deliberate Democracy in Transition: Failure in the Democratization of Iraq by the United States from 2003-2014. Small Wars Journal, 1/2015. URL: http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/legitimate-deliberate-democracy-in-transition-failure-in-the-democratization-of-iraq-by-the

Bunker, Robert (2014, August): An Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) First Strategy. [Op-Ed]. Small Wars Journal, 8/2014. URL: http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/an-islamic-state-of-iraq-and-syria-isis-first-strategy

Celso, Anthony N. (2014): Zarqawi: Al-Qaeda’s Tragic Antihero and the Destructive Role of the Iraqi Jihad. In: Al-Qaeda’s Post-9/11 Devolution: The Failed Jihadist Struggle against the Near and Far Enemy. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 105-128.

Celso, Anthony N. (2015): The Islamic State and Boko Haram: Fifth Wave Jihadist Terror Groups. Orbis, 59(2), 249-268. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orbis.2015.02.010

Chaziza, Mordechai (2014, Fall): Ten Years Later: Who Won the Iraq War, the US or China? Middle East Review of International Affairs, 18(3), 14-31. URL: http://www.rubincenter.org/2014/09/ten-years-later-who-won-the-iraq-war-the-us-or-china

Cheterian, Vicken (2015): ISIS and the Killing Fields of the Middle East. Survival, 57(2), 105-118. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00396338.2015.1026089

Clarke, Colin P. (2015): The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS): Building a Caliphate in the Levant. In: Terrorism, Inc.: The Financing of Terrorism, Insurgency, and Irregular Warfare. Santa Barbara: Praeger Security International, 153-170.

Clayton, Govinda; Thomson, Andrew (2014): The Enemy of my Enemy is my Friend … The Dynamics of Self-Defense Forces in Irregular War: The Case of the Sons of Iraq. Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 37(11), 920-935. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1057610X.2014.952262 URL: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/41696/1/Pre_Proof_Copy.pdf

Combelles Siegel, Pascale (2008, October): Islamic State of Iraq Commemorates its Two-Year Anniversary. CTC Sentinel, 1(11), 5-7. URL: https://www.ctc.usma.edu/v2/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/CTCSentinel-Vol1Iss11.pdf

Condra, Luke N.; Shapiro, Jacob N. (2012, January): Who Takes the Blame? The Strategic Effects of Collateral Damage. American Journal of Political Science, 56(1), 167-187. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-5907.2011.00542.x URL: http://www.princeton.edu/~jns/publications/Who%20Takes%20Blame_AJPS_2012.pdf

Cragin, R. Kim (2015): Semi-Proxy Wars and U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy. Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 38(5), 311-327. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1057610X.2015.1018024

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Eikenberry, Karl (2014): The American Calculus of Military Intervention. Survival, 56(3), 264-271. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00396338.2014.920157

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Farwell, James P. (2014): The Media Strategy of ISIS. Survival, 56(6), 49-55. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00396338.2014.985436

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George, Robert P. (2015): The State of International Religious Freedom and why it Matters. Orbis, 59(1), 7-18. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orbis.2014.11.002

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Heras, Nicholas A. (2015, January): Islamic State Convinces Homs Commander Rafid Abd Al-Razaq Taha to Switch Sides. Militant Leadership Monitor, 6(1). URL: http://mlm.jamestown.org/single/?tx_ttnews[tt_news]=43477&tx_ttnews[backPid]=791&no_cache=1#.VX1wPbz7vtR

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Hoffman, Bruce (2015): A First Draft of the History of America’s ongoing Wars on Terrorism. Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 38(1), 75-83. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1057610X.2014.974405

Holbrook, Donald (2015): Al-Qaeda and the Rise of ISIS. Survival, 57(2), 93-104. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00396338.2015.1026070

Holman, Timothy (2014, June): Foreign Fighters from the Western Balkans in Syria. CTC Sentinel, 7(6), 8-13. URL: https://www.ctc.usma.edu/v2/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/CTCSentinel-Vol7Iss6.pdf

Holtmann, Philipp (2013, June): Syria: A Best Case, a Worst Case and Two Most Likely Scenarios. [Op-Ed]. Perspectives on Terrorism, 7(3), 135-146. URL: http://www.terrorismanalysts.com/pt/index.php/pot/article/view/275

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Howard, Russell; Elliott, Marc; Prohov, Jonathan (2015, February): Digging in and Trafficking out: How the Destruction of Cultural Heritage Funds Terrorism. CTC Sentinel, 8(2), 14-18. URL: https://www.ctc.usma.edu/v2/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/CTCSentinel-Vol8Issue27.pdf

Hughson, Holly (2015, January): Unmasking the Executioner: What this Gesture Means and how it can Help in the Fight against ISIS. Small Wars Journal, 1/2015. URL: http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/unmasking-the-executioner-what-this-gesture-means-and-how-it-can-help-in-the-fight-against-

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Ibrahimov, Rovshan (2015): The Participation of Azerbaijan Citizens in Conflicts in Syria and Iraq and its Potential Radicalization Effect in Azerbaijan. In: Marco Lombardi et al. (Eds.): Countering Radicalisation and Violent Extremism among Youth to Prevent Terrorism. (NATO Science for Peace and Security Series – E: Human and Societal Dynamics, Vol. 118). Amsterdam: IOS Press, 164-170. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-470-1-164

Ingram, Haroro J. (2014): Three Traits of the Islamic State’s Information Warfare. The RUSI Journal, 159(6), 4-11. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03071847.2014.990810

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Jabareen, Yosef (2015, January): The Emerging Islamic State: Terror, Territoriality, and the Agenda of Social Transformation. Geoforum, 58, 51-55. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2014.10.009

Jasper, Scott; Moreland, Scott (2014, December): The Islamic State is a Hybrid Threat: Why Does that Matter? Small Wars Journal, 12/2014. URL: http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/the-islamic-state-is-a-hybrid-threat-why-does-that-matter

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Kainikara, Sanu (2015): The Articulated Strategy to Fight the Islamic State: Is it Self-Defeating? Strategic Analysis, 39(1), 16-21. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09700161.2014.980541

Kamolnick, Paul (2015, June): On Self-Declared Caliph Ibrahim’s May 2015 Message to Muslims. Small Wars Journal, 6/2015. URL: http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/on-self-declared-caliph-ibrahim%E2%80%99s-may-2015-message-to-muslims

Kan, Paul Rexton (2014, Winter): Defeating the Islamic State: A Financial-Military Strategy. Parameters, 44(4), 71-80. URL: http://strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/parameters/Issues/Winter_2014-15/10_KanPaul_DefeatingIslamicState.pdf

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Keatinge, Tom (2014, August): The Importance of Financing in Enabling and Sustaining the Conflict in Syria (and beyond). Perspectives on Terrorism, 8(4), 53-61. URL: http://www.terrorismanalysts.com/pt/index.php/pot/article/view/360

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Klausen, Jytte (2014, December): Tweeting the Jihad: Social Media Networks of Western Foreign Fighters in Syria and Iraq. Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 38(1), 1-22. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1057610X.2014.974948

Knights, Michael (2014, May): The ISIL’s Stand in the Ramadi-Falluja Corridor. CTC Sentinel, 7(5), 8-12. URL: https://www.ctc.usma.edu/v2/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/CTCSentinel-Vol7Iss5.pdf

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Yaphe, Judith; Marmorstein, Oren; Al Sharif, Mohammed Al Hussaini (2015, January): The Middle East Crisis: Updates on Strategic Challenges and Opportunities (Iraq, Syria, Iran, and Gaza). Terrorism: An Electronic Journal and Knowledge Base, 4(1). URL: http://www.terrorismelectronicjournal.org/terrorism-journal-1/volume-iv-number-1/middle-east-crisis

Yilmaz, Kamil (2015): Prolongation of the Syrian Crisis and its Gravitational Force on Foreign Fighters: A Critical Analysis in Light of the Concept of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P). In: Marco Lombardi et al. (Eds.): Countering Radicalisation and Violent Extremism among Youth to Prevent Terrorism. (NATO Science for Peace and Security Series – E: Human and Societal Dynamics. Vol. 118). Amsterdam: IOS Press, 182-189. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-470-1-182

Zahid, Farhan (2014, October): Al-Qaeda’s Future in Pakistan amid the Rise of Islamic State. Terrorism Monitor, 12(20), 5-7. URL: http://www.jamestown.org/uploads/media/TerrorismMonitorVol12Issue20_02.pdf

Zaideman, Wayne H. et al. (2015, January): ISIS: An Emerging Global Sunni Caliphate? Terrorism: An Electronic Journal and Knowledge Base, 4(1). URL: http://www.terrorismelectronicjournal.org/terrorism-journal-1/volume-iv-number-1/isis

Zambelis, Chris (2015, March): To Topple the Throne: Islamic State Sets its Sights on Saudi Arabia. Terrorism Monitor, 13(5), 7-10. URL: http://www.jamestown.org/uploads/media/TerrorismMonitorVol13Issue5_03.pdf

Zammit, Andrew (2014, September): New Developments in Australian Foreign Fighter Activity. CTC Sentinel, 7(9), 5-8. URL: https://www.ctc.usma.edu/v2/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/CTCSentinel-Vol7Iss9.pdf

Zammit, Andrew (2015, February): Islamic State Spurs Increased Jihadist Activity in Australia. Terrorism Monitor, 13(4), 3-5. URL: http://www.jamestown.org/uploads/media/TerrorismMonitorVol13Issue4_01.pdf

Zech, Steven T.; Kelly, Zane M. (2015, May): Off with their Heads: The Islamic State and Civilian Beheadings. Journal of Terrorism Research, 6(2), 83-93. URL: http://ojs.st-andrews.ac.uk/index.php/jtr/article/view/1157

Zelin, Aaron Y. (2014, April): The Saudi Foreign Fighter Presence in Syria. CTC Sentinel, 7(4), 10-14. URL: https://www.ctc.usma.edu/v2/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/CTCSentinel-Vol7Iss4.pdf

Zelin, Aaron Y. (2014, June 30): ISIS Is Dead, Long Live the Islamic State: Will the Declaration of a New Caliphate Unite the World’s Jihadists – or Tear them Apart? Foreign Policy. URL: http://foreignpolicy.com/2014/06/30/isis-is-dead-long-live-the-islamic-state

Zelin, Aaron Y. (2014, September): The Radicalization of Syria. per Concordiam, 5(3), 27-29. URL: http://www.marshallcenter.org/mcpublicweb/MCDocs/files/College/F_Publications/perConcordiam/pC_V5N3_en.pdf

Zenn, Jacob (2014, April): From Syria to Sulawesi: Could Mujahideen Indonesia Timor become an ISIS Ally? Terrorism Monitor, 12(7), 7-9. URL: http://www.jamestown.org/uploads/media/TerrorismMonitorVol12Issue7_02.pdf

Zenn, Jacob (2014, December): Boko Haram, Islamic State and the Archipelago Strategy. Terrorism Monitor, 12(24), 20-23. URL: http://www.jamestown.org/uploads/media/TerrorismMonitorVol12Issue24_06.pdf

Zenn, Jacob (2015, March): A Biography of Boko Haram and the Bay`a to al-Baghdadi. CTC Sentinel, 8(3), 17-21. URL: https://www.ctc.usma.edu/v2/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/CTCSentinel-Vol8Issue316.pdf

Zenn, Jacob (2015, May): Al-Qaeda-Aligned Central Asian Militants in Syria Separate from Islamic State-Aligned IMU in Afghanistan. Terrorism Monitor, 13(11), 8-10. URL: http://www.jamestown.org/uploads/media/TerrorismMonitorVol13Issue11_03.pdf

Zisser, Eyal (2014, October): The End of the Syrian Revolution: Between Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s Islamic Caliphate and Bashar al-Assad’s Baath Regime. Strategic Assessment, 17(3), 55-65. URL: http://www.inss.org.il/uploadImages/systemFiles/adkan17_3ENG%20%283%29_Zisser.pdf

Grey Literature

Adams, Patrick (2014, October): The Implications of a Victory for the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. (RIEAS Editorial). URL: http://www.rieas.gr/research-areas/editorial/2291-rieas-exclusive-the-implications-of-a-victory-for-the-islamic-state-in-syria-and-iraq

Adnan, Sinan; Reese, Aaron (2014, October): Beyond the Islamic State: Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency. (ISW Middle East Security Report 24). URL: http://www.understandingwar.org/report/beyond-islamic-state-iraqs-sunni-insurgency

Aftandilian, Gregory (2015, February): Assessing Egyptian Public Support for Security Crackdowns in the Sinai. (SSI Monograph). URL: http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubID=1249

Ahmed, Reem; Pisoiu, Daniela (2014, December): Foreign Fighters: An Overview of Existing Research and a Comparative Study of British and German Foreign Fighters. (ZEUS IFSH Working Paper 8). URL: http://ifsh.de/file-ZEUS/pdf/ZEUS_WP_8.pdf

Alcaro, Riccardo (2015, February): A Changing Picture with Unaltered Contours: US-Iran Antagonism in the Context of the Iraq-Syria Crisis. (IAI Working Papers, 15|07). URL: http://www.iai.it/sites/default/files/iaiwp1507.pdf

Algemene Inlichtingen- en Veiligheidsdienst (AIVD) (2014, October): The Transformation of Jihadism in the Netherlands: Swarm Dynamics and New Strength. (Report). URL: https://www.aivd.nl/english/publications-press/@3139/transformation-0/

Al Jazeera Center for Studies (2014, October): Trends in the International Community’s War on IS. (Position Paper). URL: http://studies.aljazeera.net/en/positionpapers/2014/10/201410210522228142.htm

Al Jazeera Center for Studies (2015, February): Daesh Trumps Assad amid Shifting International Priorities in Syria. [AMEC, Trans.]. (Position Paper). URL: http://studies.aljazeera.net/en/positionpapers/2015/02/201521912169689802.htm

Allison, Simon (2014, September): The Islamic State: Why Africa should be Worried. (ISS Policy Brief 68). URL: http://www.issafrica.org/the-islamic-state-why-africa-should-be-worried

Alpher, Yossi (2014, June): The ISIS Conquests in Iraq: The New Levant Reality. (NOREF Expert Analysis). URL: http://www.peacebuilding.no/Regions/Middle-East-and-North-Africa/Publications/The-ISIS-conquests-in-Iraq-the-new-Levant-reality

Alpher, Yossi (2014, October): The U.S.-led Campaign against the Islamic State: Many Questions, Few Answers. (NOREF Expert Analysis). URL: http://www.peacebuilding.no/var/ezflow_site/storage/original/application/71503185d0c14c6db63e91496ef0c464.pdf

Al-Sarhan, Saud (2014): A House Divided: AQAP, IS, and Intra-Jihadi Conflict. (King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies Commentaries). URL: http://rd-kfcris.com/all-commentaries-pdf/Commentaries-1.pdf

al-Smadi, Fatima (2014, October): Iraq in Iran’s Strategy: Growing Security Preoccupation and Declining Opportunities. (Al Jazeera Center for Studies Report). URL: http://studies.aljazeera.net/en/reports/2014/10/20141017476934755.htm

al-`Ubaydi, Muhammad et al. (2014, December): The Group that Calls itself a State: Understanding the Evolution and Challenges of the Islamic State. (CTC Report). URL: https://www.ctc.usma.edu/posts/the-group-that-calls-itself-a-state-understanding-the-evolution-and-challenges-of-the-islamic-state

Amnesty International (2013, December): Rule of Fear: ISIS Abuses in Detention in Northern Syria. (Briefing MDE 24/063/2013). URL: http://www.countercurrents.org/amnesty201213.pdf

Ashraf, Sajjad (2015, May): Pakistan’s Widening Sectarian Divide. (ISAS Brief, No. 368). URL: http://www.isas.nus.edu.sg/Attachments/PublisherAttachment/ISAS_Brief_No._368_-_Pakistan’s_Widening_Sectarian_Divide_26052015150502.pdf

Atwan, Abdel Bari et al. (2015, June): ISIS: Marketing Terror. (Chatham House Events). (Audio and Transcript). URL: http://www.chathamhouse.org/event/isis-marketing-terror

Bahney, Benjamin et al. (2010): An Economic Analysis of the Financial Records of al-Qa’ida in Iraq. (RAND Monographs, MG-1026-OSD). URL: http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG1026.html

Bakker, Edwin; de Leede, Seran (2015, April): European Female Jihadists in Syria: Exploring an Under-Researched Topic. (ICCT Background Note). URL: http://icct.nl/publication/european-female-jihadists-in-syria-exploring-an-under-researched-topic

Bakker, Edwin; Paulussen, Christophe; Entenmann, Eva (2013, December): Dealing with European Foreign Fighters in Syria: Governance Challenges & Legal Implications. (ICCT Research Paper). URL: http://icct.nl/publication/dealing-with-european-foreign-fighters-in-syria-governance-challenges-and-legal-implications/

Baram, Amatzia (2005, April): Who Are the Insurgents? Sunni Arab Rebels in Iraq. (USIP Special Report 134). URL: http://www.usip.org/publications/who-are-the-insurgents-sunni-arab-rebels-in-iraq

Barnes, Joe; Bowen, Andrew (2015, June): Rethinking U.S. Strategy in the Middle East. (James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Center for the Middle East / Center for the National Interest Research Paper). URL: http://bakerinstitute.org/research/rethinking-us-strategy-middle-east

Barnes-Dacey, Julien; Geranmayeh, Ellie; Levy, Daniel (Eds.) (2015, January): The Islamic State through the Regional Lens. (ECFR Report ECFR/122). URL: http://www.ecfr.eu/publications/summary/the_islamic_state_through_the_regional_lens328

Barrett, Richard (2014, June): Foreign Fighters in Syria. (TSG Report). URL: http://soufangroup.com/foreign-fighters-in-syria

Barrett, Richard (2014, November): The Islamic State. (TSG Report). URL: http://soufangroup.com/the-islamic-state

Benotman, Noman; Winter, Charlie (2015, June): Islamic State – One Year on: Understanding and Countering the Caliphate’s Brand. (Quilliam Strategic Assessment). URL: http://www.quilliamfoundation.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/publications/free/quilliam-strategic-assessment-is-one-year-on.pdf

Berger, J. M.; Morgan, Jonathon (2015, March): The ISIS Twitter Census: Defining and Describing the Population of ISIS Supporters on Twitter. (The Brookings Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World Analysis Paper No. 20). URL: http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2015/03/isis-twitter-census-berger-morgan#.VPkqQqMvw_8.twitter

Bilger, Alex (2014, May): ISIS Annual Reports Reveal a Metrics-Driven Military Command. (ISW Backgrounder). URL: http://understandingwar.org/backgrounder/ISIS-Annual-Reports-Reveal-Military-Organization

Blanchard, Christopher M. et al. (2015, June): The “Islamic State” Crisis and U.S. Policy. (CRS Report for Congress R43612). URL: https://fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R43612.pdf

Blockmans, Steven (2014, September): War Crimes and Shifting Borders in the Middle East. (CEPS Essay No. 14). URL: http://www.ceps.eu/publications/war-crimes-and-shifting-borders-middle-east

Bodansky, Yossef (2014, April): The Khorasan Pledge. (ISPSW Strategy Series: Focus on Defense and International Security, Issue No. 270). URL: http://www.isn.ethz.ch/Digital-Library/Publications/Detail/?id=179342

Bodansky, Yossef (2014, May): The Khorasan Pledge – Up-Date. (ISPSW Strategy Series: Focus on Defense and International Security, Issue No. 271). URL: http://www.isn.ethz.ch/Digital-Library/Publications/Detail/?id=179590

Bodansky, Yossef (2015, March): Libya now Assuming a Central Place in Islamic Caliphate Thrust against Egypt, Maghrebi States, and Africa. (ISPSW Strategy Series: Focus on Defense and International Security, Issue No. 327). URL: http://mercury.ethz.ch/serviceengine/Files/ISN/188802/ipublicationdocument_singledocument/b2fcb3b4-d5c8-47e7-8bdd-d89fac0afab6/en/327_Bodansky.pdf

Bodansky, Yossef (2015, April): The Islamic State in West Africa – Boko Haram Up-Date. (ISPSW Strategy Series: Focus on Defense and International Security, Issue No. 341). URL: http://www.isn.ethz.ch/Digital-Library/Publications/Detail/?id=190297

Bodansky, Yossef (2015, May): The Islamic State in West Africa – Boko Haram Up‐Date II. (ISPSW Strategy Series: Focus on Defense and International Security, Issue No. 349). URL: http://www.isn.ethz.ch/Digital-Library/Publications/Detail/?id=190986

Brachman, Jarret (2014, June): Transcending Organization: Individuals and “The Islamic State”. (START Analytical Brief). URL: http://www.start.umd.edu/pubs/START_TranscendingOrganizationIndividualsandtheIslamicState_AnalyticalBrief_June2014.pdf

Braniff, William (2015, February): n.t. Testimony presented at the House Armed Services Committee Hearing “What is the State of Islamic Extremism: Key Trends, Challenges and Implications for U.S. Policy”. URL: https://www.start.umd.edu/pubs/WilliamBraniff_HASCTestimony_Feb15.pdf

Brennan, Richard R., Jr. (2015, February): The Growing Strategic Threat of Radical Islamist Ideology. (RAND Testimonies, CT-422). URL: http://www.rand.org/pubs/testimonies/CT422.html

Brennan, Richard R., Jr. et al. (2013): Ending the U.S. War in Iraq: The Final Transition, Operational Maneuver, and Disestablishment of United States Forces-Iraq. (RAND Research Reports, RR-232-USFI). URL: http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR232.html

Brookes, Peter (2014, July): Jihadist Safe Havens: Efforts to Detect and Deter Terrorist Travel. Testimony presented before the House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, July 24, 2014. URL: http://docs.house.gov/meetings/HM/HM05/20140724/102517/HHRG-113-HM05-Wstate-BrookesP-20140724.pdf

Bubalo, Anthony (2014, March): Next-Gen Jihad in the Middle East. (Lowy Institute for International Policy Analysis). URL: http://www.lowyinstitute.org/publications/next-gen-jihad-middle-east

Bunzel, Cole (2014, July): Understanding the Islamic State (of Iraq and al-Sham). (NOREF Expert Analysis). URL: http://www.peacebuilding.no/var/ezflow_site/storage/original/application/21133bd9f295f4d55a562e877fd4d12f.pdf

Bunzel, Cole (2015, March): From Paper State to Caliphate: The Ideology of the Islamic State. (The Brookings Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World Analysis Paper No. 19). URL: http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/Research/Files/Papers/2015/03/ideology-of-islamic-state-bunzel/The-ideology-of-the-Islamic-State.pdf

Burweila, Aya (2014, October): How to Lose a War: When your Allies Aid your Enemies. (RIEAS Editorial). URL: http://www.rieas.gr/research-areas/editorial/2278-how-to-lose-a-war-when-your-allies-are-your-enemies

Byman, Daniel L. (2015, April): Terrorism in Africa: The Imminent Threat to the United States. Testimony presented before the House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, April 29, 2015. URL: http://www.brookings.edu/research/testimony/2015/04/29-terrorism-in-africa-byman

Byman, Daniel L.; Shapiro, Jeremy (2014, November): Be Afraid. Be a Little Afraid: The Threat of Terrorism from Western Foreign Fighters in Syria and Iraq. (Brookings Foreign Policy Paper Series, No. 34). URL: http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2015/01/western-foreign-fighters-in-syria-and-iraq-byman-shapiro

Cabayan, Hriar; Canna, Sarah (Eds.) (2014, December): Multi-Method Assessment of ISIL. (SMA White Volume). URL: http://nsiteam.com/scientist/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/U_SMA-SOCCENT-White-Paper-Final-Dec2014.pdf

Cafarella, Jennifer (2015, March): Syrian Jihadists Signal Intent for Lebanon. (ISW Backgrounder). URL: http://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/syrian-jihadists-signal-intent-lebanon

Cafarella, Jennifer; Kozak, Christopher (2015, June): Likely Courses of Action in the Syrian Civil War June - December 2015. (ISW Backgrounder). URL: http://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/likely-courses-action-syrian-civil-war-june-december-2015

Caillet, Romain (2014, August): The Governorate of Homs: Is this the Islamic State’s New Fiefdom? (NOREF Expert Analysis). URL: http://www.peacebuilding.no/Regions/Middle-East-and-North-Africa/Syria/Publications/The-Governorate-of-Homs-is-this-the-Islamic-State-s-new-fiefdom

Caillet, Romain (2015, June): From the Ba’th to the Caliphate: The Former Officers of Saddam and the Islamic State. (NOREF Expert Analysis). URL: http://www.peacebuilding.no/Regions/Middle-East-and-North-Africa/Publications/From-the-Ba-th-to-the-Caliphate-the-former-officers-of-Saddam-and-the-Islamic-State

Canna, Sarah; Rieger, Tom (Eds.) (2015, January): Multi-Method Assessment of ISIL in Support of SOCCENT: Subject Matter Expert Elicitation Summary Report (July-November 2014). (SMA Report). URL: https://info.publicintelligence.net/SOCCENT-ISIL-Elicitation.pdf

Caris, Charles C.; Reynolds, Samuel (2014, July): ISIS Governance in Syria. (ISW Middle East Security Report 22). URL: http://www.understandingwar.org/report/isis-governance-syria

Carter, Joseph A.; Maher, Shiraz; Neumann, Peter R. (2014, April): #Greenbirds: Measuring Importance and Influence in Syrian Foreign Fighter Networks. (ICSR Insights). URL: http://icsr.info/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/ICSR-Report-Greenbirds-Measuring-Importance-and-Infleunce-in-Syrian-Foreign-Fighter-Networks.pdf

Centre for the Response to Radicalisation and Terrorism at The Henry Jackson Society (CRT) (2015, January): The First 100 Days of the UK’s Campaign against the Islamic State – 30 Sep 2014-8 Jan 2015). (Briefing). URL: http://henryjacksonsociety.org/2015/01/22/the-first-100-days-of-the-uks-campaign-against-the-islamic-state

Chabkoun, Malak (Ed.) (2015, April): Deciphering Daesh: Origins, Impact and Future. (Al Jazeera Center for Studies Dossier). URL: http://studies.aljazeera.net/en/dossiers/decipheringdaeshoriginsimpactandfuture/2014/12/20141238492604185.html

Cilluffo, Frank J. (2015, June): Wanted: Foreign Fighters – The Escalating Threat of ISIL in Central Asia. Testimony presented before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, June 10, 2015. URL: https://cchs.gwu.edu/sites/cchs.gwu.edu/files/downloads/CentralAsianForeignFighters.pdf

Collombier, Virginie (2015, March): Fighting the Islamic State in Libya: By Political Means First. (NOREF Expert Analysis). URL: http://www.peacebuilding.no/Regions/Middle-East-and-North-Africa/Publications/Fighting-the-Islamic-State-in-Libya-by-political-means-first

Condra, Luke N. et al. (2010, July): The Effect of Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan and Iraq. (NBER Working Paper Series, No. 16152). URL: https://esoc.princeton.edu/files/effect-civilian-casualties-afghanistan-and-iraq

Connable, Ben (2014): Defeating the Islamic State in Iraq. (RAND Testimonies CT-418). URL: http://www.rand.org/pubs/testimonies/CT418.html

Cordesman, Anthony H. (2006, February): Iraq’s Evolving Insurgency: The Nature of Attacks and Patterns and Cycles in the Conflict. (CSIS Report). URL: http://csis.org/publication/iraqs-evolving-insurgency-nature-attacks-and-patterns-and-cycles-conflict

Cordesman, Anthony H. (2014, July): The New “Great Game” in the Middle East: Looking beyond the “Islamic State” and Iraq. (CSIS Report). URL: http://csis.org/files/publication/140809_NewGreatGame.pdf

Cordesman, Anthony H. (2014, November): The Islamic State War: No Clear U.S. Strategy. (CSIS Report). URL: http://csis.org/publication/islamic-state-war-no-clear-us-strategy

Cordesman, Anthony H. (2015, June): Creating a Strategy for Iraq, Syria, and the War against ISIL: A Need for Change, Integrity, and Transparency. Testimony presented before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, June 3, 2015. URL: http://csis.org/publication/creating-strategy-iraq-syria-and-war-against-isil-need-change-integrity-and-transparency

Cordesman, Anthony H.; Khazai, Sam (2014, May): Iraq in Crisis. (CSIS Report). URL: http://csis.org/publication/iraq-crisis-1

Cordesman, Anthony H.; Khazai, Sam (2014, June): Shaping Iraq’s Security Forces. (CSIS Conference Paper Draft). URL: http://csis.org/files/publication/140612_Shaping_Iraq_Security_Forces.pdf

Dahlin, Ali (2014, November): ISIS in the Southwest Baghdad Belts. (ISW Backgrounder). URL: http://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/isis-southwest-baghdad-belts

Dalay, Galip (2015, February): Regional Kurdish Politics in the Post-ISIS Period. (Al Jazeera Center for Studies Report). URL: http://studies.aljazeera.net/en/reports/2015/02/201521183656637368.htm

Dalay, Galip (2015, March): Reflecting on regional Kurdish Politics in the Post-ISIS Period (II): Forces of Rivalry amongst the Kurds. (Al Jazeera Center for Studies Report). URL: http://studies.aljazeera.net/en/reports/2015/03/20153884927156246.htm

Dauber, Cori E.; Robinson, Mark (2015, July 6): ISIS and the Hollywood Visual Style. Jihadology. URL: http://jihadology.net/2015/07/06/guest-post-isis-and-the-hollywood-visual-style

Dias, Patricia et al. (2014, December): Strike from the Air: The First 100 Days of the Campaign against ISIL. (ASPI Strategy). URL: https://www.aspi.org.au/publications/strike-from-the-air-the-first-100-days-of-the-campaign-against-isil

Djerejian, Edward P. (2015, February): The Middle East Cauldron and United States Policy. (James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Center for the Middle East Report). URL: http://bakerinstitute.org/research/middle-east-cauldron-and-us-policy

Doukhan, David (2015, January): The Rise of Caliphates. (ICT Articles). URL: http://www.ict.org.il/Article/1297/The-Rise-of-Caliphates

Eisenstadt, Michael (2014, November): Defeating ISIS: A Strategy for a Resilient Adversary and an Intractable Conflict. (The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Policy Notes, No. 20). URL: http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/defeating-isis-a-strategy-for-a-resilient-adversary-and-an-intractable-conf

Epstein, Susan B. et al. (2014, December): FY2015 Budget Requests to Counter Ebola and the Islamic State (IS). (CRS Report for Congress R43807). URL: https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43807.pdf

Erlich, Reuven (2014, November): ISIS: Portrait of a Jihadi Terrorist Organization. (The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center Article). URL: http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/en/article/20733

Fakude, Thembisa (2014, December): Arab World Journalism in a Post-Beheading Era. (Al Jazeera Center for Studies Report). URL: http://studies.aljazeera.net/en/reports/2014/12/2014121095622836950.htm

Feakin, Tobias; Wilkinson, Benedict (2015, June): The Future of Jihad: What Next for ISIL and al-Qaeda? (ASPI Strategic Insights, 91). URL: https://www.aspi.org.au/publications/the-future-of-jihad-what-next-for-isil-and-al-qaeda

Fidler, David P. (2015, June): Countering Islamic State Exploitation of the Internet. (CFR Cyber Brief). URL: http://www.cfr.org/cybersecurity/countering-islamic-state-exploitation-internet/p36644

Financial Action Task Force (FATF) (2015, February): Financing of the Terrorist Organisation Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). (Report). URL: http://www.fatf-gafi.org/documents/news/financing-of-terrorist-organisation-isil.html

Fink, Naureen Chowdhury (2014, November): Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism: The Role of the United Nations Today and the Impact of Security Council Resolution 2178. (Global Center on Cooperative Security Policy Brief). URL: http://www.globalcenter.org/publications/countering-terrorism-and-violent-extremism-the-role-of-the-united-nations-today-and-the-impact-of-security-council-resolution-2178/

Fisher, Ali; Prucha, Nico (2014, July 8): Eye of the Swarm: The Rise of ISIS and the Media Mujahedeen. CPD Blog. URL: http://uscpublicdiplomacy.org/blog/eye-swarm-rise-isis-and-media-mujahedeen

Fisher, Ali; Prucha, Nico (2014, October 1): ISIS Is Winning the Online Jihad against the West. The Daily Beast. URL: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/10/01/isis-is-winning-the-online-jihad-against-the-west.html

Fishman, Brian (2007, March): Fourth Generation Governance: Sheikh Tamimi Defends the Islamic State of Iraq. (CTC Report). URL: https://www.ctc.usma.edu/posts/fourth-generation-governance-sheikh-tamimi-defends-the-islamic-state-of-iraq

Fishman, Brian (Ed.) (2008, July): Bombers, Bank Accounts, and Bleedout: Al-Qa’ida’s Road in and out of Iraq. (CTC Report). URL: https://www.ctc.usma.edu/posts/bombers-bank-accounts-and-bleedout-al-qaidas-road-in-and-out-of-iraq

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Fishman, Brian; Felter, Joseph (2007, January): Al-Qa’ida’s Foreign Fighters in Iraq: A First Look at the Sinjar Records. (CTC Report). URL: https://www.ctc.usma.edu/posts/al-qaidas-foreign-fighters-in-iraq-a-first-look-at-the-sinjar-records

Forest, James J. F.; Brachman, Jarret; Felter, Joseph (2006, February): Harmony and Disharmony: Exploiting al-Qa’ida’s Organizational Vulnerabilities. (CTC Report). URL: https://www.ctc.usma.edu/posts/harmony-and-disharmony-exploiting-al-qaidas-organizational-vulnerabilities

Friedland, Elliot (2015, May): The Islamic State. (The Clarion Project Special Report). URL: http://www.clarionproject.org/sites/default/files/islamic-state-isis-isil-factsheet-1.pdf

Furlow, R. Bennett; Fleischer, Kristin; Corman, Steven R. (2014, October): De-Romanticizing the Islamic State’s Vision of the Caliphate. (CSC Report No. 1402). URL: http://csc.asu.edu/2014/10/27/de-romanticizing-the-islamic-states-vision-of-the-caliphate

Gambhir, Harleen K. (2014, August): Dabiq: The Strategic Messaging of the Islamic State. (ISW Backgrounder). URL: http://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/dabiq-strategic-messaging-islamic-state

Gambhir, Harleen K. (2015, January 7-February 18): ISIS Global INTSUM. (ISW Intelligence Summary). URL: http://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/isis-global-intsum

Gambhir, Harleen K. (2015, March 1-May 7): ISIS Global INTSUM. (ISW Intelligence Summary). URL: http://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/isis-global-intelligence-summary

Gambhir, Harleen K. (2015, May): The ISIS Regional Strategy for Yemen and Saudi Arabia. (ISW Backgrounder). URL: http://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/isis-regional-strategy-yemen-and-saudi-arabia

Garcia, Michael John; Elsea, Jennifer K. (2014, September): U.S. Military Action against the Islamic State: Answers to Frequently Asked Legal Questions. (CRS Report for Congress R43720). URL: http://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R43720.pdf

Gardner, David (2015, February): The New War for the Middle East. (NOREF Report). URL: http://www.peacebuilding.no/Regions/Middle-East-and-North-Africa/Publications/The-new-war-for-the-Middle-East

Gaub, Florence (2015, January): Can ISIL be Copied? (European Union Institute for Security Studies Issue Brief). URL: http://www.iss.europa.eu/uploads/media/Brief_1_ISIL.pdf

Ghobash, Omar Saif (2014, September): Winning the War of Ideas in the Arab World: A View from the UAE. (FPRI E-Notes). URL: http://www.fpri.org/articles/2014/09/winning-war-ideas-arab-world-view-uae

Global Center on Cooperative Security; Human Security Collective (HSC); International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) (2014, December): Addressing the Foreign Terrorist Fighters Phenomenon from a European Union Perspective. (ICCT Policy Brief). URL: http://icct.nl/publication/addressing-the-foreign-terrorist-fighters-phenomenon-from-a-european-union-perspective/

Gunter, Frank R. (2014, July): The ISIL Invasion of Iraq: Economic Winners and Losers. (FPRI E-Notes). URL: http://www.fpri.org/articles/2014/07/isil-invasion-iraq-economic-winners-and-losers

Gunter, Frank R. (2015, January): ISIS and Oil: Iraq’s Perfect Storm. (FPRI E-Notes). URL: http://www.fpri.org/articles/2015/01/isis-and-oil-iraqs-perfect-storm

Gunter, Frank R. (2015, June): ISIL Revenues: Grow or Die. (FPRI E-Notes). URL: http://www.fpri.org/articles/2015/06/isil-revenues-grow-or-die

Gupta, Ranjit (2014, July): Developments in Syria and Iraq: Implications & Policy Options for India. (IPCS Issue Brief #254). URL: http://www.ipcs.org/issue-brief/iran/developments-in-syria-and-iraq-implications-policy-options-for-india-254.html

Haines, John R. (2014, August): The Third Chechen War? The Islamic State’s Imagined Qoqaz Caliphate and Russia’s Fractious Ciscaucasia. (FPRI E-Notes). URL: http://www.fpri.org/articles/2014/09/third-chechen-war-islamic-states-imagined-qoqaz-caliphate-and-russias-fractious-ciscaucasia

Haines, John R. (2014, November): The Inseparable Twins: Diaspora Shishan and Chechen Muwahhidun & Jihadis in al-Sham. (FPRI The Philadelphia Papers, No. 7). URL: http://www.fpri.org/articles/2014/11/inseparable-twins-diaspora-shishan-and-chechen-muwahhidun-jihadis-al-sham

Harling, Peter; Birke, Sarah (2015, March 3): The Islamic State through the Looking-Glass. The Arabist. URL: http://arabist.net/blog/2015/3/3/the-islamic-state-through-the-looking-glass

Hashim, Ahmed S. (2014, December): From Al-Qaida Affiliate to the Rise of the Islamic Caliphate: The Evolution of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). (RSIS Policy Report). URL: http://www.rsis.edu.sg/rsis-publication/gpo/the-evolution-of-the-isis/#.VSjg7OT7vtR

Hashim, Ahmed S. (2015, February): The Impact of the Islamic State in Asia. (RSIS Policy Report). URL: http://www.rsis.edu.sg/rsis-publication/gpo/the-impact-of-the-islamic-state-in-asia/

Hegghammer, Thomas (2004, October): The Iraq Hostage Crisis: Abductions in Iraq, April-August 2004. (FFI/RAPPORT-2004/03105). URL: http://rapporter.ffi.no/rapporter/2004/03105.pdf

Hegghammer, Thomas (2007, February): Saudi Militants in Iraq: Backgrounds and Recruitment Patterns. (FFI/RAPPORT-2006/03875). URL: http://www.ffi.no/no/Rapporter/06-03875.pdf

Hegghammer, Thomas (2013, December): Syria’s Foreign Fighters. In: Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS) (Ed.): The Political Science of Syria’s War. (POMEPS Studies, 5). Washington, DC: Editor, 47-51. URL: http://pomeps.org/2013/12/19/political-science-and-syrias-war

Hegghammer, Thomas (2014, February): n.t. Oral Evidence Taken before the Home Affairs Committee, February 11, 2014. URL: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmselect/cmhaff/231/140211.htm

Helfstein, Scott; Abdullah, Nassir; al-Obaidi, Muhammad (2009, December): Deadly Vanguards: A Study of al-Qa’ida’s Violence against Muslims. (CTC Report). URL: https://www.ctc.usma.edu/posts/deadly-vanguards-a-study-of-al-qaidas-violence-against-muslims

Herzog, Michael (2015, March): Jihad on the Horizon: The ISIL Threat from an Israeli Perspective. (BICOM Expert View). URL: http://www.bicom.org.uk/analysis-article/24604

Hoffman, Bruce (2004, June): Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Iraq. (RAND Occasional Papers, OP-127-IPC/CMEPP). URL: http://www.rand.org/pubs/occasional_papers/OP127.html

Hoffman, Bruce (2014, July 9): Perfect Storm: The Arab Spring and the Syrian Civil War. inSITE Blog on Terrorism and Extremism. URL: http://news.siteintelgroup.com/blog/index.php/entry/203-perfect-storm-the-arab-spring-and-the-syrian-civil-war

Hoyle, Carolyn; Bradford, Alexandra; Frenett, Ross (2015, January): Becoming Mulan? Female Western Migrants to ISIS. (ISD Report). URL: http://www.strategicdialogue.org/ISDJ2969_Becoming_Mulan_01.15_WEB.PDF

Humud, Carla E.; Pirog, Robert; Rosen, Liana (2015, April): Islamic State Financing and U.S. Policy Approaches. (CRS Report for Congress R43980). URL: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/R43980.pdf

Husick, Lawrence A. (2014, September): The Islamic State’s Electronic Outreach. (FPRI E-Notes). URL: http://www.fpri.org/docs/husick_-_media_war_1.pdf

Ianchovichina, Elena; Ivanic, Maros (2014, December): Economic Effects of the Syrian War and the Spread of the Islamic State on the Levant. (World Bank Group Policy Research Working Paper WPS 7135). URL: http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/IW3P/IB/2014/12/08/000158349_20141208155229/Rendered/PDF/WPS7135.pdf

Ibrahim, Azeem (2014, May): The Resurgence of Al-Qaeda in Syria and Iraq. (SSI Monograph). URL: http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubID=1210

Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic (2014, November): Rule of Terror: Living under ISIS in Syria. (Report A/HRC/27/CRP.3). URL: http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/HRCouncil/CoISyria/HRC_CRP_ISIS_14Nov2014.doc

Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic (2015, February): 9th Report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic. (Report A/HRC/28/69). URL: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/RegularSessions/Session28/Documents/A.HRC.28.69_E.doc

Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC) (2014, September): The Evolution of ISIS in Indonesia. (IPAC Report No.13). URL: http://www.understandingconflict.org/conflict/read/30/The-Evolution-of-ISIS-in-Indonesia

Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC) (2015, January): Support for “Islamic State” in Indonesian Prisons. (IPAC Report No.15). URL: http://www.understandingconflict.org/conflict/read/34/Support-for-Islamic-State-in-Indonesian-Prisons

Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC) (2015, April): Indonesia’s Lamongan Network: How East Java, Poso and Syria are Linked. (IPAC Report No. 18). URL: http://www.understandingconflict.org/conflict/read/39/Indonesias-Lamongan-Network

Institute for the Study of War (2014, September): Predicting the Rise of the Islamic State. (ISW Forecasts and Warnings). URL: http://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/predicting-rise-islamic-state

International Crisis Group (ICG) (2006, February): In their own Words: Reading the Iraqi Insurgency. (Middle East Report N°50). URL: http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/middle-east-north-africa/iraq-iran-gulf/iraq/050-in-their-own-words-reading-the-iraqi-insurgency.aspx

International Crisis Group (ICG) (2014, April): Iraq: Falluja’s Faustian Bargain. (Middle East Report N°150). URL: http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/middle-east-north-africa/iraq-iran-gulf/iraq/150-iraq-falluja-s-faustian-bargain.aspx

International Crisis Group (ICG) (2014, June): Iraq’s Jihadi Jack-in-the-Box. (Middle East Briefing N°38). URL: http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/middle-east-north-africa/iraq-iran-gulf/iraq/b038-iraq-s-jihadi-jack-in-the-box.aspx

International Crisis Group (ICG) (2014, September): Rigged Cars and Barrel Bombs: Aleppo and the State of the Syrian War. (Middle East Report N°155). URL: http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/middle-east-north-africa/syria-lebanon/syria/155-rigged-cars-and-barrel-bombs-aleppo-and-the-state-of-the-syrian-war.aspx

International Crisis Group (ICG) (2015, January): Syria Calling: Radicalisation in Central Asia. (Europe and Central Asia Briefing N°72). URL: http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/asia/central-asia/b072-syria-calling-radicalisation-in-central-asia.aspx

International Crisis Group (ICG) (2015, February): Libya: Getting Geneva Right. (Middle East and North Africa Report N°157). URL: http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/middle-east-north-africa/north-africa/libya/157-libya-getting-geneva-right.aspx

International Crisis Group (ICG) (2015, May): Arming Iraq’s Kurds: Fighting IS, Inviting Conflict. (Middle East Report N°158). URL: http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/middle-east-north-africa/iraq-iran-gulf/iraq/158-arming-iraq-s-kurds-fighting-is-inviting-conflict.aspx

International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT)’s Jihadi Websites Monitoring Group (JWMG) (2013, October): The Crisis in the Syrian Arena of Jihad. (JWMG Insights). URL: http://www.ict.org.il/Article.aspx?ID=207

International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT)’s Jihadi Websites Monitoring Group (JWMG) (2014, January): Sheikh Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi’s Letter as Evidence of a Deep Rift between the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham, and the Al-Nusra Front and Al-Qaeda. (JWMG Insights). URL: http://www.ict.org.il/Article.aspx?ID=208

Jeffrey, James F. (2014, November): The Iraq Troop-Basing Question and the New Middle East. (The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Policy Notes, No. 21). URL: http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-iraq-troop-basing-question-and-the-new-middle-east

Jenkins, Brian Michael (2013, November): The Role of Terrorism and Terror in Syria’s Civil War. (RAND Testimonies, CT-402). URL: http://www.rand.org/pubs/testimonies/CT402.html

Jenkins, Brian Michael (2014): When Jihadis Come Marching Home: The Terrorist Threat Posed by Westerners Returning from Syria and Iraq. (RAND Perspectives, PE-130-1-RC). URL: http://www.rand.org/pubs/perspectives/PE130-1.html

Jenkins, Brian Michael (2015): Containing Middle East Terror: Measures to Reduce the Threat Posed by Foreign Fighters Returning from Syria and Iraq. (RAND Testimonies, CT-427). URL: http://www.rand.org/pubs/testimonies/CT427.html

Jenkins, Brian Michael (2015): The Continuing Lure of Violent Jihad. (RAND Testimonies, CT-429). URL: http://www.rand.org/pubs/testimonies/CT429.html

Jenkins, Brian Michael (2015): There Will Be Battles in the Heart of your Abode: The Threat Posed by Foreign Fighters Returning from Syria and Iraq. (RAND Testimonies, CT-426). URL: http://www.rand.org/pubs/testimonies/CT426.html

Johnston, Patrick B. (2014, November): Countering ISIL’s Financing. (RAND Testimonies, CT-419). URL: http://www.rand.org/pubs/testimonies/CT419.html

Jones, Seth G. (2014, July): Jihadist Sanctuaries in Syria and Iraq: Implications for the United States. (RAND Testimonies, CT-414). URL: http://www.rand.org/pubs/testimonies/CT414.html

Jones, Seth G. (2015, April): Historical Lessons for the Wars in Iraq and Syria. (RAND Testimonies, CT-431). URL: http://www.rand.org/pubs/testimonies/CT431.html

Joscelyn, Thomas (2015, April): Terrorism in Africa: The Imminent Threat to the United States. Testimony presented before the House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, April 29, 2015. URL: http://docs.house.gov/meetings/HM/HM05/20150429/103382/HHRG-114-HM05-Wstate-JoscelynT-20150429.pdf

Judson, Sally; Ustun, Kadir (2014, September): Turkey’s ISIS Challenge. (SETA DC Perspectives). URL: http://www.setadc.org/pdfs/SETADC_Perspective_ISIS.pdf

Jung, Danielle F. et al. (2014, December): Managing a Transnational Insurgency: The Islamic State of Iraq’s “Paper Trail,” 2005‐2010. (CTC Occasional Paper Series). URL: https://www.ctc.usma.edu/v2/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Managing-a-Transnational-Insurgency-ISI-FINAL1.pdf

Kaddorah, Emad (2014, October): Turkey and the Question of Military Intervention: Pressures and Constraints. (ACRPS Policy Analysis). URL: http://english.dohainstitute.org/release/a8ff936e-6359-4d61-9014-d7af456d59ad

Kagan, Frederick W. (2014, July): Moving beyond Fear: Addressing the Threat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Testimony presented before the House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, July 24, 2014. URL: http://docs.house.gov/meetings/HM/HM05/20140724/102517/HHRG-113-HM05-Wstate-KagenF-20140724.pdf

Kagan, Kimberly; Kagan, Frederick W.; Lewis, Jessica D. (2014, September): A Strategy to Defeat the Islamic State. (ISW Middle East Security Report 23). URL: http://www.understandingwar.org/report/strategy-defeat-islamic-state

Kapffer, Thiemo; Peil, Florian (2015, March): Die Expansion des “Islamischen Staates” in Nordafrika. (ISPSW Strategy Series: Focus on Defense and International Security, Issue No. 326). URL: http://mercury.ethz.ch/serviceengine/Files/ISN/188714/ipublicationdocument_singledocument/216e91c1-e81b-4c2a-9de3-0bc3a52ed8c4/de/326_Kapffer_Peil.pdf

Karmon, Ely (2014, October): The Battle for Kobani and Erdogan’s Kurdish Problem. (ICT Articles). URL: http://www.ict.org.il/Article/1230/The-Battle-for-Kobani-and-Erdogans-Kurdish-Problem

Karmon, Ely (2014, October): The Iran Nuclear Deal, the Fight against ISIL and Iran’s Domestic Troubles. (ICT Articles). URL: http://www.ict.org.il/Article/1235/The-Iran-Nuclear-Deal-The-Fight-Against-ISIL

Katz, Rita (2015, April 11): How the Islamic State is still Thriving on Twitter. inSITE Blog on Terrorism and Extremism. URL: http://news.siteintelgroup.com/blog/index.php/entry/377-how-the-islamic-state-is-still-thriving-on-twitter

Keatinge, Tom (2015, July): Identifying Foreign Terrorist Fighters: The Role of Public-Private Partnership, Information Sharing and Financial Intelligence. (ICCT / RUSI Occasional Paper). URL: http://icct.nl/publication/identifying-foreign-terrorist-fighters-the-role-of-public-private-partnership-information-sharing-and-financial-intelligence

Kimmage, Daniel; Ridolfo, Kathleen (2007, June): The War of Images and Ideas: How Sunni Insurgents in Iraq and their Supporters Worldwide are Using the Media. (RFE/RL Special Report). URL: http://realaudio.rferl.org/online/OLPDFfiles/insurgent.pdf

Knights, Michael (2015, January): The Long Haul: Rebooting U.S. Security Cooperation in Iraq. (The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Policy Focus, No. 137). URL: http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-long-haul-rebooting-u.s.-security-cooperation-in-iraq

Kousary, Halimullah (2014, October): Islamic State: Another Phase in History of Islamist Power Struggle: “Substance” not “Form” Matters. (CAPS Commentary). URL: http://www.caps.af/Doc/0001.pdf

Krieg, Andreas (2014, October): ISIS and the Façade of Negative Cooperation. (ACRPS Paper). URL: http://english.dohainstitute.org/release/7e3970c1-ff76-4093-baaf-977c6f1b5ef7

Kruglanski, Arie W. (2014, October 28): Psychology not Theology: Overcoming ISIS’ Secret Appeal. E-International Relations. URL: http://www.e-ir.info/2014/10/28/psychology-not-theology-overcoming-isis-secret-appeal

Kühne, Winrich (2014, September): Vom Terror zum Kalifat: Wie korrupte Eliten, Bevölkerungsexplosion und organisierte Kriminalität die dschihadistische Expansion fördern. (ISPSW Strategy Series: Focus on Defense and International Security, Issue No. 291). URL: http://www.isn.ethz.ch/Digital-Library/Publications/Detail/?id=183794

Lahoud, Nelly (2012, June): Beware of Imitators: Al-Qa`ida through the Lens of its Confidential Secretary. (CTC Report). URL: https://www.ctc.usma.edu/posts/beware-of-imitators-al-qaida-through-the-lens-of-its-confidential-secretary

Lahoud, Nelly; al-`Ubaydi, Muhammad (2013, December): Jihadi Discourse in the Wake of the Arab Spring. (CTC Report). URL: https://www.ctc.usma.edu/posts/jihadi-discourse-in-the-wake-of-the-arab-spring

Lahoud, Nelly et al. (2012, May): Letters from Abbottabad: Bin Ladin Sidelined? (CTC Report). URL: https://www.ctc.usma.edu/posts/letters-from-abbottabad-bin-ladin-sidelined

Lang, Hardin et al. (2014, September): Supporting the Syrian Opposition: Lessons from the Field in the Fight against ISIS and Assad. (CAP Report). URL: https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/security/report/2014/09/12/96990/supporting-the-syrian-opposition

Laub, Zachary; Masters, Jonathan (2015, May): The Islamic State. (CFR Backgrounder). URL: http://www.cfr.org/iraq/islamic-state-iraq-syria/p14811

Lavoix, Helene (2015, June): Understanding the Islamic State’s System – Means of Violence. The Red (Team) Analysis Society. URL: https://www.redanalysis.org/2015/06/15/understanding-the-islamic-states-system-means-of-violence/?utm_content=buffer28528&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Levitt, Matthew (2014, March): Syria Spillover: The Growing Threat of Terrorism and Sectarianism in the Middle East. Testimony submitted to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, March 6, 2014. URL: http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/syria-spillover-the-growing-threat-of-terrorism-and-sectarianism-in-the-mid

Levitt, Matthew (2014, November): Terrorist Financing and the Islamic State. Testimony submitted to the House Committee on Financial Services, November 13, 2014. URL: http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/terrorist-financing-and-the-islamic-state

Levitt, Matthew (Ed.) (2015, April): From the Boston Marathon to the Islamic State: Countering Violent Extremism. (The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Policy Focus, No. 139; Stein Counterterrorism Lectures, Vol. 6). URL: http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/from-the-boston-marathon-to-the-islamic-state-countering-violent-extremism

Levitt, Matthew et al. (2015, February): 5 Lines of Effort to Degrade and Defeat ISIS. (The Washington Institute for Near East Policy Research Guide Infographic). URL: http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/5-lines-of-effort-to-degrade-and-defeat-isis-research-guide-infographic

Lewis, Jessica D. (2013, September): Al-Qaeda in Iraq Resurgent: The Breaking The Walls Campaign, Part I. (Middle East Security Report 14). URL: http://www.understandingwar.org/report/al-qaeda-iraq-resurgent

Lewis, Jessica D. (2013, October): Al-Qaeda in Iraq Resurgent, Part II. (Middle East Security Report 15). URL: http://www.understandingwar.org/report/al-qaeda-iraq-resurgent-part-ii

Lewis, Jessica D. (2013, October): AQI’s “Soldiers’ Harvest” Campaign. (ISW Backgrounder). URL: http://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/aqis-soldiers-harvest-campaign

Lewis, Jessica D. (2014, April): The Islamic State of Iraq Returns to Diyala. (ISW Middle East Security Report 18). URL: http://www.understandingwar.org/report/islamic-state-iraq-returns-diyala

Lewis, Jessica D. (July, 2014): The Islamic State: A Counter-Strategy for a Counter-State. (ISW Middle East Security Report 21). URL: http://www.understandingwar.org/report/islamic-state-counter-strategy-counter-state

Lewis, Jessica D. (2015, May): The ISIS Defense in Iraq and Syria: Countering an Adaptive Enemy. (ISW Middle East Security Report 27). URL: http://www.understandingwar.org/report/isis-defense-iraq-and-syria-countering-adaptive-enemy

Lewis, Jessica D.; Gambhir, Harleen; Sterling, Evan (2014, December): ISIS’s Global Messaging Strategy Fact Sheet: December 2014. (ISW Fact Sheet). URL: http://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/isiss-global-messaging-strategy-fact-sheet-december-2014

Lewis, Jessica D. et al. (2015, June): ISIS’s Military Operations during Ramadan: A Forecast for 2015. (ISW Backgrounder). URL: http://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/isis%E2%80%99s-military-operations-during-ramadan-forecast-2015

Liepman, Andrew M.; Nichiporuk, Brian; Killmeyer, Jason (2014): Alternative Futures for Syria: Regional Implications and Challenges for the United States. (RAND Perspectives, PE-129-RC). URL: http://www.rand.org/pubs/perspectives/PE129.html

Ligon, Gina et al. (2014, November): The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant: Branding, Leadership Culture and Lethal Attraction. Report to the Office of University Programs, Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. URL: https://www.start.umd.edu/pubs/START_ISIL%20Branding%20Leadership%20Culture%20and%20Lethal%20Attraction_Ligon_Nov2014.pdf

Lin, Aaron; Smith, Daniel; Pereira, Ryan (2013, December): The Prospective Military Power of Al Qaeda Affiliated Groups in the Syrian Conflict. (START Discussion Point). URL: http://www.start.umd.edu/news/discussion-point-prospective-military-power-al-qaeda-affiliated-groups-syrian-conflict

Lin, Christina (2014, October): Stemming ISIS Funding: U.S. Asian Allies Diversify away from Qatari LNG. (ISPSW Strategy Series: Focus on Defense and International Security, Issue No. 297). URL: http://www.isn.ethz.ch/Digital-Library/Publications/Detail/?id=184831

Lister, Charles (2014, May): Dynamic Stalemate: Surveying Syria’s Military Landscape. (Brookings Doha Center Policy Briefing). URL: http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2014/05/19-syria-military-landscape-lister

Lister, Charles (2014, November): Profiling the Islamic State. (Brookings Doha Center Analysis Paper No. 13). URL: http://www.brookings.edu/research/reports2/2014/12/profiling-islamic-state-lister

Lowe, Dennis A. (2014, September): Employing Armor against the Islamic State: The Inevitable Urban Combined Arms Fight. Small Wars Journal, 9/2014. URL: http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/employing-armor-against-the-islamic-state-the-inevitable-urban-combined-arms-fight

Lynch, Marc (2014, October): The Tourniquet: A Strategy for Defeating the Islamic State and Saving Syria and Iraq. (CNAS Report). URL: http://www.cnas.org/saving-syria-and-iraq

Lynch, Marc (2015, February): ISIL and the New Islamist Challenge. Testimony presented before the House Armed Services Committee, February 15, 2015. URL: http://www.cnas.org/sites/default/files/publications-pdf/CNAS_Marc-Lynch_HASC-Tesitmony-on-ISIL_Feb-2015.pdf

Mahadevan, Prem (2014, December): The Neo-Caliphate of the “Islamic State”. (CSS Analyses in Security Policy, No. 166). URL: http://www.css.ethz.ch/publications/pdfs/CSSAnalyse166-EN.pdf

Malik, Nikita; Beevor, Eleanor (2015, June): South Asian Militant Groups and Global Jihad in 2015. (Quilliam Report). URL: http://www.quilliamfoundation.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/publications/free/south-asian-militant-groups-and-global-jihad-in-2015.pdf

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Warda, Pascale (2014, September): Genocidal Attacks against Christian and other Religious Minorities in Syria and Iraq. Testimony presented at the Joint Subcommittee Hearing, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, September 10th, 2014, Washington, DC. URL: http://docs.house.gov/meetings/FA/FA16/20140910/102642/HHRG-113-FA16-Wstate-WardaH-20140910.pdf

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About the compiler: Judith Tinnes, Ph.D., studied Information Science and New German Literature and Linguistics at the Saarland University (Germany). Her doctoral thesis dealt with Internet usage of Islamist terrorists and insurgents. Currently she works in the research & development department of the Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID). She also serves as Editorial Assistant for ‘Perspectives on Terrorism’.

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