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Online Resources for the Analysis of Terrorism and Related Subjects

Compiled and Selected by Berto Jongman

Introductory Note by the Editor

The amount of new publications, reports, policy papers, lectures, presentations, videos and briefings in the field of terrorism and counter-terrorism can be overwhelming for the untrained researcher as well as for young counter-terrorist professionals. In the following, a selection of recent open-source online publications, grouped into a dozen categories, has been made by a seasoned former intelligence analyst. An attempt has been made to select items from a variety of sources and positions, presenting different perspectives. Selection not necessarily means endorsement for a certain position or specific lines of argumentation. In addition, an attempt has been made to include also a number of non-terrorist items from the broader spectrum of political violence and armed conflicts.

All the items included here surfaced online in the period mid-December 2016 thru mid-January 2017. ‘Perspectives on Terrorism’ plans to offer its readers regular updates in future issues of our journal, categorized in the same format:

  1. Non-Religious Terrorism: Actors, Groups, Incidents and Campaigns
  2. Religious (mainly Jihadi) Terrorism: Actors, Groups, Incidents and Campaigns
  3. Terrorist Strategies and Tactics
  4. Conflict, Crime and Political Violence other than Terrorism
  5. Counter-Terrorism – General
  6. Counter-Terrorist Strategies, Tactics and Operations
  7. State Repression and Civil War at Home and Clandestine & Open Warfare Abroad
  8. Prevention and Preparedness Studies (including Countering Violent Extremism, De-Radicalization, Counter-Narratives)
  9. Intelligence
  10. Cyber Operations
  11. Risk & Threat Assessments, Forecasts, Analytical Studies
  12. Also Worth Reading

1. Non-Religious Terrorism: Actors, Groups, Events, Incidents and Campaigns

T. Moser. Der NSU und das unbekannte kriminelle Netz. Telepolis, January 19, 2007. URL: https://www.heise.de/tp/features/Der-NSU-und-das-unbekannte-kriminelle-Netz-3594498.html

Colombia sets date for peace talks with ELN rebel group. BBC, January 18, 2017. URL: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-38671627

C.Y. Kwanue. Gambia: Jammeh ‘imports rebels’. All Africa, January 18, 2017. URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/201701180043.html

C. Gaffey. Armed rebels cross into Congo from Uganda, threatening return of violence. Newsweek, January 16, 2017. URL: http://europe.newsweek.com/armed-rebels-cross-congo-uganda-threatening-return-violence-543219

C. Arsenault. Brazilian farm owners form militias to attack land activists – rights group. Reuters, January 12, 2017. URL: http://news.trust.org/item/20170112174918-p005e/

Karen, Mon armed groups clash in southern Burma. DVB, January 12, 2017. URL: http://www.dvb.no/news/karen-mon-armed-groups-clash-southern-burma/73543

Grenade attack in Ethiopia kills one, injures eleven. Anadolu Agency, January 11, 2017. URL: http://aa.com.tr/en/africa/grenade-attack-in-ethiopia-kills-one-injures-11/725068

Kurdish militant group claims deadly Izmir attack. AFP, January 11, 2017. URL: https://www.yahoo.com/news/kurdish-militant-group-claims-responsibility-izmir-attack-091743662.html?utm_content=buffer8e5b8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

A. Roul. India’s left-wing extremists. The Global Intelligence, January 4, 2017. URL: https://theglobalintelligence.com/2017/01/04/indias-left-wing-extremists/

K. Gilbert. Tens of thousands of people uprooted by militia violence in central Congo – UN. Reuters, January 9, 2017. URL: http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-ivorycoast-politics-idUKKBN14T18G

Nigeria militants say readying fighters to hit ‘enemy’ in Niger Delta. Reuters, January 6, 2017. URL: http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-nigeria-oil-militants-idUKKBN14Q2HD

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin. Threat of war emerges again in Western Sahara. ME Eye, January 6, 2017. URL: http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/new-war-threat-emerges-western-sahara-494330469

Mohamed Mostafa. PKK women fighters claim killing 160 Turks in 2016. Iraqi News, January 1, 2017. URL: http://www.iraqinews.com/arab-world-news/pkk-women-fighters-claim-killing-160-turks-2016/

Charity: Half of Liberians fear country could plunge back into civil war. Reuters, January, 5, 2017. URL: http://www.voanews.com/a/charity-half-liberians-fear-counttry-could-plunge-war/3664751.html

Tuareg rebels step back from panel implementing Mali peace accord. Voa News, December 20, 2016. URL: http://www.voanews.com/a/tuareg-rebels-step-back-panel-implementing-mali-peace-accord/3644244.html

C. F. Roth. Let’s split! A complete guide to separatist movements and aspirant nations, from Abkhazia to Zanzibar. Litwin Books, 2015, 636 pp. URL: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1936117991/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1936117991&linkCode=as2&tag=polgeonow-20&linkId=HR75JCRUAIBBD273

Russian militants attacked in all directions in Donbas last day, used armoured fighting vehicles, grenade and mortar launchers. UA Position, January 4, 2017. URL: http://uaposition.com/latest-news/russian-militants-attacked-directions-donbas-last-day-used-grenade-mortar-launchers-armoured-fighting-vehicles/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

D. Natali. Is Iraqi Kurdistan heading toward civil war? Al Monitor, January 3, 2017. URL: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/01/kurdistan-civil-war-iraq-krg-sulaimaniya-pkk-mosul-kurds.html

A. Roth. A right-wing militia trains Russians to fight next war – with or without Putin. The Washington Post, January 2, 2017. URL: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/a-right-wing-militia-trains-russians-to-fight-the-next-war—with-or-without-putin/2017/01/02/f06b5ce8-b71e-11e6-939c-91749443c5e5_story.html?utm_term=.d222fcc5f567&wpisrc=nl_rainbow&wpmm=1

Mozambique cease-fire to be extended 60 days: opposition. Arab News, January 3, 2017. URL: http://www.arabnews.com/node/1033591/world

Cifras de homicidio doloso, secuestro, extorsion y robo de vehiculos 1997-2016. Centro Nacional de Informacion, November 2016. URL: http://secretariadoejecutivo.gob.mx/docs/pdfs/cifras de homicidio doloso secuestro etc/HDSECEXTRV_102016.pdf

K. Lavinder. Violence in Mexico surges. The Cipher Brief, December 21, 2016. URL: https://www.thecipherbrief.com/article/north-america/violence-mexico-surges-1091

M. Popp. Terror in der Türkei. ‘Eine ganze Generation radikalisiert sich.’ Spiegel Online, December 18, 2016. URL: http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/tuerkei-eine-ganze-generation-radikalisiert-sich-a-1126417.html

D. Kovalik. Colombia: peace in the shadow of genocide. Counterpunch, December 14, 2016. URL: http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/12/14/colombia-peace-in-the-shadow-of-genocide/

2. Religious (mainly Jihadi) Terrorism: Actors, Groups, Events, Incidents and Campaigns

R.C. Paddack, E. Barry, M. Ives. Persecuted minority in Myanmar is escalating its armed insurgency. The New York Times, January 19, 2017. URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/19/world/asia/muslim-rohingya-myanmar.html?mwrsm=Facebook&mtrref=www.facebook.com&gwh=07F0ED2C3FC09523C01D7877BA6DD5B7&gwt=pay

D. Filkins. Review of: G. Wood. The way of the strangers. Encounters with Islamic State. Random House, 20017, 317p. The New York Times, January 19, 2017. URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/19/books/review/way-of-the-strangers-isis-graeme-wood.html?mtrref=c.newsnow.co.uk&gwh=8C5886DD8B170AFF0C2579806D5F3F76&gwt=pay

J. Zenn. Abu Zar and al-Qa’ida’s presence in Central Asia. The Central Asia Caucasus Analyst, January 16, 2017. URL: http://www.cacianalyst.org/publications/analytical-articles/item/13420-abu-zar-alquaeda-central-asia.html

G. Miller. US releases last batch of Osama bin Laden’s documents. Washington Post, January 19, 2017. URL: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/01/19/u-s-releases-last-batch-of-osama-bin-ladens-documents/?utm_term=.8bf8a2a0c900

Abbottabad Files. Bin Laden’s bookshelf. ODNI, 2017. URL: https://www.dni.gov/index.php/resources/bin-laden-bookshelf

P. Bergen. Osama bin Laden, terrorist leader and doting father. CNN, January 19, 2017. URL: http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/19/opinions/bin-laden-terrorist-leader-and-doting-father-bergen/

Graphiq. Visualization of major ISIS directed and inspired attacks (as of December 19, 2016). URL: https://www.graphiq.com/vlp/4sbh7wqDNrL?utm_source=viz&utm_medium=viz.referral&utm_campaign=viz.ref&utm_viz_id=4sbh7wqDNrL&utm_cat=Bubblemap/Pathmap&utm_click_loc=title&utm_pubreferrer=www.foxnews.com/world/2017/01/19/b-2-bombers-strike-isis-in-libya.htm

L. Dearden. Al-Qa’ida leader denounces ISIS ‘madness and lies’ as two terrorist groups compete for dominance. The Independent, January 13, 2017. URL: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/al-qaeda-leader-ayman-al-zawahiri-isis-madness-lies-extremism-islamic-state-terrorist-groups-compete-a7526271.html

L.K. Jha. Al-Qa’ida threat in AfPak region persisting – White House. Pajhwok Afghan News, January 18, 2017. URL: http://www.pajhwok.com/en/2017/01/18/al-qaeda-threat-af-pak-region-persists-white-house

B. Quinn. Boko Haram’s legacy of fear and ruin delays return of displaced Nigerians. The Guardian, January 19, 2017. URL: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jan/19/boko-haram-legacy-fear-ruin-delays-return-displaced-nigerians

S. Schlindwein. Ugandans react to trial of former LRA warlord at the Hague. Deutsche Welle, January 16, 2017. URL: http://www.dw.com/en/ugandans-react-to-trial-of-former-lra-warlord-at-the-hague/a-37144200

J. Davison. As caliphate crumbles, Islamic State lashes out in Iraq. Reuters, January 18, 2017. URL: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-security-idUSKBN1521G5

M.M. Maldonado. Evolution of the war in Syria: is there an end in sight? Homeland Security, January 17, 2017. URL: http://inhomelandsecurity.com/syria-war-end-sight/?utm_source=IHS&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_content=syria-war-end-sight&utm_campaign=20170118IHS

J.H. Jezequel, V. Foucher. Forced out of towns in the Sahel, Africa’s jihadists go rural. International Crisis Group, January 11, 2017. CSS, URL: http://www.css.ethz.ch/en/services/digital-library/articles/article.html/65de83a7-1122-4e21-8c59-b19e9108dd75?platform=hootsuite

Happymon Jacob. The Kashmir uprising and India-Pakistan relations: a need for conflict resolution, not management. Notes de l’IFRI. Asie Visions, #90, December 2016. URL: https://www.ifri.org/fr/publications/notes-de-lifri/asie-visions/kashmir-uprising-and-india-pakistan-relations-need-conflict

M. Mémier. AQMI et al-Murabitoun: le djihad sahélien réunifié? Études de l‘IFRI janvier 2017. URL: https://www.ifri.org/publications/etudes-de-lifri/aqmi-al-mourabitoun-djihad-sahelien-reunifie

Boko Haram attacks. Interactive map of attacks during 2009-2016. Al Jazeera, January 16, 2017. URL: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/interactive/2017/01/map-boko-haram-attacks-170116191820253.html

H. Lavoix. The impact of the Islamic State terrorist attacks – geopolitics, uncertainties and business. The Red (Team) Analysis Society. January 16, 2017. URL: https://www.redanalysis.org/2017/01/16/impact-islamic-state-terrorist-attacks-geopolitics-uncertainties-business-4/

Counter Extremism Project. Propagandists, recruiters and spokespersons. URL: http://www.counterextremism.com/propagandists-recruiters-and-spokespersons

Counter Extremism Project: Terrorists and Extremists Database. URL: http://www.counterextremism.com/extremists

Counter Extremism Project: Extremist Groups Database. URL: http://www.counterextremism.com/global_extremist_groups

M. Basu. In Iraq, thousands of terrorism’s victims go unnamed. CNN, January 12, 2017. URL: http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/12/world/iraq-terrorism-faceless-victims/index.html

C. Gaffey. Yemen: 10,000 killed in conflict, UN report. Newsweek, January 17, 2017. URL: http://europe.newsweek.com/yemen-10000-killed-conflict-says-un-543356

M. Krepon. Rising tensions in Kashmir. A growing nuclear danger in the subcontinent. Foreign Affairs, January 16, 2017. URL: https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/asia/2017-01-16/rising-tensions-kashmir

Iraqi Body Count. Another year of relentless violence in Iraq. January 2017. URL: https://www.iraqbodycount.org/analysis/numbers/2016/

G. Porter. AQIM ten years on. The Cipher Brief, January 12, 2017. URL: https://www.thecipherbrief.com/article/africa/aqim-ten-years-1089

B. Chivvis. Mali’s persistent jihadist problem. The Cipher Brief, January 12, 2017. URL: https://www.thecipherbrief.com/article/africa/malis-persistent-jihadist-problem-1089

M. Ilyas Khan. Pakistan’s Hafiz Saeed: Is charity leader linked to Kashmir attacks? BBC, January 12, 2017. URL: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38596301

D. Schenker. The growing Islamic State threat in Jordan. The Washington Institute, Policy Watch, #2747, January 10, 2017. URL: http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-growing-islamic-state-threat-in-jordan–.WHaUOXrApyQ.facebook

C. Weiss. Al-Qa’ida linked to more than 250 West African attacks in 2016. The Long War Journal, January 7, 2017. URL: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2017/01/over-250-al-qaeda-linked-attacks-in-west-africa-in-2016.php

Haid Haid. The consequences of merger talks among Syrian rebels. Atlantic Council, January 6, 2017. URL: http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/syriasource/the-consequences-of-merger-talks-among-syrian-rebels

A. Issacharoff. 2016 was deadliest year ever for suicide bombings worldwide. Times of Israel, January 6, 2017. URL: http://www.timesofisrael.com/2016-was-deadliest-year-ever-for-suicide-bombings-worldwide/

S. Sahiouni. Syria: Sultan Erdogan’s secret weapon, elite squads of Chinese Uyghur mercenaries. 21st Century Wire, January 7, 2017. URL: http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/01/07/syria-sultan-erdogans-secret-weapon-elite-squads-of-chinese-uyghur-mercenaries/

L. Todd Wood. ISIS general: 400 soldiers disguised as refugees return to Europe. Jihadis plan to hit Israelis, other targets. The Washington Times, January 3, 2017. URL http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/3/isis-general-400-soldiers-disguised-refugees-retur/

Asmita Sarkar. LeT member Saifullah chargesheet Lashkar responsible for J&K chaos in 2016, says NIA. IB Times, January 6, 2017. URL: http://www.ibtimes.co.in/let-member-saifullah-chargesheeted-lashkar-responsible-jk-chaos-2016-says-nia-711299

Al-Qa’ida in 2017: slow and steady wins the race. Stratfor, January 5, 2017. URL: https://www.stratfor.com/sample/weekly/al-qaeda-2017-slow-and-steady-wins-race?utm_campaign=article&utm_medium=social&utm_source=Twitter

Al-Qa’ida leader denounces Islamic State ‘liars’ in new message. AFP, January 6, 2017. URL: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/06/al-qaida-leader-denounces-islamic-state-liars-in-new-message?CMP=twt_gu

M. Cruickshank. Forgotten fronts: Islamic State in the Philippines. Conflict News, January 5, 2017. URL: http://www.conflict-news.com/articles/forgotten-fronts-islamic-state-in-the-philippines

TSG Intelbrief. The Islamic State in 2017. Soufan Group, January 5, 2017. URL: http://soufangroup.com/tsg-intelbrief-the-islamic-state-in-2017/

Christians officially most persecuted group of 2016. Islamists killed an estimated 30,000 Christians worldwide last year, out of a total of 90,000 Christians murdered for their faith. The Clarion Project, January 3, 2017. URL: http://www.clarionproject.org/news/christians-officially-most-persecuted-group-2016

Violence in Pakistan drops significantly in 2016 – report. Daily Times, January 4, 2017. URL: http://dailytimes.com.pk/pakistan/04-Jan-17/violence-in—pakistan-drops—significantly-in-2016-report

Shamil Shams. Is Saudi Wahhabism fueling Rohingya Muslim insurgency? Deutsche Welle, December 16, 2016. URL: http://www.dw.com/en/is-saudi-wahhabism-fueling-rohingya-muslim-insurgency/a-36791809

B. McKernan. Scale of Iraqi civilian casualties inflicted by ISIS revealed by UN. The Independent, January 4, 2017. URL: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/iraq-isis-casualties-civilian-islamic-state-un-figures-united-nations-middle-east-mosul-a7507526.html

United Nations Iraq: civilian casualties (monthly reports) URL: http://www.uniraq.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&layout=category&task=category&id=159&Itemid=633&lang=en

Exposed: The Houthi charge sheet: killing civilians, recruiting child soldiers. Arab News, January 4, 2017. URL: http://www.arabnews.com/node/1033836/middle-east

Deadly attacks in Europe. RFE/RL, December 20, 2016. URL: http://www.rferl.org/a/28187214.html

Syrian Network for Human Rights. 16,913 civilians killed in 2016. SNHR, January 2017. URL: http://sn4hr.org/blog/2017/01/01/30737/ Full report: URL: http://sn4hr.org/wp-content/pdf/english/16913_civilians_killed_in_2016_en.pdf

Jordan army chief says IS acquired anti-aircraft missiles. The New Arab, January 1, 2017. URL: https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/News/2017/1/1/Jordan-army-chief-says-IS-acquired-anti-aircraft-missiles

A look at the major attacks in Turkey over the past year. Associated Press, December 31, 2016. URL: http://time.com/4619988/turkey-nightclub-attack-istanbul-new-year/

L.Dearden. ISIS: Islam is ‘not strongest factor’ behind foreign fighters joining extremist groups in Syria and Iraq- report. Military analysts say militant groups can prefer recruiters who won’t challenge ideology. The Independent, November 16, 2016. URL: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/isis-foreign-fighters-british-european-western-dying-radicalised-islam-not-strongest-factor-cultural-a7421711.html?cmpid=facebook-post

B. Hoffman. Al Qaeda: quietly and patiently rebuilding. The Cipher Brief, December 30, 2016. URL: https://www.thecipherbrief.com/article/middle-east/quietly-and-patiently-rebuilding-1089?utm_source=Join+the+Community+Subscribers&utm_campaign=73f3a0a69c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2016_12_30&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_02cbee778d-73f3a0a69c-122455761

J. Burke. ‘A more dangerous long-term threat’ Al Qaida grows as ISIS retreats. The Guardian, December 29, 2016. URL: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/29/a-more-dangerous-long-term-threat-al-qaida-grows-as-isis-retreats?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

P. Hobson. Russia, Pakistan, China warn of increased Islamic State threat in Afghanistan. Reuters, December 27, 2016. URL: http://in.reuters.com/article/afghanistan-taliban-russia-pakistan-chin-idINKBN14G19H

R. Callimachi. ISIS operative suspected in Paris and Brussels attacks is identified. CAT, The New York Times, November 24, 2016. URL: http://cat-int.org/index.php/2016/11/24/isis-operative-suspected-in-paris-and-brussels-attacks-is-identified/?lang=en

S. Blaiz. The turbulence in Kashmir: an interview with Nyla Ali Khan. Counterpunch, December 21, 2016. URL: http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/12/21/the-turbulence-in-kashmir-an-interview-with-nyla-ali-khan/

C. Sydow. IS veröffentlichte im November konkrete Tat-Anleitung. Spiegel Online, December 20, 2016. URL: http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/berlin-islamischer-staat-gab-anleitung-zu-angriff-mit-lkw-a-1126693.html

Terrorismus in Europa: Das Jahr des Schreckens. Spiegel Online, December 21, 2016. URL: http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/terrorismus-in-europa-wo-die-attentaeter-2016-zuschlugen-a-1126954.html

C.A. Fitzpatrick. How many Russians are fighting for ISIS? A brief history of the Kremlin arbitrary numbers. The Interpreter, December 20, 2016. URL: http://www.interpretermag.com/how-many-russians-are-fighting-for-isis-a-brief-history-of-the-kremlins-arbitrary-numbers/–15735

Mehra, T. Foreign terrorist fighters: trends, dynamics and policy responses. ICCT, December 19, 2016. URL: https://icct.nl/publication/foreign-terrorist-fighters-trends-dynamics-and-policy-responses/

H. Gambhir. The virtual caliphate: ISIS’s information warfare. ISW, December 20, 2016. URL: http://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/virtual-caliphate-isiss-information-warfare

European jihadis in the Caliphate era. FFI Conference, Oslo, 1-2 September 2016. Perspectives on Terrorism, 10(6), 2016. URL: http://www.terrorismanalysts.com/pt/index.php/pot

List of Islamic terror attacks. What makes Islam so different? December 19, 2016. URL: http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/attacks/attacks.aspx?Yr=2016&utm_content=bufferb1a0d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

B. Lia. Jihadism in the Arab world after 2011: explaining its expansion (A Middle East Policy Journal Essay Adaptation with Teaching Tools: URL: http://teachmideast.org/jihadism-arab-world-2011-explaining-expansion-middle-east-policy-journal-essay-adaptation-teaching-tools/) Middle East Policy, 18(4), Winter, 2016. URL: http://www.mepc.org/journal/middle-east-policy-archives/jihadism-arab-world-after-2011

J. Warrick. ISIS: understanding its origins and rise. World Affairs, September 15, 2016. (video) URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2bjuF0h_t0

A. Paul. Bangladesh a priority nation for IS, al-Qa’ida: US envoy Marcia Bernicat. Livemint, December 16, 2016. URL: http://www.livemint.com/Politics/URpgUNOD7vycabKaA02hFN/Bangladesh-a-priority-nation-for-IS-Al-Qaeda-US-envoy-Marc.html

B. Schuurman. Becoming a European homegrown jihadist: a multi-level analysis of involvement in the Dutch Hofstadgroup, 2002-2005. Dissertation, Leiden University, January, 2017. URL: https://openaccess.leidenuniv.nl/handle/1887/45328

D. Weggemans, E. Bakker, R. de Bont. Destination Syria. ISGA, December 12, 2016. URL: http://www.leidensafetyandsecurityblog.nl/articles/new-isga-report-destination-syria

Muslim insurgency being waged in Myanmar. Jakarta Post, December 15, 2016. URL: http://www.thejakartapost.com/seasia/2016/12/15/muslim-insurgency-being-waged-in-myanmar.html

K. Orton. The Islamic Satte’s media apparatus and its new spokesman. The Henry Jackson Society, December 16, 2016. URL: http://henryjacksonsociety.org/2016/12/16/analysis-the-islamic-states-media-apparatus-and-its-new-spokesman/

G. Wood. The way of the strangers: encounters with the Islamic State. Prepublication: John Georgelas. The American leader in the Islamic State. The Atlantic, December 2016. URL: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/03/the-american-leader-in-the-islamic-state/510872/?utm_source=twb

G. Wood. The way of the strangers. Encounters with the Islamic State. Random House, 2016. URL: http://www.randomhousebooks.com/books/531346/

M. Fitzgerald, M. Toaldo. A quick guide to Libya’s main players. European Council on Foreign Relations, December 2016. URL: http://www.ecfr.eu/mena/mapping_libya_conflict

S.J. Hansen The Islamic State is losing in Africa and al-Qa’ida is winning. Foreign Policy, December 13, 2016. URL: https://foreignpolicy.com/2016/12/13/the-islamic-state-is-losing-in-africa/

3. Terrorist Strategies and Tactics

B. Watson. The drones of ISIS. Defense One, January 12, 2017. URL: http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2017/01/drones-isis/134542/?oref=DefenseOneFB

US declassified documents on Bin Laden’s strategy to fight West. Sputnik, January 19, 2017. URL: https://sputniknews.com/world/201701191049787201-us-dni-bin-laden-documents/

Terrorists use mustard gas, sarin in Syria, Iraq – Russian foreign ministry. Sputnik, January 13, 2017. URL: https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201701131049571328-syria-terrorists-chemical-weapons/

Probe confirms traces of deadly sarin gas exposure in Syria. Sputnik, January 5, 2017. URL: https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201601051032698549-syria-chemical-weapons/

A. Kimery. Jihadi posts instructions to make chemical weapons for lone wolf attacks in US. Homeland Security Network Blog, January 15, 2017. URL: http://homelandsecuritynet.com/blog/entry/jihadi-posts-instructions-to-make-chemical-weapons-for-lone-wolves-attacks-in-us

TSG Intelbrief. Recalibrating the concept of ‘Lone Wolves’. The Soufan Group, January 18, 2017. URL: http://soufangroup.com/tsg-intelbrief-recalibrating-the-concept-of-lone-wolves/

Photo’s show ‘weaponized commercial drones’ in Iraq. BBC, January 18. 2017. URL: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-38663394

J. Moore, R. Netjes. Private ISIS letter outlines group’s merciless tactics ahead of Mosul. Newsweek, January 16, 2017. URL: http://europe.newsweek.com/exclusive-isis-letter-merciless-mosul-tactics-battle-iraq-508719?rm=eu

One of Madagali bombers strapped baby to her back. Punch, January 13, 2017. URL: http://punchng.com/one-of-madagali-suicide-bomber-strapped-baby-to-her-back/

A. Sage. Islamic extremists ‘infiltrating ranks of French police.’ The Times, January 12, 2017. URL: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/islamic-extremists-infiltrating-ranks-of-french-police-pp0gxp8vb

M. Lubell. Hamas sets ‘honey traps’ to hack Israeli soldiers’ phones. Arab News, January 12, 2017. URL: http://www.arabnews.com/node/1037481/middle-east

C. Winter. Suicide tactics and the Islamic State. He Hague: ICCT, January 10, 2017. URL: https://icct.nl/publication/suicide-tactics-and-the-islamic-state/

C.J. Chivers, E. Schmitt. Arms seized off coast Yemen appear to have been made in Iran. The New York Times, January 10, 2017. URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/10/world/middleeast/yemen-iran-weapons-houthis.html?_r=0

C. Garland. A look at how IS turned church hall into weapons plant. Stars and Stripes, January 4, 2017. URL: http://www.stripes.com/news/a-look-at-how-islamic-state-turned-church-hall-into-weapons-plant-1.447251

M. Schofield. NATO: Islamic State is crushing West in global content war. McClatchy, November 16, 2017. URL: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/national-security/article115171228.html

S. Opejobi. Boko Haram suicide bombers now disguise as visitors, strangers – Army. Daily Post, January 10, 2017. URL: http://dailypost.ng/2017/01/10/boko-haram-suicide-bombers-now-disguise-visitors-strangers-army/

Y. Rosner, Y. Schweizer, A. Mendelboim. Suicide attacks in 2016: the highest number of fatalities. INSS, Insight #887, January 5, 2017. URL: http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12773

Z. O’Brien, M. Pallenberg. Migrant camps are ‘hotbed for terrorism’ says whistleblower in chilling report. Express, January 5, 2017. URL: http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/750636/Migrant-camps-hotbed-terrorism-Germany-whistleblower-in-CHILLING-REPORT-Europe

S. Osborne. ISIS releases sick new video showing suicide bombers in wheelchairs loaded with explosives. Express, January 5, 2017. URL: http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/750786/Islamic-State-ISIS-video-disabled-suicide-bombers-wheelchairs-Mosul-explosion-executions

M. Abrams, N. Beauchamp, J. Mroszczyk. What terrorist leaders want: a content analysis of terrorist propaganda videos. Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, October 14, 2016. URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1057610X.2016.1248666?src=recsys

H. Hanifah. Gendering terrorism in Indonesia. The Jakarta Post, December 30, 2016. URL: http://www.thejakartapost.com/academia/2016/12/30/gendering-terrorism-in-indonesia

D. Majumdar. One of America’s most dangerous enemies is developing a ‘poor man’s cruise missile’ The National Interest, January 4, 2017. URL: http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/one-americas-most-dangerous-enemies-developing-poor-mans-18942

R. Scarborough. Digital technology transforming terrorism to small-scale plots. The Washington Times, January 4, 2017. URL: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/4/terror-groups-abandoning-complex-plots-concentrate/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

D. Gartenstein-Ross, M. Blackman. ISIL’s virtual planners: a critical terrorist innovation. War on the Rocks, January 4, 2017. URL: https://warontherocks.com/2017/01/isils-virtual-planners-a-critical-terrorist-innovation/

J. Beck. ISIL ramps up with weaponized drones. Al Jazeera, January 3, 2017. URL: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/12/isil-ramps-fight-weaponised-drones-161231130818470.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Early Bird Brief 01.04.2017&utm_term=Editorial–Early Bird Brief

Rizhwan Ashgar. Nuclear terrorism. Daily Times, January 4, 2017. URL: http://dailytimes.com.pk/opinion/04-Jan-17/demystifying-nuclear-terrorism

Bodetti, A. Fatal attraction: ISIS just can’t resist social media. The Daily Beast, January 3, 2017. URL: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/01/03/fatal-attraction-isis-just-can-t-resist-social-media.html

IED’s – Islamic State’s signature weapon. RFE/RL, January 1, 2017. URL: http://www.rferl.org/a/ieds-islamic-states-signature-weapon/28174228.html

V. Pattni. Islamic State tactics in Libya. Intelligencefusion.co.uk, November 7, 2016. URL: http://intelligencefusion.co.uk/2016/11/07/islamic-state-tactics-in-libya/

B. Clifford. ‘Just terror attacks’: what can Rumiyah magazine tell us about ISIS’s plan for domestic terror? Intelligencefusion.co.uk, December 12, 2016. URL: http://intelligencefusion.co.uk/2016/12/12/just-terror-attacks-what-can-rumiyah-magazine-tell-us-about-isiss-plans-for-domestic-terror/

‘ISIS seeking to launch mass-casualty chemical attacks in Europe.’ The Jerusalem Post, January 1, 2017. URL: http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/ISIS-seeking-to-launch-mass-casualty-chemical-attacks-in-Europe-477132

K. Dozier. Inside an ISIS bunker. The Daily Beast, December 30, 2016. URL: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/12/30/inside-an-isis-bunker.html

Distance matters: Israel-Hezbollah arms race over missiles. The New Arab, December 28, 2016. URL: https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2016/12/28/distance-matters-israel-hizballah-arms-race-over-missiles?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=sf

J. Warrick. The ‘app of choice’ for jihadists: ISIS seize on Internet tool to promote terror. The Washington Post, December 23, 2016. URL: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/the-app-of-choice-for-jihadists-isis-seizes-on-internet-tool-to-promote-terror/2016/12/23/a8c348c0-c861-11e6-85b5-76616a33048d_story.html?tid=sm_tw&tid=sm_tw&tid=sm_tw&tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.714215dfb6f

Syria: terrorist groups try to contaminate Damascus’ drinking water. FARS, URL: http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13951004001245

R. Torok. Discourses of terrorism: The role of Internet technologies (social media and online propaganda) on Islamic radicalization, extremism and recruitment post 9/11. Edith Cowan University, 2016. (dissertation) URL: http://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses/1938/

A. Rossi. Islamic State training child suicide bombers in special camp. Sky News, December 18, 2016. URL: http://news.sky.com/story/islamic-state-training-child-suicide-bombers-in-special-camp-10700852

Y. Musharbash. The high-tech jihad. A secret document provides evidence that the Islamic State terror group is developing modern weapon technology. Zeit Online, December 18, 2016. URL: http://www.zeit.de/politik/ausland/2016-12/islamic-state-warfare-robots-weapons

P. Obaji Jr. How schoolgirls slaughtered 56 people in Nigeria in one attack. The Daily Beast, December 15, 2016.

URL: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/12/15/how-schoolgirls-slaughtered-56-people-in-nigeria-in-one-attack.html?via=twitter_page

Harnessing the power of TEVUS. Assessing lone-wolf drone terror threats with the Terrorism and Extremist Violence in the United States (TEVUS) Portal. Webinar December 16, 2016. URL: https://amu-vaccine-tevus.splashthat.com/

J. Hess. Will drones become weapons for terror attacks? Homeland Security, December 13, 2016. URL: http://inhomelandsecurity.com/drone-weapons-terror-attacks/

C. Schori-Liang. The criminal-jihadist: insights into modern terrorist financing. GCSP, Strategic Security Analysis, no.10, August 2016.

URL: http://www.gcsp.ch/News-Knowledge/Publications/The-Criminal-Jihadist-Insights-into-Modern-Terrorist-Financing

4. Conflict, Crime and Political Violence other than Terrorism

Behind the bloodshed. Explore the data: US mass killings since 2006. USA Today, January 19, 2017. URL: http://www.gannett-cdn.com/GDContent/mass-killings/index.html–explore

A. Moloney. Fleeing gang warfare, more Central Americans seek refuge in Mexico. Reuters, January 12, 2017. URL: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mexico-migration-gangs-idUSKBN14W26K?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Mass shootings in 2017. Gun Violence Archive. Washington, 2017. URL: http://www.gunviolencearchive.org/reports/mass-shooting

Brazil gang kills 31, many hacked to death, as prison violence explodes. Reuters, January 6, 2017. URL: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-prison-idUSKBN14Q1FR?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews

Duterte’s drug war: deathtoll goes past 6,000. More than 1,000 people have been killed every month during the first six months of Duterte’s term. Al Jazeera, December 16, 2017. URL: http://www.aljazeera.com/blogs/asia/2016/12/duterte-drug-war-death-toll-6000-161213132427022.html

P. Monnet. Pirates – in Nigeria and Somalia. Al Jazeera: People & Power. November 17, 2016. URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJOrpV0_AWQ

B. McCarthy. A brief history of the war on drugs: from Vikings to Nazis. Al Jazeera, November 25, 2016.

URL: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/10/history-war-drugs-vikings-nazis-161005101505317.html

C.P. Clarke. Crime and terror in Europe: where the nexus is alive and well. ICCT, The Hague, December 13, 2016. URL: https://icct.nl/publication/crime-and-terror-in-europe-where-the-nexus-is-alive-and-well/

5. Counter-Terrorism–General

A. Cordesman. The changing nature of war in the Middle East and North Africa. Harvard International Review, January 14, 2017. URL: http://hir.harvard.edu/changing-nature-war-middle-east-north-africa/

M. Dalton. What options do we have in Syria? CSIS, December 15, 2016. URL: https://www.csis.org/analysis/what-options-do-we-have-syria

O. Manea. Lessons from stabilizing Fallujah. Small Wars Journal, January 12, 2017. URL: http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/lessons-from-stabilizing-fallujah

B. Plett Usher. Obama’s Syria legacy: measured diplomacy, strategic explosion. BBC, January 13, 2017. URL: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38297343?intlink_from_url=&link_location=live-reporting-story

R. Wright. The Obama legacy on jihadism. The New Yorker, January 10, 2017. URL: http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-obama-legacy-on-jihadism?mbid=rss

US Department of State. Terrorism designations press releases. URL: https://www.state.gov/j/ct/rls/other/des/index.htm

D. Mcllhatton, R. Monaghan. Special issue: contemporary issues and innovation in counterterrorism. Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, October 20, 2016. URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1057610X.2016.1249773?src=recsys

A. Cordesman. Rethinking the threat of Islamic extremism: the changes needed in US strategy. CSIS, January 3, 2017. URL: https://www.csis.org/analysis/major-new-report-rethinking-threat-islamic-extremism-changes-needed-us-strategy

CONTEST. The United Kingdom’s strategy for countering terrorism: annual report 2015. July 2016. URL: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/539683/55469_Cm_9310_Web_Accessible_v0.11.pdf

T.R. Mockaitis. The COIN conundrum: the future of counterinsurgency and US land power. SSI, December 14, 2016, 96p. URL: http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubID=1336

E. Hunt. The new exterminatory warfare. LobeLog, December 19, 2016. URL: http://lobelog.com/the-new-exterminatory-warfare/

M. Danner. The forever war. July 29, 2016. (video) URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0q8tDdCIKw

M. Crenshaw. Countering terrorism: why is it so hard? January 4, 2017. URL: http://www.worldaffairs.org/events/event/1667–.WFddklc4kSI

Department of Defense Law of War Manual. June 2015 (updated December 2016). Office of the General Counsel, Department of Defense, 2016. URL: http://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/Documents/pubs/DoD Law of War Manual–June 2015 Updated Dec 2016.pdf?ver=2016-12-13-172036-190

President Obama on his approach to counterterrorism over the last eight years. The White House, December 7, 2016. URL: https://medium.com/@WhiteHouse/president-obama-on-his-approach-to-counterterrorism-over-the-last-eight-years-b8a7c55cb422–.5zguthso8

A, Burkhalter. Définir le terrorisme: défis et pratiques. GSPC, Research Series 20, 2016, 50p.

URL: http://www.gcsp.ch/News-Knowledge/Publications/Definir-le-Terrorisme-Defis-et-Pratiques

6. Counter-Terrorist Strategies, Tactics and Operations

R. Goncharenko. New alliance: Russia and Turkey against ‘Islamic State’. Deutsche Welle, January 19, 2017. URL: http://www.dw.com/en/new-alliance-russia-and-turkey-against-islamic-state/a-37200634

Danish government mulls sending special forces to Iraq, Syria to combat IS: report. Xinhua, January 20, 2017. URL: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-01/20/c_135998129.htm

A. Hadi Habtoor. Global coalition against ISIS’s chief of general staff meet in Saudi Arabia. Asharq al-Awsat, January 14, 2017. URL: http://english.aawsat.com/2017/01/article55365592/global-coalition-isiss-chiefs-general-staff-meet-saudi-arabia

E. Agnostos. The campaign for Mosul, January 10-18, 2017. ISW, January 18, 2017. URL: http://understandingwar.org/backgrounder/campaign-mosul-january-10-18-2017

Germany may deport up to 547 ‘security risk’ asylum seekers. Express, January 19, 2017. URL: http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/756330/germany-terror-attack-security-deport-asylum-seekers-security-risk

S. Dinan, S.A. Miller. Obama’s errors leave promise to close Gitmo unfulfilled. The Washington Times, January 18, 2017. URL: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/18/president-obamas-errors-leave-gitmo-promise-unfulf/

L. Tomlinson. B-2 bombers kill nearly 100 ISIS terrorists in Libya. Fox News, January 19, 2017. URL: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/01/19/b-2-bombers-strike-isis-in-libya.html

H. Agerholm. Map shows where President Barack Obama dropped his 20,000 bombs. The Independent, January 19, 2017. URL: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-president-barack-obama-bomb-map-drone-wars-strikes-20000-pakistan-middle-east-afghanistan-a7534851.html?cmpid=facebook-post

D. Wells. Taking the terror out of terrorism. The Interpreter, January 17, 2017. Part 1, URL: https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/taking-terror-out-terrorism-part-1 Part 2, URL: https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/taking-terror-out-terrorism-part-2 Part 3, URL: https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/taking-terror-out-terrorism-part-3

Africa security chiefs brief AU on developments in fighting terror. The New Times, January 19, 2017. URL: http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2017-01-19/207243/

J. Purkiss, J. Serle. Obama’s drone war: ten times more strikes than Bush. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, January 17, 2017. URL: https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2017/01/17/obamas-covert-drone-war-numbers-ten-times-strikes-bush/

E. Omar, W. van Wilgenburg. Kurdish-led forces clear 3,200 square kilometers, kill 620 ISIS militants in battle for Raqqa. Ara News, January 17, 2017. URL: http://aranews.net/2017/01/kurdish-led-forces-clear-3200km²-kill-620-isis-militants-in-battle-for-raqqa/

‘We have to end it’: Trump takes over Islamic State fight, vowing to finish it. Homeland Security, January 17, 2017. URL: http://inhomelandsecurity.com/we-have-to-end-it-trump-takes-over-islamic-state-fight-vowing-to-finish-it/?utm_source=IHS&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_content=we-have-to-end-it-trump-takes-over-islamic-state-fight-vowing-to-finish-it&utm_campaign=20170118IHS

T. Sebastian. Conflict Zone: Europol chief on terrorism: Internet more dangerous than Schengen. Deutsche Welle. YouTube, January 18, 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CzPOm-MUNI

J. Matthews. What Trump is throwing out the window. The New York Review of Books, February, 9, 2017. URL: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2017/02/09/what-trump-is-throwing-out-the-window/ Review of:

-M.T. Flynn, M. Ledeen. The field of fight: how we can win the global war against radical islam and its allies. St. Martin’s, 2017, 194p.

-E. A. Cohen. The big stick: the limits of soft power and the necessity of military force. Basic Books, 2017, 285p.

-R. Haass. A world in disarray: American foreign policy and the crisis of the old order. Penguin, 2017, 339p,

K. Wong. US increasing military support for Turkey in Syria. The Hill, January 17, 2017. URL: http://thehill.com/policy/defense/314676-us-increasing-military-support-for-turkey-in-syria

H.H. Willis. The wrong terrorism narrative. The RAND Blog, January 15, 2017. URL: http://www.rand.org/blog/2017/01/the-wrong-terrorism-narrative.html?adbsc=social_20170117_1253571&adbid=UPDATE-c165654-6227176256807538688&adbpl=li&adbpr=165654

Pakistan denies presence of terrorist safe havens in FATA. India Live Today, January 13, 2017. URL: http://www.indialivetoday.com/pakistan-denies-presence-of-terrorist-safe-havens-in-federally-administered-tribal-areas/97841.html

J. Gomez. Duterte orders troops to blast militants and their hostages. Associated Press, January 15, 2017. URL: https://apnews.com/37103023e92a4f8291e376f2a54422d4/Duterte-orders-troops-to-blast-militants-and-their-hostages?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

M. Smith. Catching a terrorist: the top secret team who hunted Jihadi John. IB Times, January 15, 2017. URL: http://linkis.com/www.ibtimes.co.uk/8GBGw

P. Stephenson. How to reconfigure airport security against today’s new threats. Security Europe, January 17, 2017. URL: http://www.securityeurope.info/how-to-reconfigure-airport-security-against-todays-new-threats/

G. Miller. With reliance on drones, Obama braced a deadly, high-altitude secretive war. The Denver Post, January 15, 2017. URL: http://www.denverpost.com/2017/01/15/with-reliance-on-drones-obama-embraced-a-deadly-high-altitude-secretive-war/

Gartenstein-Ross, J. Zenn. Terrorists, insurgents, something else? Clarifying and classifying the’ generational challenge.’ Lawfare, January 15, 2017. URL: https://lawfareblog.com/terrorists-insurgents-something-else-clarifying-and-classifying-generational-challenge

B. Ganor. A new counter-terrorism doctrine for a new president. ICT, Herzliya, January 15, 2017. URL: https://www.ict.org.il/Article/1909/a-new-counter-terrorism-doctrine-for-a-new-president

T. Burrows. ISIS fighters shoot each other in the chaos following UK missile and drone raids on jihadi targets in Mosul. Mail Online, January 12, 2017. URL: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4115174/ISIS-fighters-shoot-chaos-following-UK-missile-drone-raids-jihadi-targets-Mosul.html

A. Robertson. ‘Israeli warplanes’ strike military airport used by Assad’s forces in Syrian capital Damascus, leading to threats of repercussions from regime army chiefs. Mail Online, January 13, 2017. URL: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4115526/Israeli-warplanes-strike-military-airport-used-Assad-s-forces-Syrian-capital-Damascus-leading-threats-repercussions-regime-army-chiefs.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

B. Roggio. US launches ‘self-defense strike’ during raid against Shabaab. The Long War Journal, January 12, 2017. URL: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2017/01/us-launches-self-defense-strike-during-raid-against-shabaab.php

Combatting al-Qa’ida in Syria: a strategy for the next president. The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, January 11, 2017. URL: https://timep.org/special-reports/combating-al-qaeda-in-syria-a-strategy-for-the-next-administration/

Atlantic Council panel discussion: YouTube, January 12, 2017. URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBrVX5eejpQ

B. Goebel. How to tackle the danger of returning foreign terrorist fighters. CNN, January 10, 2017. URL: http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/10/opinions/foreign-terrorist-fighters-threat-goebel/index.html

Atlantic Council. Combating al-Qaeda in Syria: a strategy for the next president. January 12, 2017. URL: http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/events/upcoming-events/detail/combating-alqaeda-in-syria-a-strategy-for-the-next-president

Algeria says 54,457 involved in ‘terrorism’ since 1990s. Al Masdar News, December 28, 2016. URL: https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/algeria-says-54457-involved-terrorism-since-1990s/

Turkey: 780 people in jail for links to Daesh, including 350 foreigners. Anadolu Agency, January 11, 2017. URL: http://aa.com.tr/en/todays-headlines/turkey-780-people-in-jail-for-links-to-daesh/725072

Syrian civil war map. Al Jazeera, January 11, 2017. URL: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/interactive/2015/05/syria-country-divided-150529144229467.html

G. E. El-Din. Egyptian delegation to visit US to discuss future of political Islam under Trump. Ahramonline, January 11, 2017. URL: http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/254882.aspx

A. Jalil. Indonesia’s diplomatic policy to focus on counterterrorism. The Jakarta Post, January 11, 2017. URL: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/01/11/indonesias-diplomatic-policy-to-focus-on-counterterrorism.html

M. Benjamin. America dropped 26,171 bombs in 2017. What a bloody end to Obama’s reign. The Guardian, January 9, 2017. URL:

C. Rosenberg. Federal judge preserves CIA ‘Torture Report’ after Guantanamo war court wouldn’t do it. McClatchy, December 29, 2017. URL: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/article123605214.html

Pakistan Security Report 2016. Pak Institute for Peace Studies, January 2016. URL: http://pakpips.com/securityreport.php

J.N. Shapiro. How we can kill terrorism with kindness. Time, January 5, 2017. URL: http://time.com/4622226/terrorism-conspicuous-generosity/

Germany balances liberty and security in face of terror. Spiegel Online, January 6, 2017. URL: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/after-terror-attack-germany-examines-security-architecture-a-1128917.html–ref=nl-international

US to deploy hundreds of Marines to Afghanistan. Deutsche Welle, January 7, 2017. URL: http://www.dw.com/en/us-to-deploy-hundreds-of-marines-to-afghanistan/a-37045582

R. Pells. Potential for terrorist chemical attack is a ‘huge concern’ Britain’s most senior fire chief warns. The Independent, January 7, 2017. URL: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/potential-for-terrorist-isis-chemical-attack-on-uk-huge-concern-britan-dany-cotton-most-senior-fire-a7514606.html

J. Robinson. Belgian police missed numerous chances to unmask the ISIS terror cell before they carried out massacres I Paris and Brussels, says secret report. Mail Online, January 6, 2017. URL: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4094946/Belgian-police-missed-numerous-chances-unmask-ISIS-terror-cell-murdered-hundreds-Paris-Brussels-attacks-says-secret-report.html

Saheed Ahmad Rufai. Nigeria: How to effectively defeat Boko Haram. All Africa, January 6, 2017. URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/201701060140.html

A.S. Yayla. Anxiety in Ankara: assassination, geopolitics, and democracy in Turkey. Modern Diplomacy, January 5, 2017. URL: http://moderndiplomacy.eu/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=2086:anxiety-in-ankara-assassination-geopolitics-and-democracy-in-turkey&Itemid=154

A. Erickson. How the USSR’s effort to destroy Islam created a generation of radicals. The Washington Post, January 5, 2017. URL: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/01/05/how-the-ussrs-effort-to-destroy-islam-created-a-generation-of-radicals/?utm_term=.3ebbd20bb771&wpisrc=nl_wv&wpmm=1

Abdul Wali Arian. Afghan forces battle insurgents on multiple fronts: MoD. Tolo News, January 6, 2017. URL: http://www.tolonews.com/afghanistan/afghan-forces-battle-insurgents-multiple-fronts-mod

M. Weiss, K. Zavadski. Vladimir Putin’s newest export: terrorists. The Daily Beast, January 4, 2017. URL: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/01/04/vladimir-putin-s-newest-export-terrorists.html?source=TDB&via=FB_Page

L. Iaccino. Is Boko Haram’s insurgency really over, following the Sambisa forest offensive? IB Times, January 5, 2017. URL: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/boko-harams-insurgency-really-over-following-sambisa-forest-offensive-1599496?utm_source=social&utm_medium=whatsapp&utm_campaign=/boko-harams-insurgency-really-over-following-sambisa-forest-offensive-1599496

Hundreds of terror plots thwarted in 2016 as Interior Minister vows to eliminate terror. Daily Sabah, January 5, 2017. URL: http://www.dailysabah.com/war-on-terror/2017/01/05/hundreds-of-terror-plots-thwarted-in-2016-as-interior-ministry-vows-to-eliminate-terror

Siham Ouchtou. Tunisia wrestles with return of jihadist fighters. Deutsche Welle, December 27, 2016. URL: http://www.dw.com/en/tunisia-wrestles-with-return-of-jihadist-fighters/a-36921783

Pakistan’s war on terror: On the frontline. A look back at Rageh Omar’s journey into the tribal heartland to investigate Pakistan’s role in the ‘war on terror’. Al Jazeera, January 3, 2017. URL: http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/rewind/2017/01/pakistan-war-frontline-170103082248475.html

A.S. Yayla, A. Speckhard. The ISIS Istanbul Reina night club attack: a lesson in what happens when one invites cannibals to dinner. The World Post, January 2, 2017. URL: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/01/03/russians-who-hit-dnc-are-using-fake-news-to-hack-u-s.html

Turkey says 339 possible attacks foiled in 2016. Arab News, January 3, 2017. URL: http://www.arabnews.com/node/1033436/middle-east

Over 1,100 ISIS terrorists killed since start of Turkey’s Syria operation. Alalam, December 31, 2016. URL: http://en.alalam.ir/news/1906112

M. Sojref. Von Israel lernen. Umgang mit dem Terror. Cicero, December 23, 2016. URL: http://cicero.de/salon/umgang-mit-dem-terror-von-israel-lernen

R. Sangadji. Operation Tinombala extended by three months as terror group still at large. Jakarta Post, January 2, 2017. URL: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/01/02/operation-tinombala-extended-by-three-months-as-terror-group-still-at-large.html

S. Sharif Amiri. Kabul warns regional countries against supporting militant groups. Tolo News, December 12, 2016. URL: http://www.tolonews.com/afghanistan/kabul-warns-regional-countries-against-supporting-militant-groups

T. Rogoway. Russian special operations commando seen wearing Hezbollah patch in Syria. The Warzone, December 30, 2016. URL: http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/6741/russian-special-operations-commando-seen-wearing-hezbollah-patch-in-syria

R. Beckhusen. Israel plans to counter Hezbollah with hundreds of surface-to-surface missiles. War is boring, December 31, 2016. URL: https://warisboring.com/israel-plans-to-counter-hezbollah-with-hundreds-of-surface-to-surface-missiles-59462fedc552–.e9dotk21m

J. Warrick. Inside the economic war against the Islamic State. Washington Post, December 31, 2016. URL: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/take-them-back-to-the-19th-century-inside-the-economic-war-against-the-islamic-state/2016/12/30/5f91f514-ceb7-11e6-a747-d03044780a02_story.html?utm_term=.8af53f70495b

J. Sinai. Trends in the terrorist threat against Turkey and its counterterrorism measures. The Mackenzie Institute, October 11, 2016. URL: http://mackenzieinstitute.com/trends-terrorist-threats-turkey-counterterrorism-measures-part/

N. Turse. US special operations numbers surge in Africa’s shadow wars. The Intercept, December 31, 2016. URL: https://theintercept.com/2016/12/31/u-s-special-operations-numbers-surge-in-africas-shadow-wars/

S.E. Schemenauer. Using the rule of law to combat the Islamic State. The Army War College Review, 2(3), August 2016, pp. 1-20. URL: http://strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/AWCreview/Issues/Oct2016.pdf

G. Porter. Behind the real US strategic blunder in Syria. Middle East Eye, December 27, 2016. URL: http://www.middleeasteye.net/columns/behind-real-us-strategic-blunder-syria-2049258334

Turkey targets 10,000 social media users in ‘terror’ probe. BBC, December 24, 2016. URL: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38427933

P. Muncaster. Experts in aircraft security warning. Infosecurity-magazine, December 24, 2016. URL: http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/security-experts-in-aircraft/

Turkish troops kill over 1,000 Daesh terrorists in Euphrates Shield Operation. Al Jazeera, December 23, 2016. URL: https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201612231048902339-turks-kill-1000-daesh-fighters/

D. Brooks. Fort Bragg commander gives update on war against ISIS, local troops deployed to Iraq and Syria. Fay Observer, December 22, 2016. URL: http://www.fayobserver.com/military/fort-bragg-commander-gives-update-on-war-against-isis-local/article_925ff6c3-d3bf-502d-a91f-5818014cb0d6.html

P. Cockburn. Assassination in Ankara: the Middle East crisis is engulfing Turkey. Counterpunch, December 22, 2016. URL: http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/12/22/assassination-in-ankara-the-middle-east-crisis-is-engulfing-turkey/

A. Oppenheimer. The scourge of IEDs: protecting the protectors. CBRNe Portal, December 21, 2016. URL: http://www.cbrneportal.com/the-scourge-of-ieds-protecting-the-protectors/

G. Steinberg. Germany is in denial about its ineffective counter-terrorism structure. Newsweek, December 22, 2016. URL: http://europe.newsweek.com/germany-politicians-must-overhaul-counter-terrorism-berlin-535157?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_content=read_more&spMailingID=1118537&spUserID=MTI0NzM2NTY0NzAS1&spJobID=690443754&spReportId=

EC toughens measures against terrorist financing. EU Business, December 22, 2016. URL: http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/terrorist-financing.21ol

B. Seftel. Egyptian and Israeli Cold Peace has never been warmer. The Cipher Brief, December 15, 2016. URL: https://www.thecipherbrief.com/article/middle-east/egyptian-and-israeli-cold-peace-has-never-been-warmer-1091

G. el-Gamaty. IS defeated in Sirte; what lies ahead for Libya? The New Arab, December 15, 2016. URL: https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/Comment/2016/12/15/IS-defeated-in-Sirte-What-lies-ahead-for-Libya

Yemen war death toll surpasses 7,000: WHO, The New Arab, November 8, 2016. URL: https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/indepth/2016/11/8/yemen-war-death-toll-surpasses-7-000-who?utm_campaign=magnet&utm_source=article_page&utm_medium=recommended_articles

US announces end of Libya operations following IS’ fall. The New Arab, December 21, 2016. URL: https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2016/12/21/us-announces-end-of-libya-operations-following-is-fall?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=sf&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=sf

Germany pledges millions in support fight against terrorism in Nigeria. Deutsche Welle, December 19, 2016. URL: http://www.dw.com/en/german-school-in-istanbul-cancels-christmas/a-36818135

Mehmet Celik. PKK attacks aim to disrupt Turkey’s anti-terror success in Syria, Iraq. Daily Sabah, December 18, 2016. URL: http://www.dailysabah.com/war-on-terror/2016/12/19/pkk-attacks-aim-to-disrupt-turkeys-anti-terror-success-in-syria-iraq

740 Libyan government fighters killed in fight against IS in Sirte. Xinhua, December 18, 2016. URL: http://english.sina.com/news/2016-12-19/detail-ifxytkcf8026646.shtml

Rare footage of Russian special forces operating in Syria. Associated Press, December 13, 2016. URL: http://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/syria/1.758491

A. Harel. With killing of Hamas’ drone expert, long list of alleged Israeli assassinations grows. Ha’aretz, December 18, 2016. URL: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.759628

Department of Defense. Enhancing security and stability in Afghanistan. December 2016. URL: http://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/Documents/pubs/Afghanistan-1225-Report-December-2016.pdf

P. Tucker. How special operators trained for psychological warfare before the Mosul fight. Defense One, November 14, 2016. URL: http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2016/11/how-special-operators-trained-Psychological-warfare-mosul-fight/133166/?oref=d-channelriver

H. al-Othman. The number of ISIS fighters has fallen from more than 60,000 to ‘between 12,000 and 15,000’ since coalition air strikes began, US officials reveal. Mail Online, December 15, 2016. URL: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4037552/The-number-ISIS-fighters-fallen-60-000-12-000-15-000-coalition-air-strikes-began-officials-reveal.html?ito=social-twitter_mailonline&utm_content=buffer0072b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_camp

Drones operating in Syria and Iraq. Center for the Study of the Drone. December 13, 2016. URL: http://dronecenter.bard.edu/drones-operating-in-syria-and-iraq/

I.G.R. Shaw. Predator empire. Drone warfare and full spectrum dominance. University of Minnesota Press, 2016. (Review by Courteney J. O’Connor).

URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/2016/12/13/book-review-predator-empire-drone-warfare-and-full-spectrum-dominance-by-ian-g-r-shaw/

A. Dworkin. Europe’s new counter-terror wars. European Council on Foreign Relations, Policy Brief, October 21, 2016.

URL:http://www.ecfr.eu/publications/summary/europes_new_counter_terror_wars7155

7. State Repression and Civil War at Home and Clandestine & Open Warfare Abroad

Ü.Ü. Üngör. Genocide: New perspectives on its causes, courses and consequences. Amsterdam University Press, 2016, 276p. URL: http://nl.aup.nl/books/9789089645241-genocide.html

Deadline passes for Yahya Jammeh who threatened to slit throats of gay people, to leave office; troops massed at border. IB Times, January 18, 2017. URL: http://www.ibtimes.com/gambia-news-deadline-passes-yahya-jammeh-who-threatened-slit-throats-gay-people-leave-2477394

Italy convicts eight South Americans for Cold War political murders. Deutsche Welle, January 18, 2017. URL: http://www.dw.com/en/italy-convicts-eight-south-americans-for-cold-war-political-murders/a-37169720

M. Cole. SEAL Team 6 responds to the Intercept’s investigation of its war crimes. The Intercept, January 18, 2017. URL: https://theintercept.com/2017/01/18/seal-team-6-responds-to-the-intercepts-investigation-of-its-war-crimes/

U. Khilji, S. Saleem. Forced disappearances will not silence us. Al Jazeera, January 14, 2017. URL: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2017/01/forced-disappearances-silence-170114103746777.html

J. Scahill. Notorious mercenary Erik Prince is advising Trump from the shadows. The Intercept, January 17, 2017. URL: https://theintercept.com/2017/01/17/notorious-mercenary-erik-prince-is-advising-trump-from-the-shadows/

B. Waterfield. Erdogan plotted purge before coup, say Brussels spies. The Times, January 17, 2017. URL: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/erdogan-plotted-purge-before-coup-say-brussels-spies-2hh8mgx6h

M. Townsend. Fresh fears over UK links to Bahrain’s torture prisons. The Guardian, January 14, 2017. URL: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jan/14/uk-links-bahrain-torture-prisons-yarls-wood

Elite Bangladeshi anti-terror police among 26 sentenced to death for political murders. Reuters, January 16, 2017. URL: http://europe.newsweek.com/bangladesh-killings-anti-terrorism-elite-kidnapping-opposition-543278

A. Delalande. Erik Prince’s mercenaries are bombing Libya. For profit combat pilots fly Emirati War Tractors. War is Boring, January 13, 2017. URL: https://warisboring.com/erik-princes-mercenaries-are-bombing-libya-88fcb8e55292–.xoru4sopn

R. Ebbighausen. Rohingya conflict: what constitutes genocide? Deutsche Welle, January 13, 2017. URL: http://www.dw.com/en/rohingya-conflict-what-constitutes-genocide/a-37125564

Open Doors. Ranglijst christenvervolging 2017. URL: https://www.opendoors.nl/vervolgdechristenen/ranglijst-christenvervolging/

22,000 Rohingya ‘flee Myanmar to Bangladesh’ in a week. UN says 65,000 have escaped since the launch of an army crackdown in Myanmar’s Rakhine state three months ago. Al Jazeera, January 10, 2017. URL: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/01/22000-rohingya-flee-myanmar-bangladesh-week-170109204436972.html

K. Yibeltal. Ethiopia: Ethnic nationalism and the Gondar protests. Al Jazeera, January 11, 2017. URL: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/01/ethiopia-ethnic-nationalism-gondar-protests-170102081805528.html

Nafeez Ahmed. Whistleblower exposes how NATO’s leading army is arming and funding ISIS. Insurge Intelligence, September 16, 2016. URL: https://medium.com/insurge-intelligence/former-turkish-counter-terror-chief-exposes-governments-support-for-isis-d12238698f52–.wovqpbf44

P. Cockburn. Saudi Arabia’s dream of becoming the dominant Arab and Muslim power in the world has gone down in flames. The Independent, January 7, 2017. URL: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/saudi-arabia-syria-yemen-oil-prince-salman-down-in-flames-a7513636.html?cmpid=facebook-post

D. Burton. Turkish border police reportedly told to wave through bomb supplies for Islamic State. The Washington Times, January 5, 2017. URL: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/5/turkey-let-isis-get-bomb-supplies-former-counterte/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

Ukraine Def. minister reveals number of Russian military grouping, hardware in Donbas. Unian.info, January 3, 2017. URL: http://www.unian.info/war/1709801-ukraine-def-minister-reveals-number-of-russian-military-grouping-hardware-in-donbas.html

Turkey’s turbulent year: a coup, bombings, mass arrests and parliament punch-ups. ME Eye, January 3, 2017. URL: http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/turkey-leaves-crazy-2016-behind-more-turbulent-times-lie-store-646027070

Infographic: Turkey branded world’s biggest prison in new RSF report. ME Eye, December 19, 2016. URL: http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/graphic-turkey-branded-worlds-biggest-prison-new-rsf-report-2024248175

A. Ibrahim. Assad government has infiltrated IS, says Syria diplomat. ME Eye, January 5, 2017. URL: http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/syrian-diplomat-claims-assad-government-has-infiltrated-1685152489

T. Fakunde.Is another Boko Haram in the making? Al Jazeera, December 13, 2016. URL: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2016/12/boko-haram-making-161212123657493.html

Sudan: blame traded over civilian deaths in Darfur. Al Jazeera, January 3, 2017. URL: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/01/sudan-civilian-deaths-darfur-170103081006839.html

S. Kumar. For Uighur exiles Kashmir is heaven. Al Jazeera, December 18, 2016. URL: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/11/uighur-exiles-kashmir-heaven-161117133848689.html

Z. Tahhan. 2016 ‘deadliest year’ for West Bank children in decade. Al Jazeera, January 4, 2017. URL: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/01/2016-deadliest-year-west-bank-children-decade-170103145022165.html

J. Robinson. Kim Jung Un has executed 340 people in five years since seizing power, with almost half being senior officials from his own government, report claims. Mail Online, December 29, 2016. URL: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4073252/Kim-Jong-executed-340-people-five-years-seizing-power-half-senior-officials-government-report-claims.html

J. Newton. Saudi Arabia executed more than 150 prisoners in 2016 for breaking kingdom’s strict Islamic laws. Mail Online, January 1, 2017. URL: http://www.dailymail.stfi.re/news/article-4079774/Saudi-Arabia-executed-150-prisoners-2016-breaking-kingdom-s-strict-Islamic-laws.html?sf=xjpyeee–aa

J. Schietti. Police state Egypt: NGO’s under attack. The New Arab, December 31, 2016. URL: https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/indepth/2017/1/1/police-state-egypt-ngos-under-attack?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=sf

M. Mogato, K. Lema, D. Lague, N.J. Morales. Special Report: Blood and benefits- Duterte imposes his formula on the Philippines. Reuters, December 28, 2016. URL: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-davao-model-specialreport-idUSKBN14H0ZL

B. Taub. The Assad files. Capturing the top secret documents that tie the Syrian regime to mass torture and killings. The New Yorker, April 18, 2016. URL: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/04/18/bashar-al-assads-war-crimes-exposed

E. Shim. Kim Jong Un has purged, executed more than 300 people, spy agency says. UPI, December 28, 2016. URL: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2016/12/28/Kim-Jong-Un-has-purged-executed-more-than-300-people-spy-agency-says/7071482971899/?spt=mps&or=1&sn=tn_an

The Syrian Archive. Preserving documentation of human rights violations. URL: https://syrianarchive.org/

The Syrian Archive. Dataset of Russian attacks against Syria’s civilians. URL: https://syrianarchive.org/p/blog/russian_attacks/

The Syrian Archive. Dataset of verified videos about chemical weapons attacks in Syria. URL: https://syrianarchive.org/p/blog/cw_database_2016/

R. Scarborough. Iran brutalizing Aleppo, executing most atrocious war crimes of 21st century. Washington Times, December 20, 2016. URL: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/dec/20/iran-brutalizing-aleppo-executing-most-atrocious-w/

UN to vote on preparing Syrian war crimes cases. The Daily Star, December 21, 2016. URL: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2016/Dec-21/386264-un-to-vote-on-preparing-syria-war-crimes-cases.ashx

S. Akram. Chemical weapons in Sudan and the responsibility to protect. The New Arab, October 7, 2016. URL: https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/comment/2016/10/7/chemical-weapons-in-sudan-and-the-responsibility-to-protect?utm_campaign=magnet&utm_source=article_page&utm_medium=related_articles

Ashok Sharma. Rights group: Indian cops have killed hundreds of suspects. Associated Press, December 19, 2016. URL: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/12/19/rights-group-indian-cops-have-killed-hundreds-of-suspects-.html

K. Stallard. Myanmar army may be committing ‘crimes against humanity’ on Rohingya. Sky News, December 19, 2016. URL: http://news.sky.com/story/myanmar-army-may-be-committing-crimes-against-humanity-on-rohingya-10702016

Erdogan proving his connection to ISIS operation smuggling oil into Turkey. Mail Online, December 10, 2016. URL: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4006568/WikiLeaks-reveals-57-000-emails-son-law-President-Erdogan-proving-connection-ISIS-operation-smuggling-oil-Turkey.html

I. Tabarovsky. Why are memories of Stalin’s terror being buried? Newsweek, December 10, 2016. URL: http://europe.newsweek.com/why-are-memories-stalin-terror-being-buried-528886?rm=eu

R.H. Laskar. New ISI chief for ‘aggressive measures’ against India in Afghanistan.

URL: http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/new-isi-chief-for-aggressive-measures-against-india-in-afghanistan/story-Sq19uwE96wFPKeJvY91veO.html

P. Torpey, P. Gutierrez, G. Swan, C. Levett. What’s happening in Yemen and how are Saudi Arabia’s air strikes affecting civilians. The Guardian, September 16, 2016.

URL: https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2016/sep/16/how-saudi-arabias-airstrikes-have-hit-civilian-life-in-yemen

8. Prevention and Preparedness Studies

(including Countering Violent Extremism, De-Radicalization, Counter-Narratives)

R. McGuinness. Anti-radicalization website attracts millions of users in just months. Express, January 17, 2017. URL: http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/755459/anti-isis-french-website-stop-djihadisme-attracts-over-a-million-visitors-in-just-3-months

M. Yahya. Africa’s unique weakness to violent extremism. The Korea Times, January 17, 2017. URL: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/opinon/2017/01/197_222236.html

J. Reinl. UN conference on anti-Muslim hate addresses rising xenophobia. Middle East Eye, January 18, 2017. URL: http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/un-talk-anti-muslim-hate-addresses-rising-xenophobia-1183912907

A. Speckhard, S. Mitchell. Possibilities of peace-building in Iraq: questions of deradicalization and reintegration amidst sectarian conflicts. January 15, 2017. URL: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/possibilities-peace-building-iraq-questions-amidst-speckhard-ph-d-?trk=v-feed&trk=hp-feed-article-title-share

UNODC. Handbook on the management of violent extremist prisoners and the prevention of radicalization to violence in prisons. Criminal Justice Handbook Series, New York: United Nations, 2016. URL: http://www.unodc.org/pdf/criminal_justice/Handbook_on_VEPs.pdf

Counter Extremism Project: Country reports: extremism and counter-extremism. URL: http://www.counterextremism.com/countries

I. Roberts. Breaking the cycle of radicalization by backing words with deeds. Security Europe, January 17, 2017. URL: http://www.securityeurope.info/breaking-the-cycle-of-radicalisation-by-backing-words-with-deeds/?utm_content=buffer99730&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

New UN Secretary-General Guterres calls for ‘whole new approach’ to prevent war. Deutsche Welle, January 10, 2017. URL: http://www.dw.com/en/new-un-secretary-general-guterres-calls-for-whole-new-approach-to-prevent-war/a-37082685

J. Walters. Radicaliseringsliteratuur en causaliteit. BlueWaterIntelligence, January 2016. URL: https://blue-water-intelligence.com/nieuws/Radicaliseringsliteratuur_en_causaliteit

START. The Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States (PIRUS). URL: http://www.start.umd.edu/data-tools/profiles-individual-radicalization-united-states-pirus

A.Silke, K. Brown. ‘Radicalisation’: The transformation of modern understanding of terrorist origins, psychology and motivation. In: Shashi Jayakumar (Eds): State, society and national security: challenges and opportunities in the 21st century. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 2016, pp. 129-150.URL: https://www.academia.edu/24873514/Radicalisation_The_Transformation_of_Modern_Understanding_of_Terrorist_Origins_Psychology_and_Motivation

C. Pradeiro. One man spent years befriending KKK members and persuaded 200 of them to leave hate group. Business Insider, December 28, 2016.URL: http://www.businessinsider.com/daryl-davis-making-friends-with-kkk-documentary-2016-12?international=true&r=US&IR=T

H. Tuck, T. Silverman. The counter-narrative handbook. Institute for Strategic Dialogue, 2016. URL: http://www.strategicdialogue.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Counter-narrative-Handbook_1.pdf

B. Schuurman, L. van der Heide. Foreign fighter returnees & the reintegration challenge. RAN Issue Paper, November 2016. URL: https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/sites/homeaffairs/files/what-we-do/networks/radicalisation_awareness_network/ran-papers/docs/issue_paper_foreign_fighter_returnees_reintegration_challenge_112016_en.pdf

S. Lenos. Tackling the challenges to prevention policies in an increasingly polarized society. RAN Issue Paper, November 2016. URL: https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/sites/homeaffairs/files/what-we-do/networks/radicalisation_awareness_network/ran-papers/docs/issue_paper_tackling_challenges_prevention_policies_increasingly_polarised_society_112016_en.pdf

M. el-Katiri. The quest for military cooperation in North Africa: prospects and challenges. Letort Papers, October 25, 2016, 51p. URL: http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubID=1330

I. Nakamitsu. Why we can hope for better crisis response in 2017. UPI, December 29, 2016. URL: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Opinion/2016/12/29/Why-we-can-hope-for-better-crisis-response-in-2017/7451483029541/

M. Ranstorp. Developing a local prevent framework and guiding principles. RAN Policy Paper, November 2016. URL: https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/sites/homeaffairs/files/what-we-do/networks/radicalisation_awareness_network/ran-papers/docs/policy_paper_developing_local_prevent_framework_guiding_112016_en.pdf?mc_cid=d9f45a1ddd&mc_eid=87b2997a0a

M. Malik. The real terrorist risk in Europe is ’reciprocal radicalization’, where far right, and Islamist extremists boost each other’s popularity. The Independent, December 22, 2016. URL: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/berlin-christmas-market-attack-terrorism-terrorist-refugees-far-right-neo-nazi-extremes-reciprocal-a7489946.html

The Manshell Lecture in honor of Joseph S. Nye Jr. Symposium: Soft power in a tough world. International institutions in an era of populism, nationalism and diffusion of power. December 12, 2016. URL: https://vimeo.com/196607926

Analistennetwerk Nationale Veiligheid. Nationaal Veiligheidsprofiel 2016. Een All Hazard overzicht van potentiële rampen en dreigingen die onze samenleving kunnen ontwrichten. Bilthoven: Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid & Milieu, 2016. URL: https://www.nctv.nl/binaries/Nationaal Veiligheidsprofiel 2016_tcm31-232083.pdf

Global Peace Index, Vision of Humanity, December 2016. URL: http://www.visionofhumanity.org/–/page/indexes/global-peace-index

African Task Force on the Prevention of Mass Atrocities. African regional communities and the prevention of mass atrocities. Budapest, 2016. URL: http://www.genocideprevention.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/African-Regional-Communities-and-the-Prevention-of-Mass-Atrocities-Final-Report-African-Task-Force.pdf

Omar Saif Ghobash. Letter to a young Muslim: countering extremist narratives. January 10, 2017. URL: http://www.worldaffairs.org/events/event/1670–.WFdeWlc4kSI

Center for Biosecurity and Biopreparedness. An efficient and practical approach to biosecurity, November 30, 2016. URL: https://www.biosikring.dk/biosecuritybook/

G. Rainisch, M.I. Meltzer, S. Shadomy, W.A. Bower, N. Huppert. Modeling tool for decision support during early days of an anthrax event. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 23(1), January 2017. URL: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/23/1/15-1787_article

E. Beardsley. A French community tries to get a handle on radicalization. NPR, December 18, 2016. URL: http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2016/12/18/505593261/a-french-community-tries-to-get-a-handle-on-radicalization?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=news

United Nations. Framework of analysis for atrocity crimes. A tool for prevention. 2014. URL: http://www.un.org/en/preventgenocide/adviser/pdf/framework of analysis for atrocity crimes_en.pdf

E. Rosand. Communities first. A blueprint for organizing and sustaining a global movement against violent extremism. The Prevention project: organizing against violent extremism. December 2016. URL: http://www.organizingagainstve.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Communities_First_December_2016.pdf

Faire face ensemble. Vigilance, prévention et protection face à la menace. December 2016 . URL:

http://www.gouvernement.fr/sites/default/files/risques/pdf/brochure_vigipirate_gp-bd_0.pdf

Preventive priorities survey: 2017. Council on Foreign Relations, December 2016. URL: http://www.cfr.org/conflict-assessment/preventive-priorities-survey-2017/p38562

9. Intelligence

Book reviews. Surveillance Studies.org. URL: http://www.surveillance-studies.org/rezensionen-reviews/

R. Lippert, K. Walby, I. Warren, D. Palmer (Eds). National security surveillance and terror. Canada and Australia in comparative perspective. 2016. URL: http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319432427

Surveillance Studies Preis 2017. Technologie und Kontrolle. Telepolis, January 9, 2017. URL: https://www.heise.de/tp/news/Technologie-und-Kontrolle-3591460.html

K. Zurkus. What’s new with encryption. CSO, January 18, 2017. URL: http://www.csoonline.com/article/3155541/security/whats-new-with-encryption.html

M. Galeotti. Stolypin: Russia has no grand plans, but lots of ‘adhocrats’. Intellinews, January 18, 2017. URL: http://www.intellinews.com/stolypin-russia-has-no-grand-plans-but-lots-of-adhocrats-114014/?source=russia

How Edward Snowden changed history. The Economist, January 14, 2017. URL: http://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21714318-damning-account-devastating-intelligence-breach-how-edward-snowden-changed?fsrc=scn/fb/te/bl/ed/howedwardsnowdenchangedhistory

E. Michel. US intelligence community evolution and the creation of the all-source analysis. January 17, 2017. URL: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/united-states-intelligence-community-evolution-creation-edward-michel?trk=hp-feed-article-title-comment

CIA. CREST: 25-year Program Archive. URL: https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/collection/crest-25-year-program-archive

J. Leopold. The CIA’s secret history is now online. BuzzFeedNews, January 17, 2017. URL: https://www.buzzfeed.com/jasonaleopold/the-cias-secret-history-is-now-online?bftwnews&utm_term=.bu6Jvxm5–.erexALpa

P. Paganini. A raw intelligence document published last week claims Russian cyber experts have cracked Telegram messaging service to spy on opponents. Security Affairs, January 15, 2017. URL: http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/55341/intelligence/russia-telegram-hacked.html

L. Kellman. Outgoing CIA chief rips into Trump on Russia threat. Associated Press, 15, 2017. URL: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/brennan-rips-trump-tweets-russia/

M. Lapenkova, G. Tétrault-Farber. Russia’s ‘kompromat’: Soviet era tool to blackmail opponents. AFP, January 11, 2017. URL: https://www.yahoo.com/news/russias-kompromat-soviet-era-tool-blackmail-opponents-184455805.html

I. Gaber. The Trump dossier and verification in the era of fake news. The Conversation, January 11, 2017. URL: https://theconversation.com/the-trump-dossier-and-verification-in-the-era-of-fake-news-71175

J. Rovner. Donald Trump and the future of intelligence. Lawfare, January 8, 2017. URL: https://lawfareblog.com/donald-trump-and-future-intelligence

M. Gessen. Russia, Trump and flawed intelligence. The New York Review of Books, January 9, 2017. URL: http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2017/01/09/russia-trump-election-flawed-intelligence/

Background to ‘Assessing Russian activities and intentions in recent elections.’ The analytic process and cyber incident attribution. Intelligence Community Assessment, ICA-2017-01D, January 6, 2017. URL: https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/ICA_2017_01.pdf

Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Foreign Cyber Threats. Witnessess: J. R. Clapper, Jr. (URL: http://www.armed-services.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Clapper-Lettre-Rogers_01-05-16.pdf; M.J. Lettre II; M.S. Rogers. January 5, 2017. URL: http://www.armed-services.senate.gov/hearings/17-01-05-foreign-cyber-threats-to-the-united-states

M. Morell, S. Kelly. Intelligence, Trump, Putin and Russia. The Cipher Brief, January 4, 2017. URL: https://www.thecipherbrief.com/column/network-take/intelligence-trump-putin-and-russias-long-game-1091

The spies who fooled the world. Panorama: how key aspects of secret intelligence used to justify the 2003 Iraqi invasion were based on fabrication and lies. Interview with Rafed al-Janabi (Curveball). YouTube, March 19, 2013. URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOsHLA1CMPI&feature=share

J. Bamford. Nova: The spy factory (full video): detailed reconstruction of pre-9/11 US SIGINT about the preparations of the 9/11 attack and the critical role of al-Mihdhar and al-Hazmi. YouTube, May 2, 2012. URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdPpdu8OGDQ

M. Weiss. The GRU: Putin’s no-longer-so-secret weapon. The Daily Beast, December 31, 2016. URL: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/12/31/the-gru-putin-s-no-longer-so-secret-weapon.html?via=desktop&source=facebook

A. Salles. Saddam’s CIA interrogator: he tried to warn us, but we didn’t listen. Anti Media. December 20, 2016. URL: http://theantimedia.org/saddam-hussein-cia-interrogator-warn-us/

J. Rogers. Saddam Hussein: what the intelligence agencies knew was entirely wrong. Sunday Express, December 18, 2016. URL: http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/744838/Saddam-Hussein-John-Nixon-CIA-interrogation-Iraq-George-W-Bush

G. Nicoulaud. Antiterrorisme: nos services de renseignement peuvent-ils être plus mal organisés [Replay]. Contrepoints, December 12, 2016. URL: http://www.contrepoints.org/2016/12/12/261253-antiterrorisme-services-de-renseignement

E. Kleinsmith. Fake news and datamining: mapping today’s media for intel analysis. Homeland Security, December 13, 2016. URL: http://inhomelandsecurity.com/fake-news-data-mining-intel/

S. Martin. Spying in a transparent world: ethics and intelligence in the 21st century. GCSP, Research Series no.19, 2016.

URL: http://www.gcsp.ch/News-Knowledge/Publications/Spying-in-a-Transparent-World-Ethics-and-Intelligence-in-the-21st-Century

P.C. Oleson (Ed.) AFIO’s Guide to the study of intelligence. Association of Former Intelligence Officers, 2016, 740 pp.; URL: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/dec/12/book-review-afios-guide-to-the-study-of-intelligen/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

10. Cyber Operations

J. Marks. We have ‘very robust defenses’: an exit interview with Obama’s top cyber official. Defense One, January 18, 2017. URL: http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2017/01/we-have-very-robust-defenses-exit-interview-obamas-top-cyber-official/134666/?oref=d-channeltop

NATO chief warns of sharp rise in cyber attacks against military alliance. Press TV, January 19, 2017. URL: http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/01/19/506870/NATO-cyber-defense-Jens-Stoltenberg-Trump

H. Eakin. The Swedish kings of cyberwar. The New York Review of Books, January 19, 2017. URL: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2017/01/19/the-swedish-kings-of-cyberwar/

J. Davis. Ten biggest weaknesses and lessons learned from cyber security in 2016. Healthcare IT News, January 9, 2017. URL: http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/10-biggest-weaknesses-and-lessons-learned-cybersecurity-2016

K. Poulsen. Mystery hackers blow up secret NSA hacking tools in final ‘F—k You’. The Daily Beast, January 13, 2017. URL: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/01/13/mystery-hackers-blow-up-secret-nsa-hacking-tools-in-final-fuck-you.html?via=desktop&source=twitter

J. Drzik. Weaponized AI, digital espionage and other technology risks for 2017. WEF, January 11, 2017. URL: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/01/technology-risks-amplified-by-global-tensions

K. Jackson Higgens. Latest Ukraine blackout tied to 2015 cyberattackers. DarkReading, January 10, 2017. URL: http://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/latest-ukraine-blackout-tied-to-2015-cyberattackers/d/d-id/1327863?_mc=sm_dr&hootPostID=a509f4749675d4205079001bf0816442

K. Zetter. The Ukrainian power grid was hacked again. Motherboard, January 10, 2017. URL: http://motherboard.vice.com/read/ukrainian-power-station-hacking-december-2016-report

M. Schofield. US losing dominance in cyber war. Sun Herald, January 10, 2017. URL: http://www.sunherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article125528409.html

M. Bodner. How Russia became a hacking superpower. The Moscow Times, December 30, 2016. URL: https://themoscowtimes.com/articles/russia-hacker-superpower-56704

J. Harrington. Cyber security lessons learned for 2017. The Cipher Brief, January 5, 2017. URL: https://www.thecipherbrief.com/column/agenda-setter/cybersecurity-lessons-learned-2017-1092?utm_source=Join+the+Community+Subscribers&utm_campaign=7046334fa9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_01_05&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_02cbee778d-7046334fa9-121177853

E. Lieberman. 2016’s Assault on the Internet was brutal. Will 2017 be worse? The Daily Caller, January 1, 2017. URL: http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/01/2016s-assault-on-the-internet-was-brutal-will-2017-be-worse/

J. Vijayan. Five ways the cyber threat landscape shifted in 2016. DarkReading, December 19, 2016. URL: http://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/5-ways-the-cyber-threat-landscape-shifted-in-2016/d/d-id/1327715

Prepare for the era of cyber warfare. Hnewswire.com, January 2, 2017. URL: https://hnewswire.com/2017/01/02/prepare-for-the-era-of-cyber-warfare/

France unveils cyber command in response to ‘new era in warfare’. UK.reportnews.eu, December 21, 2016. URL: http://uk.reportnews.eu/france-unveils-cyber-command-in-response-to-new-era-in-warfare/

M. Meehan. Cyber intelligence and defense for the public sector, Part 3: the use of active defense. CTOvision.com, December 30, 2016. URL: https://ctovision.com/cyber-intelligence-defense-public-sector-part-3-rise-active-defense/

L. Maxey. The perils of connectivity: cyber insecurity in 2016. The Cipher Brief, December 25, 2016. URL: https://www.thecipherbrief.com/article/tech/perils-connectivity-cyber-insecurity-2016-1092

E. Groll. In a hacked Ukrainian App, a picture of the future of war. Foreign Policy, December 22, 2016. URL: http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/12/22/in-a-hacked-ukrainian-app-a-picture-of-the-future-of-war/?utm_content=buffer2cfb6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

P. Tucker. Hacking into future nuclear weapons: the US military’s next worry. Defense One, December 29, 2016. URL: http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2016/12/hacking-future-nuclear-weapons-us-militarys-next-worry/134237/?oref=site-defenseone-flyin-sailthru

The top cyber security blogs and websites of 2016. University of San Diego, December 2016. URL: https://onlinedegrees.sandiego.edu/top-cyber-security-blogs-and-websites-2016/

G. Ollman. How artificial intelligence will solve the security skills shortage. DarkReading, December 28, 2016. URL: http://www.darkreading.com/operations/how-artificial-intelligence-will-solve-the-security-skills-shortage/a/d-id/1327756

G. Masters. Gazing ahead: security predictions, part. 6. SC Media, December 13, 2016. URL: https://www.scmagazine.com/gazing-ahead-security-predictions-part-6/article/578984/

B. Andrews. Obama administration expels Russian officials, sends warning to Trump. Mother Jones, December 29, 2016. Includes link to NCCIC report: Grizzly Steppe – Russian malicious cyberactivities. URL: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/12/read-report-malicious-russian-cyberactivity-interfered-us-election

J. W. Smotherman. Justified physical response to cyber attacks. The Army War College Review, 2(3), August 2016, pp. 43-53. URL: http://strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/AWCreview/Issues/Oct2016.pdf

T. Abdollah. US fails to renegotiate arms control rule for hacking tools. Associated Press, December 19, 2016. URL: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/c0e437b2e24c4b68bb7063f03ce892b5/us-fails-renegotiate-arms-control-rule-hacking-tools

Online-Angriffe. US-General fordert bessere Cyber-Abschreckung der NATO. Spiegel Online, December 22, 2016. URL: http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/cyberkrieg-us-general-fordert-bessere-abschreckung-der-nato-a-1127171.html

Destructive cyber attacks on Saudi Kingdom. Cyber Security Intelligence, December 20, 2016. URL: https://www.cybersecurityintelligence.com/blog/destructive-cyber-attack-on-saudi-kingdom-1980.html

E. Perkoski, M. Poznansky. An eye for an eye: deterring Russian cyber intrusions. War on the Rocks, December 19, 2016. URL: http://warontherocks.com/2016/12/an-eye-for-an-eye-deterring-russian-cyber-intrusions/

M. Perry. Technology in hostile state: ten principles for user protection. TOR blog, December 16, 2016. URL: https://blog.torproject.org/blog/technology-hostile-states-ten-principles-user-protection

D.E. Sanger. Obama confronts complexity of using mighty cyber arsenal against Russia. The New York Times, December 17, 2016. URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/17/us/politics/obama-putin-russia-hacking-us-elections.html?emc=edit_th_20161218&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=59962778&_r=0&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=New Campaign&utm_term=*Situation Report&mtrref=undefin

M.C. Libicki. Cyberspace in peace and war. Naval Institute Press, 2016, 496p. URL: https://www.amazon.com/Cyberspace-Peace-War-Transforming/dp/1682470326

D. Prince. The dark web: what it is and how it works. World Economic Forum, October 24, 2016. URL: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/10/the-dark-web-what-it-is-and-how-it-works/

R. Flood. World War III has already begun: cyber-war underway as biggest military build-up continues. Express, December 17, 2016. URL: http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/744671/world-war-three-cyber-warfare-Russia-US-UK-NATO-military

J. Sharman. Russian hackers cracked Pentagon communications and seized emails of Barack Obama’s top military advisers. The Independent, December 16, 2016. URL: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/russia-hackers-broke-pentagon-defence-department-emails-barack-obama-chairman-joint-chiefs-of-staff-a7478916.html

The link between cyber security and information assurance. Space War, December 16, 2016. URL: http://www.spacewar.com/reports/The_Link_Between_Cybersecurity_and_Information_Assurance_999.html

Sky’s the limit. Russia’s unique jamming system getting upgrade. Space War Daily, December 6, 2016. URL: http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Skys_the_Limit_Russias_Unique_Jamming_System_Getting_Upgrade_999.html

E. Lipton, D.E. Sanger, S. Shane. The perfect weapon: how Russian cyber power invaded the United States. The New York Times, December 13, 2016.

URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/13/us/politics/russia-hack-election-dnc.html?smid=tw-share

11. Risk & Threat Assessments, Forecasts, Analytical Studies

A. Shontell. Bill Gates warns that a new kind of terrorism could be coming, and the ‘potential damage is very huge.’ Business Insider, January 19, 2017. URL: https://www.businessinsider.nl/bill-gates-warns-about-bio-terrorism-threat-2017-1/?international=true&r=US

R. Flood. German president labels Islamic terror as threat and says democracy is ‘under attack’. Express, January 19, 2017. URL: http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/756282/Germany-president-Islamic-ISIS-terror-threat-liberal-democracy-Europe

M. Sandberg (NCT): biggest threat is from lone radicals. Radio Sweden, January 18, 2017. URL: http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=2054&artikel=6610520

Global Center for the Responsibility to Protect. R2P Monitor, Issue 31, January 15, 2017. URL: http://www.globalr2p.org/media/files/r2p_monitor_jan2017_final.pdf

Crisis overview 2016: humanitarian trends and risks for 2017. ACAPS, December 1, 2016. URL: https://www.acaps.org/special-report/crisis-overview-2016-humanitarian-trends-and-risks-2017

C. Brooks. Emerging technologies to watch in 2017. Cognitive World, January 15, 2017. URL: http://cognitiveworld.com/blog/emerging-technologies-to-watch-in-2017-104

Foreign fighters could be decades-long global threat. Oxford Analytica, January 17, 2017. URL: https://dailybrief.oxan.com/Analysis/GA217328/Foreign-fighters-could-be-decades-long-global-threat

FRONTEX. Risk Analyses Reports. URL: http://frontex.europa.eu/publications/

S. Das. This year’s World Economic Forum in Davos will focus on the threat of rightwing populism for the first time ever. The Independent, January 1, 2017. URL: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/davos-world-economic-forum-wef-celebrities-right-wing-populism-first-time-a7528086.html

A. Lyle. SOCOM commander describes complex security threats. US Department of Defense, January 12, 2017. URL: https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1049020/socom-commander-describes-complex-global-security-threats

U. Friedman. What the world might look like in five years, according to US intelligence. Defense One, January 11, 2017. URL: http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2017/01/what-world-might-look-5-years-according-us-intelligence/134511/?oref=d-dontmiss

Key issues of 2017 in eyes of French geopolitical expert Lionel Vairon. Xinhua, January 6, 2017. URL: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-01/06/c_135960752.htm

Human Rights Watch. World Report 2017. January 2017. URL: https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2017

RSIS. Annual threat assessment. Global threat forecast: Southeast Asia/South Asia/Central Asia & China/Middle East & North Africa. Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis 9(1), January 2017. URL: http://www.css.ethz.ch/en/services/digital-library/publications/publication.html/1ef4768f-a735-4158-a482-44048ec8c058?platform=hootsuite

World Economic Forum (WEF): The global risks report 2017. URL: https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-global-risks-report-2017

H.J. Ingram. Jihadist threat 2017. Australian Institute of International Affairs, January 11, 2917. URL: http://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australian_outlook/jihadist-threat-in-2017/

B. Gertz. Intelligence report predicts dire future. The Washington Times, January 11, 2017. URL: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/11/americas-future-looks-bleak-to-academic-intelligen/

J.M. Guéhenho. Ten conflicts to watch in 2017. From Turkey to Mexico, the list of the world’s most volatile flashpoints got a lot more unpredictable this year. Foreign Policy, January 5, 2017. URL: http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/01/05/10-conflicts-to-watch-in-2017/

ODNI. National Intelligence Council: Global trends: Paradox of progress, 2017. URL: https://www.dni.gov/index.php/global-trends/letter-nic-chairman

ODNI. National Intelligence Council. Global Trends 2035. URL: https://www.dni.gov/index.php/about/organization/national-intelligence-council-global-trends

Eurasia Group. Top risks 2017: the geopolitical recession. Euasiagroup.net, January 3, 2017. URL: http://www.eurasiagroup.net/issues/Top-Risks-2017

G. Celente. Top 10 trends for 2017. 21st Century Wire, January 2, 2017. URL: http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/01/02/gerald-celente-top-10-trends-for-2017/

S. Morgan. Top 5 cyber security facts, figures and statistics. Predictions and observations provide a 30,000 foot view of the cybersecurity industry. CSO, December 29, 2017. URL: http://www.csoonline.com/article/3153707/security/top-5-cybersecurity-facts-figures-and-statistics-for-2017.html

The Big shuffle: 2017 predictions and trends from 21Wire. New Years Special. 21st Century Wire, January 1, 2017. URL: http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/01/01/the-big-shuffle-2017-predictions-and-trends-from-21wire/

Stratfor Annual Forecast 2017. December 27, 2016. URL: https://www.stratfor.com/forecast/2017-annual-forecast?type=singlepage

P. Laudicina. 2017 will be the year of cyber warfare. Forbes, December 16, 2016. URL: http://www.forbes.com/sites/paullaudicina/2016/12/16/2017-will-be-the-year-of-cyber-warfare/–2c19922b205f

Forsvarets Efterretningstjeneste (FE) Efterretningsmaessig Risikovurdering 2016. URL: https://fe-ddis.dk/cfcs/CFCSDocuments/FE_Risikovurdering_2016_.pdf

English version: URL: https://fe-ddis.dk/eng/Products/Intelligence-Risk-Assessments/Pages/TheDDISIntelligenceRiskAssessment2016.aspx

C. Gaffey. Six stories that will shape sub-Saharan Africa in 2017. Newsweek, January 2, 2017. URL: http://europe.newsweek.com/six-stories-will-shape-sub-saharan-africa-2017-535743

J. Stavridis. Zika is just the first front in the 21st-century biowar. Foreign Policy, August 28, 2016. URL: https://foreignpolicy.com/2016/08/24/zika-is-just-the-first-front-in-the-21st-century-biowar/

A. Gray. A year of global terrorism captured in one map. World Economic Forum, December 16, 2016. URL: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/12/this-map-shows-the-full-impact-of-terrorism/

C. Lawrence. Eight predictions for the future of IoT in 2017. Readwrite, December 29, 2016. URL: http://readwrite.com/2016/12/29/8-predictions-for-the-future-of-iot-in-2017-il1/

P. Szolda. Here’s what the world will be like in 2045, according to top scientists. Business Insider, October, 18, 2016. URL: https://www.businessinsider.nl/darpa-predicitions-2016-10/?international=true&r=UK–or-perhaps-with-artificial-intelligence-a-pilot-wont-even-be-necessary-11

J.P. Filiu. Why ISIL fights in Europe. Don’t buy the propaganda of ‘retaliation’ for Western strikes in Syria. The jihadist group has larger ambitions in Germany and France. Politico.eu, December 29, 2016. URL: http://www.politico.eu/article/why-isil-fights-in-europe-berlin-paris-brussels-terror-attacks/

G. Verhofstadt. Russia’s hybrid warfare against the West. Project Syndicate, December 23, 2016. URL: https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/russia-hacking-europe-elections-by-guy-verhofstadt-2016-12

D.W. Titley. Following the intelligence community’s lead on climate change. Washington Examiner, December 11, 2015. URL: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/following-the-intelligence-communitys-lead-on-climate-change/article/2578133–.VrobolvJ7Vs.twitter

U. Friedman. Global conflicts to watch in 2017. Defense One, December 18, 2016. URL: http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2016/12/global-conflicts-watch-2017/133883/?oref=d-dontmiss

TSG Intelbrief. Terrorism in the West 2017. The Soufan Group, December 22, 2016. URL: http://soufangroup.com/tsg-intelbrief-terrorism-in-the-west-in-2017/

R. Farley. Five places World War III could start in 2017. The National Interest, December 17, 2016. URL: http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/5-places-world-war-iii-could-start-2017-18760

C. Alcantara. 45 years of terrorist attacks in Europe, visualized. Washington Post, December 19, 2016. URL: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/world/a-history-of-terrorism-in-europe/?utm_campaign=buffer&utm_content=bufferd1443&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com

E. Yong. How a pandemic might play out under Trump. The Atlantic, December 20, 2016. URL: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/12/outbreaks-trump-disease-epidemic-ebola/511127/

Action needed to prevent South Sudan genocide, says UN chief. The Guardian, December 19, 2016. URL: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/19/immediate-action-needed-to-prevent-south-sudan-genocide

Dake Kang. Amnesty warns Myanmar over treatment of Rohingya. Associated Press, December 19, 2016. URL: http://www.thejakartapost.com/seasia/2016/12/19/amnesty-warns-myanmar-over-treatment-of-rohingya-.html

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12. Also Worth Reading

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About the Compiler: Berto Jongman is a former senior Military Intelligence Analyst and current International Consultant on CBRN issues. A sociologist by training, he also worked for civilian Swedish and Dutch research institutes. His publications include the edited volume Contemporary Genocides: Causes, Cases and Consequences (1996) . Jongman was the recipient of the Golden Candle Award for his World Conflict & Human Rights Maps, published by PIOOM. He also contributed to various editions (1984,1988,2005,2011) of the award-winning Handbook on Terrorism Research, edited by Alex P. Schmid. Currently he is a regular contributor to the Public Intelligence Blog (URL: http://phibetaiota.net/), IB Consultancy (URL: http://www.ib-consultancy.com/home/about/ ) and BlueWaterIntelligence (URL: https://blue-water-intelligence.com/?language=en.).



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