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 certain positions 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-January to beginning of April 2017. ‘Perspectives on Terrorism’ plans to offer its readers regular updates in future issues of our journal, categorised 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, Incidents and Campaigns

Anarchists fighting in Rojava announce new formation. It’s going down, March 31, 2017. URL:

K. McVeigh. Seven dead in worst attack on aid workers since South Sudan war began. The Guardian, March 27, 2017. URL:

Congolese militia decapitates more than 40 policemen as violence grows. Associated Press, March 26, 2017. URL:

J. Tanza. New South Sudan rebel group gains supporters. VOA, March 17, 2017. URL:

Philippines and communist rebels agree to resume peace talks. Deutsche Welle, March 12, 2017. URL:

K. Johnson. A wary farewell to arms for FARC. International Crisis Group (ICG), March 9, 2017. URL:

In pursuit of lasting peace PRRD open to peace negotiations with CPP-NPA-NDF. Reliefweb, March 5, 2017. URL:

E. Goddard. What drives a person to become an anti-abortion activist? The Independent, March 1, 2017. URL:

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

Burkina’ Faso’s new war against militant Islamists. BBC, April 4, 2017. URL:

Les jihadistes du GSI déstabilisent le centre du Mali. Mali Web, April 3, 2017. URL:

V. Woollaston. Global reign of terror: map plots every terrorist attack and death in real-time. WIRED, April 3, 2017. URL:

Counter Extremism Project. Extremist converts. Part I: US & Canada extremist converts. Part II: Europe and Australian extremist converts. March 2017, 44p. URL:

S. Mekhennet, J. Warrick. US increasingly sees Iran’s hand in the arming of Bahraini militants. Washington Post, April 1, 2017. URL:

R. Fisk. Revealed: how ISIS turns normal towns and villages into theatres and factories of death. The Independent, March 31, 2017. URL:

P. Hasson. Growing Islamic extremism in Latin America poses ‘major security threat’ to US. The Daily Caller, March 30, 2017. URL:

B. Roggio. Afghan Taliban lists ‘percent of country under the control of the mujahideen.’ Long War Journal, March 28, 2017. URL:

Thousands of Muslim Chinese ‘fighting with militants in Syria.’ The New Arab, March 28, 2017. URL:

S. Varandani. ISIS vows war against Iran: Islamic State group threatens Ayatollah Ali Khamenei for tolerating Jews. IB Times, March 28, 2017. URL:

K. Kovacs. ISIS money: Islamic State is strapped for cash, can’t pay fighters. IB Times, March 28, 2017. URL:

B. Wright. Terrorism in Africa: al-Shabab under attack in Somalia amid killing claims. IB Times, March 27, 2017. URL:

J. Siegle. ISIS in Africa: implications from Syria and Iraq. Center for Security Studies, March 28, 2017. URL:

E. Blanche. Al-Qaida, on the rise again, hits Assad where it hurts. UPI, March 27, 2017. URL:

Mashaal says Israel ‘changed the rules’ of the game in Gaza killing. Times of Israel, March 27, 2017. URL:

J. Bowen. Freed from IS tyranny, Mosul Sunnis fear for the future. BBC, March 25, 2017. URL:

Russian soldiers killed in ‘Islamic State’- claimed attack in Chechnya. Deutsche Welle, March 25, 2017. URL:

AQAP spokesperson Anwar al-Awlaki persists online even as new AQAP threat to commercial airliners emerges., March 24, 2017. URL:

P. Engel. ISIS and al Qaeda have specifically called for the type of attack that just happened in London. Business Insider, March 22, 2017. URL:

C. Lister. How al Qaeda exploited the Syrian civil war. The Cipher Brief, March 23, 2017. URL:

C. Clarke. Al Qaeda in Syria can change its name, but not its stripes. The Cipher Brief, March 23, 2017. URL:

B. Seftel. Al Qaeda takes advantage in Syria. The Cipher Brief, March 23, 2017. URL:

Somalia food crisis: has al-Shabab adopted a new approach to food aid? BBC, March 22, 2017. URL:

G. Shiloach. ISIS supporters are tracking Americans in Ramadi. Vocativ, March 22, 2017. URL:

T. O’Connor. Where will ISIS go next? Islamic State group militants, fleeing Iraq and Syria, may move to Libya. Newsweek, March 22, 2017. URL:

Israel: Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine ‘killed by own men.’ BBC, March 21, 2017. URL:

E. Karasin. Assassination of top Hezbollah military commander in Syria was an inside job ‘ordered by his superiors in Iran,’ declares Israel. Mail Online, March 22, 2017. URL:

Ø. Strømmen. New report: AQAP functions as a death squad for hire. Hate Speech International, March 21, 2017. URL:

K. Sengupta. Inside the ‘Blackwater of jihad’: the private security company training extremists in Syria. The Independent, March 14, 2017. URL:

T. O’Connor. Al-Qaeda calls on Muslims to take revenge for US airstrike against Syrian mosque. URL:

T. O’Connor. ISIS threatens India Taj Mahal as bombs explode across city. Newsweek, March 20, 2017. URL:

T. Joscelyn. Leader of al-Qa’ida’s joint venture in Syria promises to escalate operations. Long War Journal, March 19, 2017. URL:

S. Coughlan. Don’t forget us, says Chibok schoolgirl as third year of captivity approaches. BBC, March 18, 2017. URL:

ISIS organizing bloody Mosul withdrawal, preparing for the next fight. Associated Press, March 14, 2017. URL:

A. Roul. Myanmar’s Muslim insurgency gaining prominence with jihadist groups. Terrorism Monitor, 15(5), March 10, 2017. URL:

B. Bafana. Former Boko haram abductees speak out. Global Issues, IPS, March 18, 2017. URL:

C. Weiss. Merger of al-Qa’ida groups threatens security in West Africa. The Long War Journal, March 18, 2017. URL:’s+Long+War+Journal+(Site-Wide))

B. Bower. News studies explore why ordinary people turn terrorist. Science News, June 23, 2016. URL:

J. Hitchen. How do we talk about rebel groups?, March 2, 2017. URL:

Boko Haram’s Shekau reappears, criticizes Cameroon ‘lies’. AFP, March 17, 2017. URL:

Pro-Islamic State group warns of attacks in India, targets Taj Mahal: counter-terrorism group. Firstpost, May 17, 2017. URL:

C. Lister. Al-Qa’ida is starting to swallow the Syrian opposition. Foreign Policy, March15, 2017. URL:

Al-Qaeda using US preoccupation with ISIS to spread to India. Europe, February 16, 2017. URL:

Hezbollah a real threat to the USA. Europe, March 13, 2017. URL:

W. Kemboi. Gang claiming allegiance to Boko Haram emerges in Mombasa. Baraka FM, March 10, 2017. URL:

I. Opelaar. Central Asia and Islamic State: the Russia connection. The Diplomat, March 8, 2017. URL:

M. Horton. Al-Shabaab: why Somalia’s al-Qaeda’s affiliate wants Puntland. Terrorism Monitor, 15(5), March 10, 2017. URL:

TSG IntelBrief: The unique threat of the Islamic State in Afghanistan. The Soufan Group, March 9, 2017. URL:

A. Zammit. Australian jihadism in the age of the Islamic State. CTC Sentinel, 10(3), 2017. URL:

S. Hughes, A. Meleagrou-Hitchens. The virtual entrepreneurs of the Islamic State. How the group’s virtual planners threaten the United States. CTC Sentinel, 10(3), 2017. URL:

Prospects for ending civil war in Libya. Atlantic Council, YouTube, March 9, 2017. URL:

J. Lenarz. Paradise lost: how the Maldives sold its land to Saudi Arabia and turned a blind eye to ISIS. IB Times, March 7, 2017. URL:

P. Astih. ‘Ain el-Hilweh’…time bomb threatening Lebanon. Asharq al-Awsat, March 6, 2017. URL:

Haid Haid. The core reason for the JFS fight against Syrian rebels is competition over resources. Atlantic Council, March 7, 2017.URL:

Yemen’s al-Qa’ida leader: US refused to trade ‘blind sheikh’ for hostage. Middle East Monitor, March 6, 2017. URL:

U. Botobekov. Al-Qa’ida and Islamic State take aim at China. Why have both groups turned their attention to Beijing? The Diplomat, March 8, 2017. URL:

M. al-Amin. Women and girls pushed towards extremism in Nigeria. Deutsche Welle, March 7, 2017. URL:

C.P. Clarke, A. Amarasingam. What will ISIS do after Mosul falls. Defense One, March 7, 2017. URL:

J. Mitchell. Evaluating likelihoods for Libya – scenario 2 methodology. The Red (Team) Analysis Society, March 6, 2017. URL:

Boko Haram. Terror unmasked. VOA, February 2017. URL:

A. Levin. Terror threat to US airports said to grow as al-Qa’ida rebounds. Bloomberg, March 2, 2017. URL:

The resurgence of Boko Haram attacks. This Day, March 5, 2017. URL:

C. Winter, C.P. Clarke. Is ISIS breaking apart? What it’s media operations suggest. Foreign Affairs, January 31, 2017. URL:

M. Saifullah. Why is northern Afghanistan increasingly unstable? Deutsche Welle, March 1, 2017. URL:

C. Mwakideu. WFP shocked by ‘destruction’ in north east Nigeria. Deutsche Welle, March 3, 2017. URL:

C. Timberg. How alleged ISIS videos are creating a headache for WordPress. Washington Post, March 1, 2017. URL:

A. Natan. ISIS ‘regrouping in southern Libya with support of al-Qa’ida and preparing for further attacks.’ The Telegraph, March 1, 2017. URL:

D. Burke. ISIS boot camp: Iraqi army discover jihadi training base hidden 32 foot underground where foreign fighters were prepared for war. Mail Online, March 1, 2017. URL:

ISIS’s ‘industrialized’ martyrdom resembles Japan’s use of kamikaze pilots: report. Homeland Security News Wire, March 1, 2017. URL:

L. Dearden. ISIS carrying out more suicide bombings than ever before as it fights to defend strongholds in Iraq and Syria. The Independent, March 1, 2017. URL:

S. Osborne. ISIS threatens China and vows to ‘shed blood like rivers.’ The Independent, March 1, 2017. URL:

Egypt’s Sisi vows to help Coptic Christians fleeing Sinai. Deutsche Welle, March 1, 2017. URL:

3. Terrorists Strategies and Tactics

E. Perez, J. Enda, B. Starr. New terrorist laptop bombs may evade airport security, intel sources say. CNN, April 1, 2017. URL:

ISIS bomb-makers create laptop bombs to fool airport security checks. Sunday Express, April 1, 2017. URL:

J. Burke. The myth of the ‘lone wolf’ terrorist. In recent years, reference to such attacks have become inescapable. But this lay term obscures the real nature of the threat against bus. The Guardian, March 30, 2017. URL:

A. Ahronheim. Report: Hamas develops new ‘high-powered’ rocket akin to Hezbollah projectiles. Jerusalem Post, March 28, 2017. URL:

D. Gartenstein-Ross. Lone wolves no more. The decline of a myth. Foreign Affairs, March 27, 2017. URL:

GICHD presents ‘Characterization of explosive weapons.’ ARES, The Hoplite, February 16, 2017. Final report. URL:

R. Dubin. Unseen consequences of sanctions on Syria’s armed groups. Syria Deeply, March 24, 2017. URL:

B. Johnson. In desperate play for Muslim flocks, ISIS goes after the shepherds. Observer, March 15, 2017. URL:

S. Dredge. Why political rebels love Whatsapp. The Guardian, March 5, 2017. URL:

E. MacAskill. Laptop ban on planes came after plot to put explosives in iPad. The Guardian, March 26, 2017. URL:

J. Cassara. Minimizing abuse of hawalas. The Cipher Brief, March 16, 2017. URL:

C. Realuyo. US efforts to combat illicit financial networks. The Cipher Brief, March 16, 2017. URL:

B. Seftel. Hawala networks: the paperless trail of terrorist transactions. The Cipher Brief, March 16, 2017. URL:

J. Winter. US raid on Al Qaeda in Yemen led to laptop ban on flights, officials say. The Daily Beast, March 22, 2017. URL:

J. Robinson. Child ‘suicide bomber’, dressed in full ‘Harcard’ Chelsea football kit is caught by Iraqi troops who disarm him after finding explosives strapped to his chest. Mail Online, March 22, 2017. URL:

Y. J. Bob. Will ISIS use chemical weapons against Israel or Israelis in Europe? Jerusalem Post, March 12, 2017. URL:

Extremists make money off taxpayer funded YouTube ads. RT, March 17, 2017. URL:

T. Jocelyn. Islamic State uses improvised weapons of war in Mosul, Iraq. The Long War Journal, March 18, 2017. URL:

B. Gertz. Iran behind Yemeni rebels’ explosive boats. The Washington Times, March 15, 2017. URL:

IS ‘chaining children, disabled’ into car bombs in Mosul. The New Arab, February 24, 2017. URL:

Iran sets up underground rocket factories in Lebanon. Europe, March 15, 2017. URL:

B. Seftel. Hawala networks: the paperless trail of terrorist transactions. The Cipher Brief, March 16, 2017. URL:

M.C. DuPée. The Taliban Stones Commission and the insurgent windfall from illegal mining. CTC Sentinel, 103), 2017. URL:

The history and adaptability of the Islamic State car bomb. Zaytunarjuwani blog, April 26, 2016. URL:

A.N. Spencer. The hidden face of terrorism: an analysis of the women in Islamic State. Journal of Strategic Security, 9(3), Fall 2016, pp. 74-98. URL:

Game of ‘drones’: the use of UAV’s by militant groups in Iraq and Syria. HIS Markit, March 6, 2017. URL:

IS using suicide attacks on ‘industrial scale.’ BBC, February 28, 2017. URL:

N. Waters. Iraqi federal police using weaponised drones. Bellingcat, March 2, 2017. URL:

S. Boe. Kidnapping and the private sector. Security Management, March 1, 2017. URL:

A. Frohwein. The evolving chemical/biological terrorism threat. Domestic Preparedness, March 1, 2017. URL:

M. Abrams, J. Conrad. The strategic logic of credit claiming: a new theory of anonymous terrorist attacks. Security Studies, 26(2), 20017, pp. 279-304. URL:

L. Dearden. ISIS rigs mass grave with landmines to kill journalists and war crimes investigators. The Independent, March 1, 2017. URL:

R. Callimachi. Not ‘lone wolves’ after all: how ISIS guides world’s terror plots from afar. The New York Times, February 2, 2017. URL:

4. Conflict, Crime and Political Violence other than Terrorism

M. E. Kindzeka. Secessionist groups blamed for Cameroon arson attacks. Voice of America, April 3, 2017. URL:

S. Stanford. Is America being turned into a war zone? The month of April is full of possible ‘flashpoints’ in California. ANP, April 1, 2017. URL:

R. Jadhav, M. Bhardwaj. BJP’s crackdown on abattoirs spreads, stoking Muslim unease. Reuters, March 31, 2017. URL:

M. Gidda. The US is in the grip of a heroin epidemic – and white men are most vulnerable. Newsweek, March 30, 2017. URL:

O. Cichowlas. Corruption protests in videos. The Moscow Times, March 27, 2017. URL:

S. al-Khalidi, A. Sawafta. Arab leaders seek common ground at summit on Palestinian state. Reuters, March 28, 2017. URL:

Belarus KGB detains suspects as state pushes ‘armed provocateurs’ claim. RFE/RL, March 23, 2017. URL:

A.V. Pestano. Mexico arrests Knights Templar cartel leader linked to 35 murders. UPI, March 27, 2017. URL:

M. LaSusa. Is gang war in Brazil behind recent violence in Paraguay. InSight Crime, March 27, 2017. URL:

B. Barrouquere. How drug cartels get American guns to Mexico., March 23, 2017. URL: - photo-12582136

M. Safi. Rise of Hindu ‘extremist’ spooks Muslim minority in India’s heartland. The Guardian. March 26, 2017. URL:

T. O’Connor. Violence in Brazil has gotten so bad, an activist was murdered by gunmen in his hospital bed. Newsweek, March 22, 2017. URL:

L. Goi. Killing of Colombia’s police chief highlights continuing threat of BACRIM. InSight, March 22, 2017. URL:

A. Aufrichtig. Mapping US gun murders at a micro level: new data zooms in on violence. The Guardian, March 20, 2017. URL:

J. Watts. Amazon land battle pits indigenous villagers against might of Ecuador state. The Guardian, March 19, 2017. URL:

‘Brutal’ war on drugs to go on, International Criminal Court won’t stop me Duterte. RT, March 19, 2017. URL:

International Crisis Group. Veracruz: Fixing Mexico’s ‘state of terror’. Report #61, February 28, 2017. URL:

M. Dumas. Inside Libya: the war for oil. Middle East Eye, March 17, 2017. URL:

T. Duheaume. Is ethnic restructuring a tool at the hands of Iranian regime? Al Arabiya, March 17, 2017. URL:

Libya military strongman claims control of key eastern oil terminals. Deutsche Welle, March 14, 2017. URL:

Dozens of Myanmar soldiers killed in rebel clashes near China border. March 14, 2017. URL:

J. Burke. ‘It’s life and death’: how the growth of Addis Ababa has sparked ethnic tensions. The Guardian, March 13, 2017. URL:

A. Hidayatova. No military solution to Karabakh conflict: Hoagland. Trend News Agency, March 11, 2017. URL:

J. Hence. Five rangers die in grim month for wildlife protectors. The Observer, February 27, 2017. URL:

ACLU starts new grassroots Trump resistance campaign. Sputnik, March 1, 2017. URL:

A. MacDowall. Rumbling Balkans threaten foreign policy headache for Trump. The Guardian, February 27, 2017. URL:

China says more than 20,000 from Myanmar seek refuge across border. Reuters, March 9, 2017. URL:

Thousands cross from Myanmar to China amid border violence. Deutsche Welle, March 8, 2017. URL:

W. Pusztai, A. Delalande. How Haftar lost the oil ports – as Libya moves closer to uncontrolled break-up. Middle East Eye, March 7, 2017. URL:

C. Oduah. Cultivating hatred, breeding violence. In Nigeria’s Kaduna state conflicts between Christian farmers and Muslim herders fuels deadly attacks. VOA, February 21. 2017. URL:

D. Moukalled. Lebanon’s Ain el-Helweh : a microcosm of Arab conflicts. Arab News, March 4, 2017. URL:

R. Pells. Hate crimes rise by more than half in New York City due to surge in anti-Semitism. The Independent, March 4, 2017. URL:

A. Hopkins. ‘Kill, rape, control’: The 20,000 strong MS-13 gang’s legacy of murder, drugs and human trafficking is exposed after its tattooed thugs are put on trial for murders across America. Mail Online, March 3, 2017. URL:

A.P. Santos. Philippine police conducted vigilante killings: Human Rights Watch says. Deutsche Welle, March 3, 2017. URL:

A. Thompson, D. Gagne. Power vacuum leads to fighting among Chinese mafias in Argentina. InSight Crime, February 28, 2017. URL:

O. Carroll. Ukraine’s Donbass drifts into ‘alternative peace.’ The Moscow Times, February 1, 2017. URL:

South Sudan: tens of thousands flee famine and civil war. Deutsche Welle, February 27, 2017. URL:

5. Counter-Terrorism – General

K. von Hippel. A global strategy is the way to defeat ISIS 2.0. Financial Times, April 2, 2017. URL:

Y. Schweitzer, H. Lang. Trump needs to understand and respect these six basic rules of counterterrorism. American Progress, March 29, 2017. URL:

America’s way ahead in Syria. Institute for the Study of War (ISW), March 14, 2017. URL:

R. Fisk. ‘We see them as monsters. At least Israel makes normal, typical war’: As ISIS caliphate shrinks, Syrian anger grows. The Independent, March 26, 2017. URL:

J. Marcus. A new US strategy in the fight against so-called Islamic State? BBC, March 27, 2017. URL:

Washington counterterrorism gathering highlights ‘IS’ fight and Iran. Deutsche Welle, March 21, 2017. URL:

Counterterrorism pitfalls: what the US fight against ISIS and al-Qaeda should avoid. International Crisis Group, Social Report #3, Middle East & North Africa, March 22, 2017. URL:

J. Karlsrud. UN peacekeeping and counterterrorism. The CSS Blog Network, March 22, 2017. URL:

D.L. Davis. Why America can’t win the war in Afghanistan? The National Interest, March 21, 2017. URL:

What the new administration needs to know about terrorism and counterterrorism. Georgetown Security Studies Review, February 2017. URL:

W. Adair Davies. Counterterrorism effectiveness to jihadists in Western Europe and the US: we are losing the war on terror. Studies in Conflict &Terrorism, January 2017. URL:

The European Union’s policies on counter-terrorism: relevance, coherence and effectiveness. Directorate of internal policies: citizens’ rights and constitutional affairs. Brussels, January, 2017. URL:

N. Searle. To defeat terrorists we have to get inside their minds. The Guardian, March 17, 2017. URL:

B.M. Jenkins. Taking the ‘terror’ out of terrorism requires outsmarting fear. The RAND blog, March 16, 2017. URL:

E. Schmitt. Using special forces against terrorism, Trump seeks to avoid big ground wars. The New York Times, March 19, 2017. URL:®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=2

M. D. Reilly. Hybrid threat center of gravity analysis: taking a fresh look at ISIL. Joint Force Quarterly 84, 1st Quarter, January 2017. URL: - .WMxrOBA1gGs.twitter

K. Ariaratnam. How proxy insurgents of the past have transformed into modern terrorist organizations. LinkedIn, March 14, 2017. URL:;Gv99baKoKguD3PnqBs0o+Q==

J. L. Hazelton. Drone strikes and grand strategy: toward a political understanding of the uses of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle attacks in US security policy. Journal of Strategic Studies, July 5, 2016. URL:

E. Helmore. US retires Predator drones after 15 years that changed the ‘war on terror.’ The Guardian, March 13, 2017. URL:

G. Perl Finkel. A new strategy against ISIS: The Jerusalem Post, March 7, 2017. URL:

P. D. Feaver, H. Brands. Trump and terrorism. US strategy after ISIS. Foreign Affairs, March/April 2017. URL:

J. Jeffrey, S. Cagaptay. Trump needs political-military plan for ISIS. The Cipher Brief, March 1, 2017. URL:

6. Counter-Terrorist Strategies, Tactics and Operations

Bahrain’s king approves military trials for civilians. BBC, April 3, 2017. URL:

S. Bhaumik. Is Bangladesh winning the war against militants? BBC, April 4, 2017. URL:

J. Davison. Brothers in arms: Iraqi armed groups grow as Islamic State shrinks. Reuters, April 3, 2017. URL:

C. Anna. More aggressive US strikes in Somalia said to risk civilians. The Washington Times, April 1, 2017. URL:

Uganda vows to keep hunting for LRA leader. Deutsche Welle, March 30, 2017. URL:

China bans ‘abnormal’ beards & veils to curb extremism in Muslim region. RT, March 30, 2017. URL:

J. Marcus. A new US strategy in the fight against so-called Islamic State? BBC, March 27, 2017. URL:

J. Bowen. Freed from IS tyranny, Mosul Sunnis fear the future. BBC, March 25, 2017. URL:

J. Gold. CENTCOM chief: ‘Vital US interests at state’ in Yemen. Defense one, March 29, 2017. URL:

Turkey says ‘Euphrates Shield’ operation in Syria ‘successfully completed.’ RT, March 29, 2017. URL:

Nigeria’s army ramps up military presence in Sambisa Forest. Deutsche Welle, March 28, 2017. URL:

P. Cockburn. Iraqi government ‘made a mistake’ by attacking Mosul before capturing ISIS sanctuaries. The Independent, March 28, 2017. URL:

J. Carroll. Introducing the counterterrorism yearbook 2017. The Strategist, March 21, 2017. URL:

J. Smith, J. Mackenzie. Afghans plan to double special forces from 17,000 as threat grow- sources. Reuters, March 28, 2017. URL:

P. Cockburn. Civilians in western Mosul are being shot at by ISIS and Iraqi forces alike. The Independent, March 27, 2017. URL:

US to end operations against Lord’s Resistance Army in Africa. Deutsche Welle, March 26, 2017. URL:

Z. Khan. Pakistan to build fence along disputed Afghan border. ABC News, March 26, 2017. URL:

Blackwater to open bases in Xinjiang. The Nation, March 22, 2017. URL:

C. Winter. Two years on, Saudi intervention in Yemen leaves train of death. Deutsche Welle, March 24, 2017. URL:

I. Cummings. FBI undercover stings foil terrorist plots – but often plots of the agency’s own making. The Kansas City Star, March 2, 2017. URL:

Drone war. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism. 2017. URL:

A. al-Warfalli. East Libyan army takes rivals’ final holdout in southwest Benghazi. Reuters, March 19, 2017. URL:

J. Schwedler. US strikes on al-Qaeda in Yemen not separate from ongoing civil war. Atlantic Council, March 10, 2017. URL:

P. Felgenhauer. Private military companies forming vanguard of Russian foreign operations. Eurasia Daily Monitor, 14(36), March 16, 2017. URL:

A. Zenz, J. Leibold. Xinjiang’s rapidly evolving security state. Jamestown Foundation, China Brief, 17(4), March 14, 2017. URL:

J. Brown, M. Bodner. Libya: Russia’s new frontline. The Moscow Times, March 15, 2017. URL:

T. Lodge. Objective Raqqa. The Cipher Brief, March 17, 2017. URL:

B.M. Jenkins. No clear road to Raqqa. The Cipher Brief, March 17, 2017. URL:

A. Stein. A very long and nasty fight. The Cipher Brief, March 17, 2017. URL:

C. Realuyo. US efforts to combat illicit financial networks. The Cipher Brief, March 16, 2017. URL:

J. Cassara. Minimizing abuse of hawalas. The Cipher Brief, March 16, 2017. URL:

K. Kagan, F.W. Kagan. A new strategy against ISIS and al-Qaeda. Institute for the Study of War, March 14, 2017. URL:

H. Abdallah. Palestinians protest over PA-Israel security ties. Al Jazeera, Mar14, 2017. URL:

D. Collins. Syria war: ‘Worst man-made disaster since World War II.’ Al Jazeera, May 15, 2017. URL:

M. Kofman. Russian Spetsnaz: learning from experience. The Cipher Brief, March 15, 2017. URL:

D. Blasko. SOF priority in China. The Cipher Brief, March 15, 2017. URL:

TST IntelBrief. Back to the future in counterterrorism tactics. The Soufan Group, March 15, 2017. URL:

F. Schaap, C. Werner. Assad’s control erodes as warlords again upper hand. Spiegel Online, March 14, 2017. URL: - ref=nl-international

Trump gives CIA authority to conduct drone strikes: WSJ. Reuters, March 14, 2017. URL:

China’s Xinjiang offers leniency for ‘terrorists’ who turn themselves in. Reuters. March 14, 2017. URL:

C. Tomson. US declares newly merged Syrian jihadist group a terrorist organization. Al Masdar News, March 11, 2017. URL:

A.J. Bacevich. The never ending war in Afghanistan. The New York Times, March 13, 2017. URL:

Russian special forces sent to back renegade Libyan general – reports. Reuters, March 14, 2017. URL:

S. Ackerman Pentagon wants to declare more parts of world as temporary battlefields. The Guardian, March 13, 2017. URL:

M. Tsvetkova. Russian private security firm says it had armed men in east Libya. Reuters, March 10, 2017. URL:

C. Panzino, A. de Grandpre. The US is sending 2,500 troops to Kuwait, ready to step up the fight in Syria and Iraq. Army Times, March 9, 2017. URL:

J. Moore, M. MCallester, J. Saville. Syria’s war: six years of bloodshed, violence and destruction. Newsweek, March 10, 2017. URL:

T. Philips. China: Xi Jinping wants ‘ Great Wall of Steel’ in violence-hit Xinjiang. The Guardian, March 11, 2017. URL:

M. Horowitz. ISIS may be almost beaten in Mosul – but the battle for Iraq is just beginning. IB Times, March 9, 2017. URL:

T. O’Connor. Syrian war over? Assad winning, as US, Russia join forces against Turkey. IB Times, March 8, 2017. URL:

A. Speckhard, A. Shajkovci, A.S. Yayla. Defeating ISIS on the battleground as well as in the online battle space: considerations of the ‘new normal’ and available online weapons in the struggle ahead. Journal of Strategic Security, 9(4), 2016. URL:

L. Dearden. Russian, Turkish and US commanders meet to calm worsening Syrian ‘proxy war.’ The Independent, March 8, 2017. URL:

Over 2,000 Iran fighters killed in Iraq. Daily Star, March 8, 2017. URL:

North Waziristan: what happened after militants lost the battle? BBC, March 8, 2017. URL:

J.D. Schuster. The US escalates in Yemen, the US-backed rebels in Syria cut Raqqa’s lifeline, and the Saudis try a charm offensive. Lawfare, March 7, 2017. URL:

R. Sangadji. New group detected in terrorist hotbed of Central Sulawesi. Jakarta Post, March 7, 2017. URL:

Suspected militants planned two plots against Saudi king in Malaysia. The National, March 7, 2017. URL:

J. Pearson. Libya slips into further chaos as Haftar’s army pounds militias at airports. The National, March 7, 2017. URL:

200 Daesh militants killed in one month in Nangarhar. Tolo News, March 6, 20176. URL:

C. Gracie. ‘All-out offensive’ in Xinjiang risks worsening grievances. BBC, March 2, 2017. URL:

Erdogan: Turkey killed 13,000 Daesh, PKK terrorists. Middle East Monitor, March 5, 2017. URL:

United against extremism – 7 March 2017. How the UN and tech companies are confronting Online Hate. SecDev.Foundation, URL:

S.M. Torelli. Tunisia’s counterterror efforts hampered by weak institutions. Terrorism Monitor, February 24, 2017. URL:

Battle for Mosul: over 45,000 people flee as Iraqi forces push for US-held areas. Middle East Eye, March 5, 2017. URL:

US forces deploy deadly new drone: images reveal how al-Qa’ida leader was killed with deadly accurate strike which didn’t even break his car’s windows. Mail Online, February 28, 2017. URL:

K. Everson. Classified documents reveal Canada’s planned response to 9/11-style attack. CBC News, March 1, 2017. URL:

Q. Ahsan. Human security, the Pakistani state and responses to terror. The Nation, March 1, 2017. URL:

S. Shams. Why Pakistan needs a new narrative. Deutsche Welle, February 24, 2017. URL:

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

V. Hölzl. Myanmar – a year of democracy. Deutsche Welle, March 30, 2017. URL:

S. Wembi. New videos appear to show Congolese soldiers shooting civilians. The New York Times, March 23, 2017. URL:

M. Galeotti. Voronenkov’s murder: Russia will regret turning to the ‘dark side.’ The Moscow Times, March 28, 2017. URL:

M. Fishman. Why a Russian defector was gunned down in Ukraine. The Moscow Times, March 23, 2017. URL:

M. Roache. Russian authorities ‘imprisoning Tatars in psychiatric hospitals.’ The Guardian, March 28, 2017. URL:

S. Mednick. Rape reaches ‘epic proportions’ in South Sudan’s civil war. Associated Press, March 28, 2017. URL:’epic-proportions’-in-South-Sudan’s-civil-war

S. Jones. Spanish court to investigate Syrian ‘state terrorism’ by Assad regime. The Guardian, March 27, 2017. URL:

Sexual violence used as tactic of repression in Syria: report. Syria Deeply, March 14, 2017. URL:

K. Bode. ‘Syria’s disappeared’ exposes the horror of detention centers. Syria Deeply, March 24, 2017. URL:

E. Stoakes. Facing disaster: the Muslim Rohingya of Myanmar. Middle East Eye, February 17, 2017. URL:

R. Gramer. Gruesome new details on the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar no one is talking about. Foreign Policy, February 3, 2017. URL:

D. Filipov. Ten critics of Vladimir Putin who wound up dead. Chicago Tribune, March 25, 2017. URL:

ICC orders Congo warlord Germain Katanga to pay victims. BBC, March 24, 2017. URL:

T. Fessy. DR Congo unrest: why have 10 mass graves been found in Kasai? BBC, March 25, 2017. URL:

P. Walker. Burma Rohingya Muslims: UN launch investigation into claims security forces are torturing and raping minority group. The Independent, March 24, 2017. URL:

US warns South Sudan government against ‘deliberate starvation tactics.’ Today, March 24, 2017. URL:

C. Dündar. Turkey is heading for dictatorship, but voters can still turn the tide. The Guardian, March 23, 2017. URL:

K. Shaheen. Revealed: the terror and torment of Turkey’s jailed journalists. The Guardian, March 23, 2017. URL:

Chile sentences 33 over Pinochet-era disappearances. BBC, March 23, 2017. URL:

Developments in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Sudan, Myanmar, South Sudan, DR Congo, Burundi, Philippines and CAR. R2P Monitor, Issue 32, March 15, 2017. URL:

New report identifies causes of South Sudan’s famine and potential genocide. South Sudan News Agency, March 21, 2017. URL:

A. Ross. Mass graves in central Congo bear witness to growing violence. Reuters, March 20, 2017. URL:

A. Bior. UN report: rights violations, fighting spike in South Sudan. March 15, 2017. URL:

S. Wembi. Seven Congo army officers charged with war crimes in massacre. The New York Times, March 18, 2017. URL:

700,000 documents highlight appalling tortures in Assad’s prisons. Al Arabiya, March 16, 2017. URL:

Myanmar: The genocide agenda. Al Jazeera, May 2017. URL:

B. Garzon, W. Bourdon. Rebels with a cause: Africa’s whistleblowers need urgent protection. The Guardian, March 10, 2017. URL:

S. Boseley. Syria conflict study condemns ‘weaponization’ of healthcare. The Guardian, March 15, 2017. URL:

Myanmar may be seeking to expel all Rohingya, says UN. AFP, March 14, 2017. URL:

R. Pickrell. Duterte reveals the existence of death squads. The Daily Caller, March 7, 2017. URL:

Study: Iran plays ‘destructive role’ in Iraq, Syria and 12 other nations. Middle East Monitor, March 8, 2017. URL:

M.B. Shishani. Murder in Istanbul. The clandestine international network of Russian assassins dispatched by the Kremlin to liquidate Russia’s enemies abroad. BBC, March 7, 2017. URL:

M. Rafizadeh. Qassem Soleimani: Iran’s Osama bin Laden? Arab News, March 6, 2017. URL:

S. Osborne. Aleppo evacuation was a war crime, says UN panel. The Independent, March 1, 2017. URL:

Myanmar army defends treatment of Rohingya. Associated Press, March 1, 2017. URL:

‘Myanmar army seeks to cover up genocide of Rohingya Muslims.’ Press TV, March 1, 2017. URL:

8. Prevention and Preparedness Studies (including Countering Violent Extremism, De-Radicalization)

M. Hussain. Prison dispatches from the war on terror: American explains what drove him to extremism. The Intercept, March 22, 2017. URL:

A. Martin. Sky-gods and scapegoats: from genesis to 9/11 to Khalid Masood, how righteous blame of ‘the other’ shapes human history. The Independent, March 31, 2017. URL:

CEP analysis: converts who became foreign fighters, recruiters, and domestic terrorists. Counter Extremism Project, March 27, 2017. URL:

E. Rosand. We need to prepare for the inevitable: when terrorists leave prison. Time, March 28, 2017. URL:

The role of women in countering violent extremism: the Nigerian experience with Boko Haram. Peace Direct, Reliefweb, March 20, 2017. URL:

M. Levitt. Defeating ideologically inspired violent extremist. A strategy to build strong communities and protect the US homeland. The Washington Institute, March 2017. URL:

O. Solon. Facebook policy chief: social media must step up fight against extremism. The Guardian, March 12, 2017. URL:

S. Tutun, M.T. Khasawneh, J. Zhuang. New framework that uses patterns and relations to understand terrorist behaviors. Journal of Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 78, July 2017, pp. 358-375. URL:

B. Hays. New model predicts characteristics of terror attacks with 90 percent accuracy. UPI, March 2, 2017. URL:

Interagency Board (AIB). Position paper: bioterrorism preparedness and response. A proposed model for bioterrorism response: initial operations and characterization. January 2017. URL: Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response_A Proposed Model for BT Respo....pdf

Defense Civil Support. DoD, HHS, and DHS should use existing cooperation mechanisms to improve their pandemic preparedness. GAO, 17-150, February 10, 2017. URL:

BNPT identifies 400 ex-terrorists ‘untouched’ by deradicalization program. Jakarta Post, March 2, 2017. URL:

B. Koerner. Inside Minnesota plan to deradicalize ISIS recruits. WIRED, January 24, 2017. URL:

9. Intelligence

CIA operations may be disrupted by new Wikileaks’ data release. BBC, April 4, 2017. URL:

G. Jahn. Austrian lawmaker alleges global Turkish surveillance. The Washington Times, March 31, 2017. URL:

N. Bakos. Politicization of the intelligence community is extremely dangerous. The FPRI Blog, February 27, 2017. URL:

H. Kazim. Turkey’s worldwide monitoring of suspected Gülen supporters. Spiegel Online, March 31, 2017. URL: - ref=nl-international

Klayman discusses NSA/CIA whistleblower Dennis Montgomery & FBI investigation of mass surveillance. YouTube, March 23, 2017. URL:

J. Haynes. Backdoor access to WhatsApp? Rudd’s call suggests a hazy grasp of encryption. The Guardian, March 27, 2017. URL:

Poroshenko announces reform of the Security Service of Ukraine. UAwire, March 25, 2017. URL:

S. Gallagher. New Wikileaks dump: the CIA built Thunderbolt exploit, implant to target Macs. Ars Techica, March 24, 2017. URL:

M. von Hein. Assange: ‘only 1 percent’ of the CIA material has been published. Deutsche Welle, March 22, 2017. URL:

S. Cook. The deep state in Turkey. The Cipher Brief, March 22, 2017. URL:

D. Markey. Pakistan’s entrenched deep state. The Cipher Brief, March 22, 2017. URL:

F. Lodge. What is the deep state? The Cipher Brief, March 22, 2017. URL:

J. Bamford. The multibillion-dollar US spy agency you haven’t heard of. Foreign Policy, March 20, 2017. URL:

A. Finley. How the CIA forgot the art of spying. Politico Magazine, March/April, 2017. URL:

R. Scheer. The CIA’s 60-year history of fake news: how the deep state corrupted many American writers. Truthdig, March 17, 2017. URL:

F. Kovacevic. Puntin’s instructions to the FSB, 2015-2017: analysis. Newsbud, February 23, 2017. URL:

S. Weinberger. The graveyard of empires and Big data. The Pentagon’s secret plan to crowdsource intelligence from Afghan civilians turned out to be brilliant-too brilliant. Foreign Policy, March 15, 2017. URL: Campaign&utm_term=Flashpoints

B. Gertz. US losing global information war. The Washington Free Beacon, March 16, 2017. URL:

O. Solomon. With the latest Wikileaks revelations about the CIA – is privacy really dead? The Guardian, March 9, 2017. URL:

M. Sainato. Former NSA senior analyst blasts Obama and Bush for enabling deep state crisis. Observer, March 9, 2017. URL:

J. McLaughlin. CIA has an ‘impressive list’ of ways to hack into your smart phone, Wikileaks files indicate. The Intercept, March 7, 2017. URL:

O. Solon. With the latest Wikileaks revelations about the CIA – is privacy really dead? The Guardian, March 9, 2017. URL:

J. Sanchez. What if the intelligence agencies can’t secure their own hacking tools. Defense One, March 9, 2017. URL:

Z. Tufekci. The truth about the Wikileaks CIA cache. The New York Times, March 9, 2017. URL:

M. Dykes. The real point of Wikileaks Vault7. Activist Post, March 9, 2017. URL:

Wikileaks Press Conference, March 9, 2017 on CIA/Vault7/Year Zero. YouTube, March 9, 2017. URL:

D. Volz, J. Menn. Wikileaks offers CIA hacking tools to tech companies: Assange. Reuters, March 9, 2017. URL:

G. Greenwald. Leading Putin critic warns of xenophobic conspiracy theories drowning US discourse and helping Trump. The Intercept, March 7, 2017. URL:

That CIA exploit list in full: the good, the bad, and the very ugly. The Register, March 8, 2017. URL:

P. Hanson. Wikileaks claims 99 percent of its CIA documents not yet released. The Daily Caller, March 8, 2017. URL:

A. Madhani, B. Heath, J. Kelly. Wikileaks: CIA hacking group ‘UMBRAGE’ stockpiled techniques from other hackers. USA Today, March 7, 2017. URL:

K. Pendleton, K. Wikileaks just topped Snowden with massive ‘entire hacking capacity of the CIA’ document dump. Independent Journal Review, March 7, 2017. URL:

C. Derespina. Wikileaks releases ‘entire hacking capacity of the CIA.’ Fox News, March 7, 2017. URL:

B.D. Williams. Inside Vault 7: digging into Wikileaks ‘Year Zero’ trove of CIA hacking tools [developing] Fifth Domain Cyber, March 7, 2017. URL:

Wikileaks. Vault 7: CIA hacking tools. March 7, 2017. URL:

D. Yarsike Ball. Protecting falsehoods with a bodyguard of lies: Putin’s use of information warfare. NATO Research Paper, #136, February 2017. URL:

M. Gessen. Russia: The conspiracy gap. The New York Review of Books, March 6, 2017. URL:

S. Biddle. How Peter Thiel’s Palantir helped the NSA spy on the whole world. The Intercept, February 22, 2017. URL:

A. Kovalev, M. Bodner. The secrets of Russia’s propaganda war, revealed. The Moscow Times, March 1, 2017. URL:

A. McCarthy. FISA and the Trump team. National Review, January 11, 2017. URL:

10. Cyber Operations

J. Finkle. Cyber security firm: more evidence North Korea linked to Bangladesh heist. Reuters, April 3, 2017. URL:

Dubai police arrest hackers who targeted White House staff. Associated Press, April 3, 2017. URL:

C. Porter. Why Beijing is curbing industrial spying on the West. The Cipher Brief, April 2, 2017. URL:

L. Maxey. China pivots its hackers from industrial spies to cyber warriors. The Cipher Brief, April 2, 2017. URL:

M. Libicki. China developing cyber capabilities to disrupt US military operations. The Cipher Brief, April 2, 2017. URL:

L. Segall. Mostly human. Hacker down: ISIS’ Twitter star. CNN, April 2, 2017.

A. Blake. Islamic State propaganda outlet Amaq targeted by computer hack. The Washington Times, March 31, 2017. URL:

M. Metzger. Malicious ‘fake’ news links used for social engineering. PC & Tech Authority, January 18, 2017. URL:,malicious-fake-news-links-used-for-social-engineering.aspx

M. Knigge. US move to relax privacy rules for internet service providers could trigger European pushback. URL:

Defense Science Board. Task Force on Cyber Supply Chain. Washington, DC, February 2017. URL:

S. Bryen. Dealing with cyber vulnerabilities of US weapons systems [Commentary]. Defense One, March 29, 2017. URL:

Digital Citizens Alliance. Cyber criminals sharing millions of .edu emails, passwords on dark web. Defense One, March 29, 2017. URL:

90 percent of federal cyber budget used for offensive ops. Defense One, March 29, 2017. URL:

Turkish hackers threaten to wipe millions of iPhones; demand ransom from Apple. Zero Hedge, March 25, 2017. URL:

T. Olavsrud. Nine biggest information security threats through 2019. Information Security Forum, March 28, 2017. URL:

B. Cesca. Russia’s cyberwar against America isn’t over – and the real target is democracy. Salon, March 28, 2017. URL:

European Commission. General data protection regulation (GDPR) URL:

N. Niyazbekov. Kazakhstan’s government is using social media to tame rebellion. The Conversation, March 21, 2017. URL:

D. Milo, K. Kingova. Countering information war lessons learned from NATO and partner countries: recommendations and conclusions. GlobSec Policy Institute, February 20 2017. URL:

A.M. Slaughter. Nations jockey for influence in cyber space. Financial Times, March 16, 2017. URL:

S. Frenkel. The new handbook for cyberwar is being written by Russia. Buzzfeed, March 19, 2017. URL: - .pdEDjeqm

E. Limer. How hackers can break into your accounts without your password . Popular Mechanics March 15, 2017. URL:

B. Algaze. SXSW 2017: a look at the complex cyber security chess game. ExtremeTech, March 17, 2017. URL:

M. Kupfer. How Russia and Wikileaks became allies against the West. The Moscow Times, March 16, 2017. URL:

L. Maxey. Disentangling the NSA and cyber command. The Cipher Brief, March 12, 2017. URL:

Cyber Disrupt 2017. Center for International and Strategic Studies, Washington, DC, March 15, 2017. URL:

Y. Grauer. What will the cyberwars of the future look like? The Week, February 25, 2017. URL:

M. Libicki. It takes more than offensive capability to have an effective cyber deterrence posture. RAND, CT-465, 20017, 12p. URL:

M. McCaul. The war in cyberspace: why we are losing - and how to fight back. RSAC17, YouTube, February 14, 2017. IURL:

J. Harkinson. Meet Silicon Valley’s secretive alt-right followers. Mother Jones, March 10, 2013. URL:

J. Parms. More info, more problems: privacy and security in the age of big data., February 22, 2017. URL:

J. Rooheart. Cyber crime to reach $2 trillion by 2019. What can we do?, February 22, 2017. URL:

US Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Science Board (DSB) Task Force on Cyber Deterrence. Washington, February 2017. URL:

B. Gertz. Pentagon: Russia, China able to launch catastrophic cyber attacks on US infrastructure for next ten years. The Washington Times, Free Beacon, March 10, 2017. URL:

RFSID. Threat data information and intelligence: what’s the difference? Recorded Future, March 8, 2017. URL:

C. Pace. What is the Dark Web? Definition and examples. Recorded Future, March 2, 2017. URL:

B. Buchanan. Mitigating ‘The legend of sophistication’ in cyber operations. The Cipher Brief, March 8, 2017. URL:

A. Sulleyman. Hacked robots could be used to kill people, poison pets and help thieves rob homes, experts reveal. The Independent, March 2, 2017. URL:

P. Tucker. Pentagon advisers want cyber ‘Tiger Teams’, more authorities for cyber command. Defense One, March 2, 2017. URL:

US Trump administration inherits Obama cyberwar against North Korea. Deutsche Welle, March 5, 2017. URL:

US Congressional Hearing. Armed Services Committee. Cyberwarfare in the 21st century: threats, challenges and opportunities. (Witnesses: J.J. Healey, M.C. Libicki, P. Singer) March 1, 2017. URL:

RSA Conference 2017. (IN)Secure Magazine, February 2017. URL:

L. Maxey. Tallinn Manual 2.0: stepping out of the fog in cyberspace. The Cipher Brief, March 1, 2017. URL:

R. Siers, S. Cardash. A reference for cyber operations. The Cipher Brief, March 1, 2017. URL:

W. Heintschel von Heinegg. Existing international law applies online and offline. The Cipher Brief, March 1, 2017. URL:

NIST releases update to cyber security framework. January 10, 2017. URL:

11. Risk & Threat Assessments, Forecasts, Analytical Studies

T. Hunt. Airports and nuclear power stations on ‘terror alert over fears of ISIS cyber threat.’ Sunday Express, April 2, 2017. URL:

R. Bailey. Do Muslims commit most US terrorist attacks?, March 24, 2017. URL:

M. Hernon. False sense of security? Experts weight the threat that terrorism poses Japan. The Japan Times, March 18, 2017. URL: - .WM6MBVc4kSI

A. Norasteh. Terrorism and immigration: a risk analysis. Policy Analysis, # 798, CATO institute, September 13, 2016. URL:

N. Ashdown. Geopolitical order set to be tested in 2017. Jane’s HIS Markit. YouTube, March 13, 2017. URL:

L. Rooparanine, P. Wintour, S, Kamali Deghan, A. Algohbary. Yemen at point of no return as conflict leaves almost 7 million close to famine. URL:

B. Henderson. UN says world faces largest humanitarian crisis since 1945 with 20 million at risk of starvation. The Telegraph, March 11.2017. URL:

World Economic Forum. The Global Risks Report. 12th Edition. February, 2017. URL:

US State Department. Annual Human Rights Reports 2016. URL:

D. Bass. AI scientists gather to plot doomsday scenarios (and solutions). Bloomberg, March 2, 2017. URL:

Global emergency overview. ACAPS, February 28, 2017. URL: - weeklypicks

Crisis overview 2016: humanitarian trends and risks for 2017. ACAPS, December 1, 2016. URL:

12. Also Worth Reading

C. Simon. Fake news is giving reality a run for its money. Harvard Gazette, March 27, 2017. URL: - _=_

D. Westneat. UW professor: the information war is real, and we’re losing it. Seattle Times, March 30, 2017. URL:

Who will control this digital space merged with our brain? Slavoj Zizek on Elon Musk’s AI venture. RT. YouTube, March 31, 2017. URL:

S. Lendman. Harvard’s fake guide news sites. America’s 21st century ‘Index Librorum Prohibitorum.’ GlobalResearch, March 14, 2017. URL:

T. Hedges. The Pentagon has never been audited. That’s astonishing. The Guardian, March 20, 2017. URL:

E. Burrows. Vladimir Putin’s inner circle: who’s who, and how are they connected. CNN, March 28, 2017. URL:

B. Renz, P. Baev, J. Cooper e.a. Assessing Russia’s power: a report. British International Studies Association, February 2017. URL:

P. Holden. Shock tactics: how the arms industry trades on our fear of terrorism. The Guardian, March 20, 2017. URL:

A. Anthony. Yuval Noah Harari: ‘Homo sapiens as we know them will disappear in a century or so.’ The Guardian, March 19, 2017. URL:

J. Petras. The rising tide of militarism in the 21st century: from Clinton, Bush, Obama and Trump. Newsbud, March 15, 2017. URL:

T. H. Ilves. A new kind of war demands new defensive alliances. Defense One, March 15, 2017. URL:

T.A. Schnaufer II. Redefining hybrid warfare: Russia’s non-linear war against the West. Journal of Strategic Studies, 10(1), 2016. URL:

D. Gartenstein-Ross, N. Barr. The coming Islamic culture war. What the Middle East’s Internet boom means for gay rights, and more. Foreign Affairs, March 4, 2017. URL:

H. Grassegger, M. Krogerus. The data that turned the world upside down. Motherboard, February 28, 2017. URL:

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:, IB Consultancy (URL: ) and BlueWaterIntelligence (URL:

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