Recent Online Resources for the Analysis of Terrorism and Related Subjects

Compiled and Selected by Berto Jongman

The items included below surfaced online in June and July 2017. They are categorised under these headings:

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

N.B.: Recent Online Resources will be regular feature in future issue of Perspectives on Terrorism

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

A.V. Pestano. Colombia grants amnesty to more than 3,000 FARC rebels. UPI, July 11, 2017. URL:

D. Burke. Cornish separatist terror group says it has a female would-be suicide attacker in its ranks as it admits burning down Rick Stein’s seafood restaurant after a decade of peace. Mail Online, July 8, 2017. URL:

Local AKP politician killed in armed attack in Diyarbakir. Turkish Minute, July 1, 2017. URL:

G. Lanktree. New NRA video fuels American extremists, says former CIA analyst. Newsweek, June 30, 2017. URL:

Deaths of Ukrainian intelligence officers in car bombings: internal criminal standoff or revenge? South Front, June 29, 2017. URL:

A. Luhn. Ukrainian military intelligence officer killed by car bomb in Kiev. The Guardian, June 27, 2017. URL:

J. Symmes Cobb. Colombian police arrest eight in mall bombing probe. Reuters, June 25, 2017. URL:

D. Lang. The ‘extremism experts’ who used to fear the right, are now worried about the left., June 19, 2017. URL:

Colombia’s Marxist rebels kidnap two Dutch journalists. Deutsche Welle, June 20, 2017. URL:

Brandanschläge an Gleisen –Staatsschutz ermittelt. Spiegel Online, June 20, 2017. URL:

L. Pasha-Robinson. Number of far-right extremists flagged to government terror unit soars 30% in a year. The Independent, June 19, 2017. URL:

Deadly bomb blast strikes upscale Bogota shopping mall. Deutsche Welle, June 18, 2017. URL:

Fact check: Is left-wing violence rising? NPR, June 16, 2017. URL:

A. Hawkins. Alexandria attacker carried list of Republicans marked for ‘assassination.’ Breitbart, June 16, 2017. URL:

P. Bergen, D. Sterman. The return of leftist terrorism? CNN, June 15, 2017. URL:

I. Mugabi. Rwanda: fresh start for former FDLR fighters? Deutsche Welle, June 14, 2017. URL:

Gauging extremist crime: crunching the numbers. Homeland Security News Wire, June 13, 2017. URL:

White supremacists in US inspired by ancient Nordic religion. Homeland Security News Wire, June 13, 2017. URL:

Under Trump, US militias not ready to lay down arms., June 12, 2017. URL:

D. Dumo. Gunman kill 14 in ambush on main South Sudan highway – police. Reuters, June 9, 2017. URL:

M. Pauly. A new wave of leftwing militants is ready to rumble in Portland – and beyond. Mother Jones, May/June 2017. URL:

A. Carassava. Greek extremists go abroad for training in revolution. Deutsche Welle, June 4, 2017. URL

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

L. Iaccino. ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is ‘definitely alive’ say Kurdish officials. IB Times, July 17, 2017. URL:

ISIS indoctrinated children: Western countries’ moral responsibility or danger to society? RT, July 16, 2017. URL:

M. Ganea. Fading Daesh, rising al-Qaeda? – analysis. Eurasiareview, July 16, 2017. URL:

C. McCauley. Review of M Sageman. Misunderstanding terrorism. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016, 175p. In: Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict, June 29, 2017. URL:

The terrorist diaspora: after the fall of the Caliphate. (Testimonies by T. Joscelyn, R. Simcox, C.P. Clarke). Hearing US House of Representatives, Homeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, July 13, 2017. URL:

K. Zimmerman. Al-Qaeda’s strengthening in the shadows. American Enterprise Institute. Testimony for US hearing ‘The persistent threat: al-Qaeda’s evolution and resilience.’ US House of Representatives, Homeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence. July 13, 2017. URL:

S.G. Jones. Rebuilding the base. How al-Qaeda could resurge. US hearing testimony for ‘The persistent threat: al-Qaeda’s evolution and resilience. US House of Representatives, Homeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence. Santa Monica: RAND, CT-479, July 13, 2017. URL: file://localhost/‘The persistent threat/ al-Qaeda’s evolution and resilience. US House of Representatives, Homeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, July 13, 2017. URL

‘The persistent threat: al-Qaeda’s evolution and resilience. (Testimonies by K. Zimmerman, C. Cetorelli, S. Jones) US House of Representatives, Homeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, July 13, 2017. URL: file://localhost/‘The persistent threat/ al-Qaeda’s evolution and resilience. US House of Representatives, Homeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, July 13, 2017. URL

J. Cafarella. Testimony on: ‘The persistent threat: al-Qaeda’s evolution and resilience. US House of Representatives, Homeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, July 13, 2017. URL:

C. Whiteside. Winning the blame game: the Caliphate of complete disaster. The Hague: ICCT, July 13, 2017. URL:

T. R. Hamming. The al-Qaeda-Islamic State rivalry: competition yes, but no competitive escalation. Terrorism and Political Violence, July 11, 2017. URL:

T. Joscelyn. The terrorist diaspora: after the fall of the caliphate. The Long War Journal, July 13, 2017. URL:’s+Long+War+Journal+Update)

E. Wilf. The battle for hegemony in the Middle East. ASPI Special Reports, 2017. URL:

N. Johnson. Amid defeats, ISIS shifts narrative from invincibility to victimization. The Washington Free Beacon, July 11, 2017. URL:

A.S. Yayla. Al Qaeda makes its move with a video primer by Hamza bin Laden. Modern Diplomacy, July 7, 2017. URL:

A.S. Yayla. What will happen after Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death? The new Virtual Caliphate and its implications. Modern Diplomacy, July 11, 2017. URL: - .WWUULbC6-oQ.twitter

J. Burke. After Islamic State. Collapse may come swiftly – but will that leave the world any safer? Prospect, April 12, 2017. URL:

K. Orton. Foreign terrorist attacks by the Islamic State, 2002-2016. Henry Jackson Society, March 24, 2017. URL:

H. Stuart. Islamist terrorism: analysis of offences and attacks in the United Kingdom, 1998-2015. Henry Jackson Society, March 5, 2017. URL:

What comes after ISIS? Foreign Policy, July 10, 2017. URL:

L. Sly. ISIS: a catastrophe for Sunnis. Many have suffered under the Islamic State, but the misery inflicted on Sunnis will resonate for generations. The Washington Post, November 23, 2016. URL:

R. Wright. Mosul falls: what is next for ISIS? The New Yorker, July 9, 2017. URL:

Global Islamic State. Mapping militant organizations. Stanford University. URL:

B. Hubbard, E. Schmitt. ISIS, battered but still potent, returns to its insurgent roots. The New York Times, July 8, 2017. URL:

C. Whiteside. A pedigree of terror: the myth of the Ba’athist influence in the Islamic State movement,. Terrorism Research Initiative, July 7, 2017.[Reprint from Perspectives on Terrorism, Vol. 11, Issue ] URL:

D. Milton, M. al-‘Ubaydi. The fight goes on: the Islamic State’s continuing military efforts in liberating cities. Westpoint: CTC, June 28, 2017. URL:

E. Schmitt. ISIS reverts to insurgent roots to pose long-term threat, study says. The New York Times, June 29, 2017. URL:

A. Reed, J. Pohl, M. Jegerings. The four dimensions of the foreign fighter threat: making sense of an evolving threat. The Hague: ICCT, 8(1), 2017. URL:

B.M. Jenkins. The Islamic State’s disposable army. The RAND Blog, June 20, 2017. URL:

D. Byman. Judging al-Qaeda’s record: part 1: Is the organization in decline? Lawfare, June 27, 2017. URL:

D. Byman. Judging al-Qaeda’s record: part 2: Why has al-Qaeda declined? Lawfare, June 28, 2017. URL:

Ramadan rage 2017: deaths reach 1,627. Bluntforcetruth, June 26, 2017. URL:

P. van Ostaeyen, G. van Vlierden. The role of Belgian fighters in the jihadification of the Syrian war. From plotting early 2011 to the Paris and Brussels attacks. European Foundation for Democracy, Counter Extremism Project, 2017. URL:

B. O’Connor. M. Duffy Toft: on why does Islamic State claim responsibility for so many attacks? ABC News, June 23, 2017. URL:

UpFront special: is it over for ISIL? (Panel discussion with M. Bloom, Hassan Hassan, A. Yayla and M. Rubaie) Al Jazeera, June 23, 2017. URL:

B. Price, Muhammad al-‘Ubaiydi. CTC Perspectives: The Islamic State’s internal rifts and social media ban. Westpoint: CTC, June 21, 2017. URL:

C. Bunzel. Abandoning al-Qaida: Tahrir al-Sham and the concerns of Sami al-‘Uraydi. Jihadica, May 12, 2017. URL:

B. Gertz. ISIS setting up support networks to move terrorists to Europe, Asia. The Washington Free Beacon, June 21, 2017. URL:

B. McKernan. Death of ISIS’ chief cleric in US air strike throws group into crisis. The Independent, June 21, 2017. URL:

A.S. Yayla. Al Qaeda makes its move with a video primer by Hamza bin Laden. Homeland Security, June 19, 2017. URL:

A. Soufan. Hamza bin Laden, Osama’s son, is helping al-Qaeda stage a deadly comeback. Newsweek, June 19, 2017. URL:

M. Comerford, M. Ahmed, D. Sleat. The rise and fall of ISIS. Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. June 13, 2017. URL:

M. Nyst. Degrees of affiliation in the global al-Qaeda franchise. The Strategist, June 16, 2017. URL:

ISIL leaders. VOA, June 16, 2017. URL:

L. Gustafsson, M. Ranstorp. Swedish foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq. An analysis of open-source intelligence and statistical data. Center for Asymmetric Studies (CATS), June 2017. URL: Foreign Fighters webb.pdf

F. Marone, E. Entenmann, L. Vedino. Fear thy neighbor. Radicalization and jihadist attacks in the West. Instituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale. June 13, 2017. URL:

What makes Islam so different? Ramadan Bombathon. Terror in the name of Islam. URL:

3. Terrorists Strategies and Tactics

N. Ingraham. ISIS created its own social network to spread propaganda. Endgadget, April 5, 2017. URL

Mass casualty explosives attacks in Iraq and Afghanistan. START Background Report, June 2017.

G.S. Ligon, M.K. Logan, M. Hall, D.C. Derrick, J. Fuller, J., S. Church. The Jihadi Industry: Assessing the Organizational, Leadership, and Cyber Profiles. Final report prepared for the Department of Homeland Science and Technology Directorate’s Office of University Programs. College Park, MD: START, 2017. URL:

The child soldiers of Daesh. Arte, July 12, 2017. URL:

Z.K. Goldman, E. Maruyama, E. Rosenberg, E. Saravalle, J. Solomon-Strauss. Terrorist use of virtual currencies: containing the potential threat. CNAS Reports, May 20017, 56p. CSS, URL:

E.N. Kurtulus. Terrorism and fear: do terrorists really want to scare? Critical Studies on Terrorism, May 22, 2017. URL:

Known perpetrators of IED incidents in the past five years: Taliban. AOAV, May 23, 2017. URL:

L. Dearden. UK residents donate thousands of pounds a year to Islamist extremist organizations, Home Office reveals. The Independent, July 12, 2017. URL:

JWMG desk. Social networks as a fundraising platform: ‘Share with us the Victory Campaign’ (Sharikuna al-Nasr). Herzliya: ICT, May 15, 2017. URL:

Vehicles as weapons of terror. Counter Extremism Project, July 2017. URL:

L.T. Wood. Homeland Security concerned about drone terror strikes in the US. The Washington Times, July 8, 2017. URL:

R.J. Bunker. Laptop bombs and civil aviation: terrorism potentials and carry on travel bans. TRENDS, June 14, 2017. URL:

J. Stavridis. Terrorists have been all too effective by Air and Land. What if they hit by Sea? Time, June 29, 2017. URL:

SITE launches Insite report on terrorism and energy amid increasing threats and attacks. SITE, June 6, 2017. URL:

J. Moore. ISIS using drones rigged with munitions to attack advancing forces in Raqqa. Newsweek, June 26, 2017. URL:

B. Johnson. How Islamist terror groups provide the blueprints to kill. Observer, June 23, 2017. URL:

‘Islamic State’ targets children to punish parents in Mosul, says UN. Deutsche Welle, June 22, 2017. URL:

H. Khan. ISIS and al-Qaeda are little more than glorified drug cartels and their motivation is money not religion. The Independent, April 16, 2017. URL:

L. Dearden. ISIS bans fighters from using social media amid paranoia over spying and dissent. The Independent, June 22, 2017. URL:

B.M. Jenkins. Can we predict where terrorists will strike next? Newsweek, June 19, 2017. URL:

Taliban turning informants of Western forces into ‘green-on-blue’ attackers. RT, June 18, 2017. URL:

V.P. Clarke, L. Klarevas. London and the mainstreaming of vehicular terrorism. The RAND blog, June 5, 2017. URL:

S. Martin. UN warns that terrorists may get hold of robotic army in chilling report. Express, June 30, 2016. URL:

E. Maruyama, K. Halahan. Following the money. A primer on terrorist financing. Center for a New American Security, June 9, 2017. URL:

B. Goodwin. Islamic State supporters shun Tails and Tor encryption for Telegram., June 8, 2017. URL:

D. Carlisle. Money-laundering laws should cover virtual currency exchange business. The Cipher Brief, June 11, 2017. URL:

Y. Fanuse. Will a new generation of terrorists turn to Bitcoin? The Cipher Brief, June 11, 2017. URL:

L. Maxey. Terror finance in the age of Bitcoin. The Cipher Brief, June 11, 2017. URL:

C. Paton. Israel hacked ISIS cell to uncover laptop-bomb plot to down international flights. Newsweek, June 12, 2017. URL:

J. Moore. ISIS’ chemical weapons capability collapses in Syria after battlefield losses. Newsweek, June 13, 2017. URL:

P. Paganini. Israeli intelligence spotted IS plans for laptop bomb. Security Affairs, June 13, 2017. URL:

J. Carroll. Terrorists are using encryption. Our laws need to keep up with the technology. The Age, June 12, 2017. URL:

L. Alkhouri. How cyber-jihadists protect their identities and their posts. The Cipher Brief, June 9, 2017. URL:

C. Helmich. Review: Caravan of martyrs: sacrifice and suicide bombing in Afghanistan, by David B. Edwards. Times Higher Education, June 8, 2017. URL:

D. Gartenstein-Ross. N. Barr. The myth of lone-wolf terrorism. The attacks in Europe and digital extremism. Foreign Affairs, July 26, 2016. URL:

4. Conflict, Crime and Political Violence other than Terrorism

J. Elgot. Acid attacks need zero-tolerance approach, says Sadiq Khan. The Guardian, July 17, 2017. URL:

J. Y Ng. China’s growing intolerance for dissent will come at a high price. The Guardian, July 17, 2017. URL:

S.A. Cook. The other Gulf conflict: how the Qatar crisis is playing out in D.C. back rooms. Salon, July 16, 2017. URL:

E. Olson. Why Mexican security is crumbling and how that matters here. The Cipher Brief, July 12, 2017. URL:

K. Lavinder. Mexico’s violence spikes, fueled by drug trafficking, kidnapping, corruption. Cipher The Brief, July 12, 2017. URL:

Russian investigators launch fresh probe into war crimes of Ukrainian military. RT, July 14, 2017. URL:

Global Witness. Defenders of the earth. 2016 saw a record 200 killings of people defending their land, forests and rivers against destructive industries. July 13, 2017. URL:

Acid attacks have been increasing since 2012 – it’s time we took decisive action. The Independent, July 14, 2017. URL:

C. Bernard. I’ve worked with refugees for decades. Europe’s Afghan crime wave is mind-boggling. The National Interest, July 11, 2017. URL:

B. Ariel. Quartet expresses concern over Gaza. Arutz Sheva, July 14, 2017. URL:

Bob Corker: Saudi terrorism support ‘dwarfs’ Qatar’s. Al Jazeera, July 13, 2017. URL:

Gaza may already be ‘unlivable’ three years earlier than predicted, UN report confirms. The New Arab, July 12, 2017. URL:

Somali pirates are under investigation for supporting ISIS, report says. Hiiraan Online, July 11, 2017. URL:

J. Luyken. Who is to blame for the riots that hit Hamburg during the G20? The Local, July 8, 2017. URL:

German intelligence to shed light on Qatar terror allegations. Deutsche Welle, July 6, 2017. URL:

J. Burke. Congo violence fuels fears of return to 90s bloodbath. The Guardian, June 30, 2017. URL:

C. Gaffey. Nigeria oil: militants will ‘give peace a chance’ and stop attacks in Niger Delta. Newsweek, June 29, 2017. URL:

S. Gurman, R. Contreras. More than half of hate crimes in US go unreported: report. The Globe and Mail, June 29, 2017. URL:

J. Tubiana, C. Gramizzi. Tubu trouble: state and statelessness in the Chad-Sudan-Libya triangle. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, HSBA Working paper 43, June 2017. URL:

P. Escobar. House of Saudi Cards: the inside story. Sputnik, June 24, 2017. URL:

D. Gilbert. Mexico on course to replace Syria as world’s most violent country. Vice, June 22, 2017. URL:

J. Due Enstad. Antisemitic Violence in Europe, 2005-2015. Exposure and perpetrators in France, UK, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Russia. Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX), University of Oslo, June 2017. URL:

S. Dinan. Nearly 30% of illegal immigrant children at border have ties to MS-13 or other gangs. The Washington Times, June 21, 2017. URL:

S. Lotto Persio. Crime in Mexico: murder rate reaches record high and nobody is talking about it. Newsweek, June 22, 2017. URL:

N. Cosoy. Caught in the crossfire of armed gangs in Colombia. BBC, June 17, 2017. URL:

M. Rendon, M.L. Schneider. Potential scenarios for Venezuela’s future. CSIS, June 20, 2017. URL:

M. Bartalmai. Ukrainian agony –The concealed war. NuoViso TV, YouTube, December 21, 2915. URL:

A. Travis. Anti-Muslim hate crimes surges after Manchester and London Bridge attacks. The Guardian, June 20, 2017. URL:

J. Kushner. Bandits, cows and bullets: the gangs turning to guns in Kenya. The Guardian, June 20, 2017. URL:

M. Shifter, B. Radersdorf. Can Central America break the cycle of drugs, corruption and gang war? The Cipher Brief, June 18, 2017. URL:

K. Lavinder. Drugs and violence on the United States’ doorstep: no end in sight. The Cipher Brief, June 18, 2017. URL:

New version of PRIO dataset on urban unrest, 1960-2014. June 8, 2017. URL:

M. Dugato, F. Calderoni, G. Berlusconi. Forecasting organized crime homicides: risk terrain modeling of Camorra violence in Naples, Italy. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, June 13, 2017. URL:

Over 200 attacks on Muslims in first quarter of the year in Germany. Deutsche Welle, June 1, 2017. URL:

G. Thompson. How the US triggered a massacre in Mexico. Pro Publica, June 12, 2017. URL:

UN says Ukraine conflict escalating amid cease-fire violations. RFE/RL, June 13, 2017. URL:

W. Odunsi. North threat: form southern region –Igbo group tells IPOB, MASSOB, OPC, MEND, others. Daily Post, June 11, 2017. URL:

P. Corcoran. Mexico’s ‘Kingpin strategy’ took out 107 of 122 drug lords in five years. War is Boring, June 10, 2017. URL:

J. Roth. Video: did Qatar pay al-Qaeda $1 billion ransom? Risk Hedge, June 9, 2017. URL:

5. Counter-Terrorism – General

M. LeVine. When philosophers join the kill chain. Al Jazeera, August 9, 2012. URL:

A. Thier, S. Worden. Political stability in Afghanistan: a 2020 vision and roadmap. United States Institute of Peace, July 10, 2017. URL:

K. Nimmo. NSC-68 and the national security state. Newsbud, July 10, 2017. URL:

D.R. DePetris. America can’t turn a blind eye to Somalia’s counterterror needs. The National Interest, March 5, 2017. URL:

D. Dragovic, R. Iron. It’s time to break up Syria. The National Interest, June 25, 2017. URL:

C. Houck. Time for the Pentagon to overhaul drone management, new report says. Defense One, June 28, 2017. URL:

A. Speckhard. Defeating ‘radical Islamic terrorists’: how is President Trump doing in his first 100 days in office. In: The changing international order. TRENDS report, Abu Dhabi, June 2017. URL:

Cross Talk on Syria: rushing to war? Discussion with A. Mercouris, R. Murphy and C. Davidson. RT, June 23, 2017. URL:

Y. Abraham. Ten things we learned from Israel’s Herzliya conference on security. Middle East Eye, June 23, 2017. URL:

M.N. Katz. America’s dilemma: dealing with multiple adversaries simultaneously. Center for Security Studies, June 2017. URL:

A. Cordesman. US strategic interests and the rise of Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), June 21, 2017.

B. Plett Usher. Trumplomacy: is there a Mideast strategy beyond arms sales? BBC, June 20, 2017. URL:

A. Cordesman. Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, ISIS, and Iran: is ‘half’ a strategy better than none? CSIS, June 19, 2017. URL:

P. Stewart, I. Ali. Trump eyes hardening line towards Pakistan after Afghan war review. The Star, June 20, 2017. URL:

R. Cassidy, J. Tame. Part II: How we twitterized Clausewitz and ended up bogged down in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Strategy Bridge, June 20, 2017. URL:

B.M. Jenkins. When the caliphate falls, what then for US policy? The RAND blog, June 16, 2017. URL:

T. O’Connor. US will lose Syria to Iran and abandon Kurdish allies, former ambassador says. Newsweek, June 19, 2017. URL:

D. Byman, W. McCants. The danger of picking sides in the Qatar crisis. The Atlantic, June 16, 2017. URL:

A. Klein. The cyclical politics of counterterrorism. Lawfare, June 16, 2017. URL:

F. O’Toole. Terrorism is becoming normal, and will be its undoing. The Irish Times, June 9, 2017. URL:

C. Savage. A counterterrorism expert explains how we got here and what lies ahead. Review of A. Soufan: Anatomy of terror. From the death of Bin Laden to the rise of the Islamic State. W.W. Norton & Company, 2017, 359p. The New York Times, June 9, 2017. URL:

B. Chellaney. The age of blowback terror. Project Syndicate, June 7, 2017. URL:

P. Cockburn. Britain refuses to accept how terrorists really work – and that’s why prevention strategies are failing. The Independent, June 8, 2017. URL:

J. Fioretti. EU seeks to expedite police requests for data from tech firms. Reuters, June 8, 2017. URL:

K. von Hippel. We should have more sympathy for our security services – even when terrorists succeed. Prospect, June 8, 2017. URL:

S. Hewitt. Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so. The Conversation, June 2, 2017. URL:

M. Shurkin, S. Pezard, S.R. Zimmerman. Mali’s next battle. Improving counterterrorism capabilities. Santa Monica: RAND, RR-12410OSD, 2017, 142 pp. URL:

B. Connable, N. Lander, K. Jackson. Beating the Islamic State. Selecting a new strategy for Iran and Syria. Santa Monica: RAND, RR-1562-OSD, 2017, 98p. URL:

6. Counter-Terrorist Strategies, Tactics and Operations

China orders Xinjiang’s Android users to install app that deletes ‘terrorist’ content. Radio Free Asia, July 14, 2017. URL:

S. McFate. The ‘Blackwater 2.0’ plan for Afghanistan. The Atlantic, July 17, 2017. URL:

A. Vitchek. On the ground in Marawi amid Duterte’s battle against ISIS. RT, July 16, 2017. URL:

Pakistan is going after ISIS fighters hiding out in its volatile tribal areas. Business Insider, July 17, 2017. URL:

Pentagon plans to use machine learning to help fight Daesh by end of this year. Sputnik, July 15, 2017. URL:

W. Madsen. Return of Pentagon mercenaries worries US active duty military. Strategic Culture, July 14, 2017. URL:

A. Reed, J. Pohl. Tackling the surge of returning foreign fighters. The Hague: ICCT, July 14, 2017. URL:

Security forces killed 102 terrorists in J&K in seven months, more on hit list. Times of India, July 14, 2017. URL:

S. Oakford. US doubled fuel support for Saudi bombing campaign in Yemen after deadly strike on funeral. The Intercept, July 13, 2017. URL:

N.J.S. Davies. The US state of war: July 2017. Counterpunch, July 10, 2017. URL:

B. Watson. What the largest battle of the decade says about the future of war. Defense One, July 9, 2017. URL:

S. Wittendorp, R. de Bont, E. Bakker, J. Roy van Zuijdewijn. Persoonsgerichte maatregelen Syrië/Irak-gangers. Een vergelijking tussen Nederland, België, Denemarken, Duitsland, het Verenigd Koninkrijk en de Verenigde Staten. Leiden University, ISGA, July 3, 2017. URL:

S. Biddle. Facebook’s tough-on-terror talk overlooks white extremists. The Intercept, July 6, 2017. URL:

Letter dated 9 May 2017 from the chair of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1988(2011) addressed to the President of the Security Council. UNSC, S/2017/409, May 25, 2017. URL:

J. Groves. We can spot terrorists by bank activity, says May: PM to urge world leaders to use resources on technology that identifies transactions. Mail Online, July 7, 2017. URL:

A. Miller. The surveillance state & censorship legislation conundrum: dragnet surveillance & censorship legislation will do nothing to eliminate cyber jihad & lone wolf recruiting. Newsvine, June 29, 2017. URL:

Russian warplanes kill about 8300 Syrian civilians, about 40% of them are children and women in 21 months direct participation in military operations. SOHR, June 30, 2017. URL:

Hassan Hassan. The battle for Raqqa and the challenges after liberation. CTC Sentinel, June 27, 2017. URL:

A. Speckhard, A. Shajkovci. ‘Radical Islamic terrorists’: how is President Trump doing? – Analysis. Eurasia Review, June 27, 2017. URL:

C. May. Inside numerous secret prisons in Yemen, the UAE tortures and the US interrogates detainees: report. Salon, June 26, 2017. URL:

D. Shepardson, A. Wise. US unveils enhanced airline security plan to avoid laptop ban. Reuters, June 28, 2017. URL:

A. Lund. The complex state of play in eastern Syria. The Cipher Brief, June 27, 2017. URL:

H. Matfess. Nigeria’s war against Boko Haram may be far from over. Newsweek, June 24, 2017. URL:

E. Schmitt. Commando raids on ISIS yield vital data in shadowy war. The New York Times, June 25, 2017. URL:

H. Ryan. Timeline of escalation in Syria: US vs. Iran, Russia, Syria and ‘pro-regime’ forces post January 20, 2017. Just Security, June 22, 2017. URL:

C. Griffifth. Cracking terror’s codes is becoming increasingly difficult for governments. The Weekend Australia., June 23, 2017. URL:

ISIS shifting focus to Afghanistan, threatens Central Asia- CIS anti-terrorism chief. RT, June 24, 2017. URL:

D. Neiwert. Home is where the hate is. Trump’s fixation on demonizing Islam hides true homegrown US terror threat. The Investigative Fund,, June 21, 2017. URL:

M. Sampathkumar. Majority of terrorists who have attacked America are not Muslim, new study finds. The Independent, June 23, 2017. URL:

L. Dearden. German anti-terror police uncover hidden paramilitary training camps for far-right extremists. The Independent, June 23, 2017. URL:

A. Cordesman. One size-fits-all approach fails in Afghanistan. The Cipher Brief, June 23, 2017. URL:

Russian warships, sub launch cruise missiles at Daesh targets in Syria – MoD. Sputnik, June 23, 2017. URL:

R. Gutman. The US is destroying Raqqa in order to save it, and civilians be damned. The Daily Beast, June 22, 2017. URL:

Tasers issued to hundreds of London police after knife crime surge. Express, June 20, 2017. URL:

A. H. Cordesman. 4,000 more troops for Afghanistan? There could be good reasons why. Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), June 20, 2017. URL:

M. Bazzi. The growing US-Iran proxy fight in Syria. The Atlantic, June 20, 2017. URL:

C. Kozak. The campaign for Ar-Raqqa: June 6-20, 2017. Institute for the Study of War (ISW), June 20, 2017. URL:

US build-up in southern Syria violates international law – Russian Foreign Ministry. Sputnik, June 22, 2017. URL:

US plot for future Syria: ‘no territorial integrity, special plans for Raqqa.’ Sputnik, June 22, 2017. URL:

T. O’Connor. West needs Russia’s help to fight ISIS and Assad can stay, France’s Macron says. Newsweek, June 21, 2017. URL:

J. Moore. Human rights: Yemen violated international law by torturing detainees, and the US knew about it. Newsweek, June 22, 2017. URL:

C. Landry. UN Security Council unanimously welcomes Sahel force. AFP, June 21, 2017. URL:

M. Sampathkumar. Russian diplomat appointed to lead new UN counter-terror unit. The Independent, June 21, 2017. URL:

A.S. Yayla. Summer of terror approaches: what to do to counter martyrdom attacks? Modern Diplomacy, June 21, 2017. URL: - .WUqoIvXouAA.twitter

Pentagon’s damning report, says Afghan-oriented militants getting support from elements of Pakistan government. Financial Express, June 21, 2017. URL:

L. Fadel. Complete map of Syria war: mid-June update. Al Masdar News, June 21, 2017. URL:

A. Tarzi. Iran, Russia and the Taliban: reassessing the future of the Afghan state. Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI), June 21, 2017. URL:

New report confirms Israel has been secretly funding Syrian rebels for years. Mint Press, June 19, 2017. URL:

R. Read. Iran’s missile attack on ISIS was coordinated with Assad, went through Iraqi airspace. The National Interest, June 19, 2017. URL:

M. Fisher. Terrorist or disturbed loner? The contentious politics of a label. The New York Times, June 19, 2017. URL:

Russia’s intervention in Syria – a case study. CSIS, April 28, 2017. URL:

A. Rashid. Afghanistan: it’s too late. The New York Review of Books, June18, 2017. URL:

J. Moore. Israel secretly paying salaries of Syrian rebels on Golan Heights border: report. Newsweek, June 19, 2017. URL:

YouTube introduces new measures to curb extremist video online. The Guardian, June 19, 2017. URL:

Afghan forces kill over 3,000 insurgents in last three months: MoD. Ariana News, June 19, 2017. URL:

Missile raid on Deir Ez-Zor a new stage in Iran’s war on terror: MP. Tasnim Nes Agency, June 19, 2017. URL:

Iran’s IRGC warns strikes targeting IS could be repeated. RFE/RL, June 19, 2017. URL:

More must be done about extremist content online, says Google. The Guardian, June 18, 2017. URL:

C. Forrest. Facebook’s secret weapon for fighting terrorists: human experts and AI working together. TechRepublic, June 15, 2017. URL:

A. Moscaritolo. Facebook using AI to wipe out terrorist accounts. PC Magazine, June 15, 2017. URL:

W. Haydock. Consolidating terrorist watchlisting bureaucracy. Lawfare, June 14, 2017. URL: https:


M. Jamil. From Zarb-i-Azb to Radd-ul-Fassaad. Pakistan Observer, June 18, 2017. URL:

Netanyahu calls to end Palestinian payments to attacker families. Digital Journal, June 18, 2017. URL:

Philippines eyes truce with communist rebels amid siege. Tri-City Herald, June 18, 2017. URL:

B.M. Jenkins. London Bridge attack: the latest example of ‘pure terror.’ The RAND Blog, June 5, 2017. URL:

US-led coalition’s white phosphorus use in Mosul ‘not within international legal framework’ – rights groups. RT, June 17, 2017. URL:

W. Edwards. Philippine City is a battleground in global fight against extremism. The Cipher Brief, June 16, 2017. URL:

C. Gaffey. Nigeria’s president Buhari must investigate military ‘war crimes’ against Boko Haram suspects, says Amnesty. Newsweek, June 16, 2017. URL:

Facebook’s AI war on terror revealed Software is learning to spot and shut down terror groups online. Mail Online, June 15, 2017. URL: - ixzz4k5zSY53a

America brings in the big guns to southern Syria base. The New Arab, June 14, 2017. URL:

G. Porter. Why Afghanistan? Fighting a war for the war system itself. Truthdig! June 13, 2017. URL:

P.R. Neumann. Don’t follow the money. The problem with the war on terrorist financing. Foreign Affairs, July/August, 2017. URL:

H. Ould Ahmed. Algeria, France urge political solution in Libya to halt terrorism. Reuters, June 13, 2017. URL:

‘Staggering’ civilian deaths from US-led air strikes in Raqqa – UN. Reuters, June 14, 2017. URL:

I. Frodsham. Armed SAS troops take to streets disguised as tramps and street sweepers to stop another terror attack. Mail Online, June 13, 2017. URL:

K. Ferguson. May and Macron announce new clamp down on the internet to make sure it is not a safe space for terrorists as they warn tech giants who fail to take down material will face tough new fines. Mail Online, June 13, 2017.

T. O’Connor. Trump administration targets ISIS leaders with new US sanctions over chemical weapons used in Iraq. Newsweek, June 12, 2017. URL:

Special operations in a chaotic world. PRISM, 6(3), December 7, 2016. URL:

N. Hicks. Five ways President Trump is making terrorism worse. Defense One, June 12, 2017. URL:

J. Ditz. US eyes $1.1 trillion national security budget for 2018. Activist Post, May 31, 2017. URL:

C. Paton. Israel hacked ISIS cell to uncover laptop-bomb plot to down international flights. Newsweek, June 12, 2017. URL:

R. Turgut. Saudi Arabia instructs ban of books by Yousef al-Qaradawi from schools, universities and libraries. The Peninsula, June 12, 2017. URL:,-universities-and-libraries

A. Barnard. Beyond Raqqa, an even bigger battle to defeat ISIS and control Syria looms. The New York Times, June 10, 2017. URL:

S.J. Ellison. Defining the model: understanding insurgency and counterinsurgency models to develop a path forward in Afghanistan. Small Wars Journal, June 4, 2017. URL:

S. Gibbs. EU could give police direct access to cloud data in wake of terror attacks. The Guardian, June 8, 2017. URL:

How Israel spots lone-wolf attackers. Algorithms monitor social-media posts of Palestinians. The Economist, June 8, 2017. URL:

R. Verkaik. Why it’s becoming impossible to stop the terrorists. The Guardian, June 8, 2017. URL:

S. Rawnsley. Drone war heats up in the skies over Syria. The Daily Beast, June 9, 2017. URL:

B. Spliet. The ‘humanitarian’ destruction of Libya – part 3: the war on Africa. Newsbud, June 8, 2017. URL:

P. Cockburn. Battle to liberate Raqqa from ISIS ‘will be over quicker than Mosul.’ The Independent, June 6, 2017. URL:

Lavrov: deconfliction zones in Syria announced without Damascus’ consent illegitimate. RT, June 7, 2017. URL:

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

Chile, Germany establish Colonia Dignidad commission. Deutsche Welle, July 13, 2017. URL:

S. Totten, H. Theriault, E. von Joeden-Forgey. (Eds.) Controversies in the field of genocide studies. Genocide: A critical bibliographic review, Volume 11. Routledge, 2017, 272 pp. URL:

M. S. Hiebert. Constructing genocide and mass violence. Society, crisis, identity. Routledge, 2017, 230p. URL:

A. Jansen. Anti-genocide activists and the responsibility to protect. Routledge, 2017, 228 pp. URL:

S. Totten. (Ed.) Last lectures on the prevention and intervention of genocide. Routledge, 2018, 320 pp. URL:

Waqar Azmi. Why we need to break the silence around rape and violence against women. The Guardian, July 11, 2017. URL:

Alarming pattern of mysterious political deaths in Russia. MSNBC, July 10, 2017. URL:

M. Hasan. Here’s why Washington hawks love this cultish Iranian exile group. The Intercept, July 7, 2017. URL: - utm_sguid=155260,4448c615-4392-488e-9ba1-4fb4ed7f7566

A. Idriss. What role can the US play in fixing South Sudan? Newsweek, July 7, 2017. URL:

S. Foltyn. The unwinnable war. Vice News, July 4, 2017. URL:

S. Mulhem. Syria crisis: inevitable bias and inaccuracies in Saydnaya prison testimonies. Sputnik, July 7, 2017. URL:

J. Warrick. The message behind the murder: North Korea’s assassination sheds light in chemical weapons arsenal. The Washington Post, July 6, 2017. URL:

J. Ayako-Kummah. South Sudan forces ‘target civilians because they can.’ Deutsche Welle, July 5, 2017. URL:

Thousands tortured to death in Syrian prisons, reports human rights group. Middle East Monitor, July 1, 2017. URL:

M. Ristic. Kosovo Special Court prepares to charge ex-guerrillas. Balkan Insight, June 28, 2017. URL:

Srebrenica massacre: Dutch peacekeepers partly responsible, court rules. Deutsche Welle, June27, 2017. URL:

M. Alesevich. Iraq’s Kurdish Jews look to the future with hope and skepticism. Middle East Eye, June 26, 2017. URL:

‘UAE-ruler’s friend’ ran Libyan plot to kill Saudi crown prince. Middle East Eye, June 26, 2017. URL:

N. Turse. Is South Sudan government engaged in ethnic cleansing, triggering Africa’s biggest refugee crisis? Democracy Now!, June 23, 2017. URL:

UN to send experts to investigate DR Congo violence. France24, June 23, 2017. URL:

S. Saez. Lawsuit filed against Franco regime torturer. Deutsche Welle, June 23, 2017. URL:

N. Turse. Ghost nation. An ethnic cleansing campaign by the government threatens to empty South Sudan. Harper’s Magazine, July 2017. URL:

A. Seiff. Vietnamese activists under constant threat of violence. Deutsche Welle, June 21, 2017. URL:

G. Porter. How America armed terrorists in Syria. The American Conservative, June 22, 2017. URL:

South Sudan: killings, mass displacement and systematic looting as government forces purge civilians from Upper Nile. Amnesty International, June 21, 2017. URL:

C. Gaffey. Refugees in Africa: the Congo crisis neglected by the world. Newsweek, June 20, 2017. URL:

DR Congo Kasai conflict: ‘Thousands dead’ in violence. The Sun, June 20, 2017. URL:

D. Brown. Russia is reportedly behind a disturbing number of assassinations outside its borders. Business Insider, June 19, 2017. URL:

From Russia with blood. BuzzFeed, June 16, 2017.URL: - .yra3pXdL

S. Olsson. Child soldiers in Africa: ICC trial of Congolese warlord puts recruitment of girl fighters in spotlight. Newsweek, June 14, 2017. URL:

M. Robinson. Glamorous 6ft companion of Russian whistleblower who ‘was poisoned at his £3m Surrey mansion’ claims he was killed by Putin’s henchmen and accuses MI6 of ‘covering up his death.’ Mail Online, June 13, 2017. URL:

M. Galeotti. The Kremlin’s newest hybrid warfare asset: gangsters. Foreign Policy, June 12, 2017. URL:

R. Pickrell. North Korea releases details of alleged assassination attempt on Kim Jung-un. The National Interest, June 12, 2017. URL:

Mosul torture exposed: Iraq forces’ abuses filmed. RT, June 6, 2017. URL:

Lawyer for tortured detainees: US created ISIS through misguided detention, interrogation policies. Democracy Now, June 5, 2017. URL:

A. Goldman, E. Schmitt. Aid coordinator in Yemen had secret job overseeing US military shipments. The New York Times, June 6, 2017. URL:

8. Prevention and Preparedness Studies

(including Countering Violent Extremism, De-Radicalization)

Italy uses imams in prisons to deter extremism among inmates. Associated Press, July 12, 2017. URL:

S. Weine. Giving CVE a chance. Just Security, July 5, 2017. URL:

M. B. Altier, E. L. Boyle, N.D. Shortland, J.G. Horgan. Why they leave: an analysis of terrorist disengagement events from eighty-seven autobiographical accounts, Security Studies, 26(2), March 2, 2017.

A.J. Gielen. Countering violent extremism: a realist review for assessing what works, for whom, in what circumstances, and how? Terrorism and Political Violence, May 3, 2017. URL:

J. Gill. Italy has many refugees, not much terror, but why? The Daily Caller, July 12, 2017. URL:

A. Speckhard, A.S. Yayla. The glorious martyrs of the Islamic State. ISIS defectors speak – videos. ICSVE, July 12, 2017. URL:

A. Mansour. Ein Zehn-Punkte-Plan gegen den Islamismus. Die Welt, July 12, 2017. URL:

Terror group returnees’ rehabilitation vital: Kuwait. Bahrain News Agency, July 9, 2017. URL:

J. Chase. Young Islamists have ‘very scant’ knowledge of Islam, study finds. Deutsche Welle, July 11, 2017. URL:

T. Wilson. Foreign funded Islamist extremism in the UK. Henry Jackson Society, July 5, 2017. URL:

M. von Hein. Saudi Arabia exports extremism to many countries – including Germany study says. Deutsche Welle, July 9, 2017. URL:

‘Refugees to Europe are easy prey for Islamic radicalization’ – Italian police chief. RT, July 8, 2017. URL:

Islamist recruiters in Germany ‘go right for young people’s hearts.’ Deutsche Welle, July 7, 2017. URL:

J. Moore. Saudi Arabia funding Islamist extremists in Britain, says new report. Newsweek, July 5, 2017. URL:

Chairmanship’s perception paper. Recommendations for the 2017 OSCE-wider Counter-terrorism Conference on ‘Preventing and countering violent extremism and radicalization that lead to terrorism.’ Vienna, may 23-24, 2017. URL:

E.M. Kearns, A. Betus, A. Lemieux. Why do some terrorist attacks receive more media attention than others? SSRN, March 7, 2017. URL:

Molenbeek and violent radicalization: ‘a social mapping’. Brussels: European Institute of Peace, June 2017, 96 pp. URL:

T. Khandakar. Canada’s anti-radicalization centre won’t actually be deradicalizing anyone. Vice News, June 29, 2017. URL:

S. Marsden. Terrorism: how we can de-radicalize extremists. Newsweek, June 28, 2017. URL:

Violent online political extremism. VOX Pol Online Library (more than 500 entries). URL:

New Canadian Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence supports local efforts. News release, June 26, 2017. URL:

E. Beardsley. Inside French prisons, a struggle to combat radicalization. NPR, June 25, 2017. URL:

CSTO plans to enhance anti-radicalization cooperation with OSCE. Sputnik, June 22, 2017. URL:

S. Bunglawala. Finsbury Park coverage: lazy stereotypes promoted by eloquent Islamophobes must end here. The New Arab, June 20, 2017. URL:

D. Aghoul. Finsbury Park: on whitewashing the ‘white crusade.’ The New Arab, June 19, 2017. URL:

L. Wiuff Moe. The politics of preventing and countering violent extremism. Finding local solutions to global challenges. Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), June 2017. URL:

J. Moore, O. Crowcroft. Inside Finsbury Park mosque’s transformation from extremist hot spot to anti-radicalization beacon. Newsweek, June 19, 2017. URL:

J.M. Berger. London and the clash of the extremists. The Atlantic, June 19, 2017. URL:

M. Sirseloudi, S. Reinke de Buitrago. Konfrontative Feindbilder und ihre Entstehungsbedingingen. Forschungs Ergebnissee BKA, 2016, 162 pp. URL:

S. Martin. ISIS to be wiped out by Artificial Intelligence? Major probe into causes of radicalization. Express, June 15, 2017. URL:

B. Schuurman, L. van der Heide. Foreign fighter returnees & the reintegration challenge. RAN Issue Paper, November 2016. URL:

Radicalization Research. URL:

D. Quan. ‘It is a battle for hearts and minds’: Trudeau’s $35 million gamble to counter radicalization. The National Post, June 11, 2017. URL:

S. Marks, D. Pick. Lessons from the 1950s on mind control. The difficulty in pinpointing how radicalization works in practice. The World Today, February and March 2017. URL:

J.N. Berger. ‘Defeating IS ideology’ sounds good, but what does it really mean? The Hague: ICCT, June 6, 2017. URL:

P. Neumann, S. Maher. London attack: how are UK extremists radicalized? BBC, June 5, 2017. URL:

9. Intelligence

Mexico spying targeted international experts in student kidnapping case. The Guardian, July 11, 2017. URL:

P. Mattis. Everything we know about China’s secretive State Security Bureau. The National Interest, July 9, 2017. URL:

C. Meier. ‘We’re the terrorists’: Rainbow Warrior spy speaks out after 32 years., July 9, 2017. URL:

K. Zenz. Is Russia or North Korea behind Petya, the latest cyber attack? Newsweek, July 7, 2017. URL:

A. Verma. Outlaw country: CIA’s hacking tool for Linux computers revealed. Fossbytes, July 1, 2017. URL:

M. Hanham, C. Dill, J. Lewis, B. Kim, D. Schmerler, J. Rodgers. OP#28: A geospatial crowd-sourcing platform for WMD verification. Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. June 30, 2017. URL:

L. Hay Newman. Wikileaks dump reveals a creepy CIA location-tracking trick. WIRED, June 28, 2017. URL:

Does Canada need its own CIA or MI6? Cyber Security Intelligence, June 29, 2017. URL:

Israel’s Mossad on the hunt for new spy techniques. Reuters, June 28, 2017. URL:

ELSA. Wikileaks, June 28, 2017. URL: - Elsa

L. Harper. What did the FBI learn about homegrown violent extremists from a 2012 survey? Unredacted, June 27, 2017. URL:

R. Kalinyak. Intelligence community must embrace the digital era: DIA director. C4ISRNet, June 13, 2017. URL:

D. Reichmann. CIA chief: intel leaks on the rise, cites leaker ‘worship’. C4ISRNet, June 26, 2017. URL:

K. Coleman. Cryptocurrencies – a growing issue for military intel agencies and law enforcement. C4ISRNet, June 19, 2017. URL:

P. R. Pillar, G. Thielman. Cherry picking intelligence for war in the Middle East? Here we go again. Defense One, June 27, 2017. URL:

V. Träder. Mexico: is the state spying on journalists? Deutsche Welle, June 24, 2017. URL:

D. Laabs. The fog of war. Seymour Hersh and the question as to what really happened in Khan Sheikhoun. Die Welt, June 26, 2017. URL:

K. Nimmo. The Reality Winner psyop. Newsbud, June 12, 2017. URL:

C. Reed. America’s best partner in Middle East HUMINT needs help. Defense One, June 22, 2017. URL:

New digital national security archive set publishes thousands of declassified Iraq war docs. Unredacted, June 21, 2017. URL:

K. Harris. Liberals to create ‘super’ national security watchdog as part of anti-terror law overhaul. CBC News, June 20, 2017. URL:

G. Lanktree. Former CIA analyst warns Russia threat being ignored like al-Qaeda was pre 9/11. Newsweek, June 14, 2017. URL:

R. Bergman. How the KGB started the war that changed the Middle East. The Six-Day War at 50. The New York Times, June 7, 2017. URL:

D. Volz. White House, intel chiefs want to make digital spying law permanent. Reuters, June 7, 2017. URL:

A. Chrisafis. Macron launches French counterterrorism taskforce. The Guardian, June 7, 2017. URL:

Statement for the record Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. June 8, 2017. URL:

10. Cyber Operations

US places cyberattacks on par with traditional warfare via Cyber Command reform. Sputnik, July 17, 2017. URL:

K. Collins. Watch this extorted money get lost in the expanse of the blockchain. Quartz, July 17, 2017. URL:

L. C. Baldor. Military cyber operations headed for revamp after long delay. Associated Press, July 16, 2017. URL:

Which countries are most exposed to cyber threats surveillance? Fifth Domain Cyber, July 12, 2017. URL:

M. Pomerleau. NATO looks to modernize IT. C4ISRNET, July 10, 2017. YRL:

W. Haydock. End-to-end encryption is key to securing government databases. Nextgov, July 10, 2017. URL:

R. Siers. Expert view: cyber attacks on power plants a warning. The Cipher Brief, July 9, 20-17. URL:

M. Hosenball. Foreign hackers probe European critical infrastructure networks. Reuters, July 10, 2017. URL:

J. Moore. Israel’s online war: spies ‘attacking hackers’ to counter wave of cyber threats. Newsweek, June 27, 2017. URL:

R. Nuwer. What if the internet stopped working for a day? BBC, February 7, 2017. URL:

The day a mysterious cyber-attack crippled Ukraine. BBC, July 4, 2017. URL:

N. Peterson. Whose cyberattack brought Ukraine to a shuddering halt? Newsweek, July 1, 2017. URL:

Psychographics 101. The Corbett Report, YouTube, June 30, 2017. URL:

Australia sets up cyberwarfare unit to target foreign enemies. Deutsche Welle, June 30, 2017. URL:

Online fraud costs public billions but is still not a police priority, says watchdog. The Guardian, June 30, 2017. URL:

D. Goodin. Tuesday’s massive ransomware P. Polityuk, E. Auchard. The ‘Petya’ global cyberattack may have just been cover for an attack in Ukraine. Business Insider, June 30, 2017. URL:

KSN Report: Ransomware in 2016-2017. Kaspersky Lab, June 26, 2017. URL:

P. Paganini. The dark art of encryption. Security Affairs, June 28, 2017. URL:

A. Sebenius. Writing the rules of cyberwar. Defense One, June 29, 2017. URL:

S. Solomon. US cyberexpert warns world is losing war against hackers. ‘What we have been doing isn’t working. Times of Israel, June 28, 2017. URL:

P. Muncaster. NATO confirms cyber as legitimate military domain. Infosecurity-magazine, June 29, 2017. URL:

J. Moore. Israel’s online war: spies ‘attacking hackers’ to counter wave of cyber threats. Newsweek, June 27, 2017. URL:

M. Pomerleau. Three ways DARPA will attack the cyber problem. C4ISRNet, June 14, 2017. URL:

M. Pomerleau. Coming soon: joint international cyberspace operations. C4ISRNet, June 16, 2017. URL:

R. Hackett. Google’s elite hacker SWAT team vs everyone., June 23, 2017. URL:

Fourteen key findings from the Digital News Report 2017. June 23, 2017. URL:

T. Porter. Cyber security threats: how hackers hacked the world’s most powerful people. Newsweek, June 25, 2017. URL:

Y. J. Bob. Ex-Israeli NSA chief: foundation of civilization is under attack. Jerusalem Post, June 26, 2017. URL:

D. Omand. UK blazes new path on information sharing. The Cipher Brief, June 21, 2017. URL:

J. Clapper. Obstacles to information sharing in the virtual battlefield. The Cipher Brief, June 21, 2017.

L. Maxey. Allying public and private forces on the front lines of cybersecurity. The Cipher Brief, June 21, 2017. URL:

N. Perlroth. A cyberattack ‘the world isn’t ready for.’ The New York Times, June 22, 2017. URL:

A. Greenberg. How an entire nation became Russia’s test lab for cyberwar. WIRED, June 20, 2017. URL:

EU Parliament committee wants massive end-to-end encryption, no more snooping ‘backdoors’. RT, June 20, 2017. URL:

M. Baezner, P. Robin. Cyber and information warfare in the Ukrainian conflict. Center for Security Studies, June 2017. URL:

A. Greenberg. Wikileaks reveals how the CIA could hack your router. WIRED, June 15, 2017. URL:

D. Palmer. Backdoors, encryption and internet surveillance: which way now? ZDNet, June 15, 2017. URL:

Researchers say Russian hackers can now cause major power outages. RFE/RL, June 13, 2017. URL:

P. Paganini. Security researchers at Trend Micro used Tor honey pots to conduct a six-months study of the attack landscape of the Dark Web. Security Affairs, June 12, 2017. URL:

D. Sanger, E. Schmitt. US cyber weapons, used against Iran and North Korea, are a disappointment against ISIS. The New York Times, June 12, 2017. URL:

TV5 Monde Analyse d’incident. Thomas Rid, YouTube, June 11, 2017. URL:

Digital Citizens Alliance. Trouble in our digital midst. How digital platforms are being overrun by bad actors and how the Internet Community can beat them at their own game. June 2017. URL: Digital-Midst Report-June-2017.pdf

A. Sulleyman. Google, Facebook and Twitter should share users’ information to fight piracy and terrorism. The Independent, June 9, 2017. URL:

11. Risk & Threat Assessments, Forecasts, Analytical Studies

L. Iaccino. Rohingya Muslim children face starvation amid Burma crackdown. IB Times, July 17, 2017. URL:

D. Cancian. The $120bn threat: cyber-attack could cost the global economy as much as Hurricane Katrina. IB Times, July 17, 2017. URL:

S. Martin. Widespread chaos to follow rising sea levels, warns ex-NASA boss. Sunday Express, July 15, 2017. URL:

BfV. 2016 Annual report on the protection of the constitution (facts and trends). Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz, June 2017. URL:

S. M. Walt. The world is even less stable than it looks. Chaos is spreading – and that’s even before getting to America’s lack of competent leadership. Foreign Policy, June 26, 2017. URL:

Country reports on terrorism. US State Department. URL:

ACAPS. Global emergency overview. July 15, 2017. URL: - weeklypicks

Armed Conflict Survey 2017. London: IISS, May 9, 2017. URL:

Editor’s introduction. Armed Conflict Survey. May 8, 2017. URL:

T. Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Health emergencies represent some of the greatest risks to the global economy and security. Remarks delivered at G20 summit, Hamburg, Germany. Reliefweb, July 8, 2017. URL:

German intel chief: more terror attacks likely in Germany. Associated Press, July 2017. URL: - .WWC3cldYnt8

Islamic terrorists reorganizing, targeting Europe – UN official. Today, June 8, 2017. URL:

Saferworld’s strategic plan 2017-21. URL:

R2P Monitor, Issue 33, May 15, 2017. URL:

Al Qaeda sets sail., June 26, 2017. URL:

NCTV: Dreigingsbeeld Terrorisme Nederland (DTN), #45. The Hague, June 23, 2017. URL: Samenvatting_tcm31-267359.pdf

List of terrorist incidents 2017. Wikipedia. URL:

2017 Terrorist attacks., June 23, 2017. URL:

N. Johnson. Counterterrorism director: al-Qaeda remains no.1 terrorism concern to US. The Washington Free Beacon, June 22, 2017. URL:

B. Grill, L. Höflinger, K. Kuntz, S. Shafy. Millions around the world are still threatened with starvation. Spiegel Online, June 22, 2017. URL: - ref=nl-international

J. Cox. Alibaba’s Jack Ma warns evolving technology could cause World War III. The Independent, June 22, 2017. URL:

K. Dupuy, S. Gates, H.M. Nygard, I. Rudolfson, S. Aas Riustad, H. Strand, H. Urdal. Trends in armed conflict, 1946-2016. Center for Security Studies, June 22, 2017. URL:

R. Ratcliffe. One person forced to flee their home every three seconds by war and violence. The Guardian, June 19, 2017. URL:

Global Conflict Tracker. Council on Foreign Relations, June 19, 2017. URL: - !/?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=fb&utm_campaign=interactive&utm_term=global-conflict-tracker&utm_content=061517

UN refugee agency: record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide. BBC, June 19, 2017. URL:

R. Flood. Terror warning: this is how to spot a terrorist as expert warns another attack ‘likely.’ The Express, June 18, 2017. URL:

R. Flood. Terror warning: online radicalization material increases likelihood of attack, experts say. Express, June 17, 2017. URL:

J. Moore. ISIS in Sweden: Islamist extremists on the rise in Nordic nation, spy chief says. Newsweek, June 16, 2017. URL:

C. Gaffey. Congo at war: DRC’s instability a ‘threat to Africa,’ says Kofi Annan. Newsweek, June 16, 2017. URL:

2017 EU terrorism report: 142 failed, foiled and completed attacks, 1002 arrests and 142 victims died. EUROPOL Press release, June 15, 2017. URL:

H. Day. ISIS is planning new wave of attacks on Europe with explosives-laden drones and female jihadis, EU law enforcement agency warns. Mail Online, June 15, 2017. URL:

Rights groups warn of looming disaster if Israel cuts power supplies to Gaza. The New Arab, June 15, 2017. URL:

Finnish security service raises terrorism threat level. Reuters, June 14, 2017. URL:

G.F. Treverton (Ed.) Comparing early warning across domains. (based on workshop held May 2011 in Stockholm). Center for Asymmetric Threat Studies, 2011. URL: Early Warning Across Domains.pdf

D. K. Li. Bratton thinks Europe-like terror attacks are headed for the US. New York Post, June 11, 2017. URL:

South Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 9, June 12, 2017. URL:

O. Smith. Mapped: the 48 countries where a terrorist attack is most likely. Telegraph, May 26, 2017. URL:

P. Meier. The future of crisis mapping is finally here. iRevolutions, June 7, 2017. URL:

J. Sinai. Seeing impending doom, and following up. Washington Times, June 5, 2017. Review of R. A. Clarke, R.P. Eddy. Warnings: finding Cassandras to stop catastrophes. Ecco, 2017, 416p. URL:

R. Wright. How different – and dangerous – is terrorism today? The New Yorker, June 5, 2017. URL:

12. Also Worth Reading

J. Galtung. Peaceful societies – where are they? TFF Associates & Themes blog, July 17, 2017. URL;–-where-are-they/

T. Porter. AI could spark wars unless legislators act now, warns Elon Musk. Newsweek, July 16, 2017. URL:

G. Friedman. Is there a global war coming? Brain Bar Budapest, YouTube, July 7, 2017. URL:

M. Rubin. Which country today is most like Orwell’s 1984 authoritarian nightmare. Newsweek, July 15, 2017. URL:

P. Williams. Continuity and change in war and conflict in Africa. PRISM 6(4), CSS, July 13, 2017. URL:

K. Bahgat, G. Barrett, K. Dupuy, S. Gates, S. Hillesund, H. Mokleiv Nygård, S. Aas Rustad, H. Strand, H. Urdal, G. Østby. Inequality and armed conflict: evidence and policy recommendations. PRIO, CSS, July 13, 2017. URL:

M. Konaev. The future of war is in cities – the study of war should follow suit. The CSS Blog Network, July 12, 2017.

W. Ury, T. Hübl. New approaches to healing collective conflict and trauma: our responsibility as global citizens. Kosmos. Journal for Global Transformation, Spring/Summer 2017. URL:

B. Wittes, J. Chong, Q. Jurecic. The wall begins to crumble: notes on collusion. Lawfare, July 11, 2017. URL:

S. Mallaby. The cult of the expert – and how it collapsed. The Guardian, October 20, 2016. URL:

H. Brands, E. Edelman. America and the geopolitics of upheaval. The National Interest, June 21, 2017. URL:

A. Lieven. Don’t fear the new nationalism. The National Interest, June 25, 2017. URL:

N. Chomsky July 2017 – The emerging world order. Cognitive Science, YouTube, July 2, 2017. URL:

I. Sample. Treaty banning nuclear weapons approved at UN. The Guardian, July 7, 2017. URL:

C. Flynn, L. Ruiz. Beyond checkers and chess: what junior leaders can do to develop strategic thinking. The Strategy Bridge, July 7, 2017. URL:

D. Gernon. Elon Musk: the world’s population is accelerating toward collapse and nobody cares. CNBC, July 7, 2017. URL:

Competing visions. Reconnecting Asia. Mapping continental ambitions. CSIS. URL:

T. Raines, M. Goodwin, D. Cutts. The future of Europe: comparing public and elite attitudes. Chatham House, June 2017. URL:

A. Williams. How anxiety became society’s prevailing condition. The Independent, June 17, 2017. URL:

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About the Compiler: Berto Jongman is Assistant Editor of Perspectives on Terrorism. He 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. Jongman was the recipient of the Golden Candle Award for his World Conflict & Human Rights Maps, published by PIOOM. He is editor of the volume ‘Contemporary Genocides’ and has also contributed to various editions of ‘Political Terrorism’, the award-winning handbook of terrorism research, edited by Alex P. Schmid.

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