Recent Online Resources for the Analysis of Terrorism and Related Subjects

Compiled and Selected by Berto Jongman

The items included below became available online in August and September 2017.

They are categorised under twelve 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 for the Analysis of Terrorism and Related Subjects’ is a regular feature in ‘Perspectives on Terrorism’.

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

L. Dearden. National Action: banned neo-Nazi terrorist group still active in UK after finding loophole. The Independent, September 8, 2017. URL:

M. Rueda. FARC deal leaves Colombians out to dry. Deutsche Welle, September 6, 2017. URL:

Colombia strikes cease-fire deal with ELN guerrilla group. Deutsche Welle, September 4, 2017. URL:

D. Peled. How a British neo-Nazi group turned to terrorism and recruited her majesty’s soldiers. Haaretz, September 7, 2017. URL:

M. McHugh. New IRA develops different kind of ‘crude but very effective’ pressure-plate bomb. The Independent, September 2, 2017. URL:

J. Haltiwanger. Are the Antifa terrorists? Feds have reportedly classified their activities as ‘domestic terrorist violence.’ Newsweek, September 1, 2017. URL:

W. Mirza. Homeland Security downplays threat of domestic terrorism. Muckrock, February 22, 2017. URL:

Colombia’s FARC keeps name as group goes straight. Deutsche Welle, September 1, 2017. URL:

J.R. Schindler. How to avoid America’s coming Years of Lead. Observer, August 30, 2017. URL:

D. Burke. Chechen MP is shot dead as he drove to work in attack which was caught in dashcam footage. Mail Online, August 29, 2017. URL:

DAPL developer alleges ‘eco-terrorism,’ sues activist groups for $1 billion. Sputnik, August 25, 2017. URL:

S. McKay. The terrorists of the left. The American Spectator, August 22, 2017. URL:

Man stabs military police guard with samurai sword outside Taiwan presidential office. The Straits Times, August 18, 2017. URL:

A. Alsema. Why are Colombia’s former guerrillas and their families assassinated? Colombia reports, August 16, 2017. URL:

W. Uwajaren. Gunmen attack EFCC headquarters in Abuja. Sahara Reporters, August 16, 2017. URL:

C.P. Blair. Looking clearly at right-wing terrorism. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, June 9, 2014. URL:

S. Guzman. Colombia struggles to fill power vacuum. The Cipher Brief, August 16, 2017. URL:

M. Yagoub. Despite peace talks, Colombia’s ELN guerillas continue expansion. InSight Crime, July 31, 2017. URL:

J.M. Berger. What the next round of alt-right rallies will reveal. The Atlantic, August 14, 2017. URL:

A dark and constant rage: 25 years of right-wing terrorism in the United States. ADL, 2017. URL:

J. Wilson, E. Helmore, J. Swaine. Man charged with murder after car rams anti-far-right protesters in Charlottesville. The Guardian, August 13, 2017. URL:

J. Ospina-Valencia. Colombia’s former FARC rebels face political challenges following peace agreement. Deutsche Welle, July 28, 2017. URL: .

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

C.P. Clarke. How ISIS is transforming. Why predictions of its demise are premature. Foreign Affairs, September 25, 2017. URL:

Anwar al-Awlaki’s violent legacy. Counter Extremism Project, September 2017. URL:

ISIL: target Russia – featured documentary. Al Jazeera English, YouTube, March 30, 2017. URL:

F. Zahid. Jamaat ul Ansar al-Sharia: the new al-Qaeda threat in Pakistan. TerrorismMonitor, 15(8), September 22, 2017. URL:

M. Horton. Is the Hasm movement the future of militancy in Egypt? TerrorismMonitor, 15(8), September 22, 2017. URL:

S. Maher. Parsons Green, and why more attacks on the West by Islamic State are inevitable. New Statesman, September 22, 2017. URL:

A. El-Menawy. How Qatar being forced to stop funding terrorism led to Hamas and Fatah reconciling. The Independent, September 21, 2017. URL:

B. Lintner. The truth behind Myanmar’s Rohingya insurgency. Asian Times, September 20, 2017. URL:

C. McCue, J.T. Massengill, D. Milbrandt, J. Gaughan, M. Cumpston. The Islamic State long game: a tripartite analysis of youth radicalization and indoctrination. The CTC Sentinel, September 21, 2017. URL:

T. Joscelyn. Islamic State rescinds one of its most problematic religious rulings. FDD’s Long War Journal, September 20, 2017. URL:

H. Beech. Rohingya militants vow to fight Myanmar despite disastrous cost. The New York Times, September 17, 2017. URL:

J. Cafarella, J. Zhou. ISIS’s expanding campaign in Europe. Institute for the Study of War (ISW), September 18, 2017. URL:

J. Holland-McCowan, D. Porter. ICSR Insight: The Catalonia attacks in context. ICSR, September 15, 2017. URL:

B. Seftel. Al Qaeda thrives across weak West African states. The Cipher Brief, September 14, 2017. URL:

E. Robinson, D. Egel, P. B. Johnston, S. Mann, A.D. Rothenberg, D. Stabbins. When the Islamic State comes to town. Santa Monica: RAND, RR-1970-RC, 2017, 260p. URL:

Terrorist incidents sharply drop down in Pakistan. Bernama, September 11, 2017. URL:

A. Pandey. Myanmar’s Rohingya rebels – what you need to know. Deutsche Welle, September 10, 2017. URL:

Amnesty: Boko Haram resurgence kills 381 civilians since April. The Jerusalem Post, September 5, 2017. URL:

H.J. Schindler. Trends in ISIL financing. June 23, 2017. GLOBSEC 2017. URL:

B. Hoffmann. A growing terrorist threat on another 9/11. The Wall Street Journal, September 8, 2017. URL:

A. Soufan. Hamza bin Ladin: from steadfast son to al-Qa’ida’s leader in waiting. CTC Sentinel, September 7, 2017. URL:

A. al-Dassouky. The role of jihadi movements in Syrian local governance. OMRAN for Strategic Studies, July 14, 2017. URL: - .WW4EhZpV0pY.twitter

Taliban leader claims they control ‘over half’ of Afghanistan. 21st Century Wire, September 2, 2017. URL:

J. Mitchell: inside the minds of the Islamists terrorists – full interview. American Enterprise Institute, YouTube, January 23, 2017. URL:

L. Bindner, R. Gluck. Wilayat Internet: ISIS’ resilience across the Internet and social media. Bellingcat, September, 2017. URL:

A. al-Tamimi. Review of: S. Staffell, A. Awan (Eds.) Jihadism transformed: al-Qaeda and Islamic State’s global battle of ideas. Oxford University Press, 2018, 296 pp. The Middle East Quarterly, 24(4), Fall 2017. URL:

M. Hamblet. The Islamic State’s virtual caliphate. Jihad in the West. The Middle East Quarterly, Fall, 2017. URL:

Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM) Weekend Summary. MEMRI, Special Announcement No. 561, August 26, 2017. URL:

C. Reuter. Islamic State’s demise. A terror group in its death throes? Spiegel Online, August 30, 2017. URL:

S. Zeiger. What happens after Daesh? Lessons from Africa, the Americas, and the Arab world. TRENDS, August 30, 2017. URL:

K. Lavinder. Boko Haram stalks region despite territory loss. The Cipher Brief, August 30, 2017. URL:

C. Paton. Iran: Islamic Republic is again largest backer of Hamas against Israel, providing weapons and money for ‘resistance.’ Newsweek, August 29, 2017. URL:

A. Spada. Islamism in the Middle East: a sectarian conflict? Islam Media Analysis, August 29, 2017. URL:

L. Vedino. The roots of the Barcelona attack. In Catalonia, salafist terror is no surprise. Foreign Affairs, August 25, 2017. URL:

A. Ahmad. Jihad & Co. Black markets and Islamist power. Oxford University Press, 2017. URL:

E. Trager. The Muslim Brotherhood’s fatal mistake. The miscalculation that tore up the group in two. Foreign Affairs, August 21, 2017. URL:

G. Wood. True believers. How ISIS made jihad religious again. Foreign Affairs, September/October 2017. URL:

G. Wood. What we still don’t know about the Islamic State’s foreign fighters. The Atlantic, August 2017. URL:

ISIS’s increasing online outreach in Spanish, threats to Spain, in report posted by MEMRI’s Jihad and Terror Threat Monitor (JTTM) project in April 2017. MEMRI, Special Dispatch No. 7057, August 18, 2017. URL:

M. Weinbaum. Jihad in India, Kashmir and Afghanistan: a boost to Pakistan? The Cipher Brief, August 17, 2017. URL:

P. Byrne. Anatomy of terror: what makes normal people become extremists? New Scientist, August 16, 2017. URL:

A. Roul. Al-Qaeda’s quiet resurgence in India. TerrorismMonitor, 15(16), August 15, 2017. URL:

A. Davis. Rohingya insurgency gains momentum in Myanmar. Asia Times, August 15, 2017. URL:

N. Horadam, J. Sorhaindo. Profile: Sheikh Mukhtar Robow (Abu Mansur). Critical Threats, November 14, 2011. URL:

H. Janjua. Pakistani Taliban starts magazine for would-be female jihadists. The Guardian, August 8, 2017. URL:

Hassan Hassan. The story of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’s rise to prominence and what it means for Syria. The National, July 26, 2017. URL:

3. Terrorist Strategies and Tactics

N. Murad. ‘Female lovers of martyrdom: an example of jihadi feminists?’ The Jordan Times, September 23, 2017. URL:’

A. Stoddard, A. Harmer, M. Czwarno. Aid worker security report 2017. Behind the attacks: a look at the perpetrators of violence against aid workers. Humanitarian Outcomes, August 2017. URL:

Hassan Hassan. New document sheds light on the changing nature of ISIL’s combat tactics. The National, September 20, 2017. URL:

R. Revesz. Build your own bomb: how Amazon’s algorithm helps suggest explosive recipes. The Independent, September 18, 2017. URL:

Hassan Hassan. ISIL’s latest revelations about new tactics are cause for concern. The National, September 20, 2017. URL:

J. Vittori. How anonymous shell companies finance insurgents, criminals, and dictators. ETH Zürich, September 18, 2017. URL:

P. Paganini. Learning about ISIS intentions using Open Source Intelligence. Security Affairs, August 20, 2017. URL:

A. Plaw, E. Santoro. Reaping the whirlwind: drones flown by non-state actors now pose a lethal threat. Terrorism Monitor, 15(7), September 11, 2017. URL:

J. Crowe. How tactics of terror groups have evolved since 9/11. Terror News, September 11, 2017. URL:

K. Lavinder. How the Internet enables ‘Terror 3.0.’ The Cipher Brief, September 8, 2017. URL:

Y.J. Bob. Israeli experts point at new ISIS trend: poison in malls. The Jerusalem Post, September 7, 2017. URL:

IS holds 11,100 blank Syrian passports: report. AFP, September 10, 2017. URL:

S. Sinhai. Terrorists planning chemical attacks on planes, warns MHA. The Times of India, September 10, 2017. URL:

S. Cottee, M. Bloom. The myth of the ISIS female suicide bomber. The Atlantic, September 8, 2017. URL:

I. Barsade, M.C. Horowitz. Militant groups have drones. Now what? The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, September 7, 2017. URL:

S. Malm. ISIS tells its fanatics to poison foods in Western supermarkets after testing the method on its prisoners in Iraq. Mail Online, September 6, 2017. URL:

J, Moore. ISIS is increasingly trying to attract women fighters in Iraq and Syria. Newsweek, September 4, 2017. URL:

P. Verhoeven. Blowing-up Sagrada Familia was Plan A. Terror News, August 19, 2017. URL:

D. Goure. ISIS’ terrorist revolution: sophisticated drone operations: pose grave threat to American forces. The National Interest, August 31, 2017. URL:

Al-Qaida affiliate mining uranium for Iran in Somalia. Newsmax, August 31, 2017. URL:

Armour in the Islamic State, the story of ‘The Workshop’. Oryx Blog, August 31, 2017. URL:

A. Speckhard. Bride of ISIS: the making of a monster – part 1. The Daily Beast, August 31, 2017. URL:

Italy suspects the mafia and ISIS teamed up to smuggle oil to Europe. OCCRP, August 2, 2017. URL:

A. Rota. From teddy bears to bombs: the IEDs of ISIS – in pictures. The Guardian, October 29, 2016. URL:

P. Gurski. An era of near unstoppable terrorism? The Hague: ICCT, August 29, 2017. URL:

T. Allard, A. Beo Da Costa. Indonesian militants planned ‘dirty bomb’ attack- sources. Reuters, August 25, 2017. URL:

H. Kaaman. The evolution of suicide car bombs examined. Action on Armed Violence (AOAV), August 23, 2017. URL:

UN: Boko Haram use of kids as ‘human bombs’ soars in 2017. Associated Press, August 22, 2017. URL:

J. Burke. How can cities protect their citizens against vehicle attacks? The Guardian, August 18, 2017. URL:

A. Taub. As vehicle attacks rise, an ordinary object becomes an instrument of fear. The New York Times, August 17, 2017. URL:

Amphetamine-like drug fuelling Syrian war could go global: scientists. Reuters, August 17, 2017. URL:

J. Moore. ISIS members fleeing Raqqa ‘emaciated, malnourished and high on drugs,’ US coalition says. Newsweek, August 17, 2017. URL:

A. Rachman. Chemical-bomb plot inspired by Islamic State: Indonesia police. The Wall Street Journal, August 16, 2017. URL:

J. Moore. ISIS torture methods revealed: sitting with severed heads, fuel dousing and the ‘flying carpet.’ Newsweek, August 15, 2017. URL:

T. Joscelyn. AQAP publishes guide for derailing trains in the US, Europe. FDD’s Long War Journal, August 13, 2017. URL:

4. Conflict, Crime and Political Violence other than Terrorism

G. Price. Antifa leader explains violent movement: Nazi’s shouldn’t feel safe in public. Newsweek, September 14, 2017. URL:

B. Lee. CREST guide: understanding the far-right landscape. CREST, July 14, 2017. URL:

E. Chenowith. Trends in nonviolent resistance and state response: Is violence towards civilian-based movements on the rise? Global responsibility to protect, 9(1), 2017, pp. 86-100. URL: Summarized in Nonviolent resistance and government repression. Peace Science Digest, 2017. URL: Nonviolent resistance and government repression. Peace Science Digest,

M. Bray. Antifa: the anti-fascist handbook. Melville House, 2017, 288pp. URL:

A. Dimaggio. Responding to Antifa and Riseup: on revolutionary politics and non-violence. Counterpunch, September 1, 2017. URL:

L. Dearden. Muslims in Bradford receive letters threatening acid attacks and to ‘kill scum.’ The Independent, August 29, 2017. URL:

J. Wilson. Ruby Ridge, 1992: the day the American militia movement was born. The Guardian, August 26, 2017. URL:

Hate groups are growing under Trump. The Atlantic, August 15, 2017. URL:

M. Lamoreux. The integral role conspiracies play in far-right violence. Vice, August 22, 2017. URL:

Antifa battle plan leaked! – These documents reveal exactly what they aim to do!. Daily Herald News, August 20, 2017. URL:

The defenders. 117 environmental defenders have been killed so far in 2017 while protecting their community’s land or natural resources. Global Witness, July 31, 2017. URL:

T. Squirrell. Linguistic data analysis of 3 billion Reddit comments shows the alt-right is getting stronger. Quartz, August 18, 2017. URL:

D. Frosch, C. McWhirter, R. Kesling. The new right-wing extremism: unified, tech-savvy and emboldened. The Wall Street Journal, August 16, 2017. URL:

5. Counter-Terrorism – General

Double-edged sword: vigilantes in African counter-insurgencies. International Crisis Group, September 7, 2017. URL:

J. Fallows. The new series on the Vietnam War, and the mysteries of historical resonance. The Atlantic, September 19, 2017. URL:

A. Shortland, T. Keatinge. Closing the gap: assessing responses to terrorist-related kidnap-for-ransom. RUSI, September 12, 2017. URL:

D. Byman, S. Simon. Trump’s surge in Afghanistan. Foreign Affairs, September 18, 2017. URL:

D. Fear. ‘The Vietnam War’: inside Ken Burns’ 18-hour doc on the era-defining conflict. Rollingstone, September 15, 2017. URL:

A. Sehmer. The drone special issue. Terrorism Monitor, 15(7), September 11, 2017. URL:

M. Hilal. The war on terror has targeted Muslims almost exclusively. Counterpunch, September 13, 2017. URL:

J. Berke. ‘You can’t drone your way out of a problem’: David Petraeus shares 5 key lessons from 15 years of fighting terrorism. Business Insider, September 4, 2017. URL:

B. Seftel. The legacy of leadership decapitation after 9/11. The Cipher Brief, September 10, 2017. URL:

M. Leiter. Resilient ISIS immune to killing of its top leaders. The Cipher Brief, September 10, 2017. URL:

A. Cordesman. The cost of a half strategy in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, and Yemen. CSIS, September 12, 2017. URL:

T. Bacon. How al-Qaeda survived for 16 years after staging the 9/11 attacks. Newsweek, September 11, 2017. URL:

S.J. Frantzman. What the Syrian regime’s assault on ISIS means for the region. The Jerusalem Post, August 19, 2017. URL:

D. Cavenaugh. The CIA’s counterinsurgency in Vietnam was brutal…and effective. War is Boring, September 6, 2017. URL:

Combating al-Qaeda in Syria: a strategy for the next administration. The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, January 11, 2017. URL:

List of designated terrorist groups. Wikipedia, 2017. URL:

M.J. Totten. America’s longest war is hardly its worst. World Affairs, August 29, 2017. URL:’s-longest-war-hardly-its-worst

R. Fisk. How did anti-Assad protests turn to war in Syria? Counterpunch, September 1, 2017. URL:

J.L. Hazelton. The ‘hearts and minds’ fallacy: violence, coercion, and success in counterinsurgency warfare. International Security, 41(1), Summer 2017, pp. 80-113. URL:

B. Heuser, E. Shamir. (Eds.) Insurgencies and counterinsurgencies. National styles and strategic cultures. Cambridge University Press, 2017. Review by T. McDermott. The Strategy Bridge, August 28, 2017. URL:

6. Counter-Terrorist Strategies, Tactics and Operations

C. Gaffey. Nigeria is putting 1,600 Boko Haram suspects on trial in front of four judges. Newsweek, September 25, 2017. URL:

N. Hamid. Terrorism: the lessons of Barcelona. The New York Review of Books, September 19, 2017. URL:

US-led airstrikes kill 2,617 civilians in Syria. Xinhua, September 24, 2017. URL:

M. Hahm. Terrorism experts: here’s how tech companies should see the problem. Yahoo Finance, September 21, 2017. URL:

E. Schmitt. Pentagon tests lasers and nets to combat a vexing foe: ISIS drones. The New York Times, September 23, 2017. URL:

L. Dearden. ISIS winning online war against government’s anti-terror efforts, new report warns. The Independent, September 18, 2017. URL:

J. Moore. Donald Trump plans to allow special forces, CIA to target low-level jihadis outside war zones. Newsweek, September 22, 2017. URL:

SIGAR report puts Afghan security deficiencies in focus. Al Jazeera, September 22, 2017. URL:

After the killing and death of about 3,100 people of civilians and fighters, ISIS loses its main stronghold and capital in Syria. SOHR, September 21, 2017. URL:

P. Cruickshank. A view from the CT foxhole: an interview with Brian Fishman, counterterrorism policy manager, Facebook. CTC Sentinel, September 21, 2017. URL:

J. Burke. How to detect a potential terrorist? Heed warnings from people who know them. The Guardian, June 11, 2017. URL:

C. Winter, H.J. Ingram. Why ISIS is so good at branding its failures as successes. The Atlantic, September 19, 2017. URL:

T. Holt, J.D. Freilich, S. Chermak. Taking down websites won’t stop terrorists and hate groups – if anything, it will make them stronger. The Independent, September 19, 2017. URL:

M. Frampton, A. Fisher, N. Prucha. The new netwar: countering extremism online. Policy Exchange, September 19, 2017. URL:

Profiling the CB adversary: motivation, psychology and decision. START Research Brief, September 2017. URL:

Syria Situation report: August 31 – September 14, 2017. URL:

A. Erickson. Is it possible to protect a public transport system from terror? The Independent, September 16, 2017. URL:

F.C. Hof. The revolution in Syria against Assad has failed, for now. Newsweek, September 15, 2017. URL:

M. Horton. Drone warfare in Yemen: a catalyst for the growth and evolution of AQAP. Terrorism Monitor, 15(7), September 11, 2017. URL:

‘Will the 9/11 case finally go to trial?’: Andrew Cockburn on new evidence linking Saudis to attacks. Democracy Now! September 13, 2017. URL:

J. Moore. Trump White House believes it can strike ISIS and al-Qaeda ‘anywhere, anytime.’ Newsweek, September 13, 2017. URL:

J. Beck. The ruins of Mosul have exposed the future of high-tech warfare. WIRED, September 8, 2017. URL:

Airpower Summary. AFCENT (CAOC) Public Affairs, August 31, 2017. URL: summary/Airpower Summary - August 2017.pdf?ver=2017-09-07-104037-223

W. J. Hennigan. Vast new intelligence haul fuels next phase of fight against Islamic State. Los Angeles Times, September 8, 2017. URL: Campaign&utm_term=*Situation Report

R. Jalabi, U. Laessing. Iraq holding 1,400 foreign wives, children of suspected Islamic State fighters. Reuters, September 10, 2017. URL:

R. Pape. Don’t overestimate drone strikes’ power to kill high value targets. The Cipher Brief, September 10, 2017. URL:

M. Leiter. Resilient ISIS immune to killing of its top leaders. The Cipher Brief, September 10, 2017. URL:

B. Seftel. The legacy of leadership decapitation after 9/11. The Cipher Brief, September 10-, 2017. URL:

R. Wright. Sixteen years after 9/11, how does terrorism end? The New Yorker, September 10, 2017. URL:

H. Keinon. Shin Bet head says hundreds of attacks have been thwarted this year. The Jerusalem Post, September 10, 2017. URL:

Nigerian army launches ‘Exercise Python Dance II, set for crackdown on violent agitators, kidnappers and others in South-East. Sahara Reporters, September 9, 2017. URL:

R. Tingle. Did Russia use the ‘father of all bombs’ to kill senior ISIS commanders? Reports claim biggest ever non-nuclear bomb has been detonated near Syrian city of Deir ez Zour. Mail Online, September 8, 2017. URL:

R. Fisk. The West might hardly believe it, but it now seems the Syrian war is ending – and Assad is the victor. The Independent, The September 7, 2017. URL:

UN: civilian death toll in Yemen exceeds 5,000. Deutsche Welle, September 5, 2017. URL:

B. McKernan. Israeli air force jets kill two in rare targeting of Syrian chemical facility. The Independent, September 7, 2017. URL:

Special committee to tackle deficiencies in the fight against terrorism. News European Parliament, July 6, 2017. URL:

Detecting carriers of dirty bombs. Homeland Security News Wire, September 5, 2017. URL:

K. Dozier. Has the US air war killed 685 civilians – or more than 5200? The Daily Beast, September 1, 2017. URL:

L. Dearden. Terrorists’ families should be jailed if they fail to alert authorities, says Government’s top terror adviser. The Independent, September 1, 2017. URL:

R. Kemp, A. Ostrovsky. What Europe can learn from Israel in its war against vehicle attacks and lone wolf terror. IB Times, August 22, 2017. URL:

W. Hasrat-Nazimi. Did Afghan minerals change Trump’s mind about Afghanistan? Deutsche Welle, August 29, 2017. URL:

Iran in the post-ISIS era: aims, opportunities and challenges. The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, August 31, 2017. URL:

P. Wintour. UK government unveils £200m in aid to help fight Boko Haram in Nigeria. The Guardian, August 30, 2017. URL:

A. McAllister. After a decade of delays, why the rush for the GITMO terror trial? Newsweek, August 30, 2017. URL:

Top Afghan officials allegedly speak with Taliban nearly everyday. Dawn, August 30, 2017. URL:

Who was behind the jihadist attacks on Europe and North America? BBC, August 30, 2017. URL:

S. Malm. Hundreds of divorced couples are forced to remarry in Chechnya – allowing the husbands to have two wives – because hardline president believes it will stop terrorism. Mail Online,

648 detained, 282 arrested in 117 ISL operations in Istanbul over one year. Hurriyet, August 29, 2017. URL:

J.M. Berger. Countering Islamic State messaging through ‘linkage-based’ analysis. The Hague, ICCT Policy Brief, August 2017. URL:

J. King. As a European security chief, I can tell you the EU’s plans to tackle terrorism. The Independent, August 24, 2017. URL:

J. Goodson. Twelve big changes in Afghanistan strategy., August 24, 2017. URL:

Israel’s Mossad submits report detailing Iran ‘growing influence in Syria.’ Asharq al-Awsat, August 23, 2017. URL:

R. Mason. Britain sends £9m to Libya to fight terror threat and migrant crisis. The Guardian, August 23, 2017. URL:

T. Porter. As Trump announces troop surge, here are six blunders the US has made in Afghanistan. Newsweek, August 22, 2017. URL:

K. Hulbert. Pakistan and US don’t see same urgency in terror fight. The Cipher Brief, August 23, 2017. URL:

B. Seftel. US calls Pakistan on its double-game. The Cipher Brief, August 23, 2017. URL:

I. Hamidi. Washington monitors 10,000 Qaeda militants in Idlib. Asharq al-Awsat, August 22, 2017. URL:

R. Nordland. What an Afghan victory looks like under the Trump plan. The Bulletin, August 23, 2017. URL:

E. Nakhleh. What happens in the Middle East doesn’t stay in the Middle East. The Cipher Brief, August 18, 2017. URL:

N. Fishwick. European intel bound closer by terror. The Cipher Brief, August 18, 2017. URL:

M. Weinger. Barcelona attack: ISIS plot or copycat contagion? The Cipher Brief, August 18, 2017. URL:

A. Jawad al-Tamimi. The Iranian land route to the Mediterranean: myth or reality? The American Spectator, August 22, 2017. URL:

N. Kelly. Full transcript: Donald Trump announces his Afghanistan policy. The Atlantic, August 21, 2017. URL:

L. Dearden. Terror laws should be scrapped, says government’s independent reviewer of terrorism legislation. The Independent, August 19, 2017. URL:

F. Reinares. Islamic extremism is a growing presence in Spain. The Globe and Mail, August 18, 2017. URL:

P. Zelikow. The domestic terrorism danger: focus on unauthorized private militia groups. Lawfare, August 15, 2017. URL:

B. Hoffman. Spain a fault line between Islam and the West. The Cipher Brief, August 18, 2017. URL:

K. McVeigh. UK’s £2m support for Egypt security projects branded ‘deeply disturbing.’ The Guardian, August 18, 2017. URL:

J. Moore. ISIS-inspired jihadis planned chemical bomb attack on Indonesia’s presidential palace. Newsweek, August 17, 2017. URL:

A. Harel. Israel struck Syrian and Hezbollah arms convoys nearly 100 times in five years, top general says. Haaretz, August 17, 2017. URL:

Z. Abuza. The Uighurs and China’s regional counter-terrorism efforts. Terrorism Monitor, 15(16), August 15, 2017. URL:

A. Comrade Godwin. Army launches strike force to wipe out Boko Haram from north eastern Nigeria. Daily Post, August 16, 2017. URL:

A.P. Santos. How two brothers took over a Filipino city for ISIS. The Atlantic, August 12, 2017. URL:

Kabul police chief unveils new comprehensive security plan for the capital. Khaama Press, August 14, 2017. URL:

J. Holland-McCowan. ICSR Report: War of shadows – how Turkey’s conflict with the PKK shapes the Syrian civil war and Iraqi Kurdistan. ICSR Report, August 8, 2017. URL:

M. Reitman. How tech companies are fighting the digital war against ISIS. RealClearLife, August 8, 2017. URL:

Criticism of government’s counter-terrorism strategy is based on ‘ignorance,’ senior Scotland Yard chief says. Telegraph, August 7, 2017. URL:

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

UN official: Rohingya exodus ‘most urgent refugee emergency in the world.’ CBS News, September 24, 2017. URL:

A. Kay. UN commission of inquiry on Burundi request ICC to open investigation into crimes against humanity. International Law Bureau, September 24, 2017. URL:

E. Schmitt. Iran is smuggling increasingly potent weapons into Yemen, US admiral says. The New York Times, September 18, 2017. URL:

P. Butchard. Strategy not sacrilege: state terrorism as an element of foreign policy. E-international relations students. September 18, 2017. URL:

C. Mortimer. Rohingya crisis: UN to investigate reports of ethnic cleansing by Burmese military of the Muslim minority group. The Independent, September 19, 2017. URL:

S. Mednick. Forgotten people stranded for years by South Sudan’s war. Associated Press, September 19, 2017. URL:’s-war

Burma: satellite imagery shows mass destruction. 214 villages almost totally destroyed in Rakhine state. Human Rights Watch, September 19, 2017. URL:

R. Chamseddine. Nearly 2,000 dead in Myanmar amid military-led ethnic cleansing of Rohingya., September 18, 2017. URL:

J. Kurlantzick. Genocide in Myanmar: this is no time to help their military. Newsweek, September 15, 2017. URL:

S. Lotto Persio. Why Myanmar hates the Rohingya. Newsweek, September 15, 2017. URL:

L. Woocher, S. Skjodt. Missed opportunities for prevention? A study of US policy and atrocities in Syria in since 2011. United States Memorial Holocaust Museum, August 2017. URL:

S. Khan. Rohingya Muslim crisis: Burma’s security forces using scorched earth tactics to drive out minority, new evidence finds. The Independent, September 14, 2017. URL:

E. Lederer. UN chief calls for end to ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Rohingya Muslims as Security Council condemns violence. The Independent, September 14, 2017. URL:

E.M. Lederer. Rights groups say UN council ignores Rohingya ‘cleansing’ Associated Press, September 12, 2017. URL:

K. McVeigh. Egypt’s security forces are enforcing ‘torture assembly line.’ The Guardian, September 6, 2017. URL:

367 enforced disappearances in Egypt within a year. Middle East Monitor, August 31, 2017. URL:

J. Moore. 75,000 people have disappeared under Syrian regime, same number that the Nagasaki atomic bomb killed. Newsweek, August 31, 2017. URL:

N. Cutcher. Syria’s ‘disappeared’ are murdered on an industrial scale. The UN must step in. The Guardian, August 30, 2017. URL:

Qatar’s support for terrorism and extremism. TRENDS, July 27, 2017. URL:

US, Israel ‘masterminding’ weapons supplies to ‘terrorists’ in Syria. Middle East Monitor, August 30, 2017. URL:

B. McKernan. Inside Assad’s prisons: horrors facing female inmates in Syrian jails revealed. The Independent, August 28, 2017. URL:

350 diplomatic flights carry weapons for terrorists. Azerbaijan’s Silk Way Airlines transports weapons with diplomatic clearance for Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Congo. Trud, 2017. URL:

Summary of the report of the UN Secretary-General: Implementing the responsibility to Protect: Accountability for Prevention. Global Centre for the responsibility to Protect, August 2017. URL:

G. Evans, N.K. Seymoar. The responsibility to protect: re-energizing the key players. Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada, March 22-24, 2017. The Simons Foundation Canada, SFU Centre for Dialogue. URL: of the Simons Forum on the Responsibility to Protect-Re-Energizing the Key Players_0.pdf

‘War crimes’: ICC issues arrest warrant for Libyan commander. Deutsche Welle, August 15, 2017. URL: 08/16/2017&utm_term=Editorial - Early Bird Brief

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

Morocco to rehabilitate ‘repentant’ Islamists. Middle East Monitor, September 22, 2017. URL:

M. Grossman, P. Thomas, What are the barriers to reporting people suspected of violent extremism? Radicalisation Research, September 20, 2017. URL:

E. Graham-Harrison. Attackers united by youth and driven by a search for meaning. The Guardian, September 16, 2017. URL:

Talking terror: Andrew Silke. Weekly podcast by the Terrorism & Extremism Research Centre (TERC), UEL, September 2017. URL:

D. Muro (Ed.) Resilient cities. Countering violent extremism at local level. Barcelona Center for International Affairs (CIDOB. ), September 2017 URL: - .Wb3UFJRmWyU.facebook

K. Brown, D. Koehler, N. Patel. Lost for words: questioning the relationship between trauma and radicalization. Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma, September 15, 2017. URL:

S. Marsden, K. Knott, J. Lewis. Countering violent extremism: an introduction. CREST, August 29, 2017. URL:

M.B. Short, S.G. McCalla, M.R. D’Orsogna. Modelling radicalization: how small violent fringe sects develop into large indoctrinated societies. Royal Society Open Science, September 13, 2017. URL:

Profiles of individual radicalization in the United States (PIRUS). START, September 2017. URL:

K.J. Harris, E. Gringart, D. Drake. Leaving ideological groups behind: a model of disengagement. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, March 17, 2017. URL:

M. Kowalski (Ed.) Special issue: Jihadists in Syria and Iraq: recalibrating concepts, threat radar, and reintegration policies. Security and Global Affairs, Leiden University, September 2017. URL:

P. Gurski. The difference between mental illness and radicalization., September 7, 2017. URL:

K.M. Sarma. Risk assessment and the prevention of radicalization from nonviolence into terrorism. American Psychologist, 72(3), 2017, pp. 278-288. URL:

E. Leonard Boyle, J.G. Horgan, M.B. Altier, N.D. Shortland. Why they leave: an analysis of terrorist disengagement events from eighty-seven autobiographical accounts. Security Studies, 25(2), 2017, pp. 305-332. URL:

Security Union: Commission accelerates measures to prevent radicalization and the cyber threat. European Commission – Press release, June 29, 2017. URL:

Exploring the transferability and applicability of gang evaluation methodologies to counter violent radicalization. IMPACT, Europe, 2017. URL:

Community policing to counter violent extremism: a process evaluation in Los Angeles. Report to the Office of University Programs, Science and Technology Directorate, US Department of Homeland Security. START, July 2017. URL:

S. Fillion. What we can learn from France’s failed deradicalization. La Stampa, September 2, 2017. URL:

M. McFaul talks with M. Crenshaw about terrorism and the role of radicalization. World Class, Stanford, SoundCloud, September 2, 2017. URL:

C. Dickey. Why terrorist recruits share these three motivations. The Daily Beast, August 28, 2017. URL:

L. van der Heide, J. Geenen. Children of the caliphate: young IS returnees and the reintegration challenge. The Hague, ICCT, 8(10), August 28, 2017. URL:

G. Selim, D. Gartenstein-Ross. Save the terrorism prevention toolkit. War on the Rocks. August 28, 2017. URL:

Nafees Hamid. What makes a terrorist? The New York Review of Books, August 23, 2017. URL:

F. Manjoo. A hunt for ways to combat online radicalization. The New York Times, August 23, 2017. URL:

N.F. Johnson, M. Zheng, Y. Vobobyeva, A. Gabriel, H. Qi., N. Velasquez, P. Manrique e.a. New online ecology of adversarial aggregates: ISIS and beyond. Science Magazine, 352(6292), June 17, 2017. URL;

C. Cao, M. Zheng, Y. Vorobyeva, C. Song, N.F. Johnson. Dynamic patterns in individual trajectories toward extremism. Physics & Society, June 6, 2017. URL:

Imam Qari Asim. This is why young European Muslims are joining ISIS. The Independent, August 20, 2017. URL:

S. Atran. Extremism is surging. To beat it, we need young hearts and minds. The Guardian, August 20, 2017. URL:

Best practices in preparing for and responding to domestic terrorism & mass casualty incidents. START, November 15, 2017. URL:

Turning point. A new comprehensive strategy for Countering Violent Extremism. CSIS, November 14, 2016. URL:

Community-led Action in Response to Violent Extremism (CARVE) online training course enrolls more than 700 in first four months. START, August 9, 2017. URL:

France’s only de-radicalization center is closing. The Local, July 28, 2017. URL:

9. Intelligence

J. Menn. Distrustful allies force spy agency to back down in encryption fight. Reuters, September 21, 2017. URL:

Spy files Russia. Wikileaks, September 19, 2017. URL:

N. Turse. How the NSA built a secret surveillance network for Ethiopia. The Intercept, September 13, 2017. URL:

H. Roonemaa. These cigarette smugglers are on the frontlines of Russia’s spy wars. BuzzFeed, September 13, 2017. URL: - .ro6WOA3V

E. Anderson. Commissioner calls for European intelligence system. Politico, September 4, 2017. URL:

A. McCoy. Growing up with Big Brother. A historian tracks half a century of evolving state surveillance. The Nation, August 24, 2017. URL:

G. Corrado. The future of technologies. Machine intelligence at Google. Brain Bar ,Budapest, YouTube, August 15, 2017. URL:

M. Bazzell. Open source intelligence techniques. Resources for searching and analyzing online information (3rd Ed.), Create Space Independent Publishing Platform, 2017, 418pp. URL:

10. Cyber Operations

B. D. Williams. Report goes in-depth on power grid cyber vulnerabilities and why they won’t be fixed soon. Fifth Domain, July 25, 2017. URL: Brief 7.28.17&utm_term=Editorial - Daily Brie

A. Hern. Major cyber-attack will happen soon, warns UK’s security boss. The Guardian, September 22, 2017. URL:

A. Greenberg. New group of Iranian hackers linked to destructive malware. WIRED, September 20, 2017. URL:

M. Knigge. EU-US Privacy Shield: ’America First must not mean America only.’ Deutsche Welle, September 18, 2017. URL:

No nuclear weapon is safe from cyber attacks. WIRED, September 28, 2017. URL:

G.J. Voeltz. Rise of iWar. Identity, information, and individualization of modern warfare. Skyhorse Publishing, 2018, 186pp. URL:

A. Klimburg. Darkening web. The war for cyberspace. Prentice Hall Press, 2017. URL:

J. Robertson, A. Diab, E. Marin, E. Nunes, V. Paliath, J. Skakarjan, P. Shakarian. Darkweb cyber threat intelligence mining. Cambridge University Press, 2017, 217pp. URL:

M. Armstrong. A strategic perspective on ‘information warfare’ & ‘counter-propaganda’., March 20, 2017. URL:

J. Dettmer. How to wage an information war. VOA, September 18, 2017. URL:

P. Paganini. UK government is hiring cyber experts for Dark Web investigations. Security Affairs, September 5, 2017. URL:

J. Seldin. Trump administration looking to ‘real world’ measures against cyber enemies. VOA, September 6, 2017. URL:

J. Zittrain. ‘Netwar’: the unwelcome militarization of the Internet has arrived. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, 73(5), 2017, URL:

EU chief calls for pan-European cyber agency. Fifth Domain, September 13, 2017. URL:

Swiss state blocks cyber attack, but another hits contractor. Fifth Domain, September 15, 2017. URL:

K. von Hammerstein, R. Höfner, M. Rosenbach. Right-wing activists take aim at German election. Spiegel Online, September 13, 2017. URL: - ref=nl-international

J. Rutenberg. RT, Sputnik and Russia’s new theory of war. How the Kremlin built the most powerful information weapons of the 21st century – and why it may be impossible to stop. New York Times Magazine, September 13, 2017. URL:

McAfee Labs Threat Report: June 2017. URL:

2017 Data Breach Investigations Report. Verizon, 2017. URL:

A. Soldatov. The Kremlin’s VPN ban has KGB roots (Op-ed). The Kremlin’s ban on VPN’s is less about national security than self-preservation. The Moscow Times, August 1, 2017. URL:

Z. Alemar. Cyber campaign takes aim at ISIS recruiting. The Cipher Brief, September 5, 2017. URL:

E. Lawson. Merged offline and online offensives hit ISIS. The Cipher Brief, September 5, 2017. URL:

L. Maxey. US takes fight to ISIS on cyber battlefield. The Cipher Brief, September 5, 2017. URL:

J. Couch. Is public sector cyber security adequate? Dark reading, September 7, 2017. URL: - msg_329318

Newly declassified documents show that CIA worked closely with owners and journalists with many of the largest media outlets. Zero Hedge, February 28, 2017. URL:

A. Greenberg. Hackers gain ‘switch-flipping’ access to US power grid control systems. WIRED, September 6, 2017. URL:

D. Goodin. Hackers lie in wait after penetrating US and Europe power grid networks. Ars Technica, September 6, 2017. URL:

B. Toucas. Exploring the information – laundering ecosystem: the Russian case. Center for Strategic & International Studies, August 31, 2017. URL:

G. Wilford. Millions of Instagram users may have been affected by latest hack attack, social media giant warns. The Independent, September 2, 2017. URL:

Pentagon wants to search 80% of world’s IP addresses for viruses – DARPA docs. RT, September 2, 2017. URL:

Catching the hackers in the act. BBC, September 2, 2017. URL:

D. Bisson. Spyware deployed in state-sponsored attacks against India and Pakistan. Graham Cluley, August 29, 2017. URL:

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

Malware basics. Public awareness and prevention. EUROPOL, 2017. URL:

J.A. Lewis. The truth about a cyber Pearl Harbor. CNN, August 29, 2017. URL:

L. Maxey. Homeland Security Council urges action before ‘cyber 9/11’ strikes. The Cipher Brief, August 27, 2017. URL:

J. Cox. This is how to trick dark-web criminals into unmasking themselves. The Daily Beast, August 25, 2017. URL:

J. Dunietz. Is the power grid getting more vulnerable to cyber attacks? Rising computerization opens doors to increasingly aggressive adversaries, but defenses are better than many think. Scientific American, August 23, 2017. URL:

O. Bowcott. Dispute along cold war lines led to collapse of UN cyberwarfare talks. The Guardian, August 23, 2017. URL:

Trump elevates US Cyber Command to independent status. RT, August 18, 2017. URL:

DIVSI-Studie zur Digitaliserung und Sicherheit. Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik, August 18, 2017. URL:

Bundeslagebild Cybercrime 2016 veröffentlicht. Bundeskriminalamt, August 17, 2017. URL:

J. Lewis. The devil was in the details: the failure of UN efforts in cyberspace. The Cipher Brief, August 6, 2017. URL:

F. Ciluffo. Trust between criminals is the Darknet’s real currency. The Cipher Brief, August 13, 2017. URL:

R. Wainwright. How to raise the risk for criminals on the Darknet. The Cipher Brief, August 13, 2017. URL:

C. Paton. ISIS ‘outsources’ terror attacks to the Pakistani Taliban in Afghanistan: UN report. Newsweek, August 15, 2017. URL:

T. Porter. Anonymous declares ‘Operation domestic terrorism’ against the alt-right in new video. Newsweek, August 15, 2017. URL:

11. Risk & Threat Assessments, Forecasts, Analytical Studies

A. Gabon. How the EU conceals far-right acts of terrorism against Muslims. Middle East Eye, September 1, 2017. URL:

Sangwon Yoon. New tech startup predict the future by decoding the past. Technocracy News, September 10, 2017. URL:

P. Bergen. Sixteen years after 9/11: the state of the terrorist threat. CNN, September 10, 2017. URL:

J. Moore. The new era: how terrorism has changed since the 9/11 attacks. Newsweek, September 11, 2017. URL:

Sixteen years after 9/11. TSG IntelBrief, September 11, 2017. URL:

J. Crowe. Severe terror attack threat level in the UK for at least five years. Terror News, September 5, 2017. URL:

US not vulnerable to terrorists: Trump’s security adviser. The Nation, September 10, 2017. URL:

D. Gartenstein-Ross. Terrorists are using drones now. And that’s not the worst of it. Fortune, September 9, 2017. URL:

C. Coughlin. ISIS leader ‘planning fresh wave of attacks’ in revenge for defeats in Iraq and Syria, leading Iraqi official says. Telegraph, September 7, 2017. URL:

S. Schmalbruch. The 20 most dangerous countries in the world for tourists. Business Insider, June 7, 2017. URL: - 20-democratic-republic-of-the-congo-1

J. Meyer. FBI, Homeland Security warn of more ‘Antifa’ attacks. Confidential documents call the anarchists that seek to counter white supremacists ‘domestic terrorists.’ Politico, September 1, 2017. URL:

J. Bartlett. The next wave of extremists will be green. Militant environmentalism is coming. And we aren’t ready for it. Foreign Policy, September 1, 2017. URL:

List of terrorist incidents. Wikipedia, 2017. URL:

J. Crowe. How bloody has 2017 been so far? Terror News, August 23, 2017. URL:

G. Elia Valori. Jihadist terrorism in Italy: exhortations and prophecies – analysis. Eurasiareview, August 31, 2017. URL:

T.R. McCabe. Are returning jihadists a major threat? The Middle East Quarterly, 24(4), Fall 2017. URL:

T. Worden. Britain is home to up to 35,000 Islamic fanatics of whom 3,000 are ‘worrying’ for MI5 says Europe’s top anti-terror official. Mail Online, August 31, 2017. URL:

Myanmar. Atrocity Alert #69, August 30, 2017. URL:

A. Hall. Al-Qaeda plotting to attack European rail network and derail trains. Express, August 30, 2017. URL:

Atrocity Alert (DR Congo, Kenya, Iraq) No.67, August 16, 2017. URL:

N. Wolchover. A physicist who models ISIS and the Alt-right. Qaunta Magazine, August 23, 2017. URL:

Overview: terrorism in 2016. START Background Report, August 2017. URL:

A. Nowrasteh. Terrorism deaths by ideology: is Charlottesville an anomaly? CATO at Liberty, August 14, 2017. URL:

J. Rivinius. Terrorist attack deaths increase in Iraq, the West, despite decrease worldwide. START, August 14, 2017. URL:

UK terror threat increased by IS losses, security minister says. BBC, August 19, 2017. URL:

A. Robertson. EUROPOL chief warns British tourists they face highest threat in Europe for a generation – but there won’t be refunds for holidaymakers who want to cancel or come home. Mail Online, August 18, 2017. URL:

Young, angry, homegrown: most terror attacks in West carried out by ‘violent millennials’ without IS-links. The New Arab, June 30, 2017. URL:

A.H. Cordesman. Terrorism and hate crimes: dealing with all of the threats from extremism. Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), July 5, 2017. URL:

J. Moore. Global deaths caused by militant attacks fall 20 percent in 2017, new report says. Newsweek, August 16, 2017. URL:

Police chief says IS planning Merdeka attack in Perak. Free Malaysia Today, August 15, 2017. URL:

Twentieth report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team submitted pursuant to resolution 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da’eash), al-Qaida and associated individuals and entities. UN Security Council, S/2017/573, August 7, 2017. URL:

Bundeslagebild Organisierte Kriminalität 2016. Bundeskriminalamt, August 2017. URL:

R. Dugulin. After Mosul: the terrorist threat in Europe. Global Risk Insights, July 25, 2017. URL:

12. Also Worth Reading

Religious conflicts on the rise in Africa. Deutsche Welle, September 23, 2017. URL:

SIPRI Yearbook 2017. Armaments, disarmament and international security. Summary. URL:

New methods to assess risk of conflict and violence. Predicting changes in the Global Peace Index. Institute for Economics & Peace, 2017, 35p. URL:

M.G. Marshall, G. Elzinga-Marshall. Global report 2017. Conflict, governance, and state fragility. Center for Systemic Peace, 2017. URL:

R2P Monitor, #35, September 15, 2017. URL:

S. Scutti. People are living longer, but violent deaths are on the rise. Deaths caused by war, terrorism spike over a decade., September 14, 2017. URL:

P. Bergen, D. Sterman, A. Ford, A. Sims. Jihadist terrorism 16 years after 9/11: a threat assessment. New America, September 11, 2017. URL:

Terror Threat Snapshot September 2017. Homeland Security Committee, September 2017. URL:

M. Galeotti. Conspiracy theories dominate East-West relations: time for realism. Raam op Rusland, September 18, 2017. URL:

E. Shearer, J. Gottfried. News use across social media platforms 2017. PEW Research Center, September 6, 2017. URL:

R. Värk. Declared and undeclared wars. ETH Zürich, September 15, 2017. URL:ä

R. Harrison. Width, depth, and context in Thucydides. The Strategy Bridge, September 13, 2017. URL:

Special issue: hybrid warfare. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, September 12, 2017. URL:

E.A. Cohen. How Trump is ending the American era. The Atlantic, October 2017. URL:

N. Klein. Season of smoke. In a summer of wildfires and hurricanes, my son asks ‘Why is everything going wrong?’ The Intercept, September 9, 2017. URL:

E. Lucas. Putin war games takes us closer to conflict. The Sunday Times, September 9, 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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