Recent Online Resources for the Analysis of Terrorism and Related Subjects

complied and selected by Berto Jongman

The items included below became available online in September, October and November 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

Niger Delta Avengers promise a return to militancy. The Maritime Executive, November 3, 2017. URL:

A. Bassey. Leading National Action member found dead days before hate court case. Birmingham Mail, November 8, 2017. URL:

D. Gayle, R. Maclean, H. McDonald. British man killed in Nigeria after being held hostage. The Guardian, November 6, 2017. URL:

C. Tomson. PKK militants infiltrate Turkish outpost overnight, kill entire army garrison: video. Al Masdar News, November 11, 2017. URL:

Savitri Devi: the mystical fascist being resurrected by the alt-right. BBC, October 29, 2017. URL:

J. Kwong. Wife of Putin’s alleged assassination plotter shot dead near Kiev. Newsweek, October 31, 2017. URL:

N. Peterson. Has Putin ordered the assassination of Ukrainians? Newsweek, November 1, 2017. URL:

A.C. Thompson, A. Winston. White supremacists share bomb-making materials in Online chats. ProPublica, November 2, 2017. URL:

Vladimir Putin assassination plot suspect wounded, wife killed in attack. Deutsche Welle, October 31, 2017. URL:

J. Watts. Battle for the motherland: indigenous people of Colombia fighting for their lands. The Guardian, October 29, 2017. URL:

J.A. Piazza. What drives far-right terrorism in the United States? Sustainable Security, September 12, 2017. URL:

L. Dearden. National Action: alleged neo-Nazi ‘bought machete to murder Labour MP Rosie Cooper.’ The Independent, October 27, 2017. URL:

D. Brown. Son of slain Panama Papers journalist rages against politicians: ‘This is what war looks like.’ Business Insider, October 18, 2017. URL:

M. Hasan. The numbers don’t lie: white far-right terrorists pose a clear danger to us all. The Intercept, May 31, 2017. URL:

S. King. The white privilege of the ‘lone wolf’ shooter. The Intercept, October 3, 2017. URL:

S. King. The airport bomber from last week you never heard about. The Intercept, October 11, 2017. URL:

Les attacques au Mozambique sans lien avec les ‘terroristes’ islamistes (police)., October 10, 2017. URL:

TSC IntelBrief: The Lessons not learned from Las Vegas. The Soufan Center, October 9, 2017. URL:

D. Swain. Mass murder or terrorism? Who decides what to call it? CBC News, October 7, 2017. URL:

J. Ryali. Japanese ‘nerve gas’ cult splinter group has surveillance lifted. Deutsche Welle, September 29, 2017. URL:

Mexico: 11th journalist killed, setting path for record-breaking year. Deutsche Welle, October 7, 2017. URL:

G. Wood. The religion of mass shooting. The Atlantic, October 4, 2017. URL:

M. Gajanan. What we still don’t know about the Las Vegas shooting. Time, October 3, 2017. URL:

L. Pasha-Robinson. Las Vegas shooting – live updates: police admit they have ‘no idea’ of ‘psychopath’ Stephen Paddock’s motives. The Independent, October 3, 2017. URL:

J. Wilkinson, R. Parry, R. Styles, C. Pleasance, A. Collman. At least 50 dead and 406 injured as gunman with terrifying arsenal of weapons opens fire on packed Vegas music festival from 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay hotel: shooter killed and ‘companion’ caught. Mail Online, October 2, 2017. URL:

T. Batchelor. Nevada state law defines Las Vegas mass shooting as an act of terrorism. The Independent, October 2, 2017. URL:

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

C.P. Clarke. The moderate face of al-Qaeda. Foreign Affairs, October 24, 2017. URL:

J. Wirtschafter, K.J. Gadiaga. Africa becomes the new battleground for ISIS and al-Qaeda as they lose ground in Mideast. USA Today, October 25, 2017. URL:

W.M. Marcellino, K. Cragin, J. Mendelsohn, A. M. Cady, M. Magnuson, K. Reedy. Measuring the popular resonance of Daesh’s propaganda. Journal of Strategic Security, 10(1), 2017. URL:

A. Shehabat, T. Mitew, Y. Alzoubi. Encrypted jihad: investigating the role of Telegram App in lone wolf attack in the West. Journal of Strategic Security, 10(3), 2017. URL:

Considering claimed attacks: Islamic State’s hidden narrative. TRAC, October 24, 2017. URL:

T. Hamming. What we learned from Sami al-Uraydi’s testimony concerning Abu Abdullah al-Shami. Jihadica, October 24, 2017. URL:

M.B. Markusen, T.M. Sanderson. The United Nations and al-Qaeda respond to ethnic cleansing in Myanmar. Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) , September 7, 2017. URL:

T.M. Sanderson, M.B. Markusen. Myanmar and its Rohingya Muslim insurgency. Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) , September 7, 2017. URL:

R. Dixon. After Niger attack, a look at clandestine jihadis posing a growing danger to US forces in Africa. Los Angeles Times, October 21, 2017. URL: 10.23.2017&utm_term=Editorial - Military - Early Bird Brief

List of armed groups in the Syrian civil war. Wikipedia, 2017. URL:

S. Almukhtar, T. Griggs, K.K. Rebecca Lai, T. Wallace. The Islamic State: from insurgency to rogue state and back. The New York Times, October 22, 2017. URL:

S. Simon interviews B. Hoffman. Why the fall of Raqqa doesn’t signify the end of the Islamic State. NPR, October 21, 2017. URL:

A. Baloch. Militant Haqqani network – a brief history. Deutsche Welle, October 17, 2017. URL:

Attacks in Somalia – a 2017 timeline. Al Jazeera, October 21, 2017. URL:

A. Barnard, H. Saad. As ISIS’ role in Syria wanes, other conflicts take the stage. The New York Times, October 19, 2017. URL:®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=5&pgtype=sectionfront

J. Jeffrey, D. Natali, W. Alzayat, P. Salem. Post-ISIS Iraq and Syria: avoiding chaos. Middle East Policy, 24(3), Fall 2017. URL:

G.E. Robinson. The four waves of global jihad, 1979-2017. Middle East Policy, 24(3), Fall 2017. URL:

Spotlight on Global Jihad (October 3-18, 2017). The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, October 19, 2017. URL:

S. Atran, H. Waziri, R. Davis. ISIS after the caliphate. The New York Review of Books, October 19, 2017. URL:

M. Bryden. The reinvention of al-Shabaab. A strategy of choice or necessity? Center for Strategic & International Studies, February 21, 2014. URL:

R. Beckhusen. The enduring horror of al-Shabab. Mass murder in Mogadishu comes after years of failures to stop the terror group. War is Boring, October 18, 2017. URL:

J. Burke. Somalia bombing may have been revenge for botched US-led operation. The Guardian, October 17, 2017. URL:

R. Wright. The ignominious end of the ISIS caliphate. The New Yorker, October 17, 2017. URL:

I. Overton. 2017 could be the deadliest year for suicide attacks in Afghanistan on record – why is this happening? AOAV, October 17, 2017. URL:

J. Burke. Mogadishu truck bomb: 500 casualties in Somalia’s worst terrorist attack. The Guardian, October 15, 2017. URL:

C. Goldbaum. On the ground in Mogadishu: terrorists kill more than 250 in a city that had been coming alive. The Daily Beast, October 15, 2017. URL:

Spotlight on global jihad (September 28- October 2, 2017) The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, October 3, 2017. URL:

The social roots of jihadist violence in Burkina Faso’s north. International Crisis Group (ICG), Report #254, October 12, 2017. URL:

The March 2016 Brussels attacks – 10 reasons by the ‘Islamic State’ & the context of the Sunni extremist universe. Online Jihad: monitoring jihadist online communities. October 15, 2017. URL:

S. Paterson. ‘Sleeper cells are ready’: ISIS defector warns UK faces more terror attacks from jihadi migrants in Europe who are waiting for their strike order from Syria. Mail Online, October 14, 2017. URL:

K. Orton. The Islamic State planned for sectarian war in Iraq from the beginning. The Syrian Intifada, October 13, 2017. URL:

D. Gartenstein-Ross. Tens of thousands of Syrian rebels poised to regroup. The Cipher Brief, October 12, 2017. URL:

E. Nakhleh. Will al-Qaeda affiliates turn their sights against the US? The Cipher Brief, October 12, 2017. URL:

B. Seftel. Al Qaeda spinoffs rise from Syrian ashes. The Cipher Brief, October 12, 2017. URL:

A.Y. Zelin. Interpreting the fall of Islamic State governance. The Washington Institute, October 13, 2017. URL:

T.O’Connor. ISIS supporters threaten to assassinate Trump and Putin, want attacks on US and Russia. Newsweek, October 12, 2017. URL:

C. Gaffey. Why are over 1 million displaced persons in Nigeria too scared to go home? Newsweek, October 12, 2017. URL:

P. Staniland. Whither ISIS? Insights from insurgent responses to decline. The Washington Quarterly, October 5, 2017. URL:

P. Cockburn. ISIS is facing near total defeat in Iraq and Syria – but it has been beaten and come back before. The Independent, October 11, 2017. URL:

K. Hamadé. ISIS commander on the run tells of the terror inside the terrorist sect. Expressen, October 11, 2017. URL:

TSC IntelBrief: Al-Qaeda and the global jihadist movement. The Soufan Center, October 6, 2017. URL:

C.P. Clarke. How ISIS is transforming. The RAND blog, September 25, 2017. URL:

T. Magee. How ISIS runs its central media operation. Techworld, September 29, 2017. URL:

M. Awad. A challenging state. Emerging armed groups in Egypt. Security Assessment in North Africa, Small Arms Survey, Briefing paper, July 2017. URL:

A. Chew. Global terror groups set to exploit violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine: analysts. Channel News Asia, October 3, 2017. URL:

M. Hamblet. The Islamic State’s virtual caliphate: jihad in the West – analysis. EurasiaReview, September 29, 2017. URL:

M. Drake. New global ISIS terror network emerges after Syria and Iraq defeats, security chief warns. Express, October 5, 2017. URL:

C. Bunzel. Caliphate in disarray: theological turmoil in Islamic State. Jihadica, October 3, 2017. URL:

R. Coolsaet. Anticipating the post-Daesh landscape. Egmont Papers, October 3, 2017. URL:

T. Renard. Terrorist networks in Belgium: from security to structural challenge. Egmont, Other Publications, August 29, 2017. URL:

T. Renard. Europe’s ‘new’ jihad: homegrown, leaderless, virtual. Egmont, Security Policy Briefs, July 6, 2017. URL:

D. Byman. Divisions within the global jihad: a primer. Lawfare, September 29, 2017. URL:

3. Terrorists Strategies and Tactics

J. Philipp. Drug cartels are building assassin drones. The Epoch Times, October 24, 2017. URL:

M. Gallagher. The 2016 ‘lone wolf’ tsunami – Is Rapoport’s ‘religious wave’ ending? Journal of Strategic Security, 10(2), 2017. URL:

M.D. Zelesny, P. Whitney, A. White. A conceptual model to identify intent to use chemical-biological weapons. Journal of Strategic Security, 10(3), 2017. URL:

Motivations, mechanisms and determinants of terrorist technology transfer. START Research Brief, October 2017. URL:

S. Dinan. Terror from skies as Mexican cartel attaches bomb to drone. Washington Times, October 24, 2017. URL:

T. O’Connor. ISIS celebrates California wildfires death toll as supporters suggest ways to make it worse. Newsweek, October 20, 2017. URL:

C. Strack. The evolution of the Islamic State’s chemical weapons efforts. CTC Sentinel, October 18, 2017. URL:

R. Basra, P.R. Neumann. Crime as jihad: developments in the crime-terror nexus in Europe. CTC Sentinel, October 18, 2017. URL:

D.C. Hofmann. The study of terrorist leadership: where do we go from here. Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, 3(3), 2017, pp. 208-221. URL:

C. Ellis, R. Pantucci, J. de Roy van Zuijdewijn, E. Bakker, B. Gomis, S. Palombi, M. Smith. Lone-actor terrorism. Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), Countering lone-actor terrorism series, no.11, 2016. URL:

K. Fahim, L. Sly. Lethal roadside bomb that killed scores of US troops re-appears in Iraq. The Washington Post, October 12, 2017. URL:

S. Loertscher, D. Milton. Held hostage: analyses of kidnapping across time and among jihadist organizations. Westpoint: CTC, December 2015. URL:

IEDs and components found in Iraq. Counter IED, YouTube, October 7, 2017. URL:

Jihadist group chat discusses using App for Steganography, encrypted communication. SITE, October 9, 2017. URL:

L. Dearden. ISIS among terrorist groups using slaves to recruit rapists and domestic abusers. The Independent, October 9, 2017. URL:

L. Dearden. ISIS calls on women to fight and launch terror attacks for first time. The Independent, October 6, 2017. URL:

D. von Drehle. US must recognize drones as potential terror threat. The Guam Daily, October 2, 2017. URL:

R. Borum. What drives lone offenders? The Conversation, September 27, 2017. URL:

C. Winter, J. Whittaker. The Islamic State’s suicide industry. AOAV, October 4, 2017. URL: - .WdS6Pzo_5wI.twitter

M. Acton. Inside an ISIS suicide vest factory: images show how jihadists manufacture deadly devices filled with ball bearings in Iraq. Mail Online, October 3, 2017. URL:

S. Sharfat, R. Synovitz. Taliban targets medical clinics in new Afghan insurgency strategy. Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty, September 27, 2017. URL:

T. Joscelyn. Islamic State radio tries to quell controversy over takfir. FDD’s Long War Journal, September 26, 2017. URL:

I. Thomson. Shock! Hackers for medieval caliphate are terrible coders. The Register, September 25, 2017. URL:

4. Conflict, Crime and Political Violence other than Terrorism

S. Plana. What political science tells us about the risk of civil war in Spain. War on the Rocks, October 25, 2017. URL:

A. Buncombe. Video shows US commando-style operation that killed four Honduran civilians after five-year cover-up by Washington. The Independent, October 24, 2017. URL:

Charting China’s ‘great purge’ under Xi. BBC, October 23, 2017. URL:

P. Cockburn. History tells us that nationalist referendums, like those in Kurdistan and the UK, never end well. The Independent, October 20, 2017. URL:

A. Jawad al-Tamimi. Iraq’s Kurdistan’s crisis: a failure of strategy. The American Spectator, October 22, 2017. URL:

C. Dickey. Inside the myths and madness of MS-13. The Daily Beast, October 22, 2017. URL:

M. Chulov. Kurds defeated, displaced and divided after Iraq reclaims oil-rich Kirkuk. The Guardian, October 22, 2017. URL:

A.C. Thompson, A. Winston, D. Bond Graham. Racist, violent, unpunished: a white hate group’s campaign of menace. Propublica, October 19, 2017. URL:

D. Sharkov. Vladimir Putin says he fears ‘Srebenica-like’ massacre in Ukraine. Newsweek, October 20, 2017. URL:

M. Beith, J.A. Hootsen. El Chapo is going down. How many drug lords, assassins, politicians and policemen will he take with him? Newsweek, October 19, 2017. URL:

R. Johnson. Special report: ISIS oil? Follow the money (back to Europe). 21stCentury Wire, December 12, 2015. URL:

Syria, Iraq –why the Kurdish independence project failed. Moon of Alabama, October 17, 2017. URL:

D. Johnstone. Antifa: self-appointed radical revolutionaries or neoliberal thought police? 21st Century Wire, October 17, 2017. URL:

C. Hayes. Violence toward cops skyrocketed in 2016 and whites are mostly responsible. Newsweek, October 16, 2017. URL:

M. Galeotti. Donbas war will be won by force of example, not arms. European Council on Foreign Relations, October 16, 2017. URL:

J. Kryt. Colombia security forces ‘massacre’ coca farmers under pressure from Trump. The Daily Beast, October 15, 2017. URL:

D. Macintyre. Tony Blair: ‘We were wrong to boycott Hamas after its election win.’ The Guardian, October 14, 2017. URL:

M. Edison Hayden. ‘Kill them all’: white nationalists threaten fresh violence against leftists, Charlottesville lawsuit alleges. Newsweek, October 12, 2017. URL:

M. Gidda. Death in India: Hindu vigilantes are attacking Muslims in the name of protecting cows. Newsweek, October 12, 2017. URL:

C. Hayes. Half of police killings aren’t documented and many of the dead are black, young. Newsweek, October 11, 2017. URL:

B. Haas. Why isn’t gun violence treated as seriously as terrorism? Newsweek, October 9, 2017. URL:

K. Rosmani. I spent two years studying the families of mass shooters – this is what I discovered. The Times of India, October 7, 2017. URL:

J. Goldstein, B. Weiser. After 78 killings, a Honduran drug lord partners with the US. The New York Times, October 7, 2017. URL:

AU silent over Cameroon separatist crisis. Deutsche Welle, October 5, 2017. URL:

M. Galeotti. Russian gangsters and Las Vegas: an opportunity and an example. In Moscow’s Shadows, November 12, 2012. URL:

Members and associates of Russian crime syndicate arrested for racketeering, extortion, robbery, murder-for-hire, conspiracy, fraud, narcotics, and firearms offenses. Department of Justice, June 7, 2017. URL:

Behind the bloodshed. Explore the data: US mass killings since 2006. USA Today, October 4, 2017. URL: - explore

5. Counter-Terrorism – General

Arms control 2.0: operationalizing SDG target 16.4. Small Arms Survey, Briefing Paper, October 25, 2017. URL:

J. Hohmann. The Daily 202: Bannon vs. Petraeus on how to defeat Islamic extremism. The Washington Post, October 24, 2017. URL:

J. Argomaniz, O. Bures, C. Kaunert, C. Health-Kelly, H. Hegemann, A. Marshall, D. Omand. Forum 10 on ‘A decade of EU counter-terrorism and intelligence: a critical assessment.’ The International Security Studies Forum (IISSF), October 25, 2015. URL:

D. Byman. Policy series: assessing Trump’s emerging counterterrorism policy. The International Security Studies Forum (ISSF), September 12, 2017. URL:

D.H. Ucko, J.E. Fritz. Article Review 87 on ‘Hearts and minds’ fallacy: violence, coercion and success in counterinsurgency warfare.’ The International Security Studies Forum (USSF), October 13, 2017. URL:

B. R. Price. Human terrain at the crossroads. Joint Force Quarterly 87, October 2017. URL:

T.W. Reznik. The risk of delay: the need for a new authorization for use of military force. Joint Force Quarterly 87, October 2017. URL:

J. Miller, I. Corey. Follow the money: targeting enemy war-sustaining activities. Joint Forces Quarterly 87, October 2017, URL:

J.W. Little. Australian approaches of counterterrorism. Blogs of War, October 2, 2017. URL:

A. Carter. A lasting defeat: the campaign to destroy ISIS. Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, October 2017. URL:

E.L. Briant. Propaganda and counterterrorism. Strategies for global change. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015, 304 pp. URL:

M.J. Morell, B. Harlow. The great war of our time: the CIA’s fight against terrorism –from al-Qa’ida to ISIS. New York, NY, Twelve, 2016, 384p. URL:

I. Shamsunshar. We’re getting the Malysia counterinsurgency all wrong. Stop using the Malysian emergency as a model for current wars. War is Boring, September 27, 2017. URL:

P. Idden. The US military now has a permanent base in Israel. War is Boring, September 27, 2017. URL:

T. O’Connor. Russia attacks US military guide preparing troops for future war with Moscow. Newsweek, September 26, 2017. URL:

6. Counter-Terrorist Strategies, Tactics and Operations

L. Murdoch. Marawi uprising funded by $1.9 million from Islamic State. The Age, October 25, 2017. URL:

S. Kasraoui. Despite Morocco’s success fighting terrorism, Tindouf camps remain al-Qaida ‘breeding ground’: El Khiam. Morocco World News, October 21, 2017. URL:

C. Pleasance. How ISIS crushed a city: shocking photos show the tsunami-like devastation jihadis wrecked on Philippine city of Marawi. Mail Online, October 25, 2017. URL:

Cross Talk: War as a habit. RT, YouTube, October 25, 2017. URL:

US military breeds violence in Africa. TheRealNews, YouTube, October 24, 2017. URL:

T. Holt, J.D. Freilich, S. Chermak. Can taking down websites really stop terrorists and hate groups? START, September 18, 2017. URL:

R. Barrett. Beyond the Caliphate: Foreign fighters and the threat of returnees. The Soufan Center, October 2017. URL:

R. Wright. ISIS jihadis have returned home by the thousands. The New Yorker, October 23, 2017. URL:

P. Gurski. When Canadians are kidnapped, there’s no perfect playbook. The Globe and Mail, October 23, 2017. URL:

FBI failed to access 7,000 encrypted mobile devices. BBC, October 2017. URL:

W. Morgan, J. Klimas. What really happened in Niger? Politico, October 20, 2017. URL: 10.23.2017&utm_term=Editorial - Military - Early Bird Brief

Philippines declares end to battle with Islamist militants in Marawi. Deutsche Welle, October 22, 2017. URL:

T. Gibbons-Neff, E. Schmitt, A. Goldman. A newly assertive CIA expands its Taliban hunt in Afghanistan. The New York Times, October 22, 2017. URL:

S. Naidu. Lying in wait: behind Malaysia’s influx of foreign terrorists. Channel News Asia, October 21, 2017. URL:

M. Rajagopalan. This is what a 21st-century police state really looks like. BuzzFeed, October 17, 2017. URL:

S. Inge. Raqqa in ruins: Mile after mile of devastated streets and bombed out tower blocks – the aerial images that show how ISIS ‘caliphate capital’ has been reduced to rubble. Mail Online, October 22, 2017. URL:

A. Matthews. Women lead the way in hunt for ISIS: expert team of female special forces are seeking out hundreds of jihadis hiding in Syria and Iraq. Mail Online, October 22, 2017. URL:

‘G5 Sahel’ chief appeals for support ahead of first mission. Mail Online, October 22, 2017. URL:

S. Engel Rasmussen. Russia accused of supplying Taliban as power shifts create strange bedfellows. The Guardian, October 22, 2017. URL:

G7, tech giants agree on plan to block jihadist content online at Italy meeting. The Local, October 21, 2017. URL:

US conducts more air strikes against Islamic State in Libya. Middle East Eye, September 28, 2017. URL:

A.P. Santos. Philippine President Duterte declares Marawi ‘liberation’ from jihadists. Deutsche Welle, October 17, 2017. URL:

Six charts that show Afghanistan’s deepening insecurity. IRIN, October 18, 2017. URL:

J. Moore. Facebook, Google and twitter, in new ‘great alliance’, agree to remove ISIS content within hours. Newsweek, October 20, 2017. URL:

D. Gettinger. War books: the era of the drone, with Dan Gettinger. Modern War Institute, October 16, 2017. URL:

B. Kesling, N.A. Youssef. US considering increasing tempo of operations in Africa, senator says. The Wall Street Journal, October 20, 2017. URL:

S. LeVine, S. Vera. ISIS may be dispersed, not destroyed. Axios, October 20, 2017. URL:

How jihadism ends: comparing state strategies toward violent extremism in Kenya and Uganda. Center for Strategic & International Studies, October 20, 2017. URL:

Canada: extremism & counter-extremism. Counter Extremism Project, October 2017. URL:

B. Salazar Torreon. Instances of use of United States armed forces abroad, 1798-2017. Congressional Research Service, R42738, October 12, 2017. URL:

B. Salazar Torreon. US periods of war and dates of recent conflicts. Congressional Research Service, RS21405, October 11, 2017. URL:

G. Faulconbridge. British spy chief says Islamist militants can execute deadly attack plans in just days. Reuters, October 17, 2017. URL:

F. Ni Aolain. My priorities as UN Special Rapporteur on Counterterrorism: the problem of permanent emergencies. Just Security, October 9, 2017. URL:

G. Corera. MI5 boss Andrew Parker warns of ‘intense’ terror threat. BBC, October 17, 2017. URL:

R. Jennings. Why the Philippine fight against ISIS-backed rebels can’t end even after victory. Forbes, October 17, 2017. URL: - 68719b8a7d5d

P. Cruickshank. A view from the CT foxhole: Lisa Monaco, former assistant to President Barack Obama for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. CTC Sentinel, October 16, 2017. URL:

P. Cockburn. The defeat of ISIS in Raqqa will bring problems for the victorious Syrian Kurds. The Independent, October 16, 2017. URL:

R. Fisk. ISIS has lost Raqqa with the fighting taking much of the city’s history too – where will their fighters head to next? The Independent, October 16, 2017. URL:

P. Cockburn. Iraq seizes Kirkuk from Kurds leaving two US allies locked in conflict and bringing end to move for independence. The Independent, October 16, 2017. URL:

J. Cafarella, O. Kassim, N. Malik. The ‘war after ISIS’ begins in Iraq. Institute for the Study of War (ISW), October 15, 2017. URL:

As with mass murderers so with terrorists. Borealis Threat & Risk Consulting. October 15, 2017. URL:

Afghanistan: reported US covert actions 2017. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, October 2017. URL:

Y. Lappin. Israel faces growing drone threat. The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, October 15, 2017. URL:

J. Burke. Mogadishu atrocity may provoke deeper US involvement in Somalia. The Guardian, October 15, 2017. URL:

Z. Torrey. The human costs of controlling Xinjiang. The Diplomat, October 10, 2017. URL:

J. Burke. US special forces deaths in Niger lift veil on shadow war against Islamists in Sahel. The Guardian, October 15, 2017. URL:

I. Leslie. The scientists persuading terrorists to spill their secrets. The Guardian, October 13, 2017. URL:

The Iraq Report: IS reduced to final bastions in Iraq. The New Arab, October 11, 2017. URL:

T. Aaronson. ‘You have a way out’ Recordings capture brutal FBI tactics to recruit a potential informant. The Intercept, October 10, 2017. URL:

45 foreign fighters arrested in Malaysia this year. Channel News Asia, October 13, 2017. URL:

Afghan civilian casualties declined slightly in first nine months of 2017. RFE/RL, October 12, 2017. URL:

J. Smith. Afghan civilian casualties from air strikes rise more than 50 percent says UN. Reuters, October 12, 2017. URL:

Y. Jeremy Bob. NY official: homegrown terrorism bigger problem in US than Europe. The Jerusalem Post, October 13, 2017. URL:

F. Jordans. Berlin probe: Xmas market attacker could have been thwarted. ABC News, October 12, 2017. URL:

O. Bowcott. Is the targeting of the ISIS member Sally Jones legally justified? The Guardian, October 12, 2017. URL:

S. Kamali Dehghan. ‘It’s become a monster’: is Iran’s revolutionary guard a terror group? The Guardian, October 12, 2017. URL:

Trump targets Hezbollah, and ISIS may benefit. The RealNews, YouTube, October 11, 2017. URL:

M. White. Tech firms ‘invest £100m’ in fight against terror propaganda. SkyNews, October 11, 2017. URL:

T. O’Connor. How the US lost the war in Syria to Russia and Iran. Newsweek, October 11, 2017. URL:

T. Ayres. The use of explosives in cities: a grim but lawful reality of war. Joint Force Quarterly 87, October 2017, URL: - .Wd1tA6hM5qg.twitter

N.A. Sales, N.J. Rasmussen. Briefing on US efforts to counter Hezbollah. Special Briefing, US Department of State, Washington, DC, October 10, 2017. URL:

Myanmar pledges to crack down on Muslim militant group. Radio Free Asia, October 10, 2017. URL:

S. Kamali Dehghan. Trump’s targeting of Revolutionary Guards is a step too far for Iran. The Guardian, October 10, 2017. URL:

IS conflict ‘has displaced more than 5m Iraqis.’ BBC, October 10, 2017. URL:

US forces drop 751 bombs on Taliban and Daesh in September. Tolo News, October 10, 2017. URL:

T. O’Connor. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards threaten to attack US military if Trump labels them terrorists. Newsweek, October 9, 2017. URL:

Iran vows to designate US army as terrorist entity. Al Masdar News, October 9, 2017. URL:

L. Siems. Inside the CIA’s black site torture room. The Guardian, October 9, 2017. URL:

D.L. Byman. Should we treat domestic terrorists the way we treat ISIS? What works – and what doesn’t. Brookings, October 3, 2017. URL:

S. Levin. FBI terrorism unit says ‘black identity extremists’ pose a violent threat. The Guardian, October 7, 2017. URL:

M. Georgy, A. Rasheed, R. Jalabi. In Mosul’s fall, informers played a vital role against Islamic State. Reuters, October 4, 2017. URL:

Russia says kills 180 jihadists, mercenaries in Syria. 24Matins, October 7, 2017. URL:

Zia ur Rehman. Arrests since 9/11 show al-Qaeda maintaining presence in Karachi: report. The International News, October 3, 2017. URL:

G. Flynn. New report details how the ill-fated January SEAL raid in Yemen went wrong. Task and Purpose, October 3, 2017. URL:

S. Williams. ISIS obliterated: British jets have smashes evil caliphate with 1,500 airstrikes. Express, September 28, 2017. URL:

M. Drake. SAS on top-secret mission to assassinate Osama bin Laden’s son before he plans attacks. Express, October 2, 2017. URL:

B. Kentish, H. Agerholm. European governments have deported almost 10,000 Afghans to risk of death and torture, Amnesty finds. The Independent, October 5, 2017. URL:

C. Houck. The US will be dropping a lot more bombs on Afghanistan. Defense One, October 4, 2017. URL:

N. Lomas. Tech giants told to remove extremist content much faster. Tech Crunch, September 20, 2017. URL:

A. Travis. Amber Rudd: viewers of online terrorist material face 15 years in jail. The Guardian, October 3, 2017. URL:

A. Baidawi, I Kawi. Australia pressing for more facial recognition in terror fight. The New York Times, October 4, 2017. URL:

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

F. MacGregor. Rohingya girls under 10 raped while fleeing Myanmar, charity says. The Guardian, October 25, 2017. URL:

US didn’t ‘stand by’ Indonesia bloodbath – it helped. The RealNews, YouTube, October 23, 2017. URL:

A. Withnall. Beatings, cattle prods and mock executions: kidnapped journalist reveals horror of six weeks captivity in Sudan. The Independent, April 5, 2017. URL:

L. Pasha-Robinson. CIA chief Mike Pompeo says ‘don’t ask me about it’ if North Korea’s Kim Jong-un dies. The Independent, October 22, 2017. URL:

H. Beech. US stood by as Indonesia killed a half-million people, papers show. The New York Times, October 18, 2017. URL:

M. Hutchinson. Four ways Iran is destabilizing the Middle East. Newsweek, October 16, 2017. URL:

T. Arango. ‘Sherlock Holmes of Armenian genocide’ uncovers lost evidence. The New York Times, April 22, 2017. URL:

Shaikh Azizur Rahman. Mystery surrounds deaths of Hindu villagers in Myanmar mass graves. The Guardian, October 12, 2017. URL:

Drama in the Red Sea: the capture of the Palestinian arms ship Karine A., January 3, 2002. The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, October 15, 2017. URL:

A. Chavez, R. Grim. An Al Jazeera reporter went undercover with the pro-Israel lobby in Washington. The Intercept, October 9, 2017. URL:

HRW accuses Rwanda of ‘systematic use of torture’ against suspected militants. Sputnik, October 14, 2017. URL:

Ex-Pentagon advisor reveals how CIA killed Western politicians during Cold War. October 10, 2017. URL:

Burma to launch internal investigation into military conduct against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state. The Independent, October 13, 2017. URL:

J. Gettleman. Rohingya crisis: mother says Burmese soldiers ‘threw my baby into a fire.’ The Independent, October 13, 2017. URL:

H. De Bretton-Gordon, D. Nott. The Assad regime is quietly bombing hospitals while the world looks away. New Statesman, October 10, 2017. URL:

UAE and Israel ‘have history of secret arms deals’. Report says. The New Arab, October 7, 2017. URL:

J. Guillemin. Hidden atrocities. Japanese germ warfare and American obstruction of justice at the Tokyo trial. Colombia University Press, 2017, 448p. URL:

S. Lotto Persio. How did Che die? The CIA helped military ruled Bolivia kill the Marxist revolutionary. Newsweek, October 9, 2017. URL:

B. Kentish. North Korea says ‘terrorist’ CIA tried to assassinate Kim Jong-un with chemical weapon. The Independent, October 9, 2017. URL:

E. Stoakes, O. Holmes. Rohingya crisis: UN ‘suppressed’ report predicting its shortcomings in Myanmar. The Guardian, October 5, 2017. URL:

War in Yemen: UN blacklists Saudi-led coalition for killing children. Deutsche Welle, October 6, 2017. URL:

T. Meysan. From Syria to Burma?, October 4, 2017. URL:

T. O’Connor. US tried to kill North Korea’s Kim Jung Un in May, according to North Korea. Newsweek, October 6, 2017. URL:

T. Hassan. Why do war crimes against children bear no repercussions? Newsweek, October 5, 2017. URL:

Myanmar military accused of executing dozens of fleeing Rohingya villagers. The Guardian, October 4, 2017. URL:

S. Osborne. Rohingya crisis: crowd funding campaign launched to hold Burma leaders accountable for ethnic cleansing of Muslim minority. The Independent, September 30, 2017. URL:

M. Weissenstein, J. Lederman, M. Lee. Attacks in Havana hit US spy network in Cuba. Associated Press, October 2, 2017. URL:

J. Warrick. A North Korean ship was seized off Egypt with a huge cache of weapons destined for a surprising buyer. The Washington Post, October 1, 2017. URL:

UN chief urges Myanmar to end military operations in Rohingya crisis. The Guardian, September 28, 2017. URL:

M. Alam. One good reason the US should condemn the Rohingya genocide. Newsweek, September 28, 2017. URL:

J. Fisher. Has the UN failed Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims? BBC, September 28, 2017. URL:

8. Prevention and Preparedness Studies

C. Maza. This is why Saudi Arabia suddenly wants to fight extremism. Newsweek, October 25, 2017. URL:

Overview: Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States – Foreign fighters (PIRUS-FF). START, October 2017. URL:

Books by experts. ARTIS Publications: URL:

A. Gomez, L. Lopez-Rodriguez, H. Sheikh, J. Ginges, L. Wilson, H. Waziri, A. Vazquez, Ro Davis, S. Atran. The devoted actor’s will to fight and the spiritual dimension of conflict. Nature Human Bahaviour, September 4, 2017, pp. 673-679. URL:

D. Boffey. UK’s online terror policy could deepen support for ISIS. The Observer, October 15, 2017. URL:

N. Davids. Islam, moderation, radicalism, and justly balanced communities. Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, October 5, 2017. URL:

A. Nivette, M. Eisner, D. Ribeaud. Developmental predictors of violent extremist attitudes. A test of general strain theory. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, April 18, 2017. URL:

G. Lipton. The good jihadi: inside Indonesia’s terrorist boarding school. South Asia Globe, October 6, 2017. URL:

A. Noor. ISIS has asked women fighters to join their ranks because of ‘Khilafat’. As a Muslim woman who follows Khilafat let me set the record straight. The Independent, October 8, 2017. URL:

M.S. Elshimi. De-radicalisation in the UK prevent strategy: security, identity and religion. Routledge, 2017, 227p. URL: Search Engine&tab=blended&query=any,contains,radicalisation&sortby=ra

D. Pundy. Radicalization in Belgium: ’It will take years to fix.’ Deutsche Welle, October 7, 2017. URL:

Nigerian lawyer wins award for educating Boko Haram children. Deutsche Welle, October 1, 2017. URL:

R. Bryson. For caliph and country: exploring how British jihadis join a global movement. Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, September 28, 2017. URL:

P. Neumann. Countering violent extremism and radicalization that lead to terrorism: ideas, recommendations, and good practices from the OSCE region. London: ICSR , September 28, 2017. URL:

M. Crowell. What went wrong with France’s de-radicalization program? The Atlantic, September 28, 2017. URL:

M. Lubrano. Boston’s new Islamic seminary is radicalizing the next generation of clerics. The Daily Caller, September 28, 2017. URL:

A. Speckhard, A. Shajkovci. Winning against al-Qaeda and ISIS: the case for combining de-radicalization with disengagement approaches in prison and community programs addressing former and current members of militant jihadi groups. International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism (ICSVE), September 28, 2017. URL:

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

Danish Prime Minister warns of emergence of Muslim parallel societies, no-go zones. Jihad Watch, September 24, 2017. URL:

R. Andrews. Stoke-on-Trent mosque leader Kamran Hussain guilty of encouraging terrorism and supporting Islamic State. The Sentinel, September 22, 2017. URL: - ICID=sharebar_twitter

S. Awan. I’am not surprised there was a terror arrest in Newport – as a Welsh Muslim, I’ve watched Wales become a hotbed of extremism. The Independent, September 21, 2017. URL:

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

9. Intelligence

R. Pollock. House intel committee ramps up probe on Obama ‘unmasking.’ The Daily Caller, October 11, 2017. URL:

K. Nimmo. Pompeo promises a ‘much more vicious’ CIA. Newsbud, October 21, 2017. URL:

J. Gerstein. New FBI chief predicts:’ ‘Our integrity will be tested.’ Politico, October 19, 2017. URL:

M. Bazzell. Open Source Intelligence Techniques. Resources for searching and analyzing online information. (4th Ed.) CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015, 432p. URL:

‘Like letting Tomahawk missiles get stolen’: Microsoft slams NSA mishandling of exploits. RT, May 15, 2017. URL:

Putin: malware created by intelligence services can backfire on its creators. RT, May 17, 2017. URL:

NSA whistleblower William Binney, terror attacks not a priority. Sarah Westall, YouTube, October 11, 2017. URL:

J.M. Davitch. Open sources for the information age: or how I learned to stop worrying and love unclassified data. Joint Force Quarterly 87, October 2017. URL: - .Wd1tA6hM5qg.twitter

A. Greenberg. The NSA officially has a rogue contractor problem. WIRED, October 5, 2017. URL:

A. Machon. Former MI5 spy: we must fight for digital privacy. The Next Web, October 9, 2017. URL:

G. Corera. Intercept. The secret history of computers and spies. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2015, 320p. URL:

J. Cox. The murky world of spies hacking other spies. The Daily Beast, October 4, 2017. URL:

P. Tucker. What the CIA’s tech director wants from AI. Defense One, September 6, 2017. URL:

T. Burgis. Spies, lies and the oligarch: inside London’s booming secrets industry. Financial Times, September 28, 2017. URL:

D. van Puyvelde, S. Coulthart, S. Hossain. NSA and the rest of the US intelligence community now rely on ‘big data’ for their work. Washington Post, September 27, 2017. URL:

G. Dobell. Oz intelligence review: the new community. The Strategist, September 25, 2017. URL: The Strategist&utm_content=Weekly The Strategist+CID_06b5009ef604df88c1eec82a01daca03&utm_source=CampaignMonitor&utm_term=Oz intelligence rev

R. Browne. Top US general: China will be ‘greatest threat’ to US by 2025. CNN, September 27, 2017. URL:

P. Tucker. The future the US military is constructing: a giant, armed nervous system. Defense One, September 26, 2017. URL:

10. Cyber Operations

Z. Whittacker. After quietly infecting a million devices, Reaper botnet set to be worse than Mirai. ZDNet, October 24, 2017. URL:

C. Duckett. Too many false alarms for population-wide facial surveillance: NEC. ZDNet, October 24, 2017. URL:

D. Palmer. Bad Rabbit: ten things you need to know about the latest ransomware outbreak. ZDNet, October 25, 2017. URL:

C. Osborne. Kaspersky says NSA hacking tools obtained after malware was found. ZDNet, October 25, 2017. URL:

A. Deeks, S. McCubbin, C.M. Poplin. Addressing Russian influence: what can we learn from US Cold War counter-propaganda efforts? Lawfare, October 25, 2017. URL:

Fileless malware: a hidden treat. Trend Micro, October 23, 2017. URL:

K. Zetter. Accused of spin, Russian security firm will show its code and operations to outsiders. The Intercept, October 23, 2017. URL:

Hwaiyu Geng (Ed.) Internet of Things and data analytics. Handbook. Wiley, 2017, 800p. URL:

EUROPOL calls for cooperation on Darkweb and IoT use by criminals. SC Magazine, October 20, 2017. URL:

A. Cuthbertson. Hackers could take down the Internet with million-device botnet worse than Mirai. Newsweek, October 20, 2017. URL:

Will the Internet of Things rewrite the rules of cyber security? The Local, October 13, 2017. URL:

P. Stoutland. Growing threat: cyber and nuclear weapon systems. Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, October 18, 2017. URL:

S. Jasper. Strategic cyber deterrence. The active cyber defense option. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2017, 270p. URL:

New research shows world’s top hacker groups hack each other. Technative, October 15, 2017. URL:

New study finds utilities feeling unprepared for cyber attacks. Technative, October 11, 2017. URL:

Safe Cities Index 2017. Security in a rapidly urbanizing world. The Economist Intelligence Unit, 2017. URL:

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

B.D. Williams. ‘Safe Cities Index’ highlights paradox of tech advancement, cyber vulnerability. Fifth Domain, October 17, 2017. URL:

B.D. Williams. Think tank launches new center to study information warfare. Fifth Domain, October 17, 2017. URL:

H. Lin. The real threat from Kaspersky security software. Lawfare, October 12, 2017. URL:

North Korea stole cyber tools from NSA, carried out WannaCry ransomware attack – Microsoft chief. RT, October 14, 2017. URL:

J. Leyden. Cybercrooks charging more than the price of a new car for undetectable Mac malware. The Register, March 7, 2017. URL:

J. Leyden. Android ransomware DoubleLocker encrypts data and changes PINs. The Register, October 13, 2017. URL:

T. Claburn. IT at sea makes data too easy to see: ships are basically big floating security nightmares. The Register, October 13, 2017. URL:

T. McCarthy. How Russia used social media to divide Americans. The Observer, October 14, 2017. URL:

J. Sharman. ‘WannaCry’ cyber attack that hit NHS and systems across US, says Microsoft head. The Independent, October 14, 2017. URL:

John McAfee on hacking smartphones and why bitcoin is here to stay. 21st Century Wire, October 14, 2017. URL:

J. Lowe. After Trump Iran deal attack, intelligence suggests Tehran hacked British parliament emails. Newsweek, October 14, 2017. URL:

S. Earle. Trolls, bots and fake news: the mysterious world of social media manipulation. Newsweek, October 14, 2017. URL:

L. Maxey. NSA and Kaspersky ensnarled by Russian web. The Cipher Brief, October 8, 2017. URL:

T. Ward. China has unveiled the world’s first ‘unhackable computer network.’ World Economic Forum, August 14, 2017. URL:

M. Chalfant. GAO to probe FCC cyber attack that struck amid net neutrality debate. The Hill, October 12, 2017. URL:

A. Cuthbertson. Over 500 million PCs are secretly mining crypto-currency, researchers reveal. Newsweek, October 13, 2017. URL:

#Vault7: Wikileaks release shows CIA ‘Grasshopper’ used stolen ‘Russian mafia’ malware. RT, April 7, 2017. URL:

11. Risk & Threat Assessments, Forecasts, Analytical Studies

A. Mitchell, K. Dilanian. Experts: North Korea targeted US electric power companies. NBC News, October 10,2017. URL:

S. Larson. How future Olympic Games might be hacked. CNN, October 10, 2017. URL:

J. Scott, D. Spaniel. ICIT Brief – China’s espionage dynasty: economic death by a thousand cuts. Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology, 2016. URL:

N. Shachtman. Computer virus hits US Predator and reaper drone fleet. A computer virus has infected the cockpits of America’s Predator and reaper… Ars Technica, October 7, 2017. URL:

D. Denning. How the Chinese cyber threat has evolved. Scientific American, October 7, 2017. URL: - 2665545367-tw

Russian hackers stole US secrets from NSA. Deutsche Welle, October 6, 2017. URL:

R. Abel. 4G vulnerabilities put mobile users and even Smart Cities at risk, study. SC Magazine, October 2, 2017. URL:

G. Park. Quantum computing breaks encryption next decade; current data at risk. SC Magazine, October 3, 2017. URL:

EUROPOL: the response to unprecedented cyber attacks ‘not good enough.’ SC Magazine, September 28, 2017. URL:

War games: Russia is testing out live bombings and shutting down phone lines, but why? Newsweek, October 5, 2017. URL:

S. Osborne. Donald Trump ‘ordered hackers to launch cyber-warfare’ against North Korea. Express, October 4, 2017. URL:

S. Gallagher. As US launches DDoS attacks, North Korea gets more bandwidth – from Russia. Ars Technica, October 3, 2017. URL:

A. Hern. DeepMind announces ethics group to focus on problems of AI. The Guardian, October 4, 2017. URL:

B. Schneider. Data and Goliath: the hidden battles to collect your data and control your world. W.W. Norton & Company, 2016, 448p. URL:

V. Dodd. UK facing most severe terror threat ever, warns MI5 chief. The Guardian, October 17, 2017. URL:

J. Finkle. US warns public about attacks on energy, industrial firms. Reuters, October 21, 2017. URL:

C. Adl. US security chief warns ISIS & al-Qaeda are planning 9/11-style attack. YourNewsWire, October 19, 2017. URL:

J. Moore. ISIS and al-Qaeda are planning a ‘new 9/11.’ Security chief Elaine Duke warns. Newsweek, October 19, 2017. URL:

T.S. Szayna, S. Watts, A. O’Mahony, B. Frederick, J. Kavanagh. What are the trends in armed conflicts, and what do they mean for US defense policy? Santa Monica: RAND, RR1904, 2017. URL:

S. Watts, J. Kavanagh, B. Frederick, T.C. Norlen, A. O’Mahony, P. Voorhies, T.S. Szayna. Understanding conflict trends. A review of the social science literature on the causes of conflict. RAND, RR1063/1-A, 2017, 314p. URL:

T.S. Szayna, A. O’Mahony, J. Kavanaugh, S. Watts, B. Frederick, T.C. Norlen, P. Voorhies. Conflict trends and conflict drivers. An empirical assessment of historical conflict patterns and future conflict projections. Santa Monica: RAND, RR-1063-A, 2017, 286p. URL:

J. Steinberg. Here is the 2018 cyber security almanac. Inc., October 18, 2017. URL:

S.D. Hart, A.N. Cook, D. E. Pressman, S. Strang, Y.L. Lim. A concurrent evaluation of threat assessment tools for the individual assessment of terrorism. Canadian Network for Research on terrorism, Security and Society (TSAS), Working Paper Series No. 17-1, July 2017. URL:

UN, Bangladesh brace for new stage of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar. Radio Free Asia, October 10, 2017. URL:

G. Allen, N. Dempsey. Terrorism in Great Britain: the statistics. House of Commons Library, 2017, 24p. URL:

F. Reinares. Jihadist mobilization, undemocratic Salafism and terrorist threat in the EU. Expert comment 13/2017, Real Instituto Elcano, October 3, 2017. URL:

New political risks surprise execs. ITIJ.TV, September 21, 2017. URL:

2017 Fourth Quarter Forecast. Stratfor, October 2, 2017. URL:

Threats to the homeland. Hearing Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, September 27, 2017. Testimonies by N.J. Rasmussen (NCTC, C.A. Wray (FBI) and E.C. Duke (DHS). URL:

12. Also Worth Reading

How to tell a story about terrorism. Watch our 2016 sessions on demand. NewsXchange. URL:

P. Torres. Why super intelligence is a threat that should be taken seriously. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, October 24, 2017. URL:

M. Follman. Trumpocracy: tracking the creeping authoritarianism of the 45th president. Mother Jones, October 23, 2017. URL:

J. Kluger. Why so may people believe conspiracy theories. Time, October 15, 2017. URL:

A. Wilson-Chapman. Six tips for how to spot (and stop) fake news., October 3, 2017. URL:

The impact of migration on Europe. Center for Strategic & International Studies, YouTube, October 13, 2017. URL:

M. Lawrence. Adam Greenfield on emerging technology: ‘God forbid that anyone stopped to ask what harm this might do us.’ The Independent, October 11, 2017. URL:

World Social Science Report 2016: challenging inequalities: pathways to a just world. UNESCO, Institute of Development Studies, International Social Science Council, 2016. URL:

Multi-domain battle: evolution of combined arms for the 21st century 2025-2040. Defense One, October 2017. URL:

P. Tucker. How the US army is preparing to fight hybrid war in 2030. Defense One, October 9, 2017. URL:

J.H. Nolt. The myth of accidental war. World Policy blog, September 28, 2017. URL:

T. Schultz. EU-NATO hybrid threat center launched in Finland. Deutsche Welle, October 3, 2017. URL:

N.L. Khrushcheva. The return of the madman theory. Project Syndicate, September 25, 2017. URL:

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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