Online Terrorist Magazines: A report from the Cyberterrorism Project (Swansea) in collaboration with UMass Lowell’s Center for Terrorism & Security Studies: http://www.cyberterrorism-project.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/CTP-2015-Report-Nov-03.pdf
The peer-reviewed journal Perspectives on Terrorism has published a special issue on the Islamic State with 14 research articles on various aspects of the organization, in addition to an extensive, specially compiled bibliography on IS.
Interesting piece in the Guardian: “How to get published in an academic journal: top tips from editors” http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/jan/03/how-to-get-published-in-an-academic-journal-top-tips-from-editors
New JSOU Report: U.S. Military Deployments to Africa: Lessons from the Hunt for Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army , by James Forest
Department of Defense 2014 Minerva grant awards have been announced. UMass Lowell’s Center for Terrorism & Security Studies have received two of them – outstanding! Here is the formal UMass Lowell CTSS Press Release See the full list at: http://minerva.dtic.mil/funded.html
JSOU Report: Countering the al-Shabaab Insurgency in Somalia: Lessons for U.S. Special Operations Forces by Graham Turbiville, Josh Meservey, and James Forest In this report, the authors argue that al-Shabaab’s current prospects have probably never been so low. This work provides a meaningful context to al-Shabaab and the Somali milieu. Continue Reading
Breaching the Fortress Wall: Understanding Terrorist Efforts to Overcome Defensive Technologies by Brian A. Jackson, Peter Chalk, Kim Cragin et al. Available online at: http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG481.html
Short primer on terrorist disengagement, by Dr. John Horgan. The first of the new Center for Terrorism and Security Studies audio briefs! http://blogs.uml.edu/ctss/ ( also hosted via http://www.terroristbehavior.com/blog/ )
The newest issue of the internationally-acclaimed scholarly journal Perspectives on Terrorism is now available online. Research and analysis by Jeffrey M Bale, Benjamin S. Eveslage, Alexandra Lewis, Paul Kamolnick, and Ely Karmon, along with book reviews, literature search resources, and much more . . .
Here’s a great 90 minute video of Jake Shapiro, Bruce Hoffman and Will McCants speaking at an event announcing the release of Jake’s new book, The Terrorist’s Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations. http://www.newamerica.net/events/2013/the_terrorists_dilemma His book systematically examines the structural differences between terrorist groups, discusses the core managerial challenges these groups Continue Reading