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Terrorism Study - page 34

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Boko Haram’s Split on Women in Combat

The ideological stances of the two factions emerged well before the split in 2016, as friction mounted between members under Abubakar Shekau’s leadership. Keep Reading

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Al-Qaeda’s First American Foreign Fighter After 9/11

Bryant Neal Viñas was able to join al-Qaeda, receive paramilitary training, meet the members of the organization’s inner sanctum, participate in set piece attacks against U.S. forces in Afghanistan, and even discuss potential terrorist plots against New York City. Keep Reading

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The Demographics of Southeast Asian Jihadism

There is little research to date elucidating the demographics of typical members of Southeast Asian jihadist groups who may carry out or support attacks like the Lamitan City bombing. Keep Reading

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Islamic State Is Ready for a Resurgence

For nearly a year, Islamic State-watchers had wondered whether Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the group, was alive. Then on Wednesday, he resurfaced for the first time in 11 months. Keep Reading

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Al-Shabaab’s Mata Hari Network

The choice to leverage sex workers’ access to powerful government and law enforcement figures offers a window into al-Shabaab’s cost-benefit calculations. Keep Reading

// by Matthew Kriner

Tackling Terrorism’s Taboo: Shame (Part 1)

There is a need to expand the radicalization literature to include more emotional mechanisms to better understand how individuals come to embrace the extreme and violent belief systems threatening societies around the world. Keep Reading

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