Terrorism

TSAS WP16-14: Talking to Foreign Fighters: Socio-Economic Push versus Existential Pull Factors

Year: 2016
Description:

The research acquired primary data through interviews with foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq, the families and friends of such fighters, and other online supporters of jihadism, to better understand – …

TSAS WP16-13: Trying to Talk to Terrorists: Ethical and Methodological Challenges in Canada

Publisher: TSAS
Geography: Canada
Year: 2016
Description:

Scholars have long shied away from talking to terrorists. This is because there are significant methodological and ethical problems posed by such research. How can we manage those challenges and – …

Endgames: Improving Our Understanding of Homegrown Terrorism

Year: 2015
Description:

Abstract: This article examines how the phenomenon of homegrown terrorism has evolved over the past decade. It argues that there have been significant developments that impact how we conceptualize and – …

The radicalization puzzle: a theoretical synthesis of empirical approaches to homegrown extremism

Year: 2015
Description:

Abstract: Why and how do individuals residing in relatively peaceful and affluent Western societies come to embrace extremist ideologies that emanate from distant places? We summarize the most recent empirical – …

Toward a Behavioral Model of “Homegrown” Radicalization Trajectories

Year: 2016
Description:

Abstract: This research note presents a dynamic risk assessment model of homegrown terrorists. The model was tested in a study of convicted “homegrown” American terrorism offenders inspired by Al Qaeda’s – …

Iraq versus lack of integration: understanding the motivations of contemporary Islamist terrorists in Western countries

Author(s): Mullins-- Sam
Geography: Iraq
Year: 2012
Description:

Abstract: Despite being nearly 10 years into the ‘Global War on Terror’ there is still confusion as to what motivates the perpetrators of terrorist attacks, particularly those in the West. – …

Processes and preconditions underlying terrorism in second-generation immigrants

Year: 2007
Description:

Abstract: The purpose of this article is to encourage empirical research on the precursors and processes underlying terrorism in second-generation immigrants. While the Western-born children of immigrants may be at – …

Defining and Distinguishing Secular and Religious Terrorism

Year: 2014
Description:

Abstract: Religious terrorism is typically characterised as acts of unrestrained, irrational and indiscriminant violence, thus offering few if any policy options for counterterrorism measures. This assumption about religious terrorism stems – …

All Jihad is Local: What ISIS’ Files Tell Us About Its Fighters

Geography: Iraq, Syria
Year: 2016

Sentiment-Based Identification of Radical Authors (SIRA)

Year: 2015
Description:

Abstract: As violent extremists continue to surface in online discussion forums, counter-extremism agencies search for new and innovative ways of uncovering their digital indicators. Using a sample of approximately 1 – …

Normative support for terrorism: The attitudes and beliefs of immediate relatives of Jema’ah Islamiyah members

Geography: Southeast Asia
Year: 2011
Description:

Abstract: Families might be an important source of norms that legitimize terrorism, an assumption that has yet to be tested empirically. To investigate this, surveys were administered to 20 immediate – …

The radicalization of homegrown jihadists: A review of theoretical models and social-psychological evidence

Year: 2011
Description:

Abstract: This article attempts to consolidate theorizing about the radicalization of Western homegrown jihadists. Five major models of radicalization are reviewed. The commonalities and discrepancies among these models are identified – …

Somali identity and support for al Shabaab in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K.

Year: 2012

Recruitment and selection in violent extremist organizations: Viewing through an industrial and organizational psychology lens

Actions speak louder than words: a behavioral analysis of 183 individuals convicted for terrorist offenses in the United States from 1995 to 2012

Geography: United States
Year: 2016
Description:

Abstract: Involvement in terrorism has traditionally been discussed in relatively simplistic ways with little effort spent on developing a deeper understanding of what involvement actually entails, and how it differs – …

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon on the definition of ‘terrorism’

Year: 2012
Subjects: Terrorism

Controlling terrorist suspects’ civil liberties while confronting terrorism: the case of Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures

Year: 2011

An examination of the links between international terrorism and transnational organized crime: moving beyond the factual nexus in Multi-Faceted Approach to Radicalization in Terrorist Organizations

Publisher: IOS Press
Year: 2011
Description:

Abstract: Transnational organized crime and terrorism have been viewed as distinct entities. However, much attention has been given in recent years on the complex linkages between the two phenomena and – …

Vandal Gilles et Sami Aoun (2014). Vaincre Al-Qaïda. Le défi d’Obama

Author(s): Masse– Johanna
Year: 2015
Subjects: Al-Qaeda

La fabrique des martyrs

Year: 2015
Subjects: Terrorism

Comment fabrique-t-on des martyrs? Enjeux théoriques et méthodologiques – Introduction

Year: 2015

Au-delà de la vengeance : comprendre le passage à l’acte des femmes kamikazes tchétchènes

Geography: Chechnya
Year: 2015

Defending Freedom by Effectively Countering Terrorism

Year: 2016

Contemporary Terrorism and The True Believer

Year: 2016
Subjects: Terrorism

Paradigmatic Shifts in Jihadism in Cyberspace: The Emerging Role of Unaffiliated Sympathizers in the Islamic State’s Social Media

Year: 2016

The Social Psychology of Denial: Deterring Terrorism

Year: 2015
Subjects: Terrorism

Education and Security: A Global Literature Report on Countering Violent Religious Extremism (CVE)

Year: 2016

Developing a Typology of Terrorism Involvement as a Basis to Planning for Sentencing, Management, Risk Reduction, Release and Monitoring of Terrorist Offenders

Year: 2015

Case studies of selected al-Qa’ida members

Year: 2015

‘Questions about Dawlah. DM me, plz.’ The Sock Puppet Problem in Online Terrorism Research

Year: 2015

The ecology of trust among hackers

Year: 2016
Description:

Abstract: Malicious hackers profit from the division of labour among highly skilled associates. However, duplicity and betrayal form an intrinsic part of their daily operations. This article examines how a – …

Toward a Framework Understanding of Online Programs for Countering Violent Extremism

Year: 2016
Description:

Abstract: There is an emerging consensus that ideologically-based narratives play a central role in encouraging and sustaining radicalization to violence, and that preventing, arresting, or reversing radicalization requires some means – …

Terrorisme, violence de masse et radicalisation. Du Moi idéal au désengagement identificatoire

Author(s): Brunet– Louis
Year: 2015

A Radical Sociability: In Defense of an Online/Offline Multidimensional Approach to Radicalisation

Publisher: Routledge
Year: 2015

Terrorist and extremist organizations’ use of the internet for recruitment

Publisher: Routledge

TSAS WP16-10: Research into How Resources are Acquired, Moved and Used to Support Acts of Terrorism

Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2016
Description:

The study was directed to answer six questions on terrorist resourcing in Canada through a comparative analysis that identified: resourcing activities; actors involved; interconnections of activities; importance of different forms; – …

TSAS WP16-11: Jihad in the Jazeera: Explaining The Islamic State’s Growing Insurgent Threat in Egypt

Publisher: TSAS
Geography: Egypt
Year: 2016
Description:

Why did Wilayat Sinai – The Islamic State’s affiliate in the Sinai Peninsula – evolve to become an unprecedented challenge to the Egyptian state?

TSAS WP16-07: Cheering on the Jihad: An Exploration of Women’s Participation in Online Pro-jihadist Networks

Publisher: TSAS
Description:

This paper poses the following questions: 1. Can identifiable patterns of engagement by female posters be discerned based on content of posts? 2. Does the type of the jihadist group – …

TSAS WP16-03: Taking Hoaxes Seriously: Characteristics of Terrorism Hoaxes and their Perpetrators

Author(s): Tishler-- Nicole
Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2016
Description:

What can existing literature and available data tell us about terrorism hoaxes (i.e. those incidents that are believed to be acts of serious terrorism, but do not actually involve any – …

TSAS WP16-01: Policies and Responsibilities for Governing Violent Extremism at Ontario Universities

Author(s): Ford--Katie
Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2016
Description:

This research looks at the governance of violent extremism on Ontario university campuses. Specifically, it explores: 1) how Ontario universities are governed; 2) how student organizations (such as clubs) and – …

Planning for the Worst: Olympic Security and Precautionary Governance

Geography: Germany
Year: 2012

‘Car Bombing “With Due Respect”: The Niger Delta Insurgency and the Idea of MEND’

Year: 2013

Approaching relief: Compensatory ideals relieve threat-induced anxiety by promoting approach-motivated states.

Year: 2012
Description:

We propose that in anxious circumstances people are drawn toward idealistic meanings and purposes because ideals efficiently and reliably engage approach motivated states. We present evidence that approach motivation and – …

Study 1 of 3: A Qualitative Examination of Radicalization and Susceptibility to Radicalization

Geography: Canada
Year: 2014
Description:

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) staff members recognize the complex, multi-faceted nature of radicalization, and are familiar with a wide range of behaviours indicative of radicalization or susceptibility to radicalization. Responses – …

Study 2 of 3: Comparisons of Radicalized and Non-Radicalized Federal Offenders

Geography: Canada
Year: 2014
Description:

The identification of considerable differences between radicalized and non-radicalized offenders across a variety of areas suggests that the case management, supervision, and intervention strategies used for each group may need – …

Examining the Needs and Motivations of Canada’s Federally Incarcerated Radicalized Offenders

Author(s): Michel-- S | Stys--Y
Geography: Canada
Year: 2014
Description:

This study allowed for an enhanced understanding of the motivations and needs of radicalized offenders,Footnote 1 while providing the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) with further evidence that can be – …

Use of Programs and Interventions with Canada’s Federally Sentenced Radicalized Offenders

Author(s): Michel– S | Stys–Y
Geography: Canada
Year: 2014

Bridging the Barrier: Israeli Unilateral Disengagement

Author(s): jacoby-- Tami
Year: 2007
Description:

The construction of the barrier separating Israel from the West Bank has become the site of one of the most heated controversies the world over, the source of virulent propaganda, – …

Israel’s Relations with Egypt and Turkey during the Arab Spring

Author(s): jacoby-- Tami
Geography: Egypt, Israel, Turkey
Year: 2013
Description:

What implications do the uprisings in the Middle East in 2010–2011 hold for Israel’s foreign relations with the two most strategically prominent states in the region, Egypt and Turkey? The – …

A Theory of Victimhood: Politics, Conflict and the Construction of Victim-Based Identity

Author(s): jacoby-- Tami
Year: 2015
Description:

What (and who) is a victim? In contemporary violent conflicts, the construction of grievance-based identity is a fundamentally contested process as the lines between victim and perpetrator are blurred by – …