Terrorist organizations

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 – …

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

Geography: Iraq, Syria
Year: 2016

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

Year: 2012

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

Case studies of selected al-Qa’ida members

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 – …

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, – …

Narratives and Counternarratives: Somali-Canadians on Recruitment as Foreign Fighters to Al-Shabaab

Author(s): Joosse– Paul
Year: 2015

TSAS WP15-04: No Sandwiches Here: Representations of Women in Dabiq and Inspire Magazines

Author(s): Huey-- Laura
Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2015
Description:

How, and to what extent, are women represented within Dabiq and Inspire magazines? As we know from a wealth of mass media reporting, women are increasingly the focus of recruiters – …

Social Networks, Terrorism, and Counter-Terrorism: Radical and Connected

Publisher: Routledge
Year: 2015

Social network analysis in the study of terrorism and political violence

Year: 2011

Why Terror Networks are Dissimilar: How Structure Relates to Function

Publisher: Springer
Year: 2014

« La stratégie Af-Pak : une guerre contre quels Talibans?

Publisher: PUQ
Year: 2013

Deradicalizing the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE): Some Preliminary Findings

Publisher: Routledge
Geography: South Asia
Year: 2014

Networks as Strategic Repertoires: Functional differentiation among Al-Shabaab terror cells

Publisher: Routledge
Year: 1977

Trying to Make Sense of Homegrown Terrorist Radicalization: The Case of the Toronto 18

Author(s): Dawson– Lorne
Geography: Canada, North America
Year: 2014

Halting al Qaeda’s African Rebound: Why Supporting the Arab Spring and Exploiting bin Laden’s Death will keep Canadians Safer

Author(s): Wilner-- Alex
Year: 2011
Description:

Little doubt exists that al Qaeda currently faces two unprecedented challenges: the “Arab Spring” sweeping the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and the death of Osama bin Laden in – …

Far-Right Lone Wolf Homicides in the United States

Year: 2013
Description:

Relying on data from the Extremist Crime Database (ECDB), we comparatively examine characteristics of far-right homicides in the United States perpetrated by suspects with no evident affiliations with domestic terrorist – …

Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: a Choice Between Two Evils

Year: 2012
Description:

Jean-Paul Brodeur’s research on terrorism spanned two distinct, yet inseparable aspects of the matter. The first concerns the inner workings, the objectives, and the methods of groups identified as “terrorist,” – …

Terrorist Networks as Strategic Repertoires: Functional Differentiation among Al-Shabaab Terror Cells

Year: 2013
Description:

This article explains variation across the characteristics and structure of Al-Shabaab (AS) networks as a function of strategic repertoires. (Source: Publication).

The Link Between Unemployment and Terrorism

Author(s): Ali– Mohamed
Publisher: TED Talk
Year: 2013

Impact and Ramifications: The Aftermath of the Aum Affair in the Japanese Religious Context

Geography: East Asia, Japan
Year: 2012
Description:

It is now seventeen years since the Tokyo subway attack that made Aum Shinrikyō and its leader Asahara Shōkō household names in Japan and beyond. The subway attack was swiftly – …

Globally Aum: The Aum Affair, Counterterrorism and Religion

Author(s): Reader-- Ian
Geography: East Asia, Japan
Year: 2012
Description:

Aum continues to feature in counterterrorism discourses and military training manuals, and continues to represent, for security services and policy makers, the “public face” of chemical and biologically oriented terrorism. – …

A Persistent Threat: The Evolution of al Qa’ida and Other Salafi Jihadists

Author(s): Seth G. Jones
Year: 2014
Description:

This report examines the status and evolution of al Qa’ida and other Salafi-jihadist groups, a subject of intense debate in the West. Based on an analysis of thousands of primary – …

New Terrorism and New Media

Author(s): Gabriel Weimann
Year: 2014
Description:

This report examines how Al-Qaeda, its affiliates and other terrorist organizations have moved their online presence to YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media outlets, posing challenges to counter-terrorism – …

Voices of the ‘‘Caucasus Emirate’’: Mapping and Analyzing North Caucasus Insurgency Websites

Year: 2014
Description:

This article looks at Internet use by insurgent groups in the North Caucasus in the context of a regional diffusion of violence. (Source: Publication).

TSAS WP14-01: Researching Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism through a Network Lens

Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2014
Description:

In this paper, we argue that integrating network concepts and network methods to the study of terrorism and counter-terrorism are central ingredients in bringing the field forward from theoretical, empirical, – …

The Neglected Role of Charismatic Authority in the Study of Terrorist Groups and Radicalization

Year: 2014
Description:

Recent scholarship has called for additional research into the role of charismatic authority in terrorist groups and the process of radicalization. However, the sociological concepts of charisma and charismatic authority – …

Terrorism is a Failed Brand

Author(s): McCue– Jason
Publisher: TED Talk
Year: 2012

Deterring Terrorism: Theory and Practice

Year: 2012

Opportunity Costs or Costly Opportunities? The Arab Spring, Osama Bin Laden, and Al-Qaeda’s African Affiliates

Author(s): Wilner-- Alex
Year: 2011
Description:

There is little doubt that Al-Qaeda faces twin challenges in the “Arab Spring” sweeping North Africa and the Middle East (MENA) and in the death of Osama bin Laden in – …

Rethinking Terrorist Safe Havens: Beyond a State-Centric Approach

Year: 2011
Description:

Over the last decade, the term safe haven has stirred controversy both in the political arena as well as in the academic literature. Several authors have emphasized the imprecise and – …

Countering Radicalization of Diaspora Communities in Canada

Geography: Canada, North America
Year: 2011
Description:

This study provides an initial assessment of the state of radicalization amongst immigrant groups active within Canada’s largest metropolitan areas. The authors conducted an extensive literature review and examined over – …

Terror Threat: International and Homegrown Terrorists and Their Threat to Canada

Publisher: Dundurn
Geography: Canada, North America
Year: 2007

Social Science for Counterterrorism: Putting the Pieces Together

Year: 2009

Community and Family Approaches to Combating the Radicalization and Recruitment of Somali-American Youth and Young Adults: A Psychosocial Perspective

Year: 2009
Description:

Between late 2007 and autumn 2008, an estimated 18 or more Somali-American adolescent boys and young men living in the Minneapolis area secretly left their homes and flew to Somalia – …

Terrorism: How to Respond

Year: 2009

2013 Public Report on the Terrorist Threat to Canada

Geography: Canada, North America
Year: 2013
Description:

The 2013 Public Report on the Terrorist Threat to Canada updates Canadians on how the terrorist threat has changed in the last year. (Source: Publication).

Al-Qaeda and Sacrifice: Martyrdom, War and Politics

Author(s): Finn– Melissa
Publisher: Pluto Press
Year: 2012

TSAS WP13-04: Les théories des mouvements sociaux et la dialectique des niveaux: un cadre d’analyse pour l’étude des évolutions d’Al-Qaïda au Maghreb islamique.

Author(s): Bencherif-- Adib
Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2013
Description:

Le développement d’Al-Qaïda au Maghreb islamique (AQMI) dans l’espace sahélo-saharien est-il le résultat de choix stratégiques du groupe en réponse à des contraintes et opportunités environnementales ou le fruit de – …

‘Bomb-Making for Beginners’: Inside al Al-Qaeda E-Learning Course

Author(s): Stenersen-- Anne
Year: 2013
Description:

This study explores how terrorists utilise the Internet to learn bomb-making skills. Unlike previous studies, it does not focus on assessing the quality of online bomb recipes. (Source: Publication).

Terror in the Peaceable Kingdom: Understanding and Addressing Violent Extremism in Canada

Publisher: FDD Press
Geography: Canada, North America
Year: 2012
Description:

This volume examines the problem set of terrorism in Canada. It traces the history of this phenomenon, examines specific issues and identifies the tools that Canada can employ to address – …