Journal Abstract Terrorists are using social media for the mass dissemination of terrorism-supporting messages. Activating the “long arm of the law” mechanism over media corporations, similar to that in the[…]
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Journal Abstract Terrorists who believe they have a role to play in bringing about the apocalypse pose a serious threat to countries around the world. In their quest to eradicate[…]
Journal Abstract Jihadism is a complex social phenomenon that changes people, but not always uniformly. This article argues that cognitive and behavioral radicalization can be seen as a discursive journey or jihadiship involving[…]
Military Counterterrorism Measures, Civil–Military Relations, and Democracy: The Cases of Turkey and the United States
Journal Abstract This study examines how military counterterrorism (CT) measures affect the quality of democracy by altering civil–military relations (CMR) and focuses on CMR as the main causal mechanism. We[…]
Does Domestic Political Instability Foster Terrorism? Global Evidence from the Arab Spring Era (2011–14)
Journal Abstract This article explores the intellectual puzzle of whether the domestic political instability associated with the Arab Spring is responsible for a surge in global terrorism that peaked in[…]
Journal Abstract The Terrorist Recidivism Study (TRS) database, first created in 2018, records individuals convicted of terrorism-related offenses in the United States post-9/11. The TRS is a longitudinal database, tracking[…]
The Swedish Mujahideen: An Exploratory Study of 41 Swedish Foreign Fighters Deceased in Iraq and Syria
Journal Abstract This study analyzes the demographics, criminality, and network relations of forty-one deceased Swedish foreign fighters. Our results show that most of the deceased Swedish foreign fighters were on[…]
The Three Ps of Radicalization: Push, Pull and Personal. A Systematic Scoping Review of the Scientific Evidence about Radicalization Into Violent Extremism
Journal Abstract In this article, we present the findings of the first systematic scoping review of scientific literature on radicalization into violent extremism since the Al Qaeda attacks on 11[…]
What Motivates Muslims to Engage in Counterextremism? The Role of Identity, Efficacy, Emotions, and Morality.
Journal abstract Western governments increasingly encourage Muslims to challenge Islamist extremism. However, the dominant academic and public discourse regards Muslims as deeply alienated and thus reluctant to do so. The[…]
Journal Abstract Are proponents of Islamic government in the Arab World more likely to support violent extremist groups like ISIS? Previous research indicates that the answer to this question is[…]