Journal abstract This article conducts a social network analysis (SNA) on discrete groups of Australian-based jihadists across three time periods and then compares these groups to an aggregated network. The[…]
Fishermen Or Swarm Dynamics? Should We Understand Jihadist Online-Radicalization As A Top-Down Or Bottom-Up Process?
Journal abstract The internet has profoundly changed the way we communicate, including how jihadist groups seek to reach Western audiences with their propaganda strategies. Cases of believed online-radicalization call for[…]
The Impact of Jihadist Foreign Fighters on Indigenous Secular-Nationalist Causes: Contrasting Chechnya and Syria
Journal abstract Jihadist foreign fighters have become common in civil conflicts in Muslim countries. While research exists on the impact they have upon returning home, less attention has been given[…]
Journal Abstract: Why has transnational war volunteering increased so dramatically in the Muslim world since 1980? Standard explanations, which emphasize U.S.-Saudi support for the 1980s Afghan mujahideen, the growth of[…]
Assessing the impact of the Arab Spring on the fortunes of Jihadist movements in the Middle East, Khosrokhavar argues that it dealt a major blow to their wider attraction.
This valuable work sets out clearly how Jihadist ideology developed from the early writings of Sayyid Qutb and discusses the role and importance of a range of Islamic ideas and terminology.