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Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)


Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)

Project Title Investigators Project Period
Divergent Dimensions of Radicalization Risk: Migration and Violent Extremism in Sabah Barnett S. Koven September, 2019 to March, 2021
Measuring Up: Aligning SOF and Interagency CT Efforts Across the Tactical, Operational and Strategic Levels Barnett S. Koven July, 2019 to July, 2020
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency SIGMA+ Thomas Guarrieri, Marcus A. Boyd, Steve Sin July, 2018 to April, 2020
Counterterrorism Net Assessment Data Structure (CT NEADS) Barnett S. Koven January, 2019 to January, 2020
Bargaining on and off the Battlefield: The Bargaining Model of War and Negotiations with the Afghan Taliban Barnett S. Koven February, 2019 to August, 2019
ISIL: Branding, Leadership Culture and Lethal Attraction Gina Scott Ligon November, 2014
Project Title Publication Date START Authors Publication Typesort descending
Islamic Politics, Muslim States, and Counterterrorism Tensions March 2017 Book
Nexus of Global Jihad: Understanding Cooperation Among Terrorist Actors May 2017 Moghadam, Assaf Book
The War Within: A Look Inside al-Qaeda's Undoing August 2016 Brachman, Jarret Book
From Freedom Fighters to Jihadists: Human Resources of Non State Armed Groups May 2019 Mironova, Vera Book
ISIS: Its History, Ideology, and Psychology April 2018 Kruglanski, Arie Book Chapter
The Psychology of Terrorism January 2017 Kruglanski, Arie Book Chapter
Apologia for Suicide: Martyrdom in Contemporary Jihadist Discourse May 2018 Hafez, Mohammed Book Chapter
Terrorist Propaganda After the Islamic State: Learning, Emulation, and Imitation December 2019 Braddock, Kurt Book Chapter
When Terrorism Works: Explaining Success and Failure Across Varying Targets and Objectives June 2018 Krause, Peter Book Chapter
Not Your Father's Intelligence Failure: Why the Intelligence Community Failed to Anticipate the Rise of ISIS June 2018 Dahl, Erik Book Chapter
Territorial Havens and the Risk of Complex Terrorist Attacks in the United States June 2018 Brooks, Risa Book Chapter
A State, an Insurgency, and a Revolution: Understanding and Defeating the Three Faces of ISIS June 2018 Krause, Peter Book Chapter
The Challenges of Terrorism in a Globalized World May 2019 Pate, Amy Book Chapter
Guiding Principles for Countering and Displacing Extremist Narratives August 2016 Beutel, Alejandro; Weine, Stevan Journal Article
Do Machines Replicate Humans? Toward a Unified Understanding of Radicalizing Content on the Open Social Web September 2019 Ligon, Gina Scott Journal Article
Validating Extremism: Strategic Use of Authority Appeals in al-Naba' Infographics May 2018 Lemieux, Anthony Journal Article
#JESUISPARIS?: An Appeal to Hypocrisy and Justifications for Mass Casualty Violence October 2019 Ligon, Gina Scott Journal Article
Continuity and Change in the Operational Dynamics of the Islamic State December 2016 Regens, James Journal Article
Al Qaeda and the Islamic State's Break: Strategic Strife or Lackluster Leadership? October 2017 Bacon, Tricia Journal Article
A Comparison of ISIS Foreign Fighters and Supporters Social Media Posts: An Exploratory Mixed-method Content Analysis November 2019 Freilich, Joshua Journal Article
Continuity and Change in the Operational Dynamics of the Islamic State December 2016 Regens, James Journal Article
Is the Enemy of My Enemy My Friend? How Terrorist Groups Select Partners January 2018 Bacon, Tricia Journal Article
Not My Brother’s Keeper: Factional Infighting in Armed Islamist Movements November 2019 Hafez, Mohammed Journal Article
Why ISIS' Message Resonates: Leveraging Islam, Socio-Political Catalysts and Adaptive Messaging January 2016 Ligon, Gina Scott Journal Article
Mapping Today's Jihadi Landscape and Threat May 2018 Moghadam, Assaf Journal Article
Depictions of Children and Youth in the Islamic State's Martyrdom Propaganda, 2015-2016 February 2016 Horgan, John Journal Article
Fratricidal Jihadists: Why Islamists Keep Losing their Civil Wars May 2018 Hafez, Mohammed Journal Article
A New Age of Terror? Older Fighters in the Caliphate May 2017 Horgan, John Journal Article
From Cubs to Lions: A Six Stage Model of Child Socialization into the Islamic State August 2016 Horgan, John Journal Article
A genosonic analysis of ISIL and US counter-extremism video messages March 2017 Bean, Hamilton Journal Article
Trends of Anashid Usage in Da‘esh Video Messaging and Implications for Identifying Terrorist Audio and Video January 2019 Lemieux, Anthony Journal Article
The Curse of Cain: Why Fratricidal Jihadis Fail to Learn from Their Mistakes November 2017 Hafez, Mohammed Journal Article
Say Terrorist, Think Insurgent: Labeling and Analyzing Contemporary Terrorist Actors October 2014 Moghadam, Assaf Journal Article
Images of Death and Dying in ISIS Media: A Comparison of English and Arabic Print Publications January 2018 Lemieux, Anthony Journal Article
The Online Caliphate: Internet Usage and ISIS Support in the Arab World May 2019 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
Islamic State Chemical Weapons: A Case Contained by its Context? March 2018 Tinsley, Herbert; Quigley, Jillian; Binder, Markus Journal Article
Challenging the Narrative of the "Islamic State" June 2015 Schmid, Alex Report
Foreign (Terrorist) Fighter Estimates: Conceptual and Data Issues October 2015 Schmid, Alex Report
Caliphate in Decline: An Estimate of Islamic State's Financial Fortunes March 2017 Neumann, Peter Report
Swedish Foreign Fighters in Syria and Iraq: An Analysis of Open-Source Intelligence and Statistical Data June 2017 Ranstorp, Magnus Report
Mass-Fatality, Coordinated Attacks Worldwide, and Terrorism in France November 2015 Miller, Erin Background Report
Terrorism in Belgium and Western Europe; Attacks against Transportation Targets; Coordinated Terrorist Attacks March 2016 Miller, Erin Background Report
Patterns of Islamic State-Related Terrorism, 2002--2015 August 2016 Miller, Erin Background Report
Probabilistic Pathway Projection to Counter Foreign Fighters April 2016 House, Joshua; Boyd, Marcus A. Research Brief
Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States (PIRUS) October 2018 Safer-Lichtenstein, Aaron ; Yates, Elizabeth; LaFree, Gary; Jensen, Michael; James, Patrick Research Brief
Transcending Organization: Individuals and “The Islamic State” June 2014 Brachman, Jarret Research Brief
Understanding the Threat: What Data Tell Us about U.S. Foreign Fighters September 2015 Tinsley, Herbert; Jensen, Michael; James, Patrick Research Brief
The Evolution of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL): Relationships 2004-2014 June 2014 Fact Sheet
Violent Non-State Actors and the Kashmir Conflict September 2019 Ligon, Gina Scott White Paper
Beyond al-Qa'ida November 2012 Braniff, William Discussion Point
Another Look at Jujitsu Politics September 2016 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Discussion Point
Mental Illness and Terrorism July 2016 James, Patrick Discussion Point
Taking the Sinai Province of the Islamic State Seriously Without Helping it Destabilize Egypt August 2015 Kane, Sheehan; Braniff, William Discussion Point
What is the State of Islamic Extremism: Key Trends, Challenges and Implications for U.S. Policy February 2015 Braniff, William Congressional Testimony
A Tale of Two Caliphates: Al-Qaida and its Associated Movement vs. the Islamic State and its Associated Movement September 2015 Braniff, William Presentation
Debates among Salafi Muslims about use of violence May 2017 Beutel, Alejandro; Braniff, William START Reports
Catch Them Coming and Going: Probabilistic Pathway Projection to Counter Foreign Fighters March 2016 Woods, Brady; House, Joshua; Boyd, Marcus A. START Reports
U.S. Muslim Opinions about ISIS, the Syrian Conflict and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election June 2017 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia START Reports
U.S. Muslims with Radical Opinions Feel More Alienated and Depressed August 2017 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia START Reports
Syria Barometer Survey: Opinions about War in Syria and about Radical Action June 2016 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia START Reports

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