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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
ISIL: Branding, Leadership Culture and Lethal Attraction Gina Scott Ligon November, 2014
Project Title Publication Date START Authors Publication Type
A genosonic analysis of ISIL and US counter-extremism video messages March 2017 Bean, Hamilton Journal Article
A New Age of Terror? Older Fighters in the Caliphate May 2017 Horgan, John Journal Article
A Tale of Two Caliphates: Al-Qaida and its Associated Movement vs. the Islamic State and its Associated Movement September 2015 Braniff, William Presentation
Another Look at Jujitsu Politics September 2016 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Discussion Point
Beyond al-Qa'ida November 2012 Braniff, William Discussion Point
Caliphate in Decline: An Estimate of Islamic State's Financial Fortunes March 2017 Neumann, Peter Report
Catch Them Coming and Going: Probabilistic Pathway Projection to Counter Foreign Fighters March 2016 Woods, Brady; House, Joshua; Boyd, Marcus A. Report
Challenging the Narrative of the "Islamic State" June 2015 Schmid, Alex Report
Continuity and Change in the Operational Dynamics of the Islamic State December 2016 Regens, James Journal Article
Continuity and Change in the Operational Dynamics of the Islamic State December 2016 Regens, James Journal Article
Debates among Salafi Muslims about use of violence May 2017 Beutel, Alejandro; Braniff, William Report
Depictions of Children and Youth in the Islamic State's Martyrdom Propaganda, 2015-2016 February 2016 Horgan, John Journal Article
Foreign (Terrorist) Fighter Estimates: Conceptual and Data Issues October 2015 Schmid, Alex Report
From Cubs to Lions: A Six Stage Model of Child Socialization into the Islamic State August 2016 Horgan, John Journal Article
Guiding Principles for Countering and Displacing Extremist Narratives August 2016 Beutel, Alejandro; Weine, Stevan Journal Article
Islamic Politics, Muslim States, and Counterterrorism Tensions March 2017 Book
Mass-Fatality, Coordinated Attacks Worldwide, and Terrorism in France November 2015 Miller, Erin Background Report
Mental Illness and Terrorism July 2016 James, Patrick Discussion Point
Nexus of Global Jihad: Understanding Cooperation Among Terrorist Actors May 2017 Moghadam, Assaf Book
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 Research Brief
Say Terrorist, Think Insurgent: Labeling and Analyzing Contemporary Terrorist Actors October 2014 Moghadam, Assaf Journal Article
Swedish Foreign Fighters in Syria and Iraq: An Analysis of Open-Source Intelligence and Statistical Data June 2017 Ranstorp, Magnus Report
Syria Barometer Survey: Opinions about War in Syria and about Radical Action June 2016 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Report
Taking the Sinai Province of the Islamic State Seriously Without Helping it Destabilize Egypt August 2015 Kane, Sheehan; Braniff, William Discussion Point
Terrorism in Belgium and Western Europe; Attacks against Transportation Targets; Coordinated Terrorist Attacks March 2016 Miller, Erin Background Report
The Evolution of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL): Relationships 2004-2014 June 2014 Fact Sheet
The Psychology of Terrorism January 2017 Kruglanski, Arie Book Chapter
The War Within: A Look Inside al-Qaeda's Undoing August 2016 Brachman, Jarret Book
Transcending Organization: Individuals and “The Islamic State” June 2014 Brachman, Jarret Research Brief
U.S. Muslim Opinions about ISIS, the Syrian Conflict and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election June 2017 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Report
U.S. Muslims with Radical Opinions Feel More Alienated and Depressed August 2017 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Report
Understanding the Threat: What Data Tell Us about U.S. Foreign Fighters September 2015 Tinsley, Herbert; Jensen, Michael; James, Patrick Research Brief
What is the State of Islamic Extremism: Key Trends, Challenges and Implications for U.S. Policy February 2015 Braniff, William Congressional Testimony
Why ISIS' Message Resonates: Leveraging Islam, Socio-Political Catalysts and Adaptive Messaging January 2016 Ligon, Gina Scott Journal Article

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