Center for Strategic Communication

by Steven R. Corman

Two new counterterrorism journals have recently launched that should be of interest to COMOPS Journal readers. The first is Perspectives on Terrorism. It is a new journal of the Terrorism Research Initiative, with a mission to ” support the international community of terrorism researchers and scholars especially through the facilitation of collaborative and cooperative efforts.” The site is updated weekly with commentary and analysis from leading scholars in the counterterrorism field. Recent posts include:

The CTC Sentinel is a new publication of the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point. This new monthly journal, published in PDF format, is “devoted to understanding and confronting contemporary threats posed by terrorism, insurgency and other forms of political violence.” The inaugural issue includes the following reports:

  • Abu Mus`ab al-Suri’s Critique of Hard Line Salafists in the Jihadist Current By Brynjar Lia
  • Countering Terrorist Use of the Web as a Weapon By Bruce Hoffman
  • Al-Qa`ida Losing Ground in Iraq By Mohammed M. Hafez
  • Al-Qa`ida’s Resurgence in Pakistan By Bruce Riedel
  • The Saudi Process of Repatriating and Reintegrating Guantanamo Returnees By Christopher Boucek
  • Leading Egyptian Jihadist Sayyid Imam Renounces Violence By Jarret Brachman
  • Securing Yemen’s Cooperation in the Second Phase of the War on al-Qa`ida By Gregory Johnsen
  • Southern Thailand Insurgency Fails to Achieve Popular Support By Peter Chalk