How has the Islamic State’s messaging changed since its state has been destroyed? Adam Hoffman analyzes recent trends : https://dayan.org/content/physical-caliphate-ruins-propaganda-calling-jihadists-patience-and-steadfastness
Bloomberg explains that Big technology companies have added the digital signatures of 40,000 terrorist videos and images to a shared database as they seek to keep extremist content off their platforms : https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-04/tech-companies-identify-remove-40-000-terrorist-videos-images
Monika Bickert, Head of Global Policy Management, and Brian Fishman, Head of Counterterrorism Policy, try to answer this Hard Question on Facebook Newsroom : https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2017/11/hard-questions-are-we-winning-the-war-on-terrorism-online/
The Chicago Project on Security and Threats, which analyzed some 1,400 videos released by IS between 2013 and 2016 made some interesting conclusions. Read them in this article publshed in The Seattle Times https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation-politics/die-hard-for-jihadists-is-recruits-with-heroic-tales/
An interesting analysis of ISIS’s present strategy:
ISIS’s famed propaganda machine will never be the same. In the inaugural issue of the MDC’s (Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies) new weekly, “Jihadiscope,” Gilad Shiloach explains why.
An accurate analysis of the subject by Dario Cristiani in the Terrorism Monitor (Volume 15 Issue 20), a Jamestown Foundation publication https://jamestown.org/program/long-will-italy-weather-europes-rising-terror-threat/
This paper (The Social Media Experience of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb) offers a descriptive analysis of the propaganda activities of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb on Internet social media. It examines the group’s propaganda actions from its creation in 1998 until the end of 2015 and argues that the use of social media, Twitter in particular, has failed to offer any real remedy to its mediocre propaganda actions. During the period in which its Twitter profiles were active, the organisation continued to manifest the same problems, including a shortage of qualified human resources and poor internal coordination, which had prevented it from engaging in efficient propaganda activity previously. The study of the social media experience of the group offers further evidence of the vulnerabilities of this Maghrebi jihadist organisation.
Peter Neumann writes a relevant paper entitled “Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalisation that Lead to Terrorism: Ideas, Recommendations, and Good Practices from the OSCE Region.” You can read it here http://icsr.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Corr.1-Neumann-Report.pdf
Mady Crowell for the Atlantic publishes an interesting article about what Went Wrong With France’s Deradicalization Program https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/09/france-jihad-deradicalization-macron/540699/
Have a good reading: https://policyexchange.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/The-New-Netwar-2.pdf
“Thou Shalt Never Change… Thou Shalt Change”:
The disappearance of deep understanding about the objects of research from the world of intelligence bodies and the influence of the phenomenon on their abilities and relevance
Read the full document published by The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center http://www.terrorism-info.org.il//Data/articles/Art_21239/E_141_17_55734278.pdf
An interesting article from Manuel R. TORRES-SORIANO, Associate Professor at the Area of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Pablo de Olavide en Sevilla, for the Program on Extremism at George Washington University.
Here is the program of the ICT’s 17th Annual International Conference which will take place on September 11-14, 2017 in Herzliya (Israel)