The Terror Years: From Al-Qaeda to the Islamic State by Lawrence Wright – Constable (25 Aug. 2016)
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist based articles New Yorker – well covered in reviews – vivid explanation of background – Spanish Edition
Turning to Political Violence; The Emergence of Terrorism by Marc Sageman – University of Pennsylvania Press – 8 Jun. 2017
Former CIA. History and theory of political violence – new concept of social identity – dynamic between the state and disaffected citizens
Misunderstanding Terrorism by Marc Sageman University of Pennsylvania Press (14 Oct. 2016)
Former CIA Neo-jihadi threat to the West requires a more tailormade response?
Anatomy of Terror: From the Death of Bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State by Ali Soufan W. W. Norton & Company (31 May 2017)
Practitioner dissects bin Laden’s brand of jihadi terrorism and its major offshoots, revealing how these organizations were formed, how they operate, their strengths, and–crucially–their weaknesses
Hacking ISIS: The War to Kill the Cyber Jihad by Malcolm Nance (Author) Sky Pony Press (11 May 2017)
How ISIS produces religious cultism, recruits vulnerable young people of all religions and nationalities and disseminates their brutal social media by Practitioner
Soldier Spy by Tom Marcus (Michael Joseph/Penguin) Michael Joseph (Hardback 6 Oct. 2016)
Practitioner provides a unique insight of current British counter terrorism operations.
A Thinking Persons Guide to Islam: The Essence of Islam in Twelve Verses from the Quran H.R.H. Prince Ghazi Bin Muhammad – Turath Publishing (12 Jan. 2017)
Advisor to the King of Jordan, Professor of Philosophy; Sets out what Islam is and always has been and how this is distorted by e.g. ISIS today. As a descendant of the Prophet he writes with unique authority.
The Age of Lone Wolf Terrorism (Studies in Transgression) by Mark S. Hamm and Ramon Spaaij Hardcover – Columbia University Press (6 Jun. 2017)
Hamm and Spaaij provide analysis of recent FBI sting operations designed to prevent lone-wolf terrorism in the United States. Probably more US based?
Reintegrating Extremists: De-radicalisation and Desistance by Sarah V. Marsden Palgrave Pivot; 1st ed. 2017 edition (16 Dec. 2016)
Implications for policy, practice and academic debates around disengagement from radical subcultures and dealing with former ‘terrorists’; Academic
Al-Britannia, My Country: A Journey Through Muslim Britain by James Fergusson Bantam Press (1 Jun. 2017)
Journalist explores British Muslim communities as well as the nature of threats that it does or does not pose to British society.
Does Terrorism Work? A History – Richard English : Oxford University Press, July 28 2016
Academic examines the controversial issue to what extent Terrorism achieves its objectives.
Al-Qaeda’s Revenge: The 2004 Madrid Train Bombings Fernando Reinares Columbia University Press, 12 May 2017
Academic examines the 2004 Madrid Train Bombings and the development of an al-Qaeda conspiracy in Spain from the 1990s through the formation of the 3/11 bombing network beginning in March 2002.
Jihad & Death: The Global Appeal of Islamic State. Olivier Roy. C Hurst & Co Ltd. 6th April 2017.
Academic – thesis is that ISIS is rooted in death culture for violent youth rather than Islam.