Thomas Hegghammer is a senior research fellow at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment in Oslo. He has held fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton and at Harvard, Princeton, New York and Stanford universities
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At the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011, thousands of pro-democracy rebel groups spontaneously formed to fight the Assad regime. Years later, the revolution was unrecognizable as rebel opposition forces had merged into three major groups: Jabhat al-Nusra, Ahrar al Sham, and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Why did these three groups ...
This book by @vera_mironov on personnel management in Syrian rebel groups is terrific; here is rigorous social science combined with incredible fieldwork. And it looks great against the background of a Hezbollah flag! – source
With more than 35 years experience of jihadist activism, Abu Mus'ab al-Suri remains the foremost theoretician in the global jihadist movement today, despite his capture in Pakistan in late 2005. This book includes a translation of two key chapters from al-Suri's seminal work The Global Islamic Resistance Call. With more than 35 years experience of ...
Re-reading this. What a great book. – source
Rereading @SteveCollNY Ghost Wars carefully, I'm even more impressed than 1st time. Mindblowing work. Probably the best of all 9/11 books – source