New Book Offers Insight, Policy Solutions on Extremist English-Language Magazines

SCI Instructor Dr. Robert J. Bunker recently released a Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) book, Radical Islamist English-Language Online Magazines: Research Guide, Strategic Insights, and Policy Response.

The book offers a comprehensive research guide to radical Islamist English-language online magazines published between April-May 2007 and November 2016, as well as Islamic State eBooks published between November 2012 and November 2015, and a number of assorted radical Islamist news magazines, reports, and pocketbooks.

Co-written with Pamela Ligouri Bunker, the book provides a comparative analysis of Inspire and Dabiq magazine issues along with strategic insights related to al-Qaeda and Islamic State online magazine clusters and their differing strategic approaches as articulated in these magazines. The book also offers policy response options, using a targeting schema leveraging the five stages of the magazine life-cycle process: environmental motivators, production, end product, distribution, and outcomes.

The book is free to the public. Read more in the Executive Summary or download the book from the SSI website.

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