Aleksandar Marsavelski (Zagreb): The Crime of Terrorism and the Right of Revolution in International Law. Colin J. Beck and Emily Miner (Pomona): Who Gets Designated a Terrorist and Why? Michael Brown (NMBU): The Illegitimacy of the Freedom Fighter and the Terrorist. Tim Krieger and Daniel Meierrieks (Freiburg): The Rise of Market-Capitalism and the Roots of Anti-American Terrorism. Ekrem Ersen Emeksiz (CUNY): International Terrorism Financing. Sybille Reinke de Buitrago (Leuphana): Media Discourse on Jihadist Terrorism in Europe. Nicholas Schmidle on the ambitions of the Pakistani Taliban's new chief. The next Bin Laden: Michael Hirsch on al-Qaida's new strategic mastermind, Abu Musab al-Suri, a red-haired, blue-eyed former mechanical engineer born in Aleppo in 1958 as Mustafa Setmariam Nasar. The jihadists may have gone too far: From Baghdad to Beirut, a growing backlash against the most extreme of the jihadists may change the course of civil wars in Syria and Iraq. Owen Bennett-Jones reviews Decoding al-Qaida’s Strategy: The Deep Battle against America by Michael Ryan and The Terrorist’s Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organisations by Jacob Shapiro. What happens when an Al Qaeda suspect is detained at sea? Wells Bennett investigates. Foreign jihadists aren’t as big a threat to the West as you might think: Most foreign jihadis do not commit terrorist acts upon returning home. 108 terrorist memoirs, analyzed: Yes, terrorists write autobiographies — and when they do, they can accidentally reveal some weaknesses of their enterprise. The Al-Qaeda Switchboard: Could phone surveillance have prevented 9/11? $0.60 for cake: Al-Qaida records every expense.

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