CTX Journal Vol. 2, No. 4

November 2012

  1. From the Editor

    Elizabeth Skinner
  2. About the Contributors

  3. Image Credits

  4. The New Battlefield: The Internet and Social Media

    Maria A. Ressa
  5. From al-Zarqawi to al-Awlaki: The Emergence and Development of an Online Radical Milieu

    Dr. Maura Conway
  6. Rethinking the Role of Virtual Communities in Terrorist Websites

    Dr. Dana Janbek
  7. Countering Individual Jihad: Perspectives on Nidal Hasan and Colleen LaRose

    Dr. Peter K. Forster
  8. Artisanal Intelligence and Information Triage

    A. Aaron Weisburd
  9. Another Tool in the Influencer's Toolbox: A Case Study

    LTC Jamie Efaw and SFC Chris Heidger
  10. Mining Twitter Data from the Arab Spring

    Rob Schroeder, Sean Everton, and Russell Shepherd
  11. Ethics and Insights: Should Military Members Really Call Themselves "Professionals"?

    Dr. Bradley J. Strawser
  12. State of the Art: Contemplating The Future Of Social Media, Dark Networks, And Counterinsurgency 1

    Sean Everton
  13. The Written Word

    Joey Wang


Cairo, Egypt–February 9, 2011: A man works on a Toshiba computer during anti-government demonstrations in Tahrir Square. Social networking and the internet played an important role in the Egyptian Revolution. Photo by Joel Carillet via iStockPhoto.com.


This journal is not an official DoD publication. The views expressed or implied within are those of the contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of any governmental or non-governmental organization or agency of the United States of America or any other country


Copyright © 2012 by the author(s), except where otherwise noted. The Combating Terrorism Exchange (CTX) is a peerreviewed, quarterly journal available free of charge to individuals and institutions. Copies of this journal and the articles contained herein may be printed or downloaded and redistributed for personal, research or educational purposes free of charge and without permission, except if otherwise noted. Any commercial use of CTX or the articles published herein is expressly prohibited without the written consent of the copyright holder.


Michael Freeman Executive Editor
Anna Simons Executive Editor
Elizabeth Skinner Managing Editor
Ryan Stuart Design & Layout


Victor Asal

University of Albany SUNY


National Defense University

Lawrence Cline

Naval Postgraduate School

Stephen Di Rienzo

National Intelligence University

Sajjan Gohel

Asia Pacific Foundation

Sebastian Gorka

National Defense University

Jakub Grygiel

School of Advanced Int'l. Studies

Thomas Marks

National Defense University

Thomas Mockaitis

DePaul University

Monde Muyangwa

Africa Center for Strategic Studies

Alfred Oehlers

Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies

Paul Shemella

Naval Postgraduate School

Kenneth Poole

Joint Special Operations University

Nick Pratt

George C. Marshall Center

Nadia Schadlow

Smith Richardson Foundation

David Ucko

National Defense University

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