CTX Journal Vol. 6, No. 3

August 2016

  1. From the Editor

    Elizabeth Skinner
  2. About the Contributors

  3. Image Credits

  4. Da'esh, Legitimacy, and the Rise of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

    MAJ Eric East, US Army
  5. Radicalization and De-radicalization: Norwegian Foreign Fighters in Syria

    CPT Marius Kristiansen , Norwegian Armed Forces
  6. The 1990 Siege of Batticaloa: A Tribute to the Warriors of the Gemunu Watch

    LBG (Ret.) Hiran N. Halangode , Sri Lankan Army
  7. The Lumads of the Philippines: Struggling from Conflict Toward Peace

    CDR Gilbert G. "Billy" Villareal, Jr. , Philippine Navy
  8. Assessing Canada's Integrated National Security Enforcement Teams: Can the Concept of INSETs Be Exported?

    Michael Tierney, University of Waterloo
  9. CTAP Interview: Brian Fishman, Center for International Security and Cooperation

    Interviewed by Douglas Borer, Us Naval Postgraduate School
  10. STATE OF THE ART How to Read a (War) Comic

    Ryan Stuart, US Naval Postgraduate School
  11. JSOU Publications and Book Announcements


Albuquerque vigil for the Orlando nightclub shooting victims by Ryan Kaldari (via Wikimedia, licensed under CC 1.0).


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 nongovernmental organization or agency of the United States of America or any other country.


Copyright © 2016 by the author(s), except where otherwise noted. The Combating Terrorism Exchange journal (CTX) is a peer-reviewed, 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. The copyright of all articles published herein rests with the author(s) of the article, unless otherwise noted.


Michael Freeman Executive Editor
Anna Simons Executive Editor
Elizabeth Skinner Managing Editor
Ryan Stuart Design & Layout
Madhusudan Aggarwal Webmaster & Tech. Lead
Shubha Singh Web Developer


Victor Asal

University of Albany SUNY

Chris Harmon

Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies

Blaire Harms

US Naval Postgraduate School

Troels Henningsen

Royal Danish Defense College

Kenneth Poole

Joint Special Operations University

Ian C. Rice

US Army

Nadia Schadlow

Smith Richardson Foundation

Jennifer Morrison Taw

Claremont McKenna College

Nicholas Tomb

US Naval Postgraduate School

Craig Whiteside

US Naval War College

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