Many of us have been following conflict developments in Mali and other African countries which have been linked in some ways to terrorism. You may not be aware that there is an online journal which focusses on these issues, The issue of Perspectives on Terrorism. Volume V, Issues 3-4 of Perspectives on Terrorism.http://www.terrorismanalysts.com/pt/index.php/pot/issue/view/31
or (www.terrorismanalysts.com), which is available freely online, has been prepared by guest editors James J. F. Forest and Jennifer Giroux and focuses on Terrorism, Political Violence and Armed Conflicts in Africa. You can access PDF or html versions of the papers.
Perspectives on Terrorism could be characterized as ‘nontraditional’ in that it dispenses with some of the traditional rigidities associated with commercial print journals. Topical articles can be published at short notice and reach, through the Internet, a much larger audience than fee-based commercial subscription journals. This free online journal also offers contributors a higher degree of flexibility in terms of content, style and length of articles – but without compromising professional scholarly standards. While aiming to be policy-relevant, PT is not supporting any partisan policies regarding (counter-) terrorism and specific forms of conflict-waging. Impartiality, objectivity and accuracy are guiding principles we expect contributors to adhere to.