My personal list of great reads across the multidisciplinary space I traverse:

Information Operations / Information Warfare

Participatory Propaganda: A Model by Alicia Wanless [Open Access]

Disinformation, Persuasion and the Information Environment by Alicia Wanless [Open Access]

Why the West can’t Win this Propaganda War by Alicia Wanless [Open Access]

The Weaponization of Social Media, by Thomas Elkjer NissenRoyal Danish Defence College – [Book – downloadable]

The Dictator’s Dilemma. The Role of Social Media in Revolutions by William B. Snyderwine – [Open Access]

Lights, Camera, Jihad Al-Shabaab’s Western Media Strategy. The International Centre for the study of Radicalisation and Political Violence – [Open Access]

Russia as a Hurricane, China as Climate Change: Different Ways of Information Warfare by Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer & Paul Chardon – [Open Access]

Wargaming Contested Narratives in an Age of Bewilderment by Arnel P. David & John DeRosa – [Open Access]

Say Goodbye to the Information Age: It’s All About Reputation Now by Gloria Origgi – [Open Access]

Killer robo-bees show how the sting of disinformation can spread by Elisa Thomas – [Open Access]

WATCH or READ HERE Chief of the Australian Defence Force, General Angus Campbell talk on War in 2025 [YouTube]

Information Warfare & Neuro-Weaponry by Zac Rogers [Open Access]

In the Cognitive War the Weapon is You! by Zac Rogers [Open Access]


Going to Extremes: How Like Minds Unite and Divide Us by Cass Sunstein [Book]

Master Narratives of Islamist Extremism by J. Halverson, S. Corman & H.L. Goodall. [Book]

Male Supremacist Terrorism as a Rising Threat by Alex Di Branco – [Open Access]

Talking to the Enemy Violent Extremism, Sacred Values and What it Means to be Human by Scott Atran [Book]

Accelerationism in America: Threat Perceptions by Jade Parker [Open Access]

Violent Misogyny, Mass Murder and Suicide: It’s Time to Save Incels from Themselves by Moonshot CVE [Open Access]

What is the Sovereign Citizen Movement, What do they Believe and How are they Spreading? by Matthew Sweeney

‘The Great Replacement’ – The Violent Consequences of Mainstreamed Extremism by Jacob Davey & Julia Ebner [Open Access]


The ISIS Files: Extreme Brutality & Detailed Record Keeping by Rukmini Callimachi & Andrew Rossback  – [Open Access]

Jihad Against Palestinian? The Herostratos Syndrome & the Paradox of Targeting European Jews by Jean-Paul Azam & Mario Ferrero [Paywall]

A Staircase to Terrorism: A Psychological Exploration by Fathali M. Moghaddam [Fee for Download]

The El Paso Shooting and the Gamification of Terror by Robert Evans – [Open Access]

Behavioural Economics & Terrorism (Decision Science)

Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein – [Book]

The Economics of Terrorism by Peter J. Phillips – [Book]

The Economic Analysis of Lone Wolf Terrorism by Peter J. Phillips [Open Access]

Terrorist Watch Lists, Suspect Ranking and Decision-Making Biases by Peter J. Phillips & Gabriela Pohl – [Open Access]

Terrorist Choice: a stochastic dominance and prospect theory analysis by Peter J. Phillips & Gabriela Pohl – [Open Access]

Deferral of Attacks: SP/A Theory as a Model of Terrorist Choice when Losses are Inevitable by Peter J. Phillips & Gabriela Pohl – [Open Access]

Prospect Theory & Terrorist Choice by Peter J. Phillips & Gabriela Pohl – [Open Access]

How Terrorism Red Flags become Weak Signals through the processes of Judgement and Evaluation by Peter J. Phillips & Gabriela Pohl – [Fee for Article]

Terrorism, lightning and falling furniture by Peter J. Phillips & Gabriela Pohl – [Fee for Article]

Who Wants to Talk to Terrorists? by Peter J. Phillips [Book Chapter]

Geographic Profiling of Lone Wolf Terrorists: the application of Economics, Game Theory & Prospect Theory by  Peter J. Phillips [Open Access]

Further works by Peter J. Phillips and Gabriela Pohl can be found here at the University of Southern Queensland.

Non-Verbal Communication

Telling Lies: Clues to Deceit in the Marketplace, Politics and Marriage by Paul Ekman [Book]

Emotions Revealed: Understanding Faces and Feelings by Paul Ekman [Book]

Ad Tech & the World

We have a Problem and it isn’t Technology by Alicia Wanless [Open Access]

The Rise of Content Cartels by Evelyn Douek – [Open Access]

Fake News, Real Money: Ad Tech Platforms, Profit-Drive Hoaxes, and the Business of Journalism by Joshua A. Braun & Jessica L. Eklund – [Open Access]

Leadership, Innovation, Great Minds

 Succeed despite, don’t fail because. Kevin Dwyer – Change Factory – [Open Access]