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"Jihad: An Enemy Now Both Foreign and Domestic," Zpolitics, April 29, 2013.
"The Ideology Behind the Boston Marathon Bombing," History News Network, April 22, 2013. 
"The US Has Pulled Off Successful Embassy Rescues Before," History News Network, November 5, 2012.
"Face/Off: the Last 2012 Presidential Debate," History News Network, October 29, 2012.
"Burning Defaced Qur'ans: Islam-Approved," PJ Media, March 8, 2012: 
"Through A Glass Darkly: A Comparison of Self-Proclaimed Mahdist States throughout History to the Theory of the (True) Mahdist State Yet to Come"--this is the (as far as I know) unpublished paper which I presented in Tehran in August 2008 at the Fourth Annual Mahdism Conference.  [I just stumbled upon it online and decided to post it here.] 
"Has Mitt Romney's Mormonism Influenced His Views on Islam," History News Network, February 6, 2012:
"Promoting Islam at Lackland Air Force Base," Family Security Matters, August 19, 2011:
"The Middle-earth Guide to Campaign 2012," PJ Media, August 12, 2011: 
"Nowhere Man: The Islamic World Is At Your Command [on Bin Ladin as occulted Mahdi]," History News Network, May 5, 2011:
"Iran's New Mahdism Da`wah Video: Letting Slip the Jinns of Jihad?," History News Network, April 4, 2011: 
"A Western View on Iran's WMD Goals: Nuclearizing the Eschaton or Pre-Stocking the Mahdi's Arsenal?," INEGMA (Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis), Jan. 2011: 
"Tablighi Jamaat," World Almanac of Islamism, December 2010:
"The Tabligh Challenge," Journal of International Security Affairs, No. 19, Fall/Winter 2010, pp. 115-122.
"The 'Secular Crusader:' Former Air Force JAG Looks to Drive All Christian Symbolism from the Military," PajamasMedia, May 29, 2010:"lism-from-military/
Symposium: "The World's Most Wanted: A 'Moderate' Islam," FrontpageMag, May 27, 2010: 
"Zuhdi Jasser, M.D.: Islam's Luther--or its Don Quixote?," History News Network, April 19, 2010: 
"Divide and Confound--or Divide and Empower? The Opportunities and Dangers of Strategic PSYOP against the Alawi Rulers or Syria," History News Network, Jan. 11, 2010:
"Gathering Clouds Here: Hizb al-Tahrir in AMerica," "The Washington Times," Aug. 2, 2009:
"Sectsploitation: How to Win Hearts and Minds in the Islamic World," History News Network, June 1, 2009:
"Dueling Messiahs: Jesus v. the Mahdi in Iran," The Lutheran Witness, February 2009:
"Pontius Palin and Messiah Obama?," Pajamas Media, September 17, 2008:
"The Importance of being Mahdist: Among Iran's Twelvers," The Weekly Standard, September 8, 2008:
"Indiana Jones for President," History News Network, June 30, 2008:
"Converting the West to Islam through...Sex?," Pajamas Media, June 28, 2008:
"Supreme Ignorance: America's Highest Court Disregards the Law of Land Warfare," History News Network,  June 23, 2008:
"Will Iraq Stoke Flames of Islamic Messianism?," Pajamas Media, April 7, 2008:
"Resurrecting Christendom: A Blueprint," History News Network, March 3, 2008:
"Enter the Mahdi (Review of Trofimov's The Siege of Mecca), The Weekly Standard, February 25, 2008 [no longer available online]
"Everybody's got Something to Hide Except for Me and the Mahdi: Ahmadinezhad Escapes from New York," History News Network, October 1, 2007:
"The Armenian Resolution: Pure Grandstanding," History News Network, October 15, 2007:
"Islamic Unity: Bin Ladin's Version v. Khameini's," History News Network, September 10, 2007:
"Was CNN's 'God's Warriors' Fair?," History News Network, August 27, 2007:
"Colleges Score Perfect Grade in Liberal Bias," Investor's Business Daily, June 28, 2007: "The Doctor Is In (Yet Again): Ayman al-Zawahiri's Latest Communique," Praeger Security International, May 30, 2007: 
"A New Empire of the Mahdi? Libyan and Iranian Pan-Islamic Agendas," History News Network, April 30, 2007:
"Anti-Semitism in Islam," History News Network, February 5, 2007: "Ignorance May Be Bliss, but It Makes for Bad Policy: Analysis of the Iraq Study Group Report," Praeger Security International, Jan. 2, 2007: 
"What Should We Make of Mahmoud Ahmadinezhad's 'Letter to the Noble Americans?,'" History News Network, December 4, 2006: 

"Bin Ladin: The Man Who Would Be Mahdi:"

"Beheading in the Name of Islam:"

"Was the Pope Wrong?:"

"7 Myths About Islam:"

"How the Media Misconstrue Jihad and the Crusades:"

"Are Islam and Democracy Incompatible? Some Reflections from Ottoman History:"

"Islamic Fundamentalism," Encyclopedia of Fundamentalism (Routledge, 2001), pp. 235-240 [this has a particularly good bibliography on the topic]

"Islam" [Islamic eschatology], Encyclopedia of Millennialism and Millennial Movements (Routledge, 2000), pp. 187-192