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Research Brief: Terrorism Trends with a Focus on Energy and Mining


Research Brief: Terrorism Trends with a Focus on Energy and Mining

June 30, 2015

Terrorist attacks on energy- and mining-related targets have the potential to result in significant economic damage as well as causing considerable disruptions to everyday life in the affected communities. This analysis was conducted to provide information on the prevalence and characteristics of terrorist attacks (and their perpetrators) on energy- and mining-related targets from 1970 through 2014, and was presented to the Southeast Analysts’ Roundtable, held in Houston, Texas, in June 2015.

The research brief is available for download here.