With the advent of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in recent years, there has been growing interest in the field of terrorism and counter-terrorism research, particularly in the geospatial context. This piece demonstrates the versatility and potential of the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) in assessing security vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure in major cities in the Middle East. By analyzing the frequency of attacks, or lack thereof, against particular infrastructure targets, a better understanding of the motivations of terrorist groups and individuals can be developed.
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