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Violent Groups and Movements


Violent Groups and Movements

Project Title Investigators Project Period
Dissuading Adversaries and their Radiological/Nuclear Pathways: Integrating Deterrence Theory and Analytics in the Global Nuclear Detection Architecture (GNDA) Amy Pate, Brandon Behlendorf, Gary Ackerman, John Sawyer October, 2013 to September, 2018
Modeling Terrorism Onset and Intensity Dynamics Using the GTD Claudio Cioffi-Revilla, Nina Fefferman July, 2016 to December, 2017
Unifying Approaches to Adversarial Modeling H. Brinton Milward, Ronald Breiger July, 2015 to December, 2017
Dynamics of Terrorism and Counterterrorism Campaigns Gary Ackerman, Joseph Young, R. Karl Rethemeyer, Victor Asal July, 2014 to December, 2017
Comparing Failed, Foiled, Completed and Successful Terrorist Attacks Erik Dahl, Margaret Wilson, Martha Crenshaw July, 2012 to December, 2017
Patterns of US Extremist Crime Jeff Gruenewald, Joshua Freilich, Steven Chermak, William Parkin July, 2012 to December, 2017
Terrorist Attacks on the Homeland Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan July, 2012 to December, 2017
Computational Modeling of Grievances and Political Instability Through Global Media Gary LaFree September, 2014 to September, 2017
The Terrorism and Extremist Violence in the United States (TEVUS) Database Gary LaFree, Brent Smith, Joshua Freilich, Steven Chermak, Erin Miller, William Braniff, Kathleen Smarick March, 2009 to June, 2017
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Erin Miller, Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan June, 2008 to June, 2017
Empirical Assessment of Domestic Radicalization (EADR) Michael Jensen, Gary LaFree January, 2013 to December, 2016
Organizational Determinants of Violence and Performance Gina Scott Ligon July, 2012 to December, 2016
Terrorist and Extremist Organizations (TEO) Database Jonathan Wilkenfeld, R. Karl Rethemeyer July, 2012 to December, 2016
Developing a Typology of Terrorism Involvement: A basis for sentencing, management, risk reduction, release & monitoring of terrorist offenders John Horgan July, 2012 to December, 2015
Ideologies and Motivations of Terrorist Organizations Assaf Moghadam, Gary Ackerman July, 2012 to December, 2015
Organized and/or Transnational Crime/Drug Cartel Nexus with Illicit Radiological/Nuclear Trade, Smuggling and/or Terrorism in Europe and North, Sahelian and West Africa Amy Pate, John Sawyer, Marcus Boyd, Steve Sin September, 2013 to March, 2015
Countering the Inhumane: Modeling Probable Pathways for Human Trafficking Along the U.S.- Mexico Border Brandon Behlendorf September, 2013 to December, 2014
ISIL: Branding, Leadership Culture and Lethal Attraction Gina Scott Ligon November, 2014
An Assessment of Jamāʻat Ahl as-Sunnah lid-daʻwa wal-Jihād (Boko Haram): Strengths, Vulnerabilities and Policy Options Amy Pate July, 2014 to November, 2014
Minorities at Risk Related Projects January, 2014
Anatomizing Radiological and Nuclear Non-State Adversaries Gary Ackerman, Jeffrey Bale, R. Karl Rethemeyer June, 2012 to January, 2014
Terrorist Behavior and Societal Tolerance of Violence Risa Brooks July, 2012 to December, 2013
Validating Models of Adversary Behavior Jun Zhuang, Vicki Bier July, 2012 to December, 2013
The Social Determinants of Terrorist Organizations' Resilience in Latin America Johanna Birnir September, 2008 to December, 2012
Building Resilience to Violent Extremism Among Somali-Americans in Minneapolis-St. Paul Stevan Weine August, 2010 to August, 2012
The Threat of Pakistani Criminal Organizations: Assessing the Potential for Involvement in Radiological/Nuclear Smuggling, Collaboration with Terrorist Groups and the Potential to Destabilize the Pakistani State Amy Pate, Gary Ackerman April, 2012 to July, 2012
Dealing with the Devil: When Bargaining with Terrorist Works Erica Chenoweth, Laura Dugan June, 2009 to December, 2011
Global Terrorism Database: Collection and Coding Erin Miller, Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan June, 2008 to December, 2011
Islamic Radicalization in Europe and North America: Parallels and Divergence Gary Ackerman, John Sawyer, Peter Neumann June, 2008 to December, 2011
Turning to Terrorism: Ethnic, Religious, and Extremist Organizations Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Victor Asal June, 2008 to December, 2011
Understanding and Combating Mass Casualty Terrorism (MCT) Gary Ackerman, Victor Asal June, 2008 to December, 2011
Big, Allied, Dangerous, and Charitable? R. Karl Rethemeyer, Victor Asal June, 2009 to October, 2011
Assessing Success and Failure in Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Development of Metrics on the Global War on Terror and the Global Jihad Alex Schmid, Rashmi Singh June, 2008 to October, 2011
Homegrown Radicalization and the Role of Social Networks and Social Inclusiveness in the United States Paul Harwood June, 2008 to October, 2011
United States Extremist Crime Database (ECDB), 1990-2010 Joshua Freilich, Roberta Belli, Steven Chermak June, 2008 to October, 2011
Guerilla Insurgency: The Springboard to Terrorism? Mark Lichbach, Paul Huth June, 2008 to August, 2011
Terrorism and Violence in Colombia Enrique Arias June, 2009 to May, 2011
Martyrs without Borders: Iraq's Foreign Fighters and the Third Generation of Global Jihad Mohammed Hafez June, 2008 to May, 2011
Radicalizing the Poor: Understanding the Influence of Service Provision on Popular Support for and Participation in Violent Political Groups Shawn Flanigan June, 2008 to May, 2011
Key Dimensions in Understanding Terrorist Bomb Attacks Margaret Wilson June, 2008 to May, 2010
Empirical Analysis of IED Attacks Gary LaFree June, 2008 to December, 2009
Patterns of Radicalization in Political Activism Donatella della Porta June, 2008 to December, 2009
More Bang for the Buck?: Examining the Effect of Technological Change on Terrorist Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction Gary Ackerman, Jeffrey Bale July, 2005 to September, 2009
Where the Extremes May Touch: The Potential for Collaboration Between Islamist, Right- and Left-Wing Extremists Gary Ackerman, Jeffrey Bale July, 2005 to September, 2009
Social Network Analysis for Combating Terrorist Networks Alan Neustadtl, R. Karl Rethemeyer, Victor Asal June, 2006 to June, 2009
Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami: The Challenge of a Non-Violent Radical Islam Clark McCauley, Emmanuel Karagiannis June, 2005 to June, 2009
Modeling Risk of Future Terrorist Attacks Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan May, 2005 to June, 2009
Distinctive Characteristics of Terrorist Groups Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan January, 2005 to June, 2009
The Role of the Media in the Recruitment of Terrorists: Mass Communication and the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Muslims in Indonesia Douglas McLeod June, 2007 to May, 2009
Al-Qa'ida Transcript Coding Project Deborah Cai June, 2006 to May, 2009
Content Analysis of al-Qaida Statements Deborah Cai June, 2006 to May, 2009
The Use of Violence by Ethnopolitical Organizations Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Victor Asal June, 2005 to May, 2009
Terrorist Strategies and Tactics: When Do Terrorists Decide to Attack the US? Martha Crenshaw May, 2005 to May, 2009
Understanding Desistance from Terrorism Clark McCauley May, 2005 to May, 2009
Terrorist Groups and Weapons of Mass Destruction Gary Ackerman, Jonathan Wilkenfeld, R. Karl Rethemeyer, Victor Asal July, 2005 to May, 2008
Militant Islamist Networks in the West Jeffrey Bale July, 2005 to April, 2008
Geospatial and Temporal Patterns of US Terrorism Brent Smith, Kelly Damphousse
Project Title Publication Date START Authors Publication Type
Exploring the U.S. Crime-Terror Nexus: Terrorist Networks and Trade Diversion Research Brief October 2014 Freilich, Joshua; Belli, Roberta; Chermak, Steven Research Brief
"I'm down for a Jihad": How 100 Years of Gang Research can Inform the Study of Terrorism, Radicalization and Extremism February 2015 Journal Article
'Designing Danger': Complex Engineering by Violent Non-State Actors: Introduction to the Special Issue April 2016 Ackerman, Gary Journal Article
A Critical Analysis of its Significance and Potential Impact Through the Lens of the Information, Motivation, and Behavioral Skills Model January 2014 Lemieux, Anthony; Brachman, Jarret Book Chapter
A Reassessment of State-Level Covariates of Militia Groups April 2005 Freilich, Joshua Journal Article
A Tale of Two Caliphates: Al-Qaida and its Associated Movement vs. the Islamic State and its Associated Movement September 2015 Braniff, William Presentation
A Test of Sprinzak's Split Delegitimization Theory of the Life Course of Far-Right Organizational Behavior October 2014 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Across the Universe? A Comparative Analysis of Violent Radicalization Across Three Offender Types With Implications for Criminal Justice Training and Education June 2016 Horgan, John Report
Al - Qa'ida - Related Terrorism: Violent Incidents and Foiled Plots April 2013 Gruenewald, Jeffrey; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven; Parkin, William Research Brief
Al Qa'ida Losing Ground in Iraq December 2007 Hafez, Mohammed Journal Article
Al Qaeda's Post-9/11 Evolution: An Assessment November 2011 Moghadam, Assaf; Braniff, William Book Chapter
Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Anwar al-Awlaki, and Samir Khan September 2011 Miller, Erin; Smarick, Kathleen Background Report
Al-Shabaab Attack on Garissa University in Kenya April 2015 Pate, Amy; Miller, Erin; Jensen, Michael Background Report
Al-Shabaab Attack on Westgate Mall in Kenya September 2013 Miller, Erin Background Report
An Aggregation of Geo-coded Violent and Non-violent Conflict Events April 2016 McGrath, Erin Conference Paper
An Analysis of Violent Nonstate Actor Organizational Lethality and Network Co-Evoluation in the Middle East and North Africa February 2016 Young, Joseph; Rethemeyer, R. Karl; Asal, Victor Report
Anatomizing Chemical and Biological Non-State Adversaries March 2014 Ackerman, Gary; Binder, Markus Research Brief
Anger or Ability: Arguing the Causes of Rebellion February 2013 Sin, Steve; Asal, Victor Journal Article
Anneli Botha, Terrorism in the Maghreb: The Transnationalisation of Domestic Terrorism (Pretoria/Tshwane: Institute for Security Studies) January 2010 Book Review
Anticipating al-Qa’ida’s Next Strategic Evolution March 2009 Braniff, William Conference Paper
Apparent Intended Lethality: Toward a Behavioral Model of Intention to Harm in Single Issue Bombing Campaigns- Final Report September 2010 Wilson, Margaret Report
Assessing the Terrorist Threat: Impact of the Group's Organizational Design? October 2015 Journal Article
August 2013 Security Threat to Americans Abroad August 2013 Miller, Erin Background Report
Beyond al-Qa'ida November 2012 Braniff, William Discussion Point
Bibliography: Genocide (since 1980) Part 1 April 2015 Schmid, Alex Report
Big Allied and Dangerous (BAAD) September 2013 Rethemeyer, R. Karl; Asal, Victor Project Fact Sheet
Big, Allied And Dangerous (BAAD) Fact Sheet October 2015 Rethemeyer, R. Karl; Asal, Victor Project Fact Sheet
Boko Haram Recent Attacks May 2014 Pate, Amy; Miller, Erin; Jensen, Michael Background Report
Boko Haram: An Assessment of Strengths, Vulnerabilities, and Policy Options January 2015 Pate, Amy Report
Building a Global Terrorism Database April 2006 LaFree, Gary; Dugan, Laura Journal Article
Building Resilience to Violent Extremism Among Somali-Americans in Minneapolis-St.Paul August 2012 Weine, Stevan Report
Building Resilience to Violent Extremism Among Somali-Americans in Minneapolis-St.Paul Handout May 2012 Weine, Stevan Research Brief
Building Terrorism from Social Ties: The Dark Side of Social Capital February 2015 Rethemeyer, R. Karl; Asal, Victor Journal Article
Building Terrorism from Social Ties: The Dark Side of Social Capital February 2015 Rethemeyer, R. Karl; Asal, Victor Journal Article
Catch Them Coming and Going: Probabilistic Pathway Projection to Counter Foreign Fighters March 2016 House, Joshua; Boyd, Marcus Report
CBRN Activity and Attacks by Insurgent Organizations October 2015 Ackerman, Gary; Rethemeyer, R. Karl; Asal, Victor Research Brief
Challenging the Narrative of the "Islamic State" June 2015 Schmid, Alex Report
Characteristics of Communities where American Terrorists, Lived, Planned, and Conducted their Attacks February 2011 Smith, Brent; Damphousse, Kelly; Fitzpatrick, Kevin; Roberts, Paxton Report
Common Sense or Gun Control? Political Communication and News Media Framing of Firearm Sale Background Checks after Newtown November 2015 Sell, Tara Journal Article
Comparative Analysis of VNSA Complex Engineering Efforts March 2016 Ackerman, Gary Journal Article
Comparative Islamist Perspectives on the Politics of Energy in the Middle East and Beyond July 2014 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
Configuring Legitmacy: A Framework fo Legitimation in Armed Conflict April 2014 Asal, Victor Book
Containing the Narrative: Strategy and tactics in countering the storyline of global Jihad January 2010 Leuprecht, Christian; McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Journal Article
Continuity and Change in the Operational Dynamics of the Islamic State December 2016 Regens, James Journal Article
Continuity and Change in the Operational Dynamics of the Islamic State December 2016 Regens, James Journal Article
Countering myths about terrorism: Some lessons learned from the Global Terrorism Database- Introduction March 2014 LaFree, Gary Book Chapter
County Level Correlates of Terrorism in the United States, 1990-2010 February 2013 Bersani, Bianca; LaFree, Gary Report
Criminology Theory and Terrorism June 2015 LaFree, Gary; Freilich, Joshua Book
Crisis managers but not conflict resolvers: Mediating ethnic intrastate conflict in Africa July 2013 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan Journal Article
Cyber-Sophistication Assessment Methodology for Public-Facing Terrorist Web Sites April 2017 Ligon, Gina Scott Journal Article
Defining and Understanding the Jihadi-Salafi Movement June 2014 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
Developing An Empirical Understanding of Improvised Explosive Devices: A Social and Behavioral Science Perspective August 2009 LaFree, Gary; Legault, Richard Report
Discussion Point: The Prospective Military Power of Al Qaeda Affiliated Groups in the Syrian Conflict December 2013 Discussion Point
Divergent Paths to Martyrdom and Significance Among Suicide Attackers September 2015 Kruglanski, Arie Journal Article
Do Contemporaneous Armed Challenges Affect the Outcomes of Mass Nonviolent Campaigns? December 2015 Chenoweth, Erica Journal Article
Does Political Radicalization Depend on Ideology? November 2009 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
Effects and Effectiveness of Law Enforcement Intelligence Measures to counter homegrown terrorism: a case study on the FALN July 2012 Belli, Roberta Report
Enemies with Benefits? Violent Rivalry and Terrorist Group Longevity January 2015 Phillips, Brian Journal Article
ETA Ceasefires by the Numbers October 2011 Miller, Erin; Smarick, Kathleen Background Report
Ethnic Conflict: An Organizational Perspective April 2013 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Asal, Victor Journal Article
European and American Extreme Right Groups and the Internet November 2012 Caiani, Manuela Book
Examining the Relationship between General Social Survey (GSS) Measures and Far-Right Ideological Violence: A County-Level Analysis April 2012 Adamczyk, Amy; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven; Parkin, William Report
Examining the Relationship between Global Study Survey (GSS) and Far Right Ideological Violence: A Country Level Analysis February 2012 Adamczyk, Amy; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven; Parkin, William Report
Examining the Relationship between the Presence of Hate Groups and the Presence of Violent Far-Right Perpetrators at the County Level March 2012 Adamczyk, Amy; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven; Parkin, William
Extremes of asymmetric conflict: terrorism and genocide January 2012 McCauley, Clark Book Chapter
Far-right Violence in the United States: 1990-2013 June 2014 Gruenewald, Jeffrey; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven; Parkin, William Fact Sheet
Fight and Flight: LTTE's Air Cargo Ambitions November 2008 Jayasekara, Shanaka Journal Article
Financial Crime and Material Support Schemes Linked to al-Qa'ida and Affiliated Movements (AQAM) in the United States: 1990 to June 2014 November 2014 Sullivan, Brandon; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Report
Financial Crime and Material Support Schemes Linked to al-Qa'ida and Affiliated Movements (AQAM) in the United States: 1990 to June 2014 December 2014 Sullivan, Brandon; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Research Brief
Five Myths about the Iraq Jihad January 2008 Journal Article
Forecasting the Use of Violence by Ethno–Political Organizations: Middle Eastern Minorities and the Choice of Violence, V. S. Subrahmanian, ed. November 2012 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan Book Chapter
Forecasting the Use of Violence in Ethnic-political Organizations: Middle Eastern Minorities, At Risk Minorities and the Choice of Violence February 2009 Asal, Victor Conference Paper
France and Algeria at War: Nation, Identity, and Memory October 2010 Book Review
Geospatial Analysis of Critical Power Infrastructure Vulnerability in Baghdad, Iraq May 2016 Kammerer, William Discussion Point
Global Terrorism and the Deadliest Groups since 2001 June 2016 LaFree, Gary; Dugan, Laura Book Chapter
Hezbollah's Social Jihad: Nonprofits as Resistance Organizations June 2009 Flanigan, Shawn Journal Article
Hizballah as a Social Movement Organization: A Framing Approach November 2009 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
Holy Terror and Mass Killings? Reexamining the Motivations and Methods of Mass Casualty Terrorists March 2005 Asal, Victor Journal Article
How Community Ties Influence Terrorist Targeting of Civilians November 2013 Brooks, Risa Research Brief
Human and Social Forces in the Spread of the IED Threat: Innovation, Diffusion and Adaptation November 2008 Ackerman, Gary Report
International Cooperation, Not Unilateral Policies May Be the Best Counterterrorism Strategy November 2008 LaFree, Gary; Yang, Sue-Ming Book Chapter
Introduction November 2009 Chenoweth, Erica Book Chapter
Introductions to Adversary Behavior: Validating the Models April 2016 Zhuang, Jun; Bier, Vicki Journal Article
Is all Jihad Local? Transnational Contention and Political Violence in Somalia November 2013 Henne, Peter Book Chapter
ISIL: Branding, Leadership Culture and Lethal Attraction November 2014 Ligon, Gina Scott; Simi, Peter Report
Jihad after Iraq: Lessons from the Arab Afghans February 2009 Hafez, Mohammed Journal Article
Jihadist Plots in the United States: Interim Findings Infographic February 2017 Dahl, Erik; Wilson, Margaret; Crenshaw, Martha Research Brief
Key concepts to understand violent White supremacy April 2017 Beutel, Alejandro Research Brief
Killing the Messenger: Regime Type as a Determinant of Journalist Killing, 1992-2008 March 2016 Asal, Victor Journal Article
Law Enforcement Training and the Domestic Far Right December 2009 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Leaving Terrorism Behind: Individual and Collective Disengagement February 2009 Horgan, John Conference Paper
Lethal Brands: How VEOs Build Reputations May 2015 Ligon, Gina Scott Journal Article
Lying About Terrorism January 2014 Book Chapter
Making Ends Meet: Combining Organizational Data in Contentious Politics October 2014 Asal, Victor Journal Article
Making the Wrong Connection: The Determinants of Terrorist Targeting of Airplanes and Airports February 2010 Rethemeyer, R. Karl; Legault, Richard Conference Paper
Mapping and Deterring Violent Extremist Networks in North-West Africa February 2015 Leuprecht, Christian Journal Article
Mapping and Deterring Violent Extremist Networks in North-West Africa April 2015 Leuprecht, Christian Journal Article
Marriage of Convenience: The Evolution of Iran and al-Qa'ida's Tactical Cooperation April 2017 Moghadam, Assaf Journal Article
Martyrs Without Borders: The Puzzle of Transnational Suicide Bombers March 2016 Hafez, Mohammed Journal Article
Media Effects: Do Terrorist Organizations Launch Foreign Attacks in Response to Levels of Press Freedom or Press Attention? May 2015 Asal, Victor Journal Article
Migration, Culture Conflict, Crime and Terrorism November 2005 Freilich, Joshua Book
Modalities of National Sovereignty: Territorial Nationalism versus Islamic Fundamentalism in Muslim-Majority Countries April 2014 Moaddel, Mansoor Report
Networks as strategic repertoires: Functional differentiation among Al-Shabaab terror cells May 2013 Leuprecht, Christian Journal Article
Nuclear Weapons and Existential Threats: Insights from a Comparative Analysis of Nuclear-Armed States October 2014 Asal, Victor Journal Article
Only the Bad Die Young: The Correlates of Organizational Death for Far-Right Extremist Groups December 2015 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Options to Facilitate Socio-Political Stability in Syria and Iraq November 2016 Ligon, Gina Scott; Young, Joseph; Rethemeyer, R. Karl; Asal, Victor White Paper
Overview: Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States-Foreign Fighters (PIRUS-FF) April 2016 Tinsley, Herbert; Jensen, Michael; James, Patrick Research Brief
Pakistani Public Opinion on the Swat Conflict, Afghanistan, and the US July 2008 Kull, Steven Journal Article
Patterns of Islamic State-Related Terrorism, 2002--2015 August 2016 Miller, Erin Background Report
Patterns of Onset and Decline Among Terrorist Organizations March 2012 Miller, Erin Journal Article
Patterns of Terrorism in the United States, 1970-2014 May 2016 Miller, Erin Report
Peace and Conflict 2010: Executive Summary November 2008 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Gurr, Ted Robert Book
Perceptions of the United States and Support for Violence Against America November 2006 Kruglanski, Arie; McCauley, Clark; McLeod, Douglas; LaFree, Gary; Kull, Steven Research Brief
Peru Conflict Profile April 2015 Koven, Barnett S. Book Chapter
Political Exclusion, Oil, and Ethnic Armed Conflict November 2014 Asal, Victor Journal Article
Political Explanations January 2005 Crenshaw, Martha Journal Article
Politically motivated violent extremism January 2012 McCauley, Clark Book Chapter
Probabilistic Pathway Projection to Counter Foreign Fighters April 2016 House, Joshua; Boyd, Marcus Research Brief
Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism in the United States (PPT‐US): Data Collection and Descriptive Analysis September 2011 Miller, Erin; Smarick, Kathleen
Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism in the United States: Research Highlight July 2014 Miller, Erin; Smarick, Kathleen Research Brief
Profiles of Perpretrators of Terrorism in the United States-Data Collection and Descriptive Analysis August 2011 Miller, Erin; Smarick, Kathleen Report
Putting Terrorism in Context: Lessons from the Global Terrorism Database (Contemporary Terrorism Studies) January 2015 Miller, Erin; LaFree, Gary; Dugan, Laura Book
Putting the “ O ” in VEOs: What makes an organization? July 2013 Ligon, Gina Scott; Simi, Peter Journal Article
Quest for Significance and Violent Extremism: The Case of Domestic Radicalization November 2016 Kruglanski, Arie; LaFree, Gary Journal Article
Rationales for Terrorist Violence in Homegrown Jihadist Groups: A Case Study from The Netherlands February 2016 Horgan, John Journal Article
Recruitment and Radicalization among U.S. Far-Right Terrorists November 2016 Simi, Peter Report
Recruitment and Selection in Violent Extremist Organizations: Exploring What Industrial and Organizational Psychology Might Contribute April 2017 Ligon, Gina Scott Journal Article
Reflections on Violence: Review of Slavoj Zizek, Violence: Six Sideways Reflections November 2009 Book Review
Regime Type and Terrorist Attacks May 2015 Chenoweth, Erica Book Chapter
Rethinking Violence: States and Non-State Actors in Conflict November 2009 Chenoweth, Erica Book
Review of Daniel Brinks, The Judicial Response to Politics Killings in Latin America: Inequality and the Rule of Law August 2008 Arias, Enrique Book Review
Review of Mohammed Hafez, Manufacturing Human Bombs: The Making of Palestinian Suicide Bombers, of Mohammed Hafez, Suicide Bombers in Iraq: The Strategy and Ideology of Martyrdom, and of David Cook & Olivia Allison, Understanding and Addressing Suicide At February 2008 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
Revolution for Breakfast: Intersections of Activism, Service, and Violence in the Black Panther Party’s Community Service Programs December 2013 Flanigan, Shawn Book Chapter
Ruthless Rulers: Coalition Size and the Severity of Civil Conflict January 2007 Journal Article
Say Terrorist, Think Insurgent: Labeling and Analyzing Contemporary Terrorist Actors October 2014 Moghadam, Assaf Journal Article
Secure in their Beliefs: Personal Security, the Quest for Personal Significance, and the Psychology of Extremism April 2015 Kruglanski, Arie Book Chapter
Service-Seeking Behavior, Perceptions of Armed Actors, and Preferences Regarding Governance: Evidence from the Palestinian Territories May 2015 Flanigan, Shawn
Simultaneous Attacks by Terrorist Organisations December 2013 Deloughery, Kathleen Journal Article
South Africa's Project Coast: "Death Squads," Covert State-Sponsored Poisonings, and the Dangers of CBW Proliferation January 2006 Bale, Jeffrey Journal Article
Spotting the Threat July 2014 Neumann, Peter Journal Article
START Symposium 2015: Extremist Organizations Panel October 2015 Presentation
Statistical Analysis of Event Data Concerning Boko Haram in Nigeria (2009-2013) January 2015 Stevenson, John Report
Sudden Desistance from Terrorism: The Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia and the Justice Comandos of the Armenian Genocide November 2008 McCauley, Clark; LaFree, Gary; Dugan, Laura Journal Article
Suicide Bombers in Iraq November 2006 Hafez, Mohammed Book
Suicide bombers in Iraq, 2003-2010: Disaggregating targets can reveal insurgent motives and priorities January 2013 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
Suicide Bombers in Iraq, 2003-2010:Disaggregating Targets Can Reveal Insurgent Motives and Priorities January 2014 Book Chapter
Suicide Bombers in Iraq: The Strategy and Ideology of Martyrdom November 2007 Hafez, Mohammed Book
Surveying State Police Agencies about Domestic Terrorism and Far-Right Extremists February 2008 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Research Brief
Temporal Sequencing, Incident Sophistication, and Terrorist Outcomes August 2016 Smith, Brent; Gruenewald, Jeff Research Brief
Terror's Epistemic Consquences March 2004 Kruglanski, Arie
Terrorism in Belgium and Western Europe; Attacks against Transportation Targets; Coordinated Terrorist Attacks March 2016 Miller, Erin Background Report
Terrorism Studies: A Reader November 2010 Horgan, John Book
Terrorist Attacks on Educational Institutions December 2014 Miller, Erin Background Report
Terrorist Attacks Targeting Critical Infrastructure in the United States, 1970-2015 June 2016 Miller, Erin Report
Terrorist Group Cooperation and Longevity June 2014 Phillips, Brian
The Challenges of Conflict Management: A Case Study of Sri Lanka January 2006 Biswas, Bidisha Journal Article
The Choice of Terrorism: Terrorist Behavior by Middle Eastern Minorities At Risk Organizations January 2010 Asal, Victor Journal Article
The Differential Risk of Retaliation by Relational Distance: A More General Model of Violent Victimization March 2005 Dugan, Laura Journal Article
The Evolution of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL): Relationships 2004-2014 June 2014 Simonelli, Corina Fact Sheet
The Future of Terrorism Research: A Review Essay May 2014 Gruenewald, Jeffrey; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
The Medium is Terrorism: Transformation of the About to Die Trope in Dabiq August 2016 Lemieux, Anthony Journal Article
The Organization and Leadership of Violence August 2013 Ligon, Gina Scott Research Brief
The Organization of Terrorism November 2006 Crenshaw, Martha Book Chapter
The Organizational Dynamics of Far Right Hate Groups in the United States: Comparing Violence to Non violent Organizations April 2013 Report
The Organizational Dynamics of Far-Right Hate Groups in the United States: Comparing Violent to Non-Violent Organizations December 2011 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven
The Organizational Dynamics of Far-Right Hate Groups in the United States: Comparing Violent to Nonviolent Organizations February 2013 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
The Paradox of Legitimacy: Resilience, Successes and the Multiple Identities of the Kurdistan Workers' Party in Turkey May 2015 Journal Article
The Provisional Irish Republican Army and the Development of Mortars March 2016 Ackerman, Gary Journal Article
The Psychology of Terrorism October 2001 McCauley, Clark Op-ed
The Puzzle of Nonviolence in Western Sahara May 2016 Leuprecht, Christian Journal Article
The Reason We Don't Know March 2012 Pate, Amy; Birnir, Johanna; Wilkenfeld, Jonathan Journal Article
The Relationship Between Hate Groups and Far-Right Ideological Violence June 2014 Adamczyk, Amy; Gruenewald, Jeffrey; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
The Russian Interventions in South Ossetia and Crimea Compared: Military Performance, Legitimacy and Goals September 2014 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
The Softest of Targets: A Study on Terrorist Target Selection July 2009 Rethemeyer, R. Karl; Asal, Victor Journal Article
The State of Al-Qaeda its Affiliates, and Associated Groups: Views from Outside Experts February 2014 Braniff, William Congressional Testimony
The Structure of Success: How the Internal Distribution of Power Drives Armed Group Behavior and National Movement Effectiveness January 2014 Krause, Peter Journal Article
The Use of Violence by Ethnopolitical Organizations in the Middle East February 2007 Pate, Amy; Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Asal, Victor Research Brief
To Bribe or to Bomb: Do Corruption and Terrorism Go Together? November 2008 Chenoweth, Erica Book
To the Fringe and Back: Violent Extremism and the Psychology of Deviance April 2017 Kruglanski, Arie Journal Article
Towards Global Jihadism: Al-Qaeda's Strategic, Ideological and Structural Adaptations since 9/11 June 2012 Moghadam, Assaf; Braniff, William Journal Article
Transcending Organization: Individuals and “The Islamic State” June 2014 Brachman, Jarret Research Brief
Transnational Islamist Networks: Western Fighters in Afghanistan, Somalia and Syria December 2013 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
Trends in Israeli policing: terrorism, community, victimization and crime control January 2014 Weisburd, David Journal Article
Twenty-First Century Jihad: Law, Society and Military Action April 2015 Book
Twenty-Five Years of Ideological Homicide Victimization in the United States of America March 2016 Gruenewald, Jeff; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven; Parkin, William Report
U.S. Polls: Public Opinion and Right‐Wing Extremism April 2010 McCauley, Clark Report
Ukrainian Volunteer Fighters in the Eastern Front: Ideas, Political-Social Norms and Emotions as Mobilization Mechanisms February 2016 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
Understanding Law Enforcement Intelligence Processes July 2014 Carter, David; Carter, Jeremy; Chermak, Steven Report
Understanding Terrorism Innovation and Learning: Al-Qaeda and Beyond April 2015 Ranstorp, Magnus Book
VEO Level Decision Making May 2015 Ligon, Gina Scott White Paper
Victims of Ideological Homicides, 1990-2014 March 2016 Gruenewald, Jeff; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven; Parkin, William Research Brief
Violence Perpetrated by Supporters of Al-Qa’ida and Affiliated Movements (AQAM): Fatal Attacks and Violent Plots in the United States June 2014 Gruenewald, Jeffrey; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven; Parkin, William Research Brief
Violence Perpetrated by Supporters of Al-Qa’ida and Affiliated Movements (AQAM): Fatal Attacks and Violent Plots in the United States June 2014 Gruenewald, Jeffrey; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven; Parkin, William Report
Violent Democracies in Latin America November 2009 Arias, Enrique Book
Violent Jihadism in Real Time: Al-Shabaab's Use of Twitter January 2013 Research Brief
Walking Away from Terrorism: Accounts of Disengagement from Radical and Extremist Movements November 2008 Horgan, John Book
What do Terrorists Want? January 2001 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
What Explains Ethnic Organizational Violence? Evidence from Eastern Europe and Russia November 2015 Phillips, Brian; Asal, Victor Journal Article
What is a terrorist group? Conceptual issues and empirical implications February 2014 Phillips, Brian Journal Article
What is the State of Islamic Extremism: Key Trends, Challenges and Implications for U.S. Policy February 2015 Braniff, William Congressional Testimony
Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict June 2008 Chenoweth, Erica Journal Article
Why Do Some Organizations Kill While Others Do Not: An Examination of Middle Eastern Operations October 2014 Pate, Amy; Asal, Victor Journal Article
Why not kill them all? The logic and prevention of mass political murder November 2005 McCauley, Clark Book
Why the United States is Targeted by Terrorism October 2010 Crenshaw, Martha Conference Paper
Why Violence Abates: Imposed and Elective Declines in Terrorism Attacks March 2015 Journal Article
Wilkinson's Votes and Violence: Electoral competition and ethnic riots in India January 2006 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
With Friends Like These…Why Terrorist Organizations Ally January 2016 Ackerman, Gary; Rethemeyer, R. Karl; Asal, Victor Journal Article
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Threats of violent Islamist and far-right extremism: What does the research say?
Conciliatory counterterrorism strategies could limit terrorist groups’ lethality
New START model forecasts the flow of foreign fighters
New study examines FARC’s development of narco-submarines
Designing Danger: Complex Engineering by Violent Non-State Actors
Intern team authors peer-reviewed journal article on Hamas
ISIL in Libya: A Bayesian Approach to Mapping At-Risk Regions
New study compares ideologically motivated homicides in United States
Financial crimes perpetrated by far-right extremists
Hybrid organizations have greater motivational and operations ability for RN trafficking
The future of the Hamas Movement: A journalist’s perspective
START Background Report: Al-Shabaab Attack on Garrissa University
A Tale of Two Caliphates
Developing algorithms to thwart terrorism
New project explores the relationship between belief and action of terrorist groups
New brief analyzes terrorist groups in the United States
Sovereign citizen movement perceived as top terrorist threat
AQAM’s fatal attacks and violent plots in the US
Dagher discusses ISIL in Iraq and new public opinion data
Discussion Point: Transcending Organization: Individuals and “The Islamic State”
START's Mansoor Moaddel publishes findings from Iraq values surveys
The evolution of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
Background Report: Boko Haram Recent Attacks
Rassler delves into the intricacies of the Haqqani Nexus
A grassroots approach to tackling violent extremsim
Research identifies most likely non-state chem-bio threats
New study evaluates English-language jihadist magazine
Discussion Point: The State of Al-Qaida, its Affiliates and Associated Groups
A closer look at the 2,600 terrorist attacks in US, 1970-2012
Preliminary findings on Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the US
Despite fewer attacks in Western world, global terrorism increasing
Discussion Point: The Prospective Military Power of Al Qaeda Affiliated Groups in the Syrian Conflict
Foreign Policy names Erica Chenoweth a top global thinker
START Newsletter: US beliefs before, after Boston bombings; Terrorist targeting of civilians; Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Analysis
Significant Terrorism Events in the News -- Nov. 1-20
FTO Designation: Boko Haram and Ansaru
Return of the Intern
A Discussion with Dr. Matthew Levitt, Author of Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God
START seeking 2014 Outstanding Article Award nominations
START Newsletter: Violent hate crimes and lone-actor terrorism; Cultural values and terrorism; Al-Shabaab
Al-Shabaab Attack on Westgate Mall in Kenya
START to offer Massive Open Online Course
Researchers identify characteristics of groups poised for violence
New study examines terrorism in Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand
Braniff presents "Conceptual Frameworks for Understanding Global Jihadism"
Discussion Point: Counterterrorism Strategies and Democracy: Lessons for the US from the (Unfortunate) Example of Turkey
START provides statistical annex for Country Reports on Terrorism
Research Highlight: Al-Qa'ida-Related Terrorism - Violent Incidents and Foiled Plots
Hegghammer explains variation in western jihadists
New report examines relationship between county characteristics and incidents of terrorism
GTD project shapes career goal for START intern
START's training events help others understand terrorism
DHS renews support for the Integrated U.S. Security Database (IUSSD)
Trends in terrorism in the U.S.: New report analyzes terrorist attack data 1970-2011
Discussion Point: The Dog that Doesn't Bark
START Research Brief: Al-Shabaab's use of Twitter
Researcher Spotlight: Amy Pate
First-of-its-kind index ranks countries for impact of terrorism
Discussion Point: Beyond al-Qa'ida
Terrorists act locally
Research Roundtable details the patterns of terrorism worldwide
START researcher awarded top paper
START honors International GIS Day teaching about Mali conflict
State Department contracts START to provide terrorism data and analysis
Understanding conflict management in India
Researcher Spotlight: Nil Satana
New data reveals al-Qaida-linked groups among most active terrorist groups in the world
START Annual Meeting focuses on maximizing relevance of research
START director to lecture on contrasting nature of terrorism
Discussion Point: Introducing 'Political Resilience'
START launches new tool for counterterrorism community
Response to mischaracterization of the Hot Spots Report
START Intern Profiles: July
Student researches ties between terrorism and the Olympics
Masculine honor ideology shapes responses to terrorism
Database spotlight: Big Allied and Dangerous (BAAD)
START welcomes visiting scholar
Database spotlight: Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism in the United States (PPT-US)
Al-Qaida's fatal terrorism under Osama bin Laden
The Formation of Unholy Alliances: How violence threatens international security
START investigator and former TRA recipient publish book on the mobilization of right-wing extremism
Research Roundtable features expert on policing terrorism
START researcher to publish book on suicide bombings
Leading terrorism expert discusses mobilization of women into terrorist networks
Violent extremism in the U.S.
START students take advantage of exclusive CIA opportunity
START Investigators Present Research at National Conference
Terrorism expert discusses new research during START Seminar
Fahey discusses political instability, state capacity and terrorism
START Releases 2011 Research Review
START Assesses Impact of 9/11
START Investigators Participate in 2011 American Sociological Association Annual Conference
START Announces 2011-2012 Terrorism Research Award Participants
START Responds to White House Report on Preventing Violent Extremism
START Researchers Featured in Journal of Homeland Security
START Releases New Data Collections
New START Project to Focus on Extremist Violence in U.S. Counties
START Response to Death of bin Laden
Position Opening: Special Projects Program Manager
2011-2012 Background Report Undergraduate Terrorism Analysis Training (UTAT) Program Application Deadline Extended
Summer and Fall Internship Opportunities with START and the GTD
Summer 2011 Research Opportunities: CoMET
Press Release: START Panel Addresses Key Questions in Terrorism
Have you seen it yet? START Research Review
**START Releases 2010 Update to the Global Terrorism Database**
***Background Info: Moscow Subway Bombing***
START Director Gary LaFree in Perspectives on Terrorism -- Free Online Access
Internships at START Available for Spring 2010
GTD Data Now Downloadable
Fall 2009 START Bulletin Now Available
START Releases First Research Review
New Dataset on Ethnically Based Organizations Released
Summer 2009 START Bulletin Now Available
Now Hiring: Faculty Researcher/Post-Doc
***Background on Terrorism and Public Opinion in Indonesia***
Now Hiring: Global Terrorism Database Research Assistant
New, Updated Data on Global Terrorist Activity Now Available
**Far-Right Attacks on U.S. Law Enforcement and Security Guards**
***Terrorist Attacks on Religious Figures, Religious Institutions, and Military Targets***
**Background Information: Far-Right Attacks on U.S. Law Enforcement **
Background Information on Terrorism in India
START Students Awarded Prizes in Poster Contest
Terrorist Organization Profile Information now Available through START
START Center Earns Background Report-Year Renewal from DHS
Global Terrorism Database Data Files Now Available through Terrorism and Preparedness Data Resource Center
New Fall 2008 UMD Course: Innovation and Terrorist Tactics
New Report Highlights the Challenges of Tracking Terrorism Events: GTD Indicates Global Terrorism Fatalities Up, Not Down
START Featured in DHS S&T Snapshots
START's Clark McCauley to Serve as Editor of New Journal on Asymmetric Conflict
Global Terrorism Database now Available Online
START Releases Report on Public Opinion in Muslim Countries
Summer Opportunities for Undergrads at UMD
New Research Brief Released: The Use of Violence by Ethnopolitical Organizations in the Middle East
START Research Contributes to House Intelligence Report
START Research Symposium: Wednesday, June 28th
Application information for START 2006-07 Fellowships now available
START Announces Fellowships for 2005-06
START Hosts DHS Faculty/Student Research Teams
Secretary Ridge announces creation of terrorism center
Image Title Job Title Institution
Amy Pate Amy Pate

Research Director, START

University of Maryland
Anthony Lemieux Anthony Lemieux

Associate Professor of Communication and Lead Researcher of the Transcultural Conflict and Violence Program

Georgia State University
Assaf Moghadam Assaf Moghadam

Associate Professor of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy

International Institute for Counterterrroism
Photo of Barnett Koven Barnett Koven

Senior Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Benjamin Evans

Faculty Research Assistant, Global Terrorism Database, START

University of Maryland
Brandon Behlendorf Brandon Behlendorf

Assistant Director for Research Development/Senior Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Brandon Sullivan Brandon Sullivan

Assistant Professor

Michigan State University
Brian Phillips Brian Phillips

Assistant Professor

Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), Mexico City
Charles Ragin Charles Ragin

Chancellor's Professor of Sociology

University of California, Irvine
Christian Leuprecht

Assistant Professor of Political Science and Economics

Royal Military College
Daniel Smith

Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Daniella Fridl Daniella Fridl

Former Assistant Research Director, START

University of Maryland
David E. Cunningham

Associate Professor/Senior Researcher - Peace Research Institute Oslo

University of Maryland
David Hofmann David Hofmann

Assistant Professor of Sociology/Criminology

Senior Research Affiliate – The Canadian Network of Research on Terrorism, Security, and Society (TSAS)

SUNY Polytechnic Institute
David Weisburd David Weisburd

Distinguished Professor and Walter E Meyer Professor of Law and Criminal Justice

George Mason University
Devin Ellis

Policy & Research Program Director, ICONS Project

University of Maryland
Emmanuel Karagiannis Emmanuel Karagiannis

Senior Lecturer of International Relations

King's College
Erica Chenoweth Erica Chenoweth

Associate Professor of International Studies

University of Denver
Erin McGrath

NSF Post-doctoral Research Associate, Computational Social Science, START

University of Maryland
Erin Miller Erin Miller

GTD Program Manager, START

University of Maryland
Gary Ackerman Gary Ackerman

Director, Unconventional Weapons and Technology Division, START

University of Maryland
Gary LaFree

Director, START; Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

University of Maryland
Gina Scott Ligon Gina Scott Ligon

Associate Professor of Management and Director of R&D at the Center for Collaboration Science

University of Nebraska Omaha
Herbert Tinsley

Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Ingrid Schulz

Faculty Research Assistant

University of Maryland
James Halverson

Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Jeremy Backstrom

Faculty Research Assistant, Global Terrorism Database

University of Maryland
John G. Horgan John Horgan

Professor of Global Studies and Psychology

Georgia State University
John Sawyer John Sawyer

Commercialization Director, START

University of Maryland
Dr. John Stevenson, START John Stevenson

Senior Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Joseph Oudin

Faculty Research Assistant, Global Terrorism Database

University of Maryland
Joseph Young Joseph Young

Associate Professor of Public Affairs

American University
Joshua Freilich Joshua Freilich

Professor of Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Joshua House

Junior GIS Analyst, START

University of Maryland
Kieran Quinlan

Faculty Research Assistant, START

University of Maryland
Kurt Braddock

Post-doctoral teaching fellow

Pennsylvania State University
Laura Dugan Laura Dugan

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

University of Maryland
Lyubov Mincheva

Associate Professor

University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Manuela Caiani

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Institute for Advanced Studies
Marcus Boyd

START Senior Researcher, GIS

University of Maryland
Martha Crenshaw Martha Crenshaw

Researcher, Political Science/International Relations

Stanford University
Mary Michael

Research Assistant, START

University of Maryland
Michelle Jacome Michelle Jacome

Project Manager/Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Mila Jonns Mila Johns

Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Nil Satana

Visiting Faculty Member

University of Maryland
Omi Hodwitz

Assistant Research Scholar, START

University of Maryland
START Researcher Patrick James Patrick James

Project Manager/Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Peter Weinberger Peter Weinberger

Senior Researcher, START

University of Maryland
R. Karl Rethemeyer R. Karl Rethemeyer

Associate Professor of Public Administration & Policy

University at Albany, State University of New York
Risa Brooks

Associate Professor of Political Science

Marquette University
Roberta Belli

  Security Information Analyst, United Nations Department of Safety and Security

United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS)
Ronald Breiger Ronald Breiger

Professor of Sociology

University of Arizona
Ryan King Ryan King

Associate Professor of Criminology

The Ohio State University
Salma Bouziani

Project Manager/Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Sharad Joshi

Research Associate

Monterey Institute of International Studies
Shawn Flanigan Shawn Flanigan

Associate Professor of Public Administration

San Diego State University
Sheehan Kane

Faculty Research Assistant, START

University of Maryland
Victor Asal

Associate Professor of Political Science

University at Albany, State University of New York
Imange of William Braniff William Braniff

Executive Director, START

University of Maryland
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