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Ethnic Conflict and Violence


Ethnic Conflict and Violence

Project Title Investigators Project Period
Computational Modeling of Grievances and Political Instability Through Global Media Gary LaFree September, 2014 to September, 2017
One God for All? Fundamentalism and Group Radicalization Johanna Birnir, Nil Satana July, 2013 to December, 2016
Terrorist and Extremist Organizations (TEO) Database Jonathan Wilkenfeld, R. Karl Rethemeyer July, 2012 to December, 2016
Minorities at Risk Related Projects January, 2014
The Social Determinants of Terrorist Organizations' Resilience in Latin America Johanna Birnir September, 2008 to December, 2012
Dealing with the Devil: When Bargaining with Terrorist Works Erica Chenoweth, Laura Dugan June, 2009 to December, 2011
Turning to Terrorism: Ethnic, Religious, and Extremist Organizations Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Victor Asal June, 2008 to December, 2011
Tracking Sympathy and Support of Muslims for Terrorism in Muslim Countries and in the United Kingdom Clark McCauley June, 2008 to May, 2011
The Use of Violence by Ethnopolitical Organizations Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Victor Asal June, 2005 to May, 2009
The Impact of Israeli Counterterrorism Interventions on Rate and Intensity of Terrorist Activity: Hazard Modeling and Time Series Approaches Arie Kruglanski
Project Title Publication Date START Authors Publication Type
Bibliography: Genocide (since 1980) Part 1 April 2015 Schmid, Alex Report
Crisis managers but not conflict resolvers: Mediating ethnic intrastate conflict in Africa July 2013 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan Journal Article
Demystifying Gray Zone Conflict: A Typology of Conflict Dyads and Instruments of Power in Colombia, 2002-present December 2016 Koven, Barnett Research Brief
Do Contemporaneous Armed Challenges Affect the Outcomes of Mass Nonviolent Campaigns? December 2015 Chenoweth, Erica 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
Extremes of asymmetric conflict: terrorism and genocide January 2012 McCauley, Clark Book Chapter
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
Holy Terror and Mass Killings? Reexamining the Motivations and Methods of Mass Casualty Terrorists March 2005 Asal, Victor Journal Article
Introduction November 2009 Chenoweth, Erica Book Chapter
Myth and Reality in International Politics: Meeting Global Challenges through Collective Action September 2015 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan Book
Operational Dynamics of Boko Haram's Terrorist Campaign Following Leadership Succession February 2016 Regens, James Journal Article
Peace and Conflict 2010 November 2008 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Gurr, Ted Robert Book
Peace and Conflict 2010: Executive Summary November 2008 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Gurr, Ted Robert Book
Political Exclusion, Oil, and Ethnic Armed Conflict November 2014 Asal, Victor Journal Article
Religion, Government Coalitions, and Terrorism February 2013 Birnir, Johanna; Satana, Nil Journal Article
Report: Demystifying Gray Zone Conflict: A Typology of Conflict Dyads and Instruments of Power in Libya, 2014-Present November 2016 Koven, Barnett S.; Johns, Mila
Rethinking Violence: States and Non-State Actors in Conflict November 2009 Chenoweth, Erica Book
Service-Seeking Behavior, Perceptions of Armed Actors, and Preferences Regarding Governance: Evidence from the Palestinian Territories May 2015 Flanigan, Shawn
Socially Relevant Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Structure, and AMAR August 2014 Pate, Amy; Birnir, Johanna; Wilkenfeld, Jonathan Journal Article
Spotting the Threat July 2014 Neumann, Peter Journal Article
The Choice of Terrorism: Terrorist Behavior by Middle Eastern Minorities At Risk Organizations January 2010 Asal, Victor Journal Article
The Oxford Handbook of Social Movements October 2015 della Porta, Donatella Book
The Paradox of Legitimacy: Resilience, Successes and the Multiple Identities of the Kurdistan Workers' Party in Turkey May 2015 Journal Article
The Reason We Don't Know March 2012 Pate, Amy; Birnir, Johanna; Wilkenfeld, Jonathan Journal Article
The Use of Violence by Ethnopolitical Organizations in the Middle East February 2007 Pate, Amy; Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Asal, Victor Research Brief
What Comes after ISIS? A Peace Proposal January 2016 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
What Explains Ethnic Organizational Violence? Evidence from Eastern Europe and Russia November 2015 Phillips, Brian; Asal, Victor Journal Article
Why not kill them all? The logic and prevention of mass political murder November 2005 McCauley, Clark Book
Why Split? Organizational Splits among Ethnopolitical Organizations in the Middle East April 2012 Asal, Victor Journal Article
Wilkinson's Votes and Violence: Electoral competition and ethnic riots in India January 2006 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
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Conciliatory counterterrorism strategies could limit terrorist groups’ lethality
Mohamed Nimer on the Americanization and Evolution of Islamism
Marginalization, discrimination create greater risk of radicalization for immigrants
START researchers earn $2.6 million NSF grant to investigate social media’s ability to predict political instability
Dr. Bidisha Biswas discusses Indian Government’s approaches to managing conflict
START seeking 2014 Outstanding Article Award nominations
Researcher Spotlight: Daniella Fridl
Discussion Point: Counterterrorism Strategies and Democracy: Lessons for the US from the (Unfortunate) Example of Turkey
START researcher explores how terrorism affects democracy, compares Turkey and US
Intern Spotlight: Rick Magill
Researcher Spotlight: Amy Pate
State Department contracts START to provide terrorism data and analysis
Researcher Spotlight: Nil Satana
Research Brief: Law Enforcement Efforts to Counter Violent Extremism
Database Spotlight: Minorities at Risk Organizational Behavior (MAROB)
The Formation of Unholy Alliances: How violence threatens international security
Leading terrorism expert discusses mobilization of women into terrorist networks
Terrorism expert discusses new research during START Seminar
Exciting Winter Courses Now Offered ONLINE
Have you seen it yet? START Research Review
***Background Info: Moscow Subway Bombing***
Internships at START Available for Spring 2010
New Dataset on Ethnically Based Organizations Released
START's Clark McCauley to Serve as Editor of New Journal on Asymmetric Conflict
New Research Brief Released: The Use of Violence by Ethnopolitical Organizations in the Middle East
START Announces Fellowships for 2005-06
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 S. Koven

Senior Researcher, START

Affiliated Scholar, The Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy at Florida International University

University of Maryland
Bianca Bersani

Assistant Professor of Sociology

University of Massachusetts Boston
Bidisha Biswas

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Western Washington University
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
Clark McCauley Clark McCauley

Professor of Psychology

Bryn Mawr 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
Deborah Cai

Professor and Chair of Strategic and Organizational Communication

Temple University
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
Jeremy Backstrom

Faculty Research Assistant, Global Terrorism Database

University of Maryland
John Sawyer John Sawyer

Commercialization Director, START

University of Maryland
Dr. John Stevenson, START John Stevenson

Senior Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Kieran Quinlan

Faculty Research Assistant, START

University of Maryland
Lyubov Mincheva

Associate Professor

University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Marcus Boyd

START Senior Researcher, GIS

University of Maryland
Markus Binder

Project Manager/Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Mary Michael

Research Assistant, START

University of Maryland
Nil Satana

Visiting Faculty Member

University of Maryland
Omi Hodwitz

Assistant Research Scholar, START

University of Maryland
Peter Weinberger Peter Weinberger

Senior Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Risa Brooks

Associate Professor of Political Science

Marquette University
Sharad Joshi

Research Associate

Monterey Institute of International Studies
Shawn Flanigan Shawn Flanigan

Associate Professor of Public Administration

San Diego State University
Victor Asal

Associate Professor of Political Science

University at Albany, State University of New York
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