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Political conflict and Violence


Political conflict and Violence

Project Title Investigators Project Period
Empirical Assessment of Domestic Radicalization (EADR) Michael Jensen, Gary LaFree January, 2013 to December, 2016
Terrorist and Extremist Organizations (TEO) Database Jonathan Wilkenfeld, R. Karl Rethemeyer July, 2012 to December, 2016
Building a Unified Infrastructure for Data Integration on Political Violence and Conflict Brandon Behlendorf, Gary LaFree January, 2013 to August, 2014
The Social Determinants of Terrorist Organizations' Resilience in Latin America Johanna Birnir September, 2008 to December, 2012
Turning to Terrorism: Ethnic, Religious, and Extremist Organizations Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Victor Asal June, 2008 to December, 2011
Guerilla Insurgency: The Springboard to Terrorism? Mark Lichbach, Paul Huth June, 2008 to August, 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
Tracking Sympathy and Support of Muslims for Terrorism in Muslim Countries and in the United Kingdom Clark McCauley June, 2008 to May, 2011
Tracking Sympathy and Support of Muslims for Terrorism in the United States Clark McCauley June, 2008 to May, 2011
Patterns of Radicalization in Political Activism Donatella della Porta June, 2008 to December, 2009
Predisposing Root Causes of Terrorism Gary LaFree June, 2005 to June, 2009
State Response and Terrorist Activity Clark McCauley June, 2005 to May, 2009
The Use of Violence by Ethnopolitical Organizations Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Victor Asal June, 2005 to May, 2009
Mobilization For and Against Terrorism in the Muslim World Clark McCauley, Mansoor Moaddel, Mohammed Hafez May, 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
"Causas del Terrorismo: Politica April 2005 Crenshaw, Martha Journal Article
100 Years of Irish Republican Violence April 2016 Horgan, John Journal Article
A framework for thinking about research on conflict resolution initiatives November 2005 Book Chapter
A Spiral of Peace: Competition, Monopoly and Diversification in the Market for Political Violence in Northern Ireland January 2008 Sawyer, John Journal Article
An Aggregation of Geo-coded Violent and Non-violent Conflict Events April 2016 McGrath, Erin Conference Paper
Anger or Ability: Arguing the Causes of Rebellion February 2013 Sin, Steve; Asal, Victor Journal Article
Apparent intended lethality: Toward a model of intent to harm in terrorist bomb attacks April 2013 Wilson, Margaret Journal Article
Bibliography: Genocide (since 1980) Part 1 April 2015 Schmid, Alex Report
Causes and Consequences of Terrorism in Africa November 2014 Journal Article
Charity as Resistance: Connections Between Charity, Contentious Politics, and Terror July 2006 Flanigan, Shawn Journal Article
Comparative Islamist Perspectives on the Politics of Energy in the Middle East and Beyond July 2014 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
Consenting to a Child's Decision to Join a Jihad: Insights from a Survey of Militant Families in Pakistan January 2008 Journal Article
Democracy, Inclusion and Failure in Counterinsurgency April 2016 Deloughery, Kathleen; Sin, Steve; Asal, Victor Journal Article
Democratic Leaders and War: Simultaneously Managing External Conflicts and Domestic Politics May 2012 Sin, Steve Journal Article
Discussion Point: The Prospective Military Power of Al Qaeda Affiliated Groups in the Syrian Conflict December 2013 Discussion Point
Do Contemporaneous Armed Challenges Affect the Outcomes of Mass Nonviolent Campaigns? December 2015 Chenoweth, Erica Journal Article
Emulating U.S. Counterinsurgency Doctrine: Barriers for Developing Country Forces, Evidence from Peru April 2016 Koven, Barnett S. Journal Article
Explaining Terrorism: Causes, Processes and Consequences September 2013 Crenshaw, Martha Book
Extremes of asymmetric conflict: terrorism and genocide January 2012 McCauley, Clark Book Chapter
Fight and Flight: LTTE's Air Cargo Ambitions November 2008 Jayasekara, Shanaka 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
Holy Terror and Mass Killings? Reexamining the Motivations and Methods of Mass Casualty Terrorists March 2005 Asal, Victor Journal Article
How the Replication Debate Applies to Terrorism Studies December 2013 James, Patrick; Henne, Peter Op-ed
Introduction November 2009 Chenoweth, Erica Book Chapter
Killing the Messenger: Regime Type as a Determinant of Journalist Killing, 1992-2008 March 2016 Asal, Victor Journal Article
Mechanisms of Political Radicalization: Pathways Toward Terrorism July 2008 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Journal Article
Mediating International Crises: Cross-National and Experimental Perspectives November 2005 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan Book Chapter
Mobilization and Resistance: A Framework for Analysis November 2009 Chenoweth, Erica Book Chapter
Operational Dynamics of Boko Haram's Terrorist Campaign Following Leadership Succession February 2016 Regens, James Journal Article
Party of Islamic liberation in the 'Stans. Review of Emmanuel Karagiannis, Political Islam in Central Asia' July 2010 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
Peace and Conflict 2008 November 2006 Book
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
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
Politics, Organization, and Motivation in the Study of Terrorism January 2009 Chenoweth, Erica Journal Article
Psychological Correlates of Support for Compromise: A Polling Study of Jewish-Israeli Attitudes toward Solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict October 2005 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
Putting Terrorism in Context: Lessons from the Global Terrorism Database (Contemporary Terrorism Studies) January 2015 Miller, Erin; LaFree, Gary; Dugan, Laura Book
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
Ruthless Rulers: Coalition Size and the Severity of Civil Conflict January 2007 Journal Article
Shifting Eastern Mediterranean Alliances March 2016 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
The Challenges of Conflict Management: A Case Study of Sri Lanka January 2006 Biswas, Bidisha Journal Article
The Dog that Doesn't Bark January 2013 Asal, Victor Discussion Point
The Emerging Red-Green Alliance: Where Political Islam Meets the Radical Left March 2013 McCauley, Clark; Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
The Impact of British Counterterrorist Strategies on Political Violence in Northern Ireland: Comparing Deterrence and Backlash Models October 2009 LaFree, Gary; Dugan, Laura Journal Article
The Impact of Disasters and Political Violence on Mental Health in Latin America October 2009 Norris, Fran Report
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 Peace and Conflict Instability Ledger: Ranking States on Future Risks June 2016 Huth, Paul Book Chapter
The Political Effectiveness of Non-State Violence: A Two-Level Framework to Transform a Deceptive Debate May 2013 Krause, Peter Journal Article
The Puzzle of Nonviolence in Western Sahara May 2016 Leuprecht, Christian Journal Article
The Russian Interventions in South Ossetia and Crimea Compared: Military Performance, Legitimacy and Goals September 2014 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
The State of State Repression Research Since the 1990s July 2012 Journal Article
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
Toward a Psychology of Humiliation in Asymmetric Conflict April 2017 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
Tyrants and Terrorism: Why some Autocrats are Terrorized while Others are Not January 2013 Young, Joseph Report
Unholy Alliances? How Trans-state Terrorism and International Crime Make Common Cause March 2006 Gurr, Ted Robert Conference Paper
Western Muslims Volunteering to fight in Syria and Iraq: Why do they go, and what should we do? July 2015 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Journal Article
What Explains Ethnic Organizational Violence? Evidence from Eastern Europe and Russia November 2015 Phillips, Brian; Asal, Victor Journal Article
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 ISIS' Message Resonates: Leveraging Islam, Socio-Political Catalysts and Adaptive Messaging January 2016 Ligon, Gina Scott 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
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START researchers earn $2.6 million NSF grant to investigate social media’s ability to predict political instability
Discussion Point: The Prospective Military Power of Al Qaeda Affiliated Groups in the Syrian Conflict
START seeking 2014 Outstanding Article Award nominations
START Symposium showcases impactful research, datasets
Researcher Spotlight: Daniella Fridl
Call for papers for a special issue of Terrorism and Political Violence on "Criminological approaches to the study of terrorism"
Discussion Point: The Dog that Doesn't Bark
Researcher Spotlight: Amy Pate
New FAS study assesses global economic impact of actions taken against Iran
START honors International GIS Day teaching about Mali conflict
State Department contracts START to provide terrorism data and analysis
Database Spotlight: Government Actions in a Terror Environment-Israel
Understanding conflict management in India
Database Spotlight: Minorities at Risk Organizational Behavior (MAROB)
Urban U.S. counties hot spots of terror, but rural areas are not exempt
Exciting Winter Courses Now Offered ONLINE
Have you seen it yet? START Research Review
START Announces 2010-2011 Terrorism Research Awards and Undergraduate Research Program Participants
Internships at START Available for Spring 2010
New START Research Brief: Pathways Towards Radicalization
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
Alex Schmid

Chair of International Relations and Director of the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence.

St. Andrews University
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
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
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
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
START Researcher Gabrielle Matuzsan Gabrielle Matuzsan

Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Garret Brooke Tippin Garett Tippin

START Researcher

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
Ingrid Schulz

Faculty Research Assistant

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
Joseph Oudin

Faculty Research Assistant, Global Terrorism Database

University of Maryland
Joseph Young Joseph Young

Associate Professor of Public Affairs

American University
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
Mark Lichbach Mark Lichbach

Professor of Comparative Politics and Chair of Department of Government and Politics

University of Maryland
Mary Michael

Research Assistant, START

University of Maryland
Michael Jensen Michael Jensen

GTD Data Collection Manager, 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
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
Steve Sin

Senior Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Victor Asal

Associate Professor of Political Science

University at Albany, State University of New York
Will Kammerer William Kammerer

Researcher, START

University of Maryland
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GATE-Israel Government Actions in a Terror Environment - Israel (GATE-Israel)
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