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Political conflict and Violence


Political conflict and Violence

Project Title Investigators Project Period
Community-oriented Policing and Community Engagement in Benin Barnett S. Koven July, 2018 to July, 2020
Weapons Availability and Civil War Onset Barnett S. Koven March, 2018 to June, 2018
Resources and Resilience: A Computational Model of Strategic Influence January, 2018 to June, 2018
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Erin Miller, Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan June, 2001 to June, 2018
Country Reports on Terrorism - Statistical Annex Gary LaFree, Erin Miller May, 2012 to May, 2018
Violent Non-state Actors and Contested Space Operations Amy Pate, Barnett S. Koven August, 2017 to April, 2018
Shadows of Violence: Empirical Assessments of Threats, Coercion and Gray Zones Amy Pate, Barnett S. Koven July, 2016 to June, 2017
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
The Impact of Israeli Counterterrorism Interventions on Rate and Intensity of Terrorist Activity: Hazard Modeling and Time Series Approaches Arie Kruglanski July, 2008 to June, 2010
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
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
A Study of Crisis January 2000 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan Book
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
Book Reviews - Marc Sageman. Turning to Political Violence: The Emergence of Terrorism August 2017 Schmid, Alex Book Review
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
Crime Terror Alliances and the State. Ethnonationalist and Islamist Challenges to Regional Security May 2013 Book
Days of Rage: Introducing the NAVCO 3.0 Dataset April 2018 Chenoweth, Erica 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
Demystifying Gray Zone Conflict: A Typology of Conflict Dyads and Instruments of Power in Colombia, 2002- present November 2016 Koven, Barnett S.
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
Economic Development, Poorly Managed Political Conflict and Terrorism in India May 2009 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
Election Anxiety is Driving Erdogan’s Decisions in Syria February 2018 Erdemandi, Max Op-ed
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 effective are our 'better angels'? Assessing country-level declines in homicide since 1950 July 2015 LaFree, Gary Journal Article
How Human Boundaries Become State Borders: Radical Flanks and Territorial Control in the Modern Era July 2018 Krause, Peter Journal Article
How the Replication Debate Applies to Terrorism Studies December 2013 James, Patrick; Henne, Peter Op-ed
India's Experience with Terrorism May 2018 Singh, Rashmi Book Chapter
Insurgencies as Networks of Event Orderings June 2018 Breiger, Ronald Journal Article
Integrating Conflict Event Data June 2018 McGrath, Erin Journal Article
Introducing the AMAR (All Minorities at Risk) Data August 2017 Birnir, Johanna; Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Gurr, Ted Robert Journal Article
Introduction November 2009 Chenoweth, Erica Book Chapter
Killing Range: Explaining Lethality Variance within a Terrorist Organization November 2013 Horgan, John; Rethemeyer, R. Karl; Asal, Victor Journal Article
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 July 2006 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Asal, Victor Book
Mediating International Crises: Cross-National and Experimental Perspectives November 2005 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Asal, Victor Journal Article
Mobilization and Resistance: A Framework for Analysis November 2009 Chenoweth, Erica Book Chapter
Nonviolent Resistance and Prevention of Mass Killings During Popular Uprisings April 2018 Chenoweth, Erica Report
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 2009 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Gurr, Ted Robert Book
Peru Conflict Profile April 2015 Koven, Barnett S. Book Chapter
Political Demography of Conflict in Mali June 2018 Leuprecht, Christian Report
Political Exclusion, Oil, and Ethnic Armed Conflict November 2014 Piazza, James A.; Asal, Victor Journal Article
Political Explanations January 2005 Crenshaw, Martha Journal Article
Political Fragmentation and Alliances among Armed Non-state Actors in North and Western Africa (1997–2014) September 2017 Leuprecht, Christian 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
Potential for radicalization amongst Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon: Risks, factors, and implications July 2018 Kruglanski, Arie Report
Potential implications of the attempted coup d’etat and counter-coup in Turkey for domestic politics and regional security October 2016 McGrath, Erin Discussion Point
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
Quantifying Gray Zone Conflict Codebook June 2017 Koven, Barnett S. Report
Quantifying Gray Zone Conflict: (De-)escalatory Trends in Gray Zone Conflicts in Colombia, Libya and Ukraine June 2017 Koven, Barnett S.; Sin, Steve Report
Rebel Power: Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win May 2017 Krause, Peter 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
Social Control, Trade Openness and Human Trafficking July 2017 Jiang, Bo; LaFree, Gary Journal Article
Terrorists Next Door? A Comparison of Mexican Drug Cartels and Middle Eastern Terrorist Organizations March 2012 Flanigan, Shawn Journal Article
The Challenges of Conflict Management: A Case Study of Sri Lanka January 2006 Biswas, Bidisha Journal Article
The Discourse and Practice of ‘Heroic Resistance’ in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict – The Case of Hamas December 2012 Singh, Rashmi 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 Intersection of Homicide, Terrorism, and Violent Extremism January 2018 LaFree, Gary; Gruenewald, Jeff 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 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 Transnational Security Threat from D-Company January 2015 Joshi, Sharad Book Chapter
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
Transnational Jihadism & Civil Wars September 2017 Crenshaw, Martha Journal Article
Tyrants and Terrorism: Why some Autocrats are Terrorized while Others are Not January 2013 Young, Joseph Report
Understanding Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism November 2017 Singh, Rashmi Book
Unholy Alliances? How Trans-state Terrorism and International Crime Make Common Cause March 2006 Gurr, Ted Robert Conference Paper
Violence in Peru April 2018 Koven, Barnett S. Book Chapter
Voting in the Shadow of Violence: Electoral Politics and Conflict in Peru April 2018 Birnir, Johanna Journal Article
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
“Give Peace a Chance”? Explaining Colombia’s (Failed) Peace Process with the FARC November 2016 Koven, Barnett S. Discussion Point
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Analyzing peace and civil conflict
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
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 S. Koven

Senior Researcher, START

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

University of Maryland
Benjamin Evans

Faculty Research Assistant, Global Terrorism Database, START

University of Maryland
Brandon Behlendorf Brandon Behlendorf

Assistant Professor, College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, SUNY Albany

University at Albany, State University of New York
Christian Leuprecht

Professor

Royal Military College
Clark McCauley Clark McCauley

Professor of Psychology

Bryn Mawr College
Daniel Smith

Senior Research Specialist, START

University of Maryland
Daniella Fridl Daniella Fridl

Former Assistant Research Director, START

University of Maryland
David C. Pyrooz

Assistant Professor, University of Colorado - Boulder

University of Colorado
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

Analyst, Government Accountability Office

Research Affiliate, START

University of Maryland
Gary Ackerman Gary Ackerman

Associate Professor, SUNY Albany

University at Albany, State University of New York
Gary LaFree

Founding Director, START; Chair, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

University of Maryland
Ingrid Schulz

Faculty Research Assistant

University of Maryland
James A. Piazza

Liberal Arts Professor of Political Science

Pennsylvania State University
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

Senior Faculty Specialist, Global Terrorism Database, START

University of Maryland
Joseph Young Joseph Young

Associate Professor of Public Affairs

American University
Kieran Quinlan

Senior Faculty Specialist, START

University of Maryland
Lyubov Mincheva

Executive Director, Graduate Program in International Relations and Security Studies

University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Marcus A. Boyd

Senior Researcher, GIS, START

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
Max Erdemandi

Project Manager & Researcher

University of Maryland
Michael Jensen Michael Jensen

Senior Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Michelle Jacome Michelle Jacome

Researcher, World Bank

University of Maryland
Mila Jonns Mila Johns

Researcher

n/a
Nil Satana

Visiting Associate Professor

University of Maryland
Omi Hodwitz

Assistant Professor

University of Idaho
START Researcher Patrick James Patrick James

Project Manager/Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Peter Krause

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Boston College

Research Affiliate, MIT Security Studies Program

Boston College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Peter Simi

Associate Professor, Chapman University

Director, Earl Babbie Research Center

Chapman University
R. Karl Rethemeyer R. Karl Rethemeyer

Associate Professor of Public Administration & Policy

University at Albany, State University of New York
Rashmi Singh Rashmi Singh

Associate Professor

The Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais
Risa Brooks

Associate Professor of Political Science

Marquette University
Salma Bouziani

Project Manager/Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Sharad Joshi

Assistant Professor, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Associate Fellow of International Security, Chatham House

Monterey Institute of International Studies
Shawn Flanigan Shawn Flanigan

Professor of Public Affairs

San Diego State University
Sheehan Kane

Faculty Research Assistant, START

University of Maryland
Steve Sin

Director, Unconventional Weapons and Technology (UWT)

Subject Matter Expert Instructor, National Center for Security & Preparedness

University of Maryland
Thomas Guarrieri

Senior Researcher, Unconventional Weapons & Technology (UWT) Division, START

University of Maryland
Tricia Bacon

Assistant Professor, American University

Non-Resident Fellow, Program on Extremism, George Washington University

American University
Victor Asal

Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of Public Administration

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

Senior Faculty Specialist, START

University of Maryland
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