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Project Title Investigators Project Period
Violent Non-state Actors and Contested Space Operations Amy Pate, Barnett S. Koven August, 2017 to April, 2018
Social, Behavioral, Cultural, and Economic (SBCE) Impacts on Terrorist Activity Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan July, 2012 to December, 2017
Tracking Attitudes within American Subculture Clark McCauley, Sophia Moskalenko July, 2012 to December, 2017
Shadows of Violence: Empirical Assessments of Threats, Coercion and Gray Zones Amy Pate, Barnett S. Koven July, 2016 to June, 2017
Countering Terrorism in the United States Erica Chenoweth, Laura Dugan July, 2012 to December, 2015
Drivers of Conflict and Convergence in China-U.S. Relations in a Global Context Amy Pate, John Stevenson March, 2014 to March, 2015
Factors Impacting the U.S. Intelligence Process David L. Carter, Jeremy G. Carter, Steven Chermak July, 2012 to December, 2013
Border Crossings and Terrorist Attacks in the United States: Lessons for Protecting Against Dangerous Entrants Brent Smith, Erin Miller, Gary LaFree, Kathleen Smarick March, 2010 to August, 2012
Using Global Terrorism Data to Model Counterterrorism Policies in Sri Lanka Gary LaFree, Sue-Ming Yang July, 2010 to December, 2011
Dealing with the Devil: When Bargaining with Terrorists Works Erica Chenoweth, Laura Dugan June, 2009 to December, 2011
Effectiveness of Counterterrorism Strategies Martha Crenshaw June, 2008 to November, 2011
Assessing Success and Failure in Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Development of Metrics on the Global War on Terror and the Global Jihad Rashmi Singh June, 2008 to October, 2011
Preparedness for Catastrophic Events Hamilton Bean, Kathleen Smarick, Monica Schoch-Spana, Paul Harwood November, 2008 to November, 2010
Measuring Intervention Success in Terrorist Activities Brent Smith September, 2008 to June, 2010
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
Police Responses to Terrorism: Lessons from the Israeli Experience David Weisburd June, 2009 to May, 2010
Punishing Terrorism: Examining the Multiple Stages of Federal Punishment Across Political Contexts Brian Johnson June, 2008 to December, 2009
Global Nuclear Detection Architecture: A Study of South Asia Sharad Joshi October, 2008 to September, 2009
Radicalization of U.S. Prisoners Bert Useem, Obie Clayton June, 2005 to May, 2009
Project Title Publication Date START Authors Publication Type
"Counterterrorism in Retrospect: Chronicle of a War Foretold," November 2004 Crenshaw, Martha Book Chapter
'Defensive Liberal Wars’: The Global War on Terror and the Return of Illiberalism in American Foreign Policy March 2015 Singh, Rashmi Journal Article
A Contested Threat: The Politics of Security Collaboration for Combating Terrorism November 2008 Chenoweth, Erica Book Chapter
A Homeland Security Net Assessment Needed Now! October 2015 Dahl, Erik 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
Addressing Violent Extremism as Public Health Policy and Practice June 2016 Weine, Stevan Journal Article
All Terrorism Is Local: Resources, Nested Institutions, and Governance for Urban Homeland Security in the American Federal System September 2010 Chenoweth, Erica Journal Article
An Explicit Consideration of Unintended Consequences from Counterterrorism Policy: The Case of Radical Eco-Groups August 2017 Safer-Lichtenstein, Aaron Journal Article
Are Conditions Ripe for Negotiating with Iran? April 2008 Kull, Steven Journal Article
Assessing the Efficacy of Countering Terrorism: The Challenges and Merit February 2010 Dugan, Laura Conference Paper
Belonging Nowhere: Marginalization & Radicalization Risk among Muslim Immigrants March 2016 Gelfand, Michele Journal Article
Border Crossings and Terrorist Attacks in the United States: Lessons for Protecting against Dangerous Entrants November 2012 LaFree, Gary; Smarick, Kathleen Report
Broadening the Discussion about Women and Violent Extremism June 2015 Szmania, Susan Discussion Point
Building Resilience to Violent Extremism Among Somali-Americans in Minneapolis-St.Paul August 2012 Weine, Stevan Report
Can Obama Restore the US Image in the Middle East? January 2008 Kull, Steven Journal Article
Common Sense or Gun Control? Political Communication and News Media Framing of Firearm Sale Background Checks after Newtown November 2015 Sell, Tara Journal Article
Computing in Compromised Environments: Beyond the Castle Model of Cyber-Security February 2016 Leuprecht, Christian Book Chapter
Constructing Terrorism: From Fear and Coercion to Anger and Jujitsu Politics November 2015 McCauley, Clark Report
Cooperation and Drug Policies: Trends in Peru in the Twenty-First Century December 2014 Koven, Barnett S. Book Chapter
Cops and Spooks: The Role of Police in Counterterrorism November 2008 Weisburd, David Book Chapter
Counter-Terrorism in the Post-9/11 Era: Successes, Failures and Lessons Learnt January 2016 Singh, Rashmi Book Chapter
Countering Terrorism in Britain and France November 2012 Foley, Frank Book
Countering Terrorism: No Simple Solutions January 2017 LaFree, Gary; Crenshaw, Martha Book
Countering Violent Extremism Online and Offline January 2017 Szmania, Susan Journal Article
Countermeasures against Extremism and Terrorism Database: Data Status and Final Findings September 2012 Liu, Brooke; Kennedy, Jonathan Report
Counterterrorism in Retrospect: Chronicle of a War Foretold April 2005 Crenshaw, Martha Journal Article
Counterterrorism Killings and Provisional IRA Bombings, 1970-1998 April 2016 Horgan, John Journal Article
Counterterrorism Strategies and Democracy: Lessons for the US from the (Unfortunate) Example of Turkey May 2013 Satana, Nil Discussion Point
Crime-Terror Alliances and the State: Ethnonationalist and Islamist Challenges to Regional Security January 2013 Mincheva, Lyubov Book
Criminology Theory and Terrorism: New Applications and Approaches July 2015 LaFree, Gary; Freilich, Joshua Book
Criminology, Terrorism, and Seredipity June 2015 LaFree, Gary Book Chapter
Deadlier in the U.S.? On Lone Wolves, Terrorist Groups, and Attack Lethality August 2015 Phillips, Brian Journal Article
Deterrence and Risk Preferences in Sequential Attacker–Defender Games with Continuous Efforts March 2017 Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
Diffusing Controversial Technology: Barriers, Incentives, and Lessons Learned July 2015 Liu, Brooke; Petrun Sayers, Elizabeth; Ackerman, Gary; Roberts, Holly; Iles, Irina A. Journal Article
Discussion Point: Insider Threat in the Aviation Industry April 2015 Davenport, Cory; Tinsley, Herbert Discussion Point
Disparity Between Fusion Center Web Content and Self-Reported Activity September 2016 Carter, Jeremy Journal Article
Do Targeted Killings Increase or Decrease Terrorism? Evaluating the Evidence and Other Considerations January 2017 Gruenewald, Jeff Journal Article
Does Police Performance Increase in Importance for the Public During Times of Security Threats, and do Evaluations of Procedural Justice Decline in Importance?: Findings from a Quasi-Experimental Study of Antecedents of Police Legitimacy in Israel December 2009 Weisburd, David Report
Effect of Intelligence Collection Training on Suspicious Activity Recognition by Front Line Police Officers May 2015 Regens, James Journal Article
Evaluation of a Multi-Faceted, U.S. Community-Based, Muslim-Led CVE Program June 2016 Horgan, John Report
Expert Views on Biological Threat Characterization for the U.S. Government: A Delphi Study March 2017 Ackerman, Gary Journal Article
Exposure to Muslims in Media and Support for Public Policies Targeting Muslims November 2015 Lemieux, Anthony Journal Article
Federal Funding for Health Security in FY2016 June 2015 Sell, Tara Journal Article
Financial Crime and Political Extremism in the U.S. January 2012 Freilich, Joshua; Belli, Roberta; Chermak, Steven Research Brief
Government Actions in Terror Environments (GATE): A Methodology that Reveals how Governments Behave toward Terrorists and their Constituencies November 2012 Chenoweth, Erica; Dugan, Laura Book Chapter
How Public Health Can Improve Initiatives to Counter Violent Extremism April 2016 Weine, Stevan Discussion Point
Immigration, security, and civil liberties post 9/11: A comparison of American, Australian and Canadian legislative and policy changes. November 2005 Freilich, Joshua Book Chapter
Introducing Government Actions in Terror Environments (GATE) Dataset December 2015 Chenoweth, Erica; Dugan, Laura Conference Paper
Islamic Politics, Muslim States, and Counterterrorism Tensions March 2017 Book
It's not Big Data, but Little Data, that Prevents Terrorist Attacks July 2013 Dahl, Erik Discussion Point
Jump Start: Accelerating Government Response to a National Biological Crisis July 2015 Report
Just Between Friends: Bilateral Cooperation and Bounded Sovereignty in the 'Global War on Terror October 2009 Biswas, Bidisha Journal Article
Know Thy Enemy: Education About Terrorism Improves Social Attitudes Toward Terrorists March 2017 Krause, Peter Journal Article
Measuring Success and Failure in Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism – U.S. Government Metrics and the Global War on Terror November 2009 Schmid, Alex; Singh, Rashmi Book Chapter
Morality, Efficacy, and Targeted Assassination as a Policy Tool January 2017 Young, Joseph Journal Article
Moving Toward a Society with NO HATE - A Proposal for Advancing U.S. Domestic CVE November 2015 Beutel, Alejandro Discussion Point
Myth and Reality in International Politics: Meeting Global Challenges through Collective Action September 2015 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan Book
N-stage Security Screening Strategies in the Face of Strategic Applicants September 2017 Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
Narratives and counter-narratives for global jihad: Opinion versus action July 2010 Leuprecht, Christian; McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Book Chapter
Nexus of Global Jihad: Understanding Cooperation Among Terrorist Actors May 2017 Moghadam, Assaf Book
On the Value of Exposure and Secrecy of Defense System: First-Move Advantage vs. Robustness April 2015 Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and the Future of Peruvian Security June 2016 Koven, Barnett S. Journal Article
Personifying the Radical: How News Framing Polarizes Security Concerns and Tolerance Judgments July 2006 McLeod, Douglas Journal Article
Perspectives on Cybersecurity Information Sharing among Multiple Stakeholders Using a Decision-Theoretic Approach August 2017 Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
Policymakers and Law Enforcement Must Consider the Unintended Consequences of Their Proposed Responses to Extremist and Terrorist Groups November 2008 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Book Chapter
Preventing Violent Extremism through Government and Community Partnerships January 2017 Szmania, Susan Book Chapter
Probabilistic Graphical Modeling of Terrorism Threat Recognition Using Bayesian Networks and Monte Carlo Simulation June 2015 Regens, James Journal Article
Prosecuting Terrorism Post-9/11: Impact of Policy Changes on Case Outcomes January 2017 Smith, Brent; Damphousse, Kelly Book Chapter
Protecting Global Cities: New York, London and the Internationalization of Municipal Policing for Counter Terrorism July 2007 Journal Article
Protecting the Homeland from International and Domestric Terrorism Threats: Current Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives on Root Causes, the Role of Ideology, and Programs for Counter-radicalization and Disengagement January 2010 Lemieux, Anthony; McCauley, Clark; Legault, Richard; Flanigan, Shawn; Asal, Victor Report
Protocol: Increased Police Patrol Presence Effects on Crime and Disorder July 2016 Weisburd, David Journal Article
Public Health Consequences of Terrorism on Maternal-Child Health in New York City and Madrid October 2012 Sherrieb, Kathleen Journal Article
Reloading the Armalite? Victims and Targets of Violent Dissident Irish Republicanism, 2007-2015 April 2016 Horgan, John Journal Article
Repressive Efforts are Consistently Counterproductive in Reducing al-Qaeda-Inspired Violence Against Canadians August 2015 Chenoweth, Erica; Dugan, Laura Report
Research Summary: Lessons from a US Study Revealing the Critical Role of "Gatekeepers" in Public Safety Networks for Countering Violent Extremism January 2015 Horgan, John Book Chapter
Rethinking Alternative Development December 2015 Koven, Barnett S. Journal Article
Russian Clients and Global Foreign Policy Strategy: Evidence from Foreign Military Sales August 2015 Tippin, Garett; Stevenson, John Report
Shifts in Perceptions of NGOs with the Creation of the Palestinian National Authority September 2014 Flanigan, Shawn Journal Article
Strategic Communication and U.S. National Security Affairs: Critical-Cultural and Rhetorical Perspectives July 2017 Bean, Hamilton Book Chapter
Surveying CVE Metrics in Prevention, Disengagement and De-Radicalization Programs March 2016 Szmania, Susan
Taking the Sinai Province of the Islamic State Seriously Without Helping it Destabilize Egypt August 2015 Kane, Sheehan; Braniff, William Discussion Point
Terrorist Threats and Police Performance November 2009 Weisburd, David Journal Article
Terrorist Use of the Internet by the Numbers: Quantifying Behaviors, Patterns, and Processes January 2017 Horgan, John Journal Article
The Audacity of Hype: Why International Cooperation will Easily Defeat Piracy in Southeast Asia July 2015 Tippin, Garett; Stevenson, John Discussion Point
The Critical Role of Friends in Networks for Countering Violent Extremism: Toward a Theory of Vicarious Help-Seeking October 2015 Horgan, John Journal Article
The Effectiveness of Counter-Terrorism Strategies: A Campbell Systematic Review January 2006 Report
The Evolution of Peru’s Shining Path and the New Security Priorities in the Hemisphere February 2015 Koven, Barnett S. Book Chapter
The Expansion of Intelligence Agency Mandates: British Counterterrorism in Comparative Perspective October 2009 Foley, Frank Journal Article
The Influence of Nationalism on Russian Security Policy: The Logics of (Dis)-Order and Terrorism in the Shift from Nation-State to Nation-Civilization October 2015 Stevenson, John Report
The Israeli Model for Policing Terrorism: Goals, Strategies, and Open Questions December 2009 Weisburd, David Journal Article
The Obama Administration and Peru February 2016 Koven, Barnett S. Book Chapter
The Perils of Simultaneous COIN and Counternarcotics in Peru and Colombia April 2014 Koven, Barnett S. Journal Article
The Politics of Collective Action: Security Collaboration for Combating Terrorism November 2007 Chenoweth, Erica Book Chapter
The Reemergence of the Shining Path February 2010 Koven, Barnett S. Journal Article
The Way Forward on Counter-Terrorism: Global Perspectives August 2016 Schmid, Alex Journal Article
Thinking about the Law of Unintended Consequences October 2010 Singh, Rashmi Journal Article
Toward a Better Understanding of the Policy Effects on Terrorism November 2007 Dugan, Laura Book Chapter
Towards a Guide for Constructing and Disseminating Counter-Narratives to Reduce Support for Terrorism November 2015 Horgan, John Journal Article
Training Host Nation Forces for Population-centric Counterinsurgency July 2016 Koven, Barnett S. Journal Article
Twenty-First Century Jihad: Law, Society and Military Action April 2015 Book
U.S. Attitudes toward Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Reporting Terrorism-related Activity April 2014 Adamczyk, Amy; LaFree, Gary; Tourangeau, Roger; Presser, Stanley Research Brief
Understanding the Adoption Process of National Security Technology: An Integration of Diffusion of Innovations and Volitional Behavior Theories February 2017 Liu, Brooke; Smith, Daniel; Ackerman, Gary; Roberts, Holly; Iles, Irina A.; Egnoto, Michael Journal Article
US Competitiveness in Synthetic Biology December 2015 Journal Article
When Will Russia Use Force in Support of Foreign Policy Objectives? Comparative Evidence from the Ukrainian (2014) and Georgia (2008) Crises February 2016 Stevenson, John Report
Why Inter-Agency Operations Break Down: U.S. Counterterrorism in Comparative Perspective July 2016 Foley, Frank Journal Article
Why Violence Abates: Imposed and Elective Declines in Terrorism Attacks March 2015 Journal Article
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START Newsletter: Intelligence and security; perspectives on terrorism; Hezbollah; 'big data' and coding
START seeking 2014 Outstanding Article Award nominations
Significant Terrorism Events in the News: September 2013
Discussion Point: 'Keep Wicked Calm and Carry the Hell On': Boston, Terrorism and the Rhetorical Power of Resilience
Discussion Point: Counterterrorism Strategies and Democracy: Lessons for the US from the (Unfortunate) Example of Turkey
Database Spotlight: Police Response to Terrorism - Lessons from the Israeli Police
New journal is a resource for Global Terrorism Research
LaFree gives talk at Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics
START's Shoemaker presents Border Crossing findings at monthly series
START hosts expert panel and career symposium on innovation in homeland security
START researcher participates in homeland security panel
START, Centers of Excellence leaders visit Capitol Hill
Researcher spotlight: Brandon Behlendorf
UMD president chairs inaugural DHS Academic Advisory Panel
Ballots instead of bullets
START accepting applications for new scholarship program
Exposed to new perspectives - Katiria Ortiz's Australian Experience
START students take advantage of exclusive CIA opportunity
START Affiliate Offers Master's Degree in Counter Terrorism and Security Studies
Borders Case Study Project- Paid Internship
Materials Available from START Seminar, "The Role of Academia in Homeland Security"
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START Announces 2010-2011 Terrorism Research Awards and Undergraduate Research Program Participants
The Federal Semester Program: Homeland Security Policy is Now Accepting Applications
Research Internships Available for Fall 2007 at the University of Maryland
START Director Quoted on Port Security
Partner Institution Releases Comments on Quarantine Rules
START Announces Fellowships for 2005-06
START Hosts DHS Faculty/Student Research Teams
START Partners with Maryland Leadership Institute
Image Title Job Title Institution
Alex Gallo

National Security Practitioner in Residence, START

Senior Associate, Combating Terrorism Center, West Point

 

University of Maryland
Andrew Godard Andrew Godard

Project Manager/Researcher, START

University of Maryland
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
Bidisha Biswas

Professor

Western Washington University
Brian Phillips Brian Phillips

Assistant Professor

Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), Mexico City
Christian Leuprecht

Professor

Royal Military College
Clark McCauley Clark McCauley

Professor of Psychology

Bryn Mawr College
Daniella Fridl Daniella Fridl

Former Assistant Research Director, START

University of Maryland
Devin Ellis

Policy & Research Program Director, ICONS Project

University of Maryland
Egle Murauskaite

Senior Researcher & Simulation Developer, ICONS Project, START

University of Maryland
Elizabeth Petrun Elizabeth Petrun Sayers

Associate Behavioral and Social Scientist

RAND Corporation
Enrique Arias Enrique Arias

Assistant Professor of Government

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Hamilton Bean Hamilton Bean

Assistant Professor

University of Colorado Denver
Jeff Gruenewald

Associate Professor

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Jeremy Backstrom

Faculty Research Assistant, Global Terrorism Database

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
Jun Zhuang

Associate Professor of Engineering

University of Buffalo
Kathleen Deloughery

Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Policy

University at Albany, State University of New York
Kieran Quinlan

Faculty Research Assistant, START

University of Maryland
Laura Dugan Laura Dugan

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

University of Maryland
Lyubov Mincheva

Executive Director, Graduate Program in International Relations and Security Studies

University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Nil Satana

Visiting Associate Professor

University of Maryland
Rashmi Singh Rashmi Singh

Associate Professor

The Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais
Roberta Belli

  Security Information Analyst, United Nations Department of Safety and Security

United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS)
Sarah Spalding Sarah Spalding

Researcher/Analyst, 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
Stevan Weine Stevan Weine

Professor of Psychiatry

University of Illinois at Chicago
Susan Szmania

Research Affiliate, START

University of Maryland
Thomas R. Guarrieri

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

University of Maryland
Victor Asal

Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of Public Administration

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

Executive Director, START

Professor of the Practice, University of Maryland

Editorial Board, International Centre for Counter-Terrorism - The Hague

University of Maryland
Will Kammerer William Kammerer

Senior Faculty Specialist, START

University of Maryland
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