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Suicide Attacks


Suicide Attacks

Project Title Investigators Project Period
Terrorist Behavior and Societal Tolerance of Violence Risa Brooks July, 2012 to December, 2013
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
A New Age of Terror? Older Fighters in the Caliphate May 2017 Horgan, John Journal Article
Adolescents discuss their reactions to the September 11 attacks January 2006 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
Divergent Paths to Martyrdom and Significance Among Suicide Attackers September 2015 Kruglanski, Arie Journal Article
Explaining Suicide Terrorism: A Review Essay April 2007 Crenshaw, Martha Journal Article
Fully Committed: Suicide Bombers' Motivation and the Quest for Personal Significance January 2009 Kruglanski, Arie; Fishman, Shira Journal Article
How Many Suicide Terrorists are Suicidal? August 2014 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
Intimations of Mortality or Production Lines? June 2009 Crenshaw, Martha Journal Article
Martyrs Without Borders: The Puzzle of Transnational Suicide Bombers March 2016 Hafez, Mohammed Journal Article
On the 5th anniversary of the 7/7 London Transit Attack July 2010 Background Report
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
Precision Terror: Suicide Bombing as Control Technology June 2007 Journal Article
Review of Ami Pedahzur (Ed.), Root Causes of Suicide Terrorism: The Globalization of Martyrdom January 2006 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
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
Suicide Attack at Moscow Airport January 2011 Background Report
Suicide Attack on Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan June 2011 Background Report
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: The Strategy and Ideology of Martyrdom November 2007 Hafez, Mohammed Book
The Alchemy of Martyrdom: Jihadi Salafism and Debates over Suicide Bombings in the Muslim World January 2010 Hafez, Mohammed Journal Article
The Politics of Suicide Terrorism September 2005 McCauley, Clark Book Review
The Preconditions for Ethnic Suicide Bombing Campaigns, 1991-2003 March 2006 Asal, Victor Conference Paper
Tracking Radical Opinions in Polls of U.S. Muslims April 2017 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia 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
Image Title Job Title Institution
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
Clark McCauley Clark McCauley

Professor of Psychology

Bryn Mawr College
Emmanuel Karagiannis Emmanuel Karagiannis

Senior Lecturer of International Relations

King's College
Garret Brooke Tippin Garett Tippin

START Researcher

University of Maryland
Herbert Tinsley

Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Jeffrey Gruenewald Jeff Gruenewald

Assistant Professor

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
John G. Horgan John Horgan

Professor of Global Studies and Psychology

Georgia State University
Laura Dugan Laura Dugan

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

University of Maryland
Marcus Boyd

START Senior Researcher, GIS

University of Maryland
Nil Satana

Visiting Faculty Member

University of Maryland
Rashmi Singh Rashmi Singh

Lecturer in Terrorism Studies

St. Andrews University
Steve Sin

Senior Researcher, START

Subject Matter Expert Instructor, National Center for Security & Preparedness

University of Maryland
Victor Asal

Associate Professor of Political Science

University at Albany, State University of New York

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