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Big, Allied and Dangerous (BAAD)


Big, Allied and Dangerous (BAAD)

The Big, Allied and Dangerous (BAAD) online platform features updated, vetted and sourced narratives, and relationship information and social network data on 50 of the most notorious terrorist organizations in the world since 1998, with additional network information on more than 100 organizations. Funded through the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate’s Office of University Programs, the underlying BAAD database was created and is maintained by the Project on Violent Conflict at the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. In addition to the data available on this portal, an extract of the Big Allied and Dangerous (BAAD) Version 2.0 dataset used to create the results published in the article entitled "Crime, Conflict and the Legitimacy Tradeoff: Explaining Variation in Insurgents' Participation in Crime" is available at https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/JT6GFR.

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Group Namesort descendingCountryLethalityNumber of AlliesNumber of Rivals
Abdullah Azzam BrigadesLebanon811
Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG)Philippines44330
Al-Aqsa Martyrs BrigadePalestinian Territories34161
Al-FatahPalestinian Territories3822
Al-Gama'at Al-Islamiyya (IG)Egypt710
Al-Nusrah FrontSyria30901
Al-Qa'idaPakistan3842361
Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)Yemen155841
Al-Qa'ida in the Lands of the Islamic Maghreb (AQLIM)Algeria67780
Al-ShabaabSomalia166371
Allied Democratic Forces (ADF)Democratic Republic of the Congo17030
Ansar Al-Dine (Mali)Mali231
Ansar Al-IslamIraq28021
Ansar Al-Sharia (Libya)Libya420
Asa'Ib Ahl Al-HaqqIraq410
Azawad National Liberation Movement (MNLA)Mali032
Baloch Liberation Army (BLA)Pakistan18410
Baloch Liberation Front (Blf)Pakistan4830
Baloch Republican Army (BRA)Pakistan7810
Basque Fatherland and Freedom (ETA)Spain6230