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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 NameCountryLethalitysort ascendingNumber of AlliesNumber of Rivals
New People's Army (NPA)Philippines52410
Haqqani NetworkPakistan47782
Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG)Philippines44330
National Liberation Army of Colombia (ELN)Colombia43522
Jemaah Islamiya (JI)Indonesia36560
Al-Aqsa Martyrs BrigadePalestinian Territories34161
United Self Defense Units of Colombia (AUC)Colombia33202
Hizbul Mujahideen (Hm)Pakistan32360
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)Palestinian Territories31263
Democratic Front for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR)Democratic Republic of the Congo31011
Al-Nusrah FrontSyria30901
Harkatul Jihad-E-IslamiPakistan300110
Ansar Al-IslamIraq28021
National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)India26260
Justice and Equality Movement (JEM)Sudan25131
People's War Group (PWG)India23422
National Liberation Front (FNL) (Burundi)Democratic Republic of Congo22111
JundallahIran21730
National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT)India18920
Baloch Liberation Army (BLA)Pakistan18410