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Project Title Investigators Project Period
Developing Integrated Radiological and Nuclear Detection Architecture for the Interior and International Mission Space Steve Sin, Marcus A. Boyd September, 2016 to September, 2019
Bargaining on and off the Battlefield: The Bargaining Model of War and Negotiations with the Afghan Taliban Barnett S. Koven February, 2019 to August, 2019
Belief Formation and Political Engagement: A Panel Study of the Dynamics of Change in Egypt, Tunisia, and Turkey Mansoor Moaddel September, 2015 to August, 2018
Resources and Resilience: A Computational Model of Strategic Influence January, 2018 to June, 2018
Shadows of Violence: Empirical Assessments of Threats, Coercion and Gray Zones Amy Pate, Barnett S. Koven July, 2016 to June, 2017
Minorities at Risk Related Projects June, 2005 to December, 2016
Counter Radicalization of Scientists in CBRN-relevant Technical Fields Arie Kruglanski, Gary Ackerman, Michele Gelfand September, 2013 to April, 2015
Organized and/or Transnational Crime/Drug Cartel Nexus with Illicit Radiological/Nuclear Trade, Smuggling and/or Terrorism in Europe and North, Sahelian and West Africa Amy Pate, John Sawyer, Marcus A. Boyd, Steve Sin September, 2013 to March, 2015
ISIL: Branding, Leadership Culture and Lethal Attraction Gina Scott Ligon November, 2014
Terrorist Behavior and Societal Tolerance of Violence Risa Brooks July, 2012 to December, 2013
Extremist Pathways to Power: The Rise of Extremist Ideologies to State Dogma Amy Pate, Gary Ackerman, John Sawyer May, 2013 to October, 2013
Dealing with the Devil: When Bargaining with Terrorists Works Erica Chenoweth, Laura Dugan June, 2009 to December, 2011
Turning to Terrorism: Ethnic, Religious, and Extremist Organizations Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Victor Asal June, 2008 to December, 2011
Big, Allied, Dangerous, and Charitable? R. Karl Rethemeyer, Victor Asal June, 2009 to October, 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
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
International Survey Capability Steven Kull June, 2005 to September, 2009
Assessing the Effectiveness of Current De-Radicalization Initiatives and Identifying Implications for the Development of U.S.-Based Initiatives in Multiple Settings June, 2008 to June, 2009
The Effects of Terrorism on Police Organization, Police Effectiveness in Crime Fighting and Public Expectations of and Attitudes toward the Police: A Multi-method Study of the Israeli Experience David Weisburd January, 2006 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
Understanding Desistance from Terrorism Clark McCauley May, 2005 to May, 2009
Support for Terrorism as a Function of Individualistic and Collectivistic Goals Arie Kruglanski June, 2005 to January, 2009
Project Title Publication Date START Authors Publication Typesort descending
Hamas and Suicide Terrorism: Multi-causal and Multi-level Approaches January 2011 Singh, Rashmi Book
Islamic Politics, Muslim States, and Counterterrorism Tensions March 2017 Book
Religious Fundamentalism in the Middle East: A Cross-National, Inter-Faith, and Inter-Ethnic Analysis November 2012 Moaddel, Mansoor Book
The War Within: A Look Inside al-Qaeda's Undoing August 2016 Brachman, Jarret Book
From Freedom Fighters to Jihadists: Human Resources of Non State Armed Groups May 2019 Mironova, Vera Book
Political Islam in the former Soviet Union: Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan Compared November 2009 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Book
The Case of Ramzi Youssef November 2005 Ackerman, Gary Book Chapter
Cops and Spooks: The Role of Police in Counterterrorism November 2008 Weisburd, David Book Chapter
Politically motivated violent extremism January 2012 McCauley, Clark Book Chapter
Al-Qaida and Al-Shabaab: A Resilient Alliance January 2019 Bacon, Tricia Book Chapter
Conducting Terrorism Fieldwork on a Shoe-String Budget: Researching Suicide Terrorism in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict February 2013 Singh, Rashmi Book Chapter
ISIS: Its History, Ideology, and Psychology April 2018 Kruglanski, Arie Book Chapter
Foreign Fighter Influence in Al-Shabaab: Limitations and Future Prospects January 2019 Bacon, Tricia Book Chapter
Jihadist Ideology and Strategy and the Possible Employment of 'Weapons of Mass Destruction November 2007 Bale, Jeffrey Book Chapter
Suicide Bombers – Martyrs, Heroes or Victims? March 2014 Singh, Rashmi Book Chapter
Apologia for Suicide: Martyrdom in Contemporary Jihadist Discourse May 2018 Hafez, Mohammed Book Chapter
Applying Social Network Analysis to Terrorist Financing May 2018 Leuprecht, Christian Book Chapter
Cigarette smuggling and terrorism financing November 2013 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Book Chapter
Terrorist Recidivism in Israel: Rates, Patterns and Risk Factors June 2020 Weisburd, David Book Chapter
The Transnational Security Threat from D-Company January 2015 Joshi, Sharad Book Chapter
Is all Jihad Local? Transnational Contention and Political Violence in Somalia November 2013 Henne, Peter Book Chapter
Terror, Trauma, and Text: Writing Counterrevolution in Colonial Algeria November 2009 Book Chapter
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
Islamist Use and Pursuit of CBRN Terrorism November 2008 Rethemeyer, R. Karl Book Chapter
Not Your Father's Intelligence Failure: Why the Intelligence Community Failed to Anticipate the Rise of ISIS June 2018 Dahl, Erik Book Chapter
Al Qaeda's Post-9/11 Evolution: An Assessment November 2011 Moghadam, Assaf; Braniff, William Book Chapter
Anneli Botha, Terrorism in the Maghreb: The Transnationalisation of Domestic Terrorism (Pretoria/Tshwane: Institute for Security Studies) January 2010 Book Review
Review of M.S. Hamm: Terrorism as crime: From Oklahoma City to Al Qaeda and Beyond January 2009 Freilich, Joshua Book Review
France and Algeria at War: Nation, Identity, and Memory October 2010 Book Review
Stochastic Opponent Modeling Agents: A Case Study with Hezbollah April 2008 Pate, Amy; Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Michael, Mary Conference Paper
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
An Aggregation of Geo-coded Violent and Non-violent Conflict Events April 2016 McGrath, Erin Conference Paper
One God for All: Fundamentalist Religious Groups and Terrorism February 2010 Birnir, Johanna; Satana, Nil Conference Paper
Military Counterterrorism Measures, Civil-Military Relations and Democracy: The Cases of Turkey and the US September 2018 Satana, Nil Journal Article
Comparative Islamist Perspectives on the Politics of Energy in the Middle East and Beyond July 2014 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
‘Nondemocratic Islamists’ and Support for ISIS in the Arab World January 2020 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
Shifting Eastern Mediterranean Alliances March 2016 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
Childhood injuries sustained during the 1999 Kocaeli earthquake January 2005 Bourque, Linda Journal Article
Digging Into Israel: The Sophisticated Tunneling Network of Hamas March 2016 Journal Article
Thinking about the Law of Unintended Consequences October 2010 Singh, Rashmi Journal Article
The Rise of Political Islam in Kazakhstan: Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami February 2007 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
Images of Death and Dying in ISIS Media: A Comparison of English and Arabic Print Publications January 2018 Lemieux, Anthony Journal Article
Rebel Group Attrition and Reversion to Violence: Micro-Level Evidence from Syria January 2020 Mironova, Vera Journal Article
Operational Dynamics of Boko Haram's Terrorist Campaign Following Leadership Succession February 2016 Regens, James Journal Article
A.Q. Khan Nuclear Smuggling Network March 2016 Journal Article
Political Islam and Social Movement Theory: The Case of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Kyrgyzstan February 2005 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
Suicide bombers in Iraq, 2003-2010: Disaggregating targets can reveal insurgent motives and priorities January 2013 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
Advantages of Syrian Diaspora Aid to Refugees in Middle Eastern States of the Global South November 2018 Flanigan, Shawn Journal Article
Causes and Consequences of Terrorism in Africa November 2014 Journal Article
Political Islam in Southern Kazakhstan: Hizb ut-Tahrir January 2006 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
The Israeli Model for Policing Terrorism: Goals, Strategies, and Open Questions December 2009 Weisburd, David 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 Challenge of Radical Islam in Tajikistan: Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami January 2006 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
Islamic State Chemical Weapons: A Case Contained by its Context? March 2018 Tinsley, Herbert; Quigley, Jillian; Binder, Markus Journal Article
The Emerging Red-Green Alliance: Where Political Islam Meets the Radical Left March 2013 McCauley, Clark; Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
The Internet in the Islamic world: No panacea for democracy. January 2008 McLeod, Douglas Journal Article
Political Islam in Uzbekistan: Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami February 2006 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
Fratricidal Rebels: Ideological Extremity and Warring Factionalism in Civil Wars April 2020 Hafez, Mohammed Journal Article
The New Face of Political Islam in Central Asia: The Rise of Islamo-democrats May 2016 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
Continuity and Change in the Operational Dynamics of the Islamic State December 2016 Regens, James Journal Article
Losing your Audience: Desistance from Terrorism in Egypt after Luxor November 2009 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
Fratricide in Rebel Movements: A Network Analysis of Syrian Militant Infighting January 2019 Hafez, Mohammed Journal Article
Transnational Volunteers: American Foreign Fighters Combating the Islamic State April 2020 Young, Joseph Journal Article
The Puzzle of Nonviolence in Western Sahara May 2016 Leuprecht, Christian Journal Article
Are Conditions Ripe for Negotiating with Iran? April 2008 Kull, Steven Journal Article
Continuity and Change in the Operational Dynamics of the Islamic State December 2016 Regens, James Journal Article
Winning the Battle but Losing the War? Narrative and Counter-Narratives Strategy September 2009 Leuprecht, Christian; McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Journal Article
'Defensive Liberal Wars’: The Global War on Terror and the Return of Illiberalism in American Foreign Policy March 2015 Singh, Rashmi Journal Article
Transnational Islamist Networks: Western Fighters in Afghanistan, Somalia and Syria December 2013 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
Introducing the Nonviolent Action in Violent Contexts (NVAVC) dataset January 2019 Chenoweth, Erica 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
Women Too: Explaining Gender Ideologies of Ethnopolitical Organizations May 2020 Asal, Victor Journal Article
From Cubs to Lions: A Six Stage Model of Child Socialization into the Islamic State August 2016 Horgan, John Journal Article
Religious Fundamentalism among Young Muslims in Egypt and Saudi Arabia January 2008 Moaddel, Mansoor Journal Article
Hizballah as a Social Movement Organization: A Framing Approach November 2009 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
Terrorists Next Door? A Comparison of Mexican Drug Cartels and Middle Eastern Terrorist Organizations March 2012 Flanigan, Shawn Journal Article
Validating Extremism: Strategic Use of Authority Appeals in al-Naba' Infographics May 2018 Lemieux, Anthony Journal Article
Al Qaeda and the Islamic State's Break: Strategic Strife or Lackluster Leadership? October 2017 Bacon, Tricia Journal Article
Policing terrorism and police–community relations: views of the Arab minority in Israel March 2014 Weisburd, David Journal Article
NGO Intervention in Jihadist Conflicts: A Closer Look at Afghanistan and Somalia February 2019 Hodwitz, Omi Journal Article
Marriage of Convenience: The Evolution of Iran and al-Qa'ida's Tactical Cooperation April 2017 Moghadam, Assaf Journal Article
Collaborative Online International Learning: The Example of a Course in the Psychology of Terrorism in the United States and Iran January 2009 Lemieux, Anthony Journal Article
NGO Interventions: Influences on Terrorist Activity August 2016 Hodwitz, Omi Journal Article
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
Is the Enemy of My Enemy My Friend? How Terrorist Groups Select Partners January 2018 Bacon, Tricia Journal Article
Trends in Israeli policing: terrorism, community, victimization and crime control January 2014 Weisburd, David Journal Article
Networks of Cooperation: Rebel Alliances in Fragmented Civil Wars February 2019 Hafez, Mohammed Journal Article
Does Legitimacy Matter? Attitudes Towards Anti-American Violence in Eqypt, Morcco, and Indonesia September 2012 LaFree, Gary Journal Article
Choosing to Fight, Choosing to Die: Examining How ISIS Foreign Fighters Select Their Operational Roles July 2020 Young, Joseph Journal Article
The Choice of Terrorism: Terrorist Behavior by Middle Eastern Minorities At Risk Organizations January 2010 Asal, Victor Journal Article
Monolithic Religious Markets, Fragmented State Structures, and Islamic Fundamentalism Among Iranians and the Middle East and North Africa April 2017 Moaddel, Mansoor Journal Article
Nonprofit Service Provision by Insurgent Organizations -- The Cases of Hizballah and the Tamil Tigers June 2008 Flanigan, Shawn Journal Article
Hurdles to International Terrorist Alliances: Lessons from Al Qaeda's Experience February 2015 Bacon, Tricia Journal Article
Terrorism Media Effects in Youth Exposed to Chronic Threat and Conflict in Israel April 2019 Pfefferbaum, Betty; Pfefferbaum, Rose Journal Article
Mapping and Deterring Violent Extremist Networks in North-West Africa April 2015 Leuprecht, Christian Journal Article
When Politicians Sell Drugs: Examining Why Middle East Ethnopolitical Organizations Are Involved in the Drug Trade March 2012 Deloughery, Kathleen; Asal, Victor Journal Article
The Crisis Within Jihadism: The Islamic State’s Puritanism vs. al-Qa`ida’s Populism September 2020 Hafez, Mohammed Journal Article
A New Age of Terror? Older Fighters in the Caliphate May 2017 Horgan, John Journal Article
Hezbollah's Social Jihad: Nonprofits as Resistance Organizations June 2009 Flanigan, Shawn Journal Article
Political Fragmentation and Alliances among Armed Non-state Actors in North and Western Africa (1997–2014) September 2017 Leuprecht, Christian Journal Article
Disaggregating and Defeating Terrorist Safe Havens December 2014 Bacon, Tricia Journal Article
How terrorist actors in Pakistan use nuclear weapons for political influence March 2019 Joshi, Sharad Journal Article
Service-Seeking Behavior, Perceptions of Armed Actors, and Preferences Regarding Governance: Evidence from the Palestinian Territories May 2015 Flanigan, Shawn Journal Article
Five Myths about the Iraq Jihad January 2008 Journal Article
Gender Ideologies and Forms of Contentious Mobilization in the Middle East May 2013 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Asal, Victor Journal Article
Fratricidal Jihadists: Why Islamists Keep Losing their Civil Wars May 2018 Hafez, Mohammed Journal Article
How Many Suicide Terrorists are Suicidal? August 2014 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
The Paradox of Legitimacy: Resilience, Successes and the Multiple Identities of the Kurdistan Workers' Party in Turkey May 2015 Journal Article
Political Islam in Central Asia: On the Trail of Hizb ut-Tahrir January 2010 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
Circles Drawing Toward High Risk Activism: The Use of Usroh and Halaqa in Islamist Radical Movements May 2008 McLeod, Douglas Journal Article
Applying an Organizational Framework to Examine Jihadi Organizations as an Industry October 2017 Ligon, Gina Scott Journal Article
How Human Boundaries Become State Borders: Radical Flanks and Territorial Control in the Modern Era July 2018 Krause, Peter Journal Article
Middle Eastern Youth and the Arab Spring: Cross-National Variation and Trends in Values September 2014 Moaddel, Mansoor Journal Article
The Diffusion and Permeability of Political Violence in North and West Africa May 2019 Leuprecht, Christian Journal Article
Examining the Effect of Repressive and Conciliatory Government Actions on Terrorism Activity in Israel May 2015 Parkin, William Journal Article
Boomerang: Opinion versus Action in the Radicalization of Abu-Mulal al-Balawi July 2010 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
The Curse of Cain: Why Fratricidal Jihadis Fail to Learn from Their Mistakes November 2017 Hafez, Mohammed Journal Article
Democratic Skepticism and Support for Terrorism in the Palestinian Territories August 2018 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
Shifts in Perceptions of NGOs with the Creation of the Palestinian National Authority September 2014 Flanigan, Shawn Journal Article
Friends in High Places: State Support for Violent and Non-violent Ethnopolitical Organizations June 2019 Asal, Victor Journal Article
Political Islam in Central Asia: The Role of Hizb al-Tahrir February 2010 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
The Opium Trade and Patterns of Terrorism in the Provinces of Afghanistan: An Empirical Analysis March 2012 Piazza, James A. 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
Using Google and Twitter to Measure, Validate and Understand Views about Religion across Africa June 2019 Adamczyk, Amy; LaFree, Gary Journal Article
Depictions of Children and Youth in the Islamic State's Martyrdom Propaganda, 2015-2016 February 2016 Horgan, John Journal Article
Sudden Desistance from Terrorism: The Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia and the Justice Comandos of the Armenian Genocide November 2008 McCauley, Clark; LaFree, Gary; Dugan, Laura Journal Article
Social Network Analysis of German Foreign Fighters in Syria and Iraq February 2017 Hafez, Mohammed Journal Article
Is Islamist Terrorism More Dangerous?: An Empirical Study of Group Ideology, Organization and Goal Structure January 2009 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
Towards Global Jihadism: Al-Qaeda's Strategic, Ideological and Structural Adaptations since 9/11 June 2012 Moghadam, Assaf; Braniff, William Journal Article
Religious Fundamentalism in Eight Muslim‐Majority Countries: Reconceptualization and Assessment August 2018 Moaddel, Mansoor Journal Article
Nuclear Weapons and Existential Threats: Insights from a Comparative Analysis of Nuclear-Armed States October 2014 Asal, Victor Journal Article
Risk Tolerance during Conflict: Evidence from Aleppo, Syria April 2019 Mironova, Vera Journal Article
Can Obama Restore the US Image in the Middle East? January 2008 Kull, Steven Journal Article
What Comes after ISIS? A Peace Proposal January 2016 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
Transnational Jihadism & Civil Wars September 2017 Crenshaw, Martha Journal Article
Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami: Evaluating the Threat Posed by a Radical Islamic Group that Remains Nonviolent February 2006 McCauley, Clark; Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
Draining the Swamp: Democracy Promotion, State Failure, and Terrorism in 19 Middle Eastern Countries April 2007 Piazza, James A. 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
Rethinking Transnational Terrorism: An Integrated Approach February 2020 Crenshaw, Martha Report
Public Opinion in the Islamic World on Terrorism, al Qaeda, and US Policies February 2009 Kull, Steven Report
Caliphate in Decline: An Estimate of Islamic State's Financial Fortunes March 2017 Neumann, Peter Report
Financial Activities Linked to Persons from Sweden and Denmark who Joined Terrorist Groups in Syria and Iraq During the Period 2013-2016 January 2017 Ranstorp, Magnus Report
Challenging the Narrative of the "Islamic State" June 2015 Schmid, Alex Report
Muslim Public Opinion on US Policy, Attacks on Civilians, and al Qaeda April 2007 Kull, Steven Report
Terrorist Attacks on Educational Institutions December 2014 Miller, Erin Background Report
Al-Shabaab Attack on Garissa University in Kenya April 2015 Pate, Amy; Miller, Erin; Jensen, Michael Background Report
August 2013 Security Threat to Americans Abroad August 2013 Miller, Erin Background Report
Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Anwar al-Awlaki, and Samir Khan September 2011 Miller, Erin; Smarick, Kathleen Background Report
Mass Casualty Explosives Attacks in Iraq and Afghanistan June 2017 Miller, Erin; Distler, Michael Background Report
Al-Shabaab Attack on Westgate Mall in Kenya September 2013 Miller, Erin Background Report
How Community Ties Influence Terrorist Targeting of Civilians November 2013 Brooks, Risa Research Brief
Gray Zone Crises in MENA and Eastern Europe March 2017 Ellis, Devin; Murauskaite, Egle; Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Gabriel, Rachel; Capps, Ron Research Brief
Probabilistic Pathway Projection to Counter Foreign Fighters April 2016 House, Joshua; Boyd, Marcus A. Research Brief
Perceptions of the United States and Support for Violence Against America November 2006 Kruglanski, Arie; McCauley, Clark; McLeod, Douglas M.; LaFree, Gary; Kull, Steven Research Brief
Violent Jihadism in Real Time: Al-Shabaab's Use of Twitter January 2013 Research Brief
Predictors of Support for Anti-Western Terrorism October 2006 Kruglanski, Arie; Fishman, Shira Research Brief
The Use of Violence by Ethnopolitical Organizations in the Middle East February 2007 Pate, Amy; Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Michael, Mary; Asal, Victor Research Brief
Support for the Caliphate & Radical Mobilization January 2008 McLeod, Douglas M. Research Brief
Terrorism in Mali November 2015 Miller, Erin Fact Sheet
The Evolution of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL): Relationships 2004-2014 June 2014 Fact Sheet
Election Anxiety is Driving Erdogan’s Decisions in Syria February 2018 Erdemandi, Max Op-ed
The thin red line March 2013 Johns, Mila Op-ed
A Strategic Analysis of Violent Extremist Organizations in the United States Central Command Area of Responsibility March 2020 Ligon, Gina Scott White Paper
The “New” Face of Transnational Crime Organizations (TCOs): A Geopolitical Perspective and Implications to U.S. National Security May 2013 Pate, Amy; Ackerman, Gary; Johns, Mila White Paper
Options to Facilitate Socio-Political Stability in Syria and Iraq November 2016 Ligon, Gina Scott; Young, Joseph; Rethemeyer, R. Karl; Asal, Victor White Paper
Terrorist Attacks Show Biggest Decline in a Decade; But Let's Wait Before Celebrating June 2016 Miller, Erin; LaFree, Gary; Jensen, Michael Discussion Point
Geospatial Analysis of Critical Power Infrastructure Vulnerability in Baghdad, Iraq May 2016 Kammerer, William Discussion Point
Counterterrorism Strategies and Democracy: Lessons for the US from the (Unfortunate) Example of Turkey May 2013 Satana, Nil Discussion Point
ISIL in Libya: A Bayesian Approach to Mapping At-Risk Regions March 2016 House, Joshua Discussion Point
Discussion Point: The Prospective Military Power of Al Qaeda Affiliated Groups in the Syrian Conflict December 2013 Discussion Point
Taking the Sinai Province of the Islamic State Seriously Without Helping it Destabilize Egypt August 2015 Kane, Sheehan; Braniff, William Discussion Point
The State of Al-Qaeda its Affiliates, and Associated Groups: Views from Outside Experts February 2014 Braniff, William Congressional Testimony
What is the State of Islamic Extremism: Key Trends, Challenges and Implications for U.S. Policy February 2015 Braniff, William Congressional Testimony
A Tale of Two Caliphates: Al-Qaida and its Associated Movement vs. the Islamic State and its Associated Movement September 2015 Braniff, William Presentation
ISIL: Branding, Leadership Culture and Lethal Attraction November 2014 Ligon, Gina Scott; Simi, Peter START Reports
Catch Them Coming and Going: Probabilistic Pathway Projection to Counter Foreign Fighters March 2016 Woods, Brady; House, Joshua; Boyd, Marcus A. START Reports
An Analysis of Violent Nonstate Actor Organizational Lethality and Network Co-Evoluation in the Middle East and North Africa February 2016 Young, Joseph; Rethemeyer, R. Karl; Asal, Victor START Reports
Report: Demystifying Gray Zone Conflict: A Typology of Conflict Dyads and Instruments of Power in Libya, 2014-Present November 2016 Koven, Barnett S.; Johns, Mila; Gabriel, Rachel START Reports
Quantifying Gray Zone Conflict: (De-)escalatory Trends in Gray Zone Conflicts in Colombia, Libya and Ukraine June 2017 Koven, Barnett S.; Sin, Steve START Reports
START researcher travels to Ghana to help develop CT and CVE training
Middle Eastern Values study data available
Conciliatory counterterrorism strategies could limit terrorist groups’ lethality
New START model forecasts the flow of foreign fighters
Intern team authors peer-reviewed journal article on Hamas
ISIL in Libya: A Bayesian Approach to Mapping At-Risk Regions
Taking the Sinai Province of the Islamic State seriously without helping it destabilize Egypt
Hybrid organizations have greater motivational and operations ability for RN trafficking
The future of the Hamas Movement: A journalist’s perspective
START Background Report: Al-Shabaab Attack on Garrissa University
Dagher discusses ISIL in Iraq and new public opinion data
START's Mansoor Moaddel publishes findings from Iraq values surveys
The evolution of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
Background Report: Boko Haram Recent Attacks
Discussion Point: The Prospective Military Power of Al Qaeda Affiliated Groups in the Syrian Conflict
Researcher analyzes how community ties impact terrorist groups’ targeting of civilians
START Newsletter: Intelligence and security; perspectives on terrorism; Hezbollah; 'big data' and coding
A Discussion with Dr. Matthew Levitt, Author of Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God
Discussion Point: Counterterrorism Strategies and Democracy: Lessons for the US from the (Unfortunate) Example of Turkey
START provides statistical annex for Country Reports on Terrorism
Jeffrey Lewis discusses history and culture behind suicide bombings
START student named Boren Scholar
START researcher explores how terrorism affects democracy, compares Turkey and US
Significant Terrorism Events in the News: January 1, 2013 - January 29, 2013
START Research Brief: Al-Shabaab's use of Twitter
Researcher Spotlight: Amy Pate
Database Spotlight: Police Response to Terrorism - Lessons from the Israeli Police
First-of-its-kind index ranks countries for impact of terrorism
Discussion Point: Beyond al-Qa'ida
New FAS study assesses global economic impact of actions taken against Iran
Terrorists act locally
Research Roundtable details the patterns of terrorism worldwide
START honors International GIS Day teaching about Mali conflict
Database Spotlight: Government Actions in a Terror Environment-Israel
Researcher Spotlight: Nil Satana
Significant Terrorism Events in the News: Sept. 25 - Oct. 22, 2012
New data reveals al-Qaida-linked groups among most active terrorist groups in the world
Carrot' Works Better than 'Stick' Against Terror in Israel
Research Roundtable event features START researcher Brandon Behlendorf
Database Spotlight: Muslim Public Opinion and Public Opinion in the Islamic World on Terrorism, al Qaeda and US Policies (PIPA)
Al-Qaida's fatal terrorism under Osama bin Laden
The Formation of Unholy Alliances: How violence threatens international security
Leading terrorism expert discusses mobilization of women into terrorist networks
Prevention and Protection in an Age of Terror
START Releases 2011 Research Review
START Investigators Participate in 2011 American Sociological Association Annual Conference
START Announces 2011-2012 Terrorism Research Award Participants
START Releases New Data Collections
Have you seen it yet? START Research Review
START Announces 2010-2011 Terrorism Research Awards and Undergraduate Research Program Participants
START Releases First Research Review
New Dataset on Ethnically Based Organizations Released
START Announces 2009-2010 Undergraduate Research Program Award Recipients
START Expands its Research Brief Series
START Director LaFree Discusses Terrorist Behavior on Kojo Nnamdi Show
START Releases Report on Public Opinion in Muslim Countries
New Research Brief Released: The Use of Violence by Ethnopolitical Organizations in the Middle East
START Research Contributes to House Intelligence Report
Kruglanski Honored by Society of Experimental Social Psychology
START Research Symposium: Wednesday, June 28th
START Advisory Board member quoted in "Daily Telegraph" and CNN
START Announces Fellowships for 2005-06
Image Title Job Title Institution
Alexandra Williams

Junior Researcher

University of Maryland
Barnett Koven Barnett S. Koven

Training Director

Near-peer Competition Lead Researcher

Counterterrorism Lead Researcher

University of Maryland
Benjamin Evans

Faculty Research Assistant, Global Terrorism Database, START

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
Erica Chenoweth Erica Chenoweth

Associate Professor of International Studies

University of Denver
START Researcher Gabrielle Matuzsan Gabrielle Matuzsan

Analyst, Government Accountability Office

Hamid Mohtadi

Professor of Economics

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Herbert Tinsley

Analyst, Government Accountability Office

Jeremy Backstrom

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations

Widener University
Kurt Braddock

Post-doctoral teaching fellow

Pennsylvania State University
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
Mary Michael

Faculty Research Assistant, START

University of Maryland
Max Erdemandi

Ph.D. Student, Communication Science and Social Cognition

University of Maryland
Mila Jonns Mila Johns

Former Researcher

Nil Satana

Visiting Associate Professor

University of Maryland
Omi Hodwitz

Assistant Professor

University of Idaho
Peter Krause

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Boston College

Research Affiliate, MIT Security Studies Program

Boston College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Peter Weinberger Peter Weinberger

Technical Advisor, Resonance Global

Rashmi Singh Rashmi Singh

Associate Professor

The Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais
Rebecca (Becca) Earnhardt

PhD student

University of Maryland
Roberta Belli

Security Information Analyst, United Nations Department of Safety and Security

United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS)
Salma Bouziani

Project Manager/Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Sarah Spalding Sarah Spalding

Research Associate

Shawn Flanigan Shawn Flanigan

Professor of Public Affairs

San Diego State University
Sheehan Kane

Researcher/Data Collection Manager, START

University of Maryland
Victor Asal

Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of Public Administration

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

Director, START

Professor of the Practice, University of Maryland

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

Research Advisory Board, RESOLVE Network

Independent Advisory Committee (IAC), Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT)

University of Maryland
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