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Leadership in Violent Extremist Organizations

 

Leadership in Violent Extremist Organizations

Project Title Investigators Project Period
Modeling the Emergence of Leaders in Self-Organizing Social Networks Nina Fefferman July, 2016 to July, 2017
Developing a Typology of Terrorism Involvement: A Basis for Sentencing, Management, Risk Reduction, Release & Monitoring of Terrorist Offenders July, 2012 to December, 2015
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency SIGMA+ Thomas Guarrieri, Marcus A. Boyd, Steve Sin July, 2018 to April, 2020
Counterterrorism Net Assessment Data Structure (CT NEADS) Barnett S. Koven January, 2019 to January, 2020
Countering Jihadist Ideology among Detainees: The Effects and Effectiveness of De-Radicalization Programs Arie Kruglanski, Michele Gelfand June, 2009 to December, 2011
Behavioral Assessments Based on Automated Text Analyses James Pennebaker November, 2008 to May, 2010
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
Al-Qa'ida Transcript Coding Project Deborah Cai June, 2006 to May, 2009
Project Title Publication Date START Authors Publication Type
The Rise and Endurance of Radical Right Movements September 2019 Caiani, Manuela Journal Article
The Politics of Terror May 2018 Chenoweth, Erica Book
The Organizational Dynamics of Far-Right Hate Groups in the United States: Comparing Violent to Nonviolent Organizations February 2013 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
The Organization and Leadership of Violence August 2013 Ligon, Gina Scott Research Brief
The Diffusion and Permeability of Political Violence in North and West Africa May 2019 Leuprecht, Christian Journal Article
Terrorist Organizational Dynamics May 2019 Phillips, Brian Book Chapter
Quantifying and Qualifying Charisma: A Theoretical Framework for Measuring the Presence of Charismatic Authority in Terrorist Groups May 2015 Hofmann, David Journal Article
Putting the “ O ” in VEOs: What makes an organization? July 2013 Ligon, Gina Scott; Simi, Peter Journal Article
Morality, Efficacy, and Targeted Assassination as a Policy Tool January 2017 Young, Joseph Journal Article
L.E.A.D.I.R. Key Findings April 2020 Ligon, Gina Scott Research Brief
How Does Leadership Decapitation Affect Violence? The Case of Drug Trafficking Organizations in Mexico April 2015 Phillips, Brian Journal Article
Headhunting Among Extremist Organizations: An Empirical Assessment of Talent Spotting April 2018 Ligon, Gina Scott Journal Article
From Freedom Fighters to Jihadists: Human Resources of Non State Armed Groups May 2019 Mironova, Vera Book
Do Targeted Killings Increase or Decrease Terrorism? Evaluating the Evidence and Other Considerations January 2017 Gruenewald, Jeff Journal Article
Counterterrorism Net Assessment Data Structure April 2020 Koven, Barnett S.; Lindquist, Katy; Erdemandi, Max Project Fact Sheet
Big Allied and Dangerous (BAAD) September 2013 Rethemeyer, R. Karl; Asal, Victor Project Fact Sheet
Al Qaeda and the Islamic State's Break: Strategic Strife or Lackluster Leadership? October 2017 Bacon, Tricia Journal Article
A Tale of Two Caliphates: Al-Qaida and its Associated Movement vs. the Islamic State and its Associated Movement September 2015 Braniff, William Presentation
A Strategic Analysis of Violent Extremist Organizations in the United States Central Command Area of Responsibility March 2020 Ligon, Gina Scott White Paper
Image Title Job Title Institution
Gary Ackerman Gary Ackerman

Associate Professor, SUNY Albany

University at Albany, State University of New York
Devin Ellis

Researcher, ARLIS

University of Maryland
Brandon Behlendorf Brandon Behlendorf

Assistant Professor, College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, SUNY Albany

University at Albany, State University of New York
Barnett Koven Barnett S. Koven

Data Science Manager, Deloitte Government & Public Services

 

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