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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
Shadows of Violence: Empirical Assessments of Threats, Coercion and Gray Zones Amy Pate, Barnett S. Koven July, 2016 to June, 2017
Terrorist and Extremist Organizations (TEO) Database Jonathan Wilkenfeld, R. Karl Rethemeyer July, 2012 to December, 2016
Developing a Typology of Terrorism Involvement: A Basis for Sentencing, Management, Risk Reduction, Release & Monitoring of Terrorist Offenders July, 2012 to December, 2015
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
Patterns of Radicalization in Political Activism Donatella della Porta, Manuela Caiani June, 2008 to December, 2009
Al-Qa'ida Transcript Coding Project Deborah Cai June, 2006 to May, 2009
Project Title Publication Date START Authors Publication Type
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
Who Is More Violent in Extremist Groups? A Comparison of Leaders and Followers September 2019 LaFree, Gary Journal Article
How Does Leadership Decapitation Affect Violence? The Case of Drug Trafficking Organizations in Mexico April 2015 Phillips, Brian Journal Article
Quantifying and Qualifying Charisma: A Theoretical Framework for Measuring the Presence of Charismatic Authority in Terrorist Groups May 2015 Hofmann, David Journal Article
Do Targeted Killings Increase or Decrease Terrorism? Evaluating the Evidence and Other Considerations January 2017 Gruenewald, Jeff Journal Article
Morality, Efficacy, and Targeted Assassination as a Policy Tool January 2017 Young, Joseph Journal Article
Headhunting Among Extremist Organizations: An Empirical Assessment of Talent Spotting April 2018 Ligon, Gina Scott Journal Article
Al Qaeda and the Islamic State's Break: Strategic Strife or Lackluster Leadership? October 2017 Bacon, Tricia Journal Article
The Study of Terrorist Leadership: Where Do We Go From Here? February 2017 Hofmann, David Journal Article
Putting the “ O ” in VEOs: What makes an organization? July 2013 Ligon, Gina Scott; Simi, Peter Journal Article
The Diffusion and Permeability of Political Violence in North and West Africa May 2019 Leuprecht, Christian Journal Article
L.E.A.D.I.R. Key Findings April 2020 Ligon, Gina Scott Research Brief
The Organization and Leadership of Violence August 2013 Ligon, Gina Scott Research Brief
Violent Non-State Actors and the Kashmir Conflict September 2019 Ligon, Gina Scott White Paper
A Strategic Analysis of Violent Extremist Organizations in the United States Central Command Area of Responsibility March 2020 Ligon, Gina Scott White Paper
VEO Level Decision Making May 2015 Ligon, Gina Scott White Paper
Big Allied and Dangerous (BAAD) September 2013 Rethemeyer, R. Karl; Asal, Victor Project Fact Sheet
Counterterrorism Net Assessment Data Structure April 2020 Koven, Barnett S.; Lindquist, Katy; Erdemandi, Max Project Fact Sheet
A Tale of Two Caliphates: Al-Qaida and its Associated Movement vs. the Islamic State and its Associated Movement September 2015 Braniff, William Presentation
Image Title Job Title Institution
Michael Jensen

Senior Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Samuel D. Henkin

Geospatial Research Unit (GRU) Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Thomas Guarrieri

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Assistant Research Scientist, Unconventional Weapons & Technology (UWT) Division, START

University of Maryland
Victor Asal

Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of Public Administration

University at Albany, State University of New York

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