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Big Allied and Dangerous (BAAD) Database 1 - Lethality Data, 1998-2005


Big Allied and Dangerous (BAAD) Database 1 - Lethality Data, 1998-2005

The Big, Allied, and Dangerous (BAAD) Lethality Database was formed in order to help answer the question "Why are some terrorist organizations much more lethal than others?" BAAD Lethality seeks to create a comprehensive database of terrorist organizations, much like the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) does with terrorist incidents. The lethality database contains information on organizational level variables such as ideology, location, size, structure, and funding as well as network data on variables such as allies, rivals, targets, and state sponsors. The data were retrieved from MIPT's Terrorism Knowledge Base, Correlates of War (COW), Polity, and Polity2.

START Investigators: 
Dataset: 
1998 to 2005
Abbreviation: 
BAAD