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Al-Qaida and Affiliated Movements


Al-Qaida and Affiliated Movements

Project Title Investigators Project Period
Comparing Failed, Foiled, Completed and Successful Terrorist Attacks Erik Dahl, Margaret Wilson, Martha Crenshaw July, 2012 to December, 2017
Patterns of US Extremist Crime Jeff Gruenewald, Joshua Freilich, Steven Chermak, William Parkin July, 2012 to December, 2017
The Terrorism and Extremist Violence in the United States (TEVUS) Database Gary LaFree, Brent Smith, Joshua Freilich, Steven Chermak, Erin Miller, William Braniff, Kathleen Smarick March, 2009 to June, 2017
Empirical Assessment of Domestic Radicalization (EADR) Michael Jensen, Gary LaFree January, 2013 to December, 2016
Developing a Typology of Terrorism Involvement: A basis for sentencing, management, risk reduction, release & monitoring of terrorist offenders John Horgan July, 2012 to December, 2015
Framing Global Salafi-Jihadist Messages in the West Peter Neumann July, 2012 to December, 2015
Radicalization of Momin Khawaja Clark McCauley, Sophia Moskalenko July, 2013 to June, 2015
Mapping and Evaluating Online Salafi-Jihadism Arie Kruglanski, Jarret Brachman, Michele Gelfand July, 2012 to December, 2014
An Assessment of Jamāʻat Ahl as-Sunnah lid-daʻwa wal-Jihād (Boko Haram): Strengths, Vulnerabilities and Policy Options Amy Pate July, 2014 to November, 2014
Anatomizing Radiological and Nuclear Non-State Adversaries Gary Ackerman, Jeffrey Bale, R. Karl Rethemeyer June, 2012 to January, 2014
Islamic Radicalization in Europe and North America: Parallels and Divergence Gary Ackerman, John Sawyer, Peter Neumann June, 2008 to December, 2011
Assessing Success and Failure in Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Development of Metrics on the Global War on Terror and the Global Jihad Alex Schmid, Rashmi Singh June, 2008 to October, 2011
European Converts to Islam: An Evolving Threat? Emmanuel Karagiannis June, 2009 to May, 2011
Martyrs without Borders: Iraq's Foreign Fighters and the Third Generation of Global Jihad Mohammed Hafez June, 2008 to May, 2011
Relationships among Terrorism-Using Groups, Supporters, Constituencies, Target Groups, and General Populations Clark McCauley January, 2009 to December, 2009
Where the Extremes May Touch: The Potential for Collaboration Between Islamist, Right- and Left-Wing Extremists Gary Ackerman, Jeffrey Bale July, 2005 to September, 2009
International Survey Capability Steven Kull June, 2005 to September, 2009
Distinctive Characteristics of Terrorist Groups Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan January, 2005 to June, 2009
Al-Qa'ida Transcript Coding Project Deborah Cai June, 2006 to May, 2009
Content Analysis of al-Qaida Statements Deborah Cai June, 2006 to May, 2009
Understanding Desistance from Terrorism Clark McCauley May, 2005 to May, 2009
Militant Islamist Networks in the West Jeffrey Bale July, 2005 to April, 2008
Extremist Crime Database Related Projects Joshua Freilich, Steven Chermak
Project Title Publication Date START Authors Publication Type
Exploring the U.S. Crime-Terror Nexus: Terrorist Networks and Trade Diversion Research Brief October 2014 Freilich, Joshua; Belli, Roberta; Chermak, Steven Research Brief
"What ISIS Really Wants" Revisited: Religion Matters in Jihadist Violence, But How? August 2016 Journal Article
A Context-Centred, Root Cause Analysis of Contemporary Terrorism February 2017 Journal Article
A Critical Analysis of its Significance and Potential Impact Through the Lens of the Information, Motivation, and Behavioral Skills Model January 2014 Book Chapter
A National Strategic Framework for Countering Violent Extremism in Jordan April 2016 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
After Nice: The Threat Within Europe July 2016 Journal Article
Al - Qa'ida - Related Terrorism: Violent Incidents and Foiled Plots April 2013 Gruenewald, Jeffrey; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven; Parkin, William Research Brief
Al Qa'ida Losing Ground in Iraq December 2007 Hafez, Mohammed Journal Article
Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb: Terrorism, Insurgency, or Organized Crime August 2016 Journal Article
Al Qaeda's Post-9/11 Evolution: An Assessment November 2011 Moghadam, Assaf; Braniff, William Book Chapter
Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Anwar al-Awlaki, and Samir Khan September 2011 Miller, Erin; Smarick, Kathleen Background Report
Al-Shabaab Attack on Garissa University in Kenya April 2015 Pate, Amy; Miller, Erin; Jensen, Michael Background Report
Al-Shabaab Attack on Westgate Mall in Kenya September 2013 Miller, Erin Background Report
Alienation, Religion, Economics and Politics: Testing Theories of Radicalization in Polls of U.S. Muslims January 2009 McCauley, Clark
American Jihadists: The New Wave of Terror January 2015 Book
An Analysis of Patterns of Change Arising from the Syrian Conflict: Islamic Terrorism, Refugee Flows and Political Destabilization in Europe February 2017 Journal Article
Anneli Botha, Terrorism in the Maghreb: The Transnationalisation of Domestic Terrorism (Pretoria/Tshwane: Institute for Security Studies) January 2010 Book Review
Another Look at Jujitsu Politics September 2016 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Discussion Point
Ansar al-Sharia in Libya: An Enduring Threat February 2017 Journal Article
Anticipating al-Qa’ida’s Next Strategic Evolution March 2009 Braniff, William Conference Paper
As American as Apple Pie: How Anwar al-Awlaki Became the Face of Western Jihad July 2011 Report
Assessing the Effectiveness of High-Profile Targeted Killings in the “War on Terror” January 2017 Journal Article
August 2013 Security Threat to Americans Abroad August 2013 Miller, Erin Background Report
Behavioral Problems and Disorders among Radicals in Police Files April 2015 Journal Article
Belgian and French Foreign Fighters in Iraq 2003–2005: A Comparative Case Study May 2015 Journal Article
Beyond al-Qa'ida November 2012 Braniff, William Discussion Point
Boko Haram Recent Attacks May 2014 Pate, Amy; Miller, Erin; Jensen, Michael Background Report
Boomerang: Opinion versus Action in the Radicalization of Abu-Mulal al-Balawi July 2010 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
Bruce Hoffman and Fernando Reinares (Eds.): The Evolution of the Global Terrorist Threat: From 9/11 to Osama bin Laden's Death September 2015 Moghadam, Assaf Book Review
Catch Them Coming and Going: Probabilistic Pathway Projection to Counter Foreign Fighters March 2016 House, Joshua; Boyd, Marcus Report
Challenging the Narrative of the "Islamic State" June 2015 Schmid, Alex Report
Changing Organizational Structures of Jihadist Networks in the Netherlands October 2016 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Characteristics of Jihadists Who Use or Pursue CBRN: A Quantitative Approach November 2007 Rethemeyer, R. Karl; Asal, Victor Book Chapter
Cigarette smuggling and terrorism financing November 2013 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Book Chapter
Circles Drawing Toward High Risk Activism: The Use of Usroh and Halaqa in Islamist Radical Movements May 2008 McLeod, Douglas Journal Article
Comparative Islamist Perspectives on the Politics of Energy in the Middle East and Beyond July 2014 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
Conclusion November 2007 Ackerman, Gary Book Chapter
Consenting to a Child's Decision to Join a Jihad: Insights from a Survey of Militant Families in Pakistan January 2008 Journal Article
Containing the Narrative: Strategy and tactics in countering the storyline of global Jihad January 2010 Leuprecht, Christian; McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Journal Article
Continuity and Change in the Operational Dynamics of the Islamic State December 2016 Regens, James Journal Article
Continuity and Change in the Operational Dynamics of the Islamic State December 2016 Regens, James Journal Article
Countering Violent Religious Extremism in Pakistan: Strategies for Engaging Conservative Muslims March 2016 Report
Countermeasures against Extremism and Terrorism Database: Data Status and Final Findings September 2012 Liu, Brooke; Kennedy, Jonathan Report
Counterterrorism in Retrospect: Review of Blind Spot: The Secret History of American Counterterrorism by Tim Naftali July 2005 Crenshaw, Martha Book Review
Criminal Collaboration and Risk: The Drivers of Al Qaeda's Network Structure Before and After 9/11 February 2017 Journal Article
Criminal Justice & Military Deaths at the Hands of Extremists November 2016 Gruenewald, Jeff; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven; Parkin, William Background Report
Criminal Pasts, Terrorist Futures: European Jihadists and the New Crime-Terror Nexus December 2016 Neumann, Peter Journal Article
Criminology's Third War: Special Issue on Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism September 2009 LaFree, Gary Journal Article
Dad dad buu dugsadaa dugaagna geed – The Somali Diaspora in the United States and Their Impact on the American Domestic, Social and Security Situation December 2016 Journal Article
Dark Ideas: How Neo-Nazi and Violent Jihadi Ideologues Shaped Modern Terrorism January 2017 Book
Defeating ISIS on the Battle Ground as well as in the Online Battle Space: Considerations of the "New Normal" and Available Online Weapons in the Struggle Ahead October 2016 Journal Article
Defeating Islamic State January 2017 Journal Article
Depictions of Children and Youth in the Islamic State's Martyrdom Propaganda, 2015-2016 February 2016 Horgan, John Journal Article
Deradicalization: Using Triggers for the Development of a US Program October 2016 Journal Article
Discussion Point: The Prospective Military Power of Al Qaeda Affiliated Groups in the Syrian Conflict December 2013 Discussion Point
Exploring the Crime-Terror Nexus in the United States: A Social Network Analysis of a Hezbollah Network Involved in Trade Diversion October 2015 Freilich, Joshua; Belli, Roberta; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Financial Crime and Material Support Schemes Linked to al-Qa'ida and Affiliated Movements (AQAM) in the United States: 1990 to June 2014 November 2014 Sullivan, Brandon; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Report
Financial Crime and Material Support Schemes Linked to al-Qa'ida and Affiliated Movements (AQAM) in the United States: 1990 to June 2014 December 2014 Sullivan, Brandon; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Research Brief
Financial Crime and Political Extremism in the U.S. January 2012 Freilich, Joshua; Belli, Roberta; Chermak, Steven Research Brief
Financial Terror: Financial Crime Schemes Involving Extremists Linked to the American Far Right and al-Qaida and Affiliated Movements January 2017 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Book Chapter
Finding Bin Laden: Lessons for a New American Way of Intelligence June 2014 Dahl, Erik Journal Article
Five Myths about the Iraq Jihad January 2008 Journal Article
Foreign (Terrorist) Fighter Estimates: Conceptual and Data Issues October 2015 Schmid, Alex Report
Foreign Fighter Mobilization and Persistence in a Global Context May 2015 Journal Article
From Cubs to Lions: A Six Stage Model of Child Socialization into the Islamic State August 2016 Horgan, John Journal Article
From the Caucasus to Boston and Beyond April 2013 Discussion Point
From WWI to ISIS, Using Shame and Masculinity in Recruitment Narratives June 2016 Beutel, Alejandro Discussion Point
Global Terrorism in 2016 January 2016 Journal Article
Guiding Principles for Countering and Displacing Extremist Narratives August 2016 Beutel, Alejandro; Weine, Stevan Journal Article
Handbook of Terrorism in the Asia-Pacific June 2016 Book
Healing through Action? The Political Mobilization of Victims of Al Qaeda-Inspired Violence in Spain and the United Kingdom February 2015 Journal Article
Hezbollah's Global Tentacles: A Relational Approach to Convergence with Transnational Organised Crime November 2015 Leuprecht, Christian Journal Article
Holy Terror and Mass Killings? Reexamining the Motivations and Methods of Mass Casualty Terrorists March 2005 Asal, Victor Journal Article
Hurdles to International Terrorist Alliances: Lessons From al Qaeda's Experience February 2015 Journal Article
Increasing Cognitive Complexity and Collaboration Across Communities: Being Muslim Being Scottish October 2016 Journal Article
Inspire Magazine: A Critical Analysis of its Significance and Potential Impact Through the Lens of the Information, Motivation, and Behavioral Skills Model January 2014 Lemieux, Anthony; Brachman, Jarret
Involvement Mechanisms of Jihadist Networks October 2016 Journal Article
Iranian Education: The Continuous Revolution June 2016 Report
Is all Jihad Local? Transnational Contention and Political Violence in Somalia November 2013 Henne, Peter Book Chapter
IS Attacks Southeast Asia During Ramadan July 2016 Journal Article
Is There a Nexus Between Terrorist Involvement and Mental Health in the Age of the Islamic State? January 2017 Journal Article
ISIL and the Goal of Organizational Survival October 2016 Book Chapter
ISIL in Libya: A Bayesian Approach to Mapping At-Risk Regions March 2016 House, Joshua Discussion Point
Islamic Politics, Muslim States, and Counterterrorism Tensions March 2017 Book
Islamic State and al-Qaeda Competing for Hearts & Minds April 2015 Journal Article
Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS): Reconciliation, Democracy and Terror April 2015 Book
Islamic State's First Terror Attack in Malaysia June 2016 Journal Article
Islamic State, Identity, and the Global Jihadist Movement: How is Islamic State Successful at Recruiting "Ordinary" People? October 2016 Journal Article
Islamism in West Africa: Context and Enabling Factors March 2015 Journal Article
Islamist and Far-Right Homicides in the United States: Infographic February 2017 Gruenewald, Jeff; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven; Parkin, William Research Brief
Islamist Use and Pursuit of CBRN Terrorism November 2008 Rethemeyer, R. Karl Book Chapter
Jihad after Iraq: Lessons from the Arab Afghans February 2009 Hafez, Mohammed Journal Article
Jihadi Groups and State Building: The Case of Boko Haram in Nigeria November 2016 Journal Article
Jihadi Terrorism in Europe: The IS-Effect December 2016 Journal Article
Jihadism, Narrow and Wide: The Dangers of Loose Use of an Important Term April 2015 Journal Article
Jihadist Disengagement from Violence: Understanding Contributing Factors June 2016 Journal Article
Jihadist Ideology and Strategy and the Possible Employment of 'Weapons of Mass Destruction November 2007 Bale, Jeffrey Book Chapter
Jihadist Insurgency and the Prospects for Peace and Security August 2016 Journal Article
Jihadist Plots in the United States: Interim Findings Infographic February 2017 Dahl, Erik; Wilson, Margaret; Crenshaw, Martha Research Brief
Jihadists and Weapons of Mass Destruction November 2007 Book
Just Terror: The Islamic State's Use of Strategic “Framing” to Recruit and Motivate March 2017 Journal Article
Juvenile Law and Jihad: Exploring Anti-Terror Legislation and Calling for Mandatory Juvenile Treatement of Radicalized Teens Joining ISIS in Syria July 2016 Journal Article
Lasting and Expanding: An Analysis of the Islamic State's Incentive System December 2016 Journal Article
Leaderless Resistance and the Loneliness of Lone Wolves: Exploring the Rhetorical Dynamics of Lone Actor Violence February 2015 Journal Article
Lethal Brands: How VEOs Build Reputations May 2015 Ligon, Gina Scott Journal Article
Mapping and Deterring Violent Extremist Networks in North-West Africa February 2015 Journal Article
Mapping and Deterring Violent Extremist Networks in North-West Africa April 2015 Leuprecht, Christian Journal Article
Muslim Public Opinion on US Policy, Attacks on Civilians, and al Qaeda April 2007 Kull, Steven Report
Narratives and counter-narratives for global jihad: Opinion versus action July 2010 Leuprecht, Christian; McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Book Chapter
Networks as strategic repertoires: Functional differentiation among Al-Shabaab terror cells May 2013 Leuprecht, Christian Journal Article
One God for All: Fundamentalist Religious Groups and Terrorism February 2010 Birnir, Johanna; Satana, Nil Conference 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
Origin-group differences in the 2007 and 2011 Pew Polls of U.S. Muslims: Reactions to the War on Terrorism February 2017 McCauley, Clark Report
Pakistani Public Opinion on the Swat Conflict, Afghanistan, and the US July 2008 Kull, Steven Journal Article
Patterns of Islamic State-Related Terrorism, 2002--2015 August 2016 Miller, Erin Background Report
Political De-radicalization: Why it is No Longer Possible in the Wilayat System of the Islamic State October 2016 Journal Article
Political Islam in the Age of Democratization August 2016 Hafez, Mohammed Book Review
Probabilistic Pathway Projection to Counter Foreign Fighters April 2016 House, Joshua; Boyd, Marcus Research Brief
Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States: Preliminary Findings January 2014 Tinsley, Herbert; Jensen, Michael; James, Patrick Research Brief
Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States: An Empirical Assessment of Domestic Radicalization January 2014 Tinsley, Herbert; Jensen, Michael; James, Patrick Project Fact Sheet
Public Opinion in the Islamic World on Terrorism, al Qaeda, and US Policies February 2009 Kull, Steven Report
Radicalization in the Persian Gulf: Assessing the Potential of Islamist Militancy in Saudi Arabia and Yemen July 2008 Hafez, Mohammed Journal Article
Rationales for Terrorist Violence in Homegrown Jihadist Groups: A Case Study from The Netherlands February 2016 Horgan, John Journal Article
Reactions to the War on Terrorism: Ethnic Group Differences in the 2007 Pew Poll of American Muslims-Final Report October 2010 McCauley, Clark
Reflections of a Reformed Jihadist: The Story of Wan Min Wan Mat December 2016 Journal Article
Religious Freedom, the Arab Spring, and US Middle East Policy February 2017 Journal Article
Repressive Efforts are Consistently Counterproductive in Reducing al-Qaeda-Inspired Violence Against Canadians August 2015 Chenoweth, Erica; Dugan, Laura Report
Review of Ami Pedahzur (Ed.), Root Causes of Suicide Terrorism: The Globalization of Martyrdom January 2006 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
Review of George Michael, The Enemy of My Enemy: The Alarming Convergence of Militant Islam and the Extreme Right March 2007 Bale, Jeffrey Book Review
Review of M.S. Hamm: Terrorism as crime: From Oklahoma City to Al Qaeda and Beyond. January 2009 Freilich, Joshua Book Review
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
Salafism in Jordan: Political Islam in a Quietist Community January 2016 Book
Say Terrorist, Think Insurgent: Labeling and Analyzing Contemporary Terrorist Actors October 2014 Moghadam, Assaf Journal Article
Simultaneous Attacks by Terrorist Organisations December 2013 Deloughery, Kathleen Journal Article
Social Media-Driven Propaganda: In the Crosshairs of the Black Flag October 2015 Journal Article
Soft Power as a Means of Fighting International Terrorism: A Case Study of Nigeria's "Boko Haram" December 2016 Journal Article
Structural Influences on Involvement in European Homegrown Jihadism: A Case Study May 2016 Journal Article
Support for the Caliphate & Radical Mobilization January 2008 McLeod, Douglas Research Brief
Surveying American State Police Agencies about Lone Wolves, Far-Right Criminality, and Far-Right and Islamic Jihadist Criminal Collaboration January 2010 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Surveying State Police Agencies about Domestic Terrorism and Far-Right Extremists February 2008 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Research Brief
Tactics Used by the Terrorist Organization Boko Haram August 2016 Journal Article
Taking a New Perspective: Mapping the Al Qaeda Network Through the Eyes of the UN Security Council February 2015 Journal Article
Talking to the Muslim World: How, and With Whom? November 2016 Journal Article
Targeting and Attacking America: Ideology and Capability January 2009 Rethemeyer, R. Karl; Asal, Victor Journal Article
Terror's Epistemic Consquences March 2004 Kruglanski, Arie
Terrorism and Political Islam January 2008 Braniff, William Book
Terrorism and Political Islam: A Desk-Side Reference for Political, Missionary, and Militant Organizations January 2009 Braniff, William Book
Terrorism in Africa: A Quantitative Analysis January 2017 Journal Article
Terrorism in Belgium and Western Europe; Attacks against Transportation Targets; Coordinated Terrorist Attacks March 2016 Miller, Erin Background Report
Terrorism, the Internet, and Propaganda: A Deadly Combination January 2017 Journal Article
Terrorism: Commentary on Security Documents: Volume 138: The Resurgent Terrorist Threat May 2015 Book
The Alchemy of Martyrdom: Jihadi Salafism and Debates over Suicide Bombings in the Muslim World January 2010 Hafez, Mohammed Journal Article
The Case of Ramzi Youssef November 2005 Ackerman, Gary Book Chapter
The Challenge of Radical Islam in Tajikistan: Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami January 2006 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
The Dark Side of the Economy: A Comparative Analysis of the Islamic State's Revenue Streams February 2017 Journal Article
The Effects of Terrorism on Economic Performance: The Case of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) May 2015 Journal Article
The Evolution of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL): Relationships 2004-2014 June 2014 Simonelli, Corina Fact Sheet
The French Counter Radicalization Strategy December 2016 Journal Article
The Future of Jihadism in Europe: A Pessimistic View December 2016 Journal Article
The Future of Jihadists and WMD November 2007 Ackerman, Gary Book Chapter
The Homecomings: What Happens When Arab Foreign Fighters in Iraq and Syria Return? May 2015 Journal Article
The Islamic State Wilayats and Global Expansion September 2016 Journal Article
The Last Good Chance: A Reassessment of U.S. Operations at Tora Bora October 2008 Krause, Peter Journal Article
The Master Plan: ISIS, al-Qaeda, and the Jihadi Strategy for Final Victory November 2016 Book
The Medium is Terrorism: Transformation of the About to Die Trope in Dabiq August 2016 Lemieux, Anthony Journal Article
The Paris Fidayin Attacks: Eight Years in the Making? October 2015 Tinsley, Herbert Discussion Point
The Politics of Militant Group Survival in the Middle East: Resources, Relationships, and Resistance January 2017 Book
The Politics of Suicide Terrorism September 2005 McCauley, Clark Book Review
The Potential for Collaboration Between Islamists and Western Left-Wing Extremists: A theoretical and Empirical Introduction October 2012 Ackerman, Gary; Bale, Jeffrey Journal Article
The Problem of Islamic Terrorism in Kenya in Terms of Regional Security in East Africa December 2016 Journal Article
The Radicalization Puzzle: A Theoretical Synthesis of Empirical Approaches to Homegrown Extremism September 2015 Hafez, Mohammed Journal Article
The Return of Foreign Fighters to Central Asia: Implications for US Counterterrorism Policy October 2016 Journal Article
The Role of Former Combatants in Preventing Youth Involvement in Terrorism in Northern Ireland: A Framework for Assessing Former Islamic State Combatants February 2016 Journal Article
The Security Bazaar: Business Interests and Islamist Power in Civil War Somalia January 2015 Journal Article
The State of Al-Qaeda its Affiliates, and Associated Groups: Views from Outside Experts February 2014 Braniff, William Congressional Testimony
The Ties that Bind: How Terrorists Exploit Family Bonds February 2016 Hafez, Mohammed Journal Article
The Tree of Political Violence: A GMERT Analysis January 2017 Journal Article
The War Within: A Look Inside al-Qaeda's Undoing August 2016 Brachman, Jarret Book
The Western Muhajirat of ISIS April 2015 Journal Article
Theorizing the Expansion of the Boko Haram Insurgency in Nigeria March 2015 Journal Article
Towards Global Jihadism: Al-Qaeda's Strategic, Ideological and Structural Adaptations since 9/11 June 2012 Moghadam, Assaf; Braniff, William Journal Article
Transcending Organization: Individuals and “The Islamic State” June 2014 Brachman, Jarret Research Brief
Transnational Islamist Networks: Western Fighters in Afghanistan, Somalia and Syria December 2013 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
Transnational Terrorism October 2013 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Book
Trauma, grief, and depression in Nairobi children after the 1998 bombing of the American Embassy January 2006 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
Twenty-Five Years of Ideological Homicide Victimization in the United States of America March 2016 Gruenewald, Jeff; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven; Parkin, William Report
U.S. Muslim Opinion Over Time: Final Report February 2016 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Report
Understanding Deradicalization: Methods, Tools and Programs for Countering Violent Extremism November 2016 Book
Understanding Terrorism Innovation and Learning: Al-Qaeda and Beyond April 2015 Ranstorp, Magnus Book
Understanding the Threat: What Data Tell Us about U.S. Foreign Fighters September 2015 Tinsley, Herbert; Jensen, Michael; James, Patrick Research Brief
Update on Geospatial Patterns of Antecedent Behavior among Perpetrators in the American Terrorism Study (ATS) October 2013 Smith, Brent; Damphousse, Kelly; Roberts, Paxton
Victims of Ideological Homicides, 1990-2014 March 2016 Gruenewald, Jeff; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven; Parkin, William Research Brief
Video Games, Terrorism, and ISIS's Jihad 3.0 August 2016 Journal Article
Violence Perpetrated by Supporters of Al-Qa’ida and Affiliated Movements (AQAM): Fatal Attacks and Violent Plots in the United States June 2014 Gruenewald, Jeffrey; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven; Parkin, William Research Brief
Violence Perpetrated by Supporters of Al-Qa’ida and Affiliated Movements (AQAM): Fatal Attacks and Violent Plots in the United States June 2014 Gruenewald, Jeffrey; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven; Parkin, William Report
Violent and Non-Violent Political Islam in a Global Context November 2016 Journal Article
Violent Jihadism in Real Time: Al-Shabaab's Use of Twitter January 2013 Research Brief
Western Foreign Fighters: The Threat to Homeland and International Security January 2017 Book
What Comes after ISIS? A Peace Proposal January 2016 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
What does Radicalisation Look Like? Four Visualisations of Socialisation into Violent Extremism December 2016 Journal Article
What Drives Europeans to Syria, and to IS? Insights From the Belgian Case March 2015 Journal Article
What is the State of Islamic Extremism: Key Trends, Challenges and Implications for U.S. Policy February 2015 Braniff, William Congressional Testimony
Who is to Blame for the Afghan-Pak Mess? A Review of Ahmed Rashid's Book entitled "Descent into Chaos: and the Disaster in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia March 2010 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Book Review
Why Be Jihadist? Public Intellectualls' Blind Spot for Islamist Terrorism March 2016 Journal Article
Why ISIS' Message Resonates: Leveraging Islam, Socio-Political Catalysts and Adaptive Messaging January 2016 Ligon, Gina Scott Journal Article
With a Little Help from my Friends: An Exploration of the Tactical Use of Single-Actor Terrorism by the Islamic State December 2016 Journal Article
Women in Modern Terrorism: From Liberation Wars to Global Jihad and the Islamic State January 2017 Book
Youth Specific Factors in Radicalization December 2016 Journal Article
¿Está Estados Unidos ganando la guerra global contra el terrorismo? November 2007 Crenshaw, Martha Book Chapter
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Threats of violent Islamist and far-right extremism: What does the research say?
Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States (PIRUS) data now available
A case study of radicalization offers implications for CVE
New START model forecasts the flow of foreign fighters
Terrorism in Belgium and Western Europe; Attacks against Transportation Targets; Coordinated Terrorist Attacks
ISIL in Libya: A Bayesian Approach to Mapping At-Risk Regions
New study compares ideologically motivated homicides in United States
Braniff briefs INSCOM
Braniff participates in World Summit on Counterterrorism
Taking the Sinai Province of the Islamic State seriously without helping it destabilize Egypt
Discussion Point: Communities on the Front Lines Against Terrorism
The future of the Hamas Movement: A journalist’s perspective
START Background Report: Al-Shabaab Attack on Garrissa University
Financing terrorism through trade diversion
A Tale of Two Caliphates
AQAM’s fatal attacks and violent plots in the US
Discussion Point: Transcending Organization: Individuals and “The Islamic State”
START's Mansoor Moaddel publishes findings from Iraq values surveys
Background Report: Boko Haram Recent Attacks
Singaporean delegation discusses countering extremist propaganda with START
New study evaluates English-language jihadist magazine
Discussion Point: The State of Al-Qaida, its Affiliates and Associated Groups
START executive director to testify before Congress on the state of al-Qaida
Despite fewer attacks in Western world, global terrorism increasing
START Newsletter: Global terrorism increasing; GTD 2012 dataset released; New cyber research
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
Significant Terrorism Events in the News -- Nov. 1-20
FTO Designation: Boko Haram and Ansaru
Return of the Intern
START seeking 2014 Outstanding Article Award nominations
Al-Shabaab Attack on Westgate Mall in Kenya
Researcher Spotlight: Jeff Gruenewald
Significant Terrorism Events in the News: September 2013
Discussion Point: It's not Big Data, but Little Data, that Prevents Terrorist Attacks
Braniff presents "Conceptual Frameworks for Understanding Global Jihadism"
Hybrid political criminal organizations pose RN smuggling threat
New START study examines communities where terrorists lived, planned and prepared
Discussion Point: From the Caucasus to Boston and Beyond
Research Highlight: Al-Qa'ida-Related Terrorism - Violent Incidents and Foiled Plots
Hegghammer explains variation in western jihadists
START Research Brief: Al-Shabaab's use of Twitter
Discussion Point: Black Swans and Burstiness -- Countering Myths about Terrorism
First-of-its-kind index ranks countries for impact of terrorism
Discussion Point: Beyond al-Qa'ida
Terrorists act locally
New data reveals al-Qaida-linked groups among most active terrorist groups in the world
Discussion Point: Introducing 'Political Resilience'
Database Spotlight: Muslim Public Opinion and Public Opinion in the Islamic World on Terrorism, al Qaeda and US Policies (PIPA)
START Intern Profiles: July
CASE awards START top honors
START's Shoemaker presents Border Crossing findings at monthly series
Al-Qaida's fatal terrorism under Osama bin Laden
The Formation of Unholy Alliances: How violence threatens international security
Working with al-Qaeda Documents: An Analyst's View before 9/11'
Terrorism studies program takes students to tour the Pentagon
START research informs Senate report on Chesser
Interns extend growing relationship between START and State Department
New research examines financial crime and political extremism
Violent extremism in the U.S.
START Affiliate Releases Report on Al-Awlaki
START Assesses Impact of 9/11
START Announces 2011-2012 Terrorism Research Award Participants
START Responds to White House Report on Preventing Violent Extremism
START Response to Death of bin Laden
2011-2012 Background Report Undergraduate Terrorism Analysis Training (UTAT) Program Application Deadline Extended
Exciting Winter Courses Now Offered ONLINE
Press Release: START Panel Addresses Key Questions in Terrorism
New Report Highlights the Challenges of Tracking Terrorism Events: GTD Indicates Global Terrorism Fatalities Up, Not Down
START Expands its Research Brief Series
START Releases Report on Public Opinion in Muslim Countries
START Research Contributes to House Intelligence Report
Mileti Contributes to Final Report on WTC Attack
DHS Under Secretary for Science and Technology, Dr. Charles E. McQueary,
START to Mark Official Launch of Offices with Public Remarks
START Announces Fellowships for 2005-06
START Partners with Maryland Leadership Institute
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Assaf Moghadam Assaf Moghadam

Associate Professor of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy

International Institute for Counterterrroism
Photo of Barnett Koven Barnett Koven

Senior Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Brandon Sullivan Brandon Sullivan

Assistant Professor

Michigan State University
Clark McCauley Clark McCauley

Professor of Psychology

Bryn Mawr College
Daniella Fridl Daniella Fridl

Former Assistant Research Director, START

University of Maryland
David E. Cunningham

Associate Professor/Senior Researcher - Peace Research Institute Oslo

University of Maryland
Deborah Cai

Professor and Chair of Strategic and Organizational Communication

Temple University
Emmanuel Karagiannis Emmanuel Karagiannis

Senior Lecturer of International Relations

King's College
Erica Chenoweth Erica Chenoweth

Associate Professor of International Studies

University of Denver
Erin Miller Erin Miller

GTD Program Manager, START

University of Maryland
Garret Brooke Tippin Garett Tippin

START Researcher

University of Maryland
Gary Ackerman Gary Ackerman

Director, Unconventional Weapons and Technology Division, START

University of Maryland
Gina Scott Ligon Gina Scott Ligon

Associate Professor of Management and Director of R&D at the Center for Collaboration Science

University of Nebraska Omaha
Herbert Tinsley

Researcher, START

University of Maryland
James Pennebaker James Pennebaker

Professor and Chair of Psychology Department

University of Texas
Jeffrey Gruenewald Jeff Gruenewald

Assistant Professor

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
John G. Horgan John Horgan

Professor of Global Studies and Psychology

Georgia State University
Joshua Freilich Joshua Freilich

Professor of Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Laura Dugan Laura Dugan

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

University of Maryland
Lyubov Mincheva

Associate Professor

University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Marcus Boyd

START Senior Researcher, GIS

University of Maryland
Nil Satana

Visiting Faculty Member

University of Maryland
START Researcher Patrick James Patrick James

Project Manager/Researcher, START

University of Maryland
R. Karl Rethemeyer R. Karl Rethemeyer

Associate Professor of Public Administration & Policy

University at Albany, State University of New York
Rashmi Singh Rashmi Singh

Lecturer in Terrorism Studies

St. Andrews University
Roberta Belli

  Security Information Analyst, United Nations Department of Safety and Security

United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS)
Sharad Joshi

Research Associate

Monterey Institute of International Studies
Sheehan Kane

Faculty Research Assistant, START

University of Maryland
Imange of William Braniff William Braniff

Executive Director, START

University of Maryland
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