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Big, Allied and Dangerous (BAAD)


Big, Allied and Dangerous (BAAD)

The Big, Allied and Dangerous (BAAD) online platform features updated, vetted and sourced narratives, and relationship information and social network data on 50 of the most notorious terrorist organizations in the world since 1998, with additional network information on more than 100 organizations. Funded through the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate’s Office of University Programs, the underlying BAAD database was created and is maintained by the Project on Violent Conflict at the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. In addition to the data available on this portal, an extract of the Big Allied and Dangerous (BAAD) Version 2.0 dataset used to create the results published in the article entitled "Crime, Conflict and the Legitimacy Tradeoff: Explaining Variation in Insurgents' Participation in Crime" is available at https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/JT6GFR.

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Group NameCountrysort descendingLethalityNumber of AlliesNumber of Rivals
National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)India26260
Students Islamic Movement of India (Simi)India10470
National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT)India18920
Indian MujahideenIndia7960
Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP)India621
United National Liberation Front (UNLF)India1652
Black WidowsIndia5621
United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA)India55491
People's War Group (PWG)India23422
Dima Halao Daoga (Dhd)India3821
Communist Party of India - Maoist (CPI-M)India191653
People's Committee Against Police Atrocities (Pcpa)India1711
People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK)India440
National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM)India6543
People's Liberation Front Of IndiaIndia1801
Karbi Longri North Cachar Liberation Front (Klnlf)India2420
Jemaah Islamiya (JI)Indonesia36560
Free Aceh Movement (GAM)Indonesia12210
JundallahIran21730
Mahdi ArmyIraq6411