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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 NameCountryLethalitysort descendingNumber of AlliesNumber of Rivals
Hizb-I-IslamiAfghanistan6442
Mahdi ArmyIraq6411
National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM)India6543
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)Palestinian Territories7251
Baloch Republican Army (BRA)Pakistan7810
Indian MujahideenIndia7960
Jamiat Ul-Mujahedin (Jum)Pakistan8610
Students Islamic Movement of India (Simi)India10470
Jaish-E-Mohammad (Jem)Pakistan108110
Maoist Communist Center (MCC)India11822
Shining Path (SL)Peru11800
Free Aceh Movement (GAM)Indonesia12210
Free Syrian ArmySyria13402
Caucasus EmirateRussian Federation14050
Hizbul Al Islam (Somalia)Somalia14111
National Council for Defense of Democracy-Forces For The Defense Of Democracy (NCDD-FDD)Burundi14111
Lashkar-E-Islam (Pakistan)Pakistan14811
Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA)South Sudan15020
HizballahLebanon16161
Allied Democratic Forces (ADF)Democratic Republic of the Congo17030