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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
Baloch Liberation Front (Blf)Pakistan4830
Haqqani NetworkPakistan47782
Lashkar-e-JhangviPakistan65660
Lashkar-E-Taiba (Let)Pakistan1007120
Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi (TNSM)Pakistan1030
Baloch Republican Army (BRA)Pakistan7810
Harkatul Jihad-E-IslamiPakistan300110
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)Palestinian Territories31263
Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (Dflp)Palestinian Territories1260
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)Palestinian Territories7251
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)Palestinian Territories60573
Al-Aqsa Martyrs BrigadePalestinian Territories34161
Popular Resistance CommitteesPalestinian Territories3050
Al-FatahPalestinian Territories3822
Shining Path (SL)Peru11800
Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)Philippines64250
New People's Army (NPA)Philippines52410
Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG)Philippines44330
Riyadus-Salikhin Reconnaissance And Sabotage Battalion Of Chechen MartyrsRussian Federation58220
Caucasus EmirateRussian Federation14050