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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
Baloch Liberation Army (BLA)Pakistan18410
National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT)India18920
JundallahIran21730
National Liberation Front (FNL) (Burundi)Democratic Republic of Congo22111
People's War Group (PWG)India23422
Justice and Equality Movement (JEM)Sudan25131
National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)India26260
Ansar Al-IslamIraq28021
Harkatul Jihad-E-IslamiPakistan300110
Al-Nusrah FrontSyria30901
Democratic Front for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR)Democratic Republic of the Congo31011
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)Palestinian Territories31263
Hizbul Mujahideen (Hm)Pakistan32360
United Self Defense Units of Colombia (AUC)Colombia33202
Al-Aqsa Martyrs BrigadePalestinian Territories34161
Jemaah Islamiya (JI)Indonesia36560
National Liberation Army of Colombia (ELN)Colombia43522
Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG)Philippines44330
Haqqani NetworkPakistan47782
New People's Army (NPA)Philippines52410