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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
Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK)Turkey53312
United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA)India55491
Riyadus-Salikhin Reconnaissance And Sabotage Battalion Of Chechen MartyrsRussian Federation58220
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)Palestinian Territories60573
Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)Philippines64250
Communist Party of Nepal- Maoist (CPN-M)Nepal65433
Lashkar-e-JhangviPakistan65660
Al-Qa'ida in the Lands of the Islamic Maghreb (AQLIM)Algeria67780
Lashkar-E-Taiba (Let)Pakistan1007120
Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)Yemen155841
Al-ShabaabSomalia166371
Communist Party of India - Maoist (CPI-M)India191653
Boko HaramNigeria195540
Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)Sudan206210
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)Colombia215752
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)Sri Lanka301611
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)Pakistan3562122
Al-Qa'idaPakistan3842361
Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham (ISIS)Iraq617121
TalibanAfghanistan7396142