A Look Back at 2020: Trends from the Global Terrorism Database (GTD)™

Video Synopsis

In this video, GTD Program Manager Dr. Erin Miller provides a virtual lecture exploring the most recent terrorism trends found in the Global Terrorism Database (GTD). Twenty years after University of Maryland researchers began developing the GTD in 2002, Miller will present trends from the upcoming publication of new GTD data for 1970 to 2020. Topics will include patterns of terrorism in the United States and around the world during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, developments in Afghanistan leading up to the 2021 collapse of the Afghan government and the evolving geographic footprint of Islamic State-related terrorism. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this video are the speaker’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of START, the University of Maryland or the United States government.