Terrorist Attacks on Educational Institutions
In light of December’s attack on a public school in Peshawar, Pakistan, Global Terrorism Database program manager Erin Miller compiled a background report on attacks of a similar nature. Data show that the Peshawar attack was highly unusual in its lethality. Read more.
Report Examines Financial Crime and Material Support Schemes
“Financial Crime and Material Support Schemes Linked to al-Qa’ida and Affiliated Movements (AQAM) in the United States: 1990 to June 2014” dissects 150 incidents to determine who commits these crimes and why they do it. Read more.
Updates from the Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States (PIRUS) Project
An updated research brief and fact sheet representing the latest wave of data from START’s PIRUS project are now available. The project is a dataset of Islamist, Far Left and Far Right individuals who have radicalized to violent and non-violent extremism in the United States since World War II. Read more.
Hindsight Not 20/20 for Smallpox Research
Dr. Gigi Kwik Gronvall, Senior Associate at the UPMC Center for Health Security and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine, writes this month’s discussion point about the importance of investing in “dual-use” research. Read more.
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START to Host New Series of Training Opportunities
New Study Abroad Program in Singapore to Focus on CVE and Deradicalization
START’s MOOC, Revised and Updated, Launches Successfully
Anthony Lemieux Named Associate Director of Global Studies Institute
Dr. Lemieux, Georgia State University professor and START investigator, to head new program focused on international relations. Read more.
Tall Ambitions from the START
Intern Stephanie Choi finds a way to combine her passion for science with her Asian heritage. Read more.
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