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Project Title Investigators Project Period
Border Crossings and Terrorist Attacks in the United States: Lessons for Protecting Against Dangerous Entrants Brent Smith, Erin Miller, Gary LaFree, Kathleen Smarick March, 2010 to August, 2012
Bridging Religious Communities and Technology Providers to Counter Narratives of Violent Extremism Alejandro Beutel, Peter Weinberger October, 2016 to March, 2017
Cargo Aviation Insider Threat Assessment Tool (CAITAT) Thomas Guarrieri September, 2016 to December, 2018
Community-oriented Policing and Community Engagement in Benin Barnett S. Koven July, 2018 to June, 2020
Countering Terrorism in the United States Erica Chenoweth, Laura Dugan July, 2012 to December, 2015
Counterterrorism Net Assessment Data Structure (CT NEADS) Barnett S. Koven January, 2019 to January, 2020
Dealing with the Devil: When Bargaining with Terrorists Works Erica Chenoweth, Laura Dugan June, 2009 to December, 2011
Developing a Typology of Terrorism Involvement: A Basis for Sentencing, Management, Risk Reduction, Release & Monitoring of Terrorist Offenders July, 2012 to December, 2015
Developing Academic Partnerships and Collaborative Research on Countering Violent Extremism in Malaysia and Southeast Asia Amy Pate, Barnett S. Koven, William Braniff September, 2018 to December, 2019
Divergent Dimensions of Radicalization Risk: Migration and Violent Extremism in Sabah Barnett S. Koven, Samuel D. Henkin September, 2019 to September, 2021
Dynamics of Terror and Counterterrorism Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan January, 2005 to June, 2009
Effectiveness of Counterterrorism Strategies Martha Crenshaw June, 2008 to November, 2011
Factors Impacting the U.S. Intelligence Process David L. Carter, Jeremy G. Carter, Steven Chermak July, 2012 to December, 2013
Global Nuclear Detection Architecture: A Study of South Asia Sharad Joshi October, 2008 to September, 2009
Influencing Violent Extremist Organizations in South Asia Amy Pate, Gary Ackerman September, 2011 to January, 2012
Influencing Violent Extremist Organizations: Empirical Assessment Project Gary Ackerman, John Sawyer April, 2011 to June, 2011
Integration of International Architecture Analysis Brandon Behlendorf, Emily Iarocci, Gary Ackerman, John Sawyer September, 2013 to March, 2015
Massive Online Open Course: Understanding Terrorism and the Terrorist Threat Gary LaFree, William Braniff, Katherine Worboys Izsak January, 2014 to March, 2014
Measuring Intervention Success in Terrorist Activities Brent Smith September, 2008 to June, 2010
Measuring Up: Aligning SOF and Interagency CT Efforts Across the Tactical, Operational and Strategic Levels Barnett S. Koven July, 2019 to July, 2020
Mental Models of Intelligence Collectors and Analysts for Characterizing Adversarial Threats July, 2012 to December, 2014
Modeling Risk of Future Terrorist Attacks Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan May, 2005 to June, 2009
Opportunities for Public-Private Partnership in Countering Online Extremism and Recruitment Brandon Behlendorf July, 2015 to March, 2016
Police Responses to Terrorism: Lessons from the Israeli Experience David Weisburd June, 2009 to May, 2010
PRND Capability Development Framework Mapping John Sawyer, Marcus A. Boyd December, 2012 to June, 2015
Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks Erin Miller October, 2017 to August, 2019
Punishing Terrorism: Examining the Multiple Stages of Federal Punishment Across Political Contexts Brian Johnson June, 2008 to December, 2009
Resources and Resilience: A Computational Model of Strategic Influence January, 2018 to June, 2018
Social Identity and Perceptions of Counterterrorism Demis Glasford July, 2012 to December, 2017
State Response and Terrorist Activity Clark McCauley June, 2005 to May, 2009
The Effects of Terrorism on Police Organization, Police Effectiveness in Crime Fighting and Public Expectations of and Attitudes toward the Police: A Multi-method Study of the Israeli Experience David Weisburd January, 2006 to May, 2009
The Impact of Israeli Counterterrorism Interventions on Rate and Intensity of Terrorist Activity: Hazard Modeling and Time Series Approaches Arie Kruglanski July, 2008 to June, 2010
The Terrorism and Extremist Violence in the United States (TEVUS) Database Gary LaFree, Brent Smith, Joshua Freilich, Steven Chermak, Erin Miller, William Braniff, Kathleen Smarick March, 2009 to September, 2019
Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) Process John Sawyer, Steve Sin September, 2014 to June, 2015
Two to Tango: Government and Terrorist Group Actions in Colombia Barnett S. Koven March, 2018 to June, 2018
U.S. Attitudes toward Terrorism and Counterterrorism Gary LaFree October, 2010 to February, 2014
Using Experimental Research to Study the Dynamics of Radicalization, Terrorism, and Counterterrorism Anthony Lemieux July, 2012 to December, 2017
Using Global Terrorism Data to Model Counterterrorism Policies in Sri Lanka Gary LaFree, Sue-Ming Yang July, 2010 to December, 2011
Violent Non-state Actors and Contested Space Operations Amy Pate, Barnett S. Koven August, 2017 to April, 2018
Weapons Availability and Civil War Onset Barnett S. Koven March, 2018 to June, 2018
Project Title Publication Date START Authors Publication Type
A Practical Taxonomy for Online Terrorist Content July 2021 Braniff, William Report
A State, an Insurgency, and a Revolution: Understanding and Defeating the Three Faces of ISIS June 2018 Krause, Peter Book Chapter
Al-Qaeda's Propaganda Decoded: A Psycholinguistic System for Detecting Variations in Terrorism Ideology May 2016 Kruglanski, Arie; Gelfand, Michele Journal Article
All Terrorism Is Local: Resources, Nested Institutions, and Governance for Urban Homeland Security in the American Federal System September 2010 Chenoweth, Erica Journal Article
An Analysis of Violent Nonstate Actor Organizational Lethality and Network Co-Evoluation in the Middle East and North Africa February 2016 Young, Joseph; Rethemeyer, R. Karl; Asal, Victor START Reports
An Evaluation of Displacement and Diffusion Effects on Eco-Terrorist Activities After Police Interventions October 2017 Yang, Sue-Ming Journal Article
An Explicit Consideration of Unintended Consequences from Counterterrorism Policy: The Case of Radical Eco-Groups August 2017 Safer-Lichtenstein, Aaron Journal Article
An Intervention Analysis of Fatal Far-right Extremist Violence within a Vector-autoregressive Framework December 2019 Gruenewald, Jeff; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven; Parkin, William Journal Article
Attacking Nuclear Facilities: Hype or Genuine Threat? January 2016 Ackerman, Gary Book Chapter
Barriers to Special Operations Forces-Led Counterterrorism Effectiveness November 2021 Koven, Barnett S.; Lindquist, Katy Book
Boko Haram: An Assessment of Strengths, Vulnerabilities, and Policy Options January 2015 Pate, Amy START Reports
Bruce Hoffman and Fernando Reinares (Eds.): The Evolution of the Global Terrorist Threat: From 9/11 to Osama bin Laden's Death September 2015 Moghadam, Assaf Book Review
Build a Criminal Justice Policy for Terrorism November 2007 LaFree, Gary Journal Article
Carrots, Sticks, and Insurgent Targeting of Civilians August 2018 Phillips, Brian; Young, Joseph; Rethemeyer, R. Karl; Asal, Victor Journal Article
Characteristics of Terrorism Hotspots August 2015 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
Cigarette smuggling and terrorism financing November 2013 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Book Chapter
Community-Focused Counter-Radicalization and Counter-Terrorism Projects November 2018 Szmania, Susan Book
Comparative Analysis of VNSA Complex Engineering Efforts March 2016 Ackerman, Gary Journal Article
Computing in Compromised Environments: Beyond the Castle Model of Cyber-Security February 2016 Leuprecht, Christian Book Chapter
Cops and Spooks: The Role of Police in Counterterrorism November 2008 Weisburd, David Book Chapter
Counter-Terrorism in India: An Ad Hoc Response to an Enduring and Variable Threat January 2019 Singh, Rashmi Book Chapter
Counter-Terrorism in the Post-9/11 Era: Successes, Failures and Lessons Learnt January 2016 Singh, Rashmi Book Chapter
Countering Ecoterrorism in the United States: The Case of 'Operation Backfire' September 2012 START Reports
Countering Terrorism in Britain and France November 2012 Foley, Frank Book
Countering Terrorism: No Simple Solutions January 2017 LaFree, Gary; Crenshaw, Martha Book
Countermeasures against Extremism and Terrorism Database: Data Status and Final Findings September 2012 Liu, Brooke; Kennedy, Jonathan START Reports
Counterterrorism in Retrospect: Chronicle of a War Foretold July 2005 Crenshaw, Martha Book Review
Counterterrorism Killings and Provisional IRA Bombings, 1970-1998 April 2016 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
Counterterrorism Net Assessment Data Structure April 2020 Koven, Barnett S.; Lindquist, Katy; Erdemandi, Max Project Fact Sheet
Counterterrorism Strategies and Democracy: Lessons for the US from the (Unfortunate) Example of Turkey May 2013 Satana, Nil Discussion Point
Counter‐terrorism Policies in the Middle East: Why Democracy Has Failed to Reduce Terrorism in the Middle East and Why Protecting Human Rights Might Be More Successful November 2020 LaFree, Gary Journal Article
Creating a Data Archive to Facilitate Research on Understanding and Responding to Terrorism January 2007 Chermak, Steven Book Chapter
Criminal Pasts, Terrorist Futures: European Jihadists and the New Crime-Terror Nexus December 2016 Neumann, Peter Journal Article
Criminology's Third War: Special Issue on Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism August 2009 LaFree, Gary Journal Article
Cross-Milieu Terrorist Collaboration: Using Game Theory to Assess the Risk of a Novel Threat April 2016 Ackerman, Gary; Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
Definitions Favorable to Terrorism? SSSL and Radicalization: A Case Study Approach February 2019 James, Patrick Journal Article
Demystifying Gray Zone Conflict: A Typology of Conflict Dyads and Instruments of Power in Colombia, 2002-present December 2016 Koven, Barnett S. Research Brief
Deterrence and Risk Preferences in Sequential Attacker–Defender Games with Continuous Efforts March 2017 Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
Deterring and Preventing Terrorism April 2018 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Book Chapter
Development & Optimization of Machine Learning Algorithms & Models of Relevance to Large Databases & Homeland Security Counterterrorism Efforts at START November 2016 Misra, Prabhakar Presentation
Development and Optimization of Machine Learning Algorithms and Models of Relevance to START Databases April 2016 Misra, Prabhakar START Reports
Diffusing Controversial Technology: Barriers, Incentives, and Lessons Learned July 2015 Liu, Brooke; Petrun Sayers, Elizabeth; Ackerman, Gary; Roberts, Holly; Iles, Irina A. Journal Article
Disaggregating and Defeating Terrorist Safe Havens December 2014 Bacon, Tricia Journal Article
Discussion Point: The Benefits and Drawbacks of Methodological Advancements in Data Collection and Coding: Insights from the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) November 2013 Jensen, Michael Discussion Point
Disparity Between Fusion Center Web Content and Self-Reported Activity September 2016 Carter, Jeremy Journal Article
Divergent Dimensions of Radicalization Risk: Migration and Violent Extremism in Sabah December 2021 Report
Do Targeted Killings Increase or Decrease Terrorism? Evaluating the Evidence and Other Considerations January 2017 Gruenewald, Jeff Journal Article
Don't Follow the Money: The Problem with the War on Terrorist Financing July 2017 Neumann, Peter Journal Article
Draining the Swamp: Democracy Promotion, State Failure, and Terrorism in 19 Middle Eastern Countries April 2007 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
Dynamic Dimensions of Radicalization and Violent Extremism in Sabah, Malaysia December 2021 Henkin, Samuel D. Report
Effective Interagency Coordination: Barriers and Opportunities June 2021 Koven, Barnett S.; Lindquist, Katy Journal Article
Effects and Effectiveness of Law Enforcement Intelligence Measures to counter homegrown terrorism: a case study on the FALN July 2012 Belli, Roberta START Reports
Efficacy of Counterterrorism Approaches: Examining Northern Ireland October 2006 LaFree, Gary; Dugan, Laura Research Brief
Enemies with Benefits? Violent Rivalry and Terrorist Group Longevity January 2015 Phillips, Brian Journal Article
Examining the Effect of Repressive and Conciliatory Government Actions on Terrorism Activity in Israel May 2015 Parkin, William Journal Article
Financial Terror: Financial Crime Schemes Involving Extremists Linked to the American Far Right and al-Qaida and Affiliated Movements January 2017 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Book Chapter
Finding Bin Laden: Lessons for a New American Way of Intelligence June 2014 Dahl, Erik Journal Article
Government Policies for Counteracting Violent Extremism January 2019 LaFree, Gary; Freilich, Joshua Journal Article
Hamas and Suicide Terrorism: Multi-causal and Multi-level Approaches January 2011 Singh, Rashmi Book
Homegrown Terrorism: South Korea's Next Challenge against Terrorism January 2009 Sin, Steve Journal Article
How Companies and Governments React to Disasters July 2016 Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
How Public Health Can Improve Initiatives to Counter Violent Extremism April 2016 Weine, Stevan Discussion Point
Hurdles to International Terrorist Alliances: Lessons from Al Qaeda's Experience February 2015 Bacon, Tricia Journal Article
Improving Strategic Assessment in the Executive Branch: Lessons from the Scholarly Literature June 2018 Brooks, Risa Book Chapter
In the Eye of the Storm: An Update: Managing Terrorism and Asymmetric Threats during Covid-19 October 2020 Braniff, William Report
Innovative Algorithm and Database Development Relevant to Counterterrorism and Homeland Security Efforts at START August 2014 Misra, Prabhakar START Reports
Insurgency BAAD: Dynamics of Terrorism and Counterterrorism Campaigns October 2015 Young, Joseph; Rethemeyer, R. Karl; Asal, Victor Research Brief
Intelligence and Surprise Attack: Failure and Success from Pearl Harbor to 9/11 and Beyond July 2013 Dahl, Erik Book
Intelligence-Led Policing As a Framework for Responding to Terrorism May 2007 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Internally Displaced Populations and Suicide Terrorism October 2014 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
Introducing Government Actions in Terror Environments (GATE) Dataset December 2015 Chenoweth, Erica; Dugan, Laura Conference Paper
Introducing Terrorist Archetypes: Using Terrorist Objectives and Behavior to Predict New, Complex, and Changing Threats December 2016 Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
Investigating the Applicability of Situational Crime Prevention to the Public Mass Violence Context December 2019 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
ISIL in Libya: A Bayesian Approach to Mapping At-Risk Regions March 2016 Discussion Point
It's not Big Data, but Little Data, that Prevents Terrorist Attacks July 2013 Dahl, Erik Discussion Point
Jujitsu Politics: Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism August 2006 McCauley, Clark Book Chapter
Just Between Friends: Bilateral Cooperation and Bounded Sovereignty in the "Global War on Terror" October 2009 Biswas, Bidisha Journal Article
Know Thy Enemy: Education About Terrorism Improves Social Attitudes Toward Terrorists March 2017 Krause, Peter Journal Article
Law Enforcement Training and the Domestic Far Right December 2009 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Legal Restrictions and Challenges for Police and Law Enforcement Authorities August 2019 Hodwitz, Omi Book Chapter
Local Approaches to Counterterrorism: The New York Police Department Model August 2014 Dahl, Erik Journal Article
Massive Online Open Course: Understanding Terrorism and the Terrorist Threat January 2014 LaFree, Gary; Braniff, William Project Fact Sheet
Military Counterterrorism Measures, Civil-Military Relations and Democracy: The Cases of Turkey and the US September 2018 Satana, Nil Journal Article
Modeling a Multi-target Attacker-defender Game with Multiple Attack Types May 2019 Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
Modeling Costly Learning and Counter-Learning in a Defender-Attacker Game with Private Defender Information September 2014 Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
Modelling Terrorist Technology Transfer April 2019 Ackerman, Gary; Earnhardt, Rebecca (Becca) White Paper
Morality, Efficacy, and Targeted Assassination as a Policy Tool January 2017 Young, Joseph Journal Article
New Framework That Uses Patterns and Relations to Understand Terrorist Behaviors February 2017 Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
New Opportunities in Common Security and Defence Policy: Joining PESCO February 2020 Leuprecht, Christian Journal Article
NGO Interventions: Influences on Terrorist Activity August 2016 Hodwitz, Omi Journal Article
On the Value of Exposure and Secrecy of Defense System: First-Move Advantage vs. Robustness April 2015 Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
Opportunity, Group Structure, Temporal Patterns, and Successful Outcomes of Far-Right Terrorism Incidents in the United States June 2016 Smith, Brent; Gruenewald, Jeff Journal Article
Options and Strategies for Countering Online Radicalization in the United States January 2013 Neumann, Peter Journal Article
Paradoxes of Professionalism: Rethinking Civil-Military Relations in the United States April 2020 Brooks, Risa Journal Article
Patterns of Intervention in Federal Terrorism Cases August 2011 Smith, Brent; Damphousse, Kelly START Reports
Physical Integrity Rights and Terrorism July 2010 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
Policing Terrorism July 2012 LaFree, Gary Journal Article
Policing Terrorism, Crime Control, and Police-Community Relations: Learning from the Israeli Experience July 2014 Weisburd, David Book
President Trump’s Travel Ban: Inciting or Deterring Terrorism? December 2019 Hodwitz, Omi Journal Article
Probabilistic Pathway Projection to Counter Foreign Fighters April 2016 Boyd, Marcus A. Research Brief
Prosecuting Terrorism Post-9/11: Impact of Policy Changes on Case Outcomes January 2017 Smith, Brent; Damphousse, Kelly Book Chapter
Protecting the Homeland from International and Domestic Terrorism Threats: Current Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives on Root Causes, the Role of Ideology, and Programs for Counter-radicalization and Disengagement January 2010 Lemieux, Anthony; McCauley, Clark; McLeod, Douglas M.; Legault, Richard; Flanigan, Shawn; Moskalenko, Sophia; Asal, Victor White Paper
Psychological Issues in Understanding Terrorism and the Response to Terrorism September 2006 McCauley, Clark Book Chapter
Public-Private Partnerships to Counter Violent Extremism: Field Principles for Action July 2016 Beutel, Alejandro; Weinberger, Peter START Reports
Radical Right Cross-National Links and International Cooperation January 2018 Caiani, Manuela Book Chapter
Re-Evaluating Special Operations Forces-Led Counterterrorism Efforts March 2020 Koven, Barnett S. Report
Recasting and Repositioning CVE as a Grand Strategic Response to Terrorism November 2017 Braniff, William Discussion Point
Recent U.S. Thinking about Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Babysteps towards a Dynamic View of Asymmetric Conflict September 2010 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Journal Article
Reducing Terrorism Through Situational Crime Prevention November 2009 Freilich, Joshua Book
Reforming Counterterrorism: Institutions and Organizational Routines in Britain and France July 2009 Foley, Frank Journal Article
Report on the National Summit on Empowering Communities to Prevent Violent Extremism July 2015 Weine, Stevan; Braniff, William Report
Report: Demystifying Gray Zone Conflict: A Typology of Conflict Dyads and Instruments of Power in Libya, 2014-Present November 2016 Koven, Barnett S.; Johns, Mila START Reports
Report: U.S. Attitudes toward Terrorism and Counterterrorism Before and After the April 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings October 2013 Adamczyk, Amy; LaFree, Gary; Tourangeau, Roger; Presser, Stanley START Reports
Repressive Efforts are Consistently Counterproductive in Reducing al-Qaeda-Inspired Violence Against Canadians August 2015 Chenoweth, Erica; Dugan, Laura Report
Research Highlight: U.S. Attitudes toward Terrorism and Counterterrorism March 2013 Adamczyk, Amy; LaFree, Gary; Tourangeau, Roger; Presser, Stanley Research Brief
Research Highlight: U.S. Attitudes toward Terrorism and Counterterrorism Before and After the April 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings October 2013 Adamczyk, Amy; LaFree, Gary; Tourangeau, Roger; Presser, Stanley Research Brief
Research on Terrorism and Countering Terrorism November 2008 LaFree, Gary; Dugan, Laura Book Chapter
Risk-Mitigating Policies and Adversarial Behavior: Case of Backlash June 2016 Mohtadi, Hamid Journal Article
Security Screening Queues with Impatient Applicants: A New Model with A Case Study August 2017 Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
Seriously Not All Right: Five Wars in Ten Years May 2014 Capps, Ron Book
Situational Crime Prevention and Terrorism: An Assessment of 10 Years of Research October 2018 Gruenewald, Jeff; Freilich, Joshua Journal Article
Six reasons why stopping terrorism is so challenging May 2017 LaFree, Gary Discussion Point
Social Psychological Approaches to Understanding and Preventing Terrorism: Toward an Interdisciplinary Perspective January 2006 Lemieux, Anthony Journal Article
START Annual Meeting 2016: Quick-Fire Presentation - Counterterrorism, Countering Violent Extremism, Deradicalization October 2016 Kruglanski, Arie; McCauley, Clark; Ellis, Devin; Dugan, Laura; Boyd, Marcus A.; Wilson, Margaret; Jensen, Michael; Asal, Victor Presentation
START Symposium 2015: Counterterrorism Panel October 2015 Presentation
Strategic Communication and U.S. National Security Affairs: Critical-Cultural and Rhetorical Perspectives July 2017 Bean, Hamilton Book Chapter
Strategic Uses of the Internet by Hizbut Tahrir-Indonesia May 2009 McLeod, Douglas M. Book Chapter
Support for the Caliphate and Radical Mobilization January 2008 McLeod, Douglas M. Research Brief
Surveying American State Police Agencies About Terrorism Threats, Terrorism Sources, and Terrorism Definitions July 2009 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Surveying the Literature on Counter-Terrorism, Counter-Insurgency, and Countering Violent Extremism: A Summary Report with a Focus on Africa January 2015 Pate, Amy START Reports
Suspicious Preoperational Activities and Law Enforcement Interdiction of Terrorist Plots November 2018 Smith, Brent; Gruenewald, Jeff Journal Article
Target-Oriented Utility Theory for Modeling the Deterrent Effects of Counterterrorism November 2014 Bier, Vicki Journal Article
Taxonomy Expansion and the Global Terrorism Database: Effectively Leveraging Academic Data Collection Initiatives July 2021 Miller, Erin Report
Territorial Havens and the Risk of Complex Terrorist Attacks in the United States June 2018 Brooks, Risa Book Chapter
Terrorism January 2016 Dugan, Laura Book Chapter
Terrorism and State Repression: Strategic Choice and the Domestic Normative Context June 2018 Foley, Frank Book Chapter
Terrorism Research: The Record July 2014 Crenshaw, Martha Journal Article
Terrorism Risk and Optimal Policy Response: Theory and Empirics October 2019 Mohtadi, Hamid Journal Article
Terrorism Studies: A Reader November 2010 Braddock, Kurt Book
Terrorist Group Cooperation and Longevity June 2014 Phillips, Brian Journal Article
Terrorist Threats and Police Performance: A Study of Israeli Communities November 2009 Weisburd, David Journal Article
The Application of Social Bookmarking Technology to the National Intelligence Domain June 2006 Ackerman, Gary Journal Article
The Canadian Way of Counterterrorism: Introducing the GATE-Canada Data Set May 2016 Chenoweth, Erica; Dugan, Laura Journal Article
The Consequences of Counterterrorism November 2009 Crenshaw, Martha Book
The Effectiveness of Counterterrorism in Spain: A New Approach February 2010 Chenoweth, Erica Conference Paper
The Expansion of Intelligence Agency Mandates: British Counterterrorism in Comparative Perspective October 2009 Foley, Frank Journal Article
The Handbook of the Criminology of Terrorism November 2016 LaFree, Gary; Freilich, Joshua Book
The Impact of British Counterterrorist Strategies on Political Violence in Northern Ireland: Comparing Deterrence and Backlash Models February 2009 LaFree, Gary; Dugan, Laura Journal Article
The Impact of State Laws Protecting Abortion Clinics and Reproductive Rights on Crimes against Abortion Providers: Deterrence, Backlash, or Neither? December 2007 Freilich, Joshua Journal Article
The Israeli Model for Policing Terrorism: Goals, Strategies, and Open Questions December 2009 Weisburd, David Journal Article
The Last Good Chance: A Reassessment of U.S. Operations at Tora Bora October 2008 Krause, Peter Journal Article
The Oxford Handbook of Terrorism May 2019 Chenoweth, Erica Book
The Paradox of Source Credibility in Canadian and U.S. Domestic Counterterrorism Communications April 2018 Szmania, Susan Journal Article
The Paris Fidayin Attacks: Eight Years in the Making? October 2015 Tinsley, Herbert Discussion Point
The Politics of Collective Action: Security Collaboration for Combating Terrorism February 2009 Chenoweth, Erica Book Chapter
The Psychology of Extremism: A Motivational Perspective September 2021 Kruglanski, Arie Book
The Psychology of Terrorism January 2017 Kruglanski, Arie Book Chapter
The Psychology of Terrorist Hostage-Taking March 2003 Wilson, Margaret Book Chapter
The Psychology of the War on Terror October 2008 Kruglanski, Arie; Crenshaw, Martha Journal Article
The Role of Risk Preferences in a Multi-Target Defender-Attacker Resource Allocation Game August 2017 Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
The Situated Contexts of American Terrorism: A Conjunctive Analysis of Case Configurations April 2019 Smith, Brent; Gruenewald, Jeff Journal Article
The Talking Cure? Communication and Psychological Impact in Prison De-radicalisation Programmes February 2014 Braddock, Kurt Book Chapter
Thinking about the Law of Unintended Consequences October 2010 Singh, Rashmi Journal Article
Thinking Beyond Deterrence April 2013 Dugan, Laura Discussion Point
To Protect and to Serve: Policing in the Years of Terrorism November 2006 Weisburd, David Book
Tortured Logic: Why Some Americans Support the Use of Torture in Counterterrorism July 2020 Young, Joseph Book
Toward a Model of Terrorist Behavior in Hostage-Taking Incidents August 2000 Wilson, Margaret Journal Article
Transnational Terror and Human Rights March 2009 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
Treatment Approaches for Terrorists and Extremists August 2018 Braddock, Kurt Book Chapter
U.S. Attitudes toward Terrorism and Counterterrorism March 2013 Adamczyk, Amy; LaFree, Gary; Tourangeau, Roger; Presser, Stanley START Reports
U.S. Attitudes toward Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Reporting Terrorism-related Activity April 2014 Adamczyk, Amy; LaFree, Gary; Tourangeau, Roger; Presser, Stanley Research Brief
Understanding Community Responses to Authority/Law Enforcement Minority-Outreach Intergroup Communication Frames July 2016 Glasford, Demis Research Brief
Understanding Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism November 2017 Singh, Rashmi Book
Understanding the ‘War on Terrorism’: Responses to 11 September 2001 January 2006 Wilson, Margaret Journal Article
War Versus Criminal Justice in Response to Terrorism: The Losing Logic of Torture January 2009 McCauley, Clark Book Chapter
War Versus Justice in Response to Terrorist Attacks September 2006 McCauley, Clark Book Chapter
Western Muslims Volunteering to fight in Syria and Iraq: Why do they go, and what should we do? July 2015 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Journal Article
What is the State of Islamic Extremism: Key Trends, Challenges and Implications for U.S. Policy February 2015 Braniff, William Congressional Testimony
What Should This Fight Be Called? Metaphors of Counterterrorism and Their Implications December 2008 Kruglanski, Arie; Crenshaw, Martha Journal Article
Why Inter-Agency Operations Break Down: U.S. Counterterrorism in Comparative Perspective July 2016 Foley, Frank Journal Article
Why Respecting Physical Integrity Rights Reduces Terrorism May 2010 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
Why Terrorist Groups Form International Alliances May 2018 Bacon, Tricia Book
Winning the Battle but Losing the War? Narrative and Counter-Narratives Strategy August 2009 Leuprecht, Christian; McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Journal Article
WMD Terrorism Research: Whereto From Here? March 2005 Ackerman, Gary Journal Article
A closer look at the 2,600 terrorist attacks in US, 1970-2012
Americans more likely to think about terrorism than violent crime
Apply Now: Summer Workshop on Teaching about Terrorism
Borders Case Study Project- Paid Internship
Braniff briefs INSCOM
Braniff offers Congressional testimony
Braniff participates in World Summit on Counterterrorism
Braniff presents "Conceptual Frameworks for Understanding Global Jihadism"
Call for Proposals: Interactive teaching units on human aspects of cybersecurity
CASE awards START top honors
Corn Husker contributes to START internship program with State Department
CTED and New York University co-host event highlighting 20 years of counter-terrorism
Current Job Opportunities at START
Database Spotlight: Government Actions in a Terror Environment-Israel
Database Spotlight: Police Response to Terrorism - Lessons from the Israeli Police
DHS renews support for START terrorism research for next five years
DHS Under Secretary for Science and Technology, Dr. Charles E. McQueary, speaks to START
Discussion Point: Beyond al-Qa'ida
Discussion Point: Counterterrorism Strategies and Democracy: Lessons for the US from the (Unfortunate) Example of Turkey
Discussion Point: Introducing 'Political Resilience'
Discussion Point: It's not Big Data, but Little Data, that Prevents Terrorist Attacks
Discussion Point: The End of Radicalization?
Education's impact on attitudes about terrorism: Former START TRA takes on new policy-relevant study
Exposed to new perspectives - Katiria Ortiz's Australian Experience
Fall Internship Opportunities: Counter Measures against Extremism and Terrorism (CoMET) Database
Follow the START Seminar, "The Role of Academia in Homeland Security" Live on Twitter
Government Executive Magazine Spotlights the Work of START
Have you seen it yet? START Research Review
Hegghammer explains variation in western jihadists
ICONS simulates Baltic security crisis to help students understand the 'gray zone'
Interns extend growing relationship between START and State Department
Internships at START Available for Spring 2010
John Cohen's keynote address at START Annual Meeting
Koven takes on role as non-resident fellow at Modern War Institute
LaFree and Crenshaw’s “Countering Terrorism: No Simple Solutions” available for preorder
LaFree comments on terrorist imprisonment
LaFree speaks at National Institute of Justice conference
Materials Available from START Seminar, "The Role of Academia in Homeland Security"
Modelling audience populations: A “call to science”
New database provides insights into terrorism countermeasures
New journal is a resource for Global Terrorism Research
New report examines likelihood of people reporting terrorism-related activity
New research analyzes partnerships between authorities and racial/ethnic minority communities
New study abroad program in Singapore to focus on CVE and deradicalization
Now Hiring: Faculty Researcher/Post-Doc
Now Hiring: Senior Researcher, Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Policing Terrorism
Policy specialist takes on new challenge with START's Graduate Certificate
Prevention and Protection in an Age of Terror
Recasting and Repositioning CVE as a Grand Strategic Response to Terrorism
Remittances and the financing of terrorism in Sub-Saharan Africa
Research Brief: Law Enforcement Efforts to Counter Violent Extremism
Researcher Spotlight: Erica Chenoweth
Researcher Spotlight: Kelly Damphousse
Researcher Spotlight: Nil Satana
Return of the Intern
Secretary Ridge announces creation of terrorism center
Seeing Sydney: Katharine Sobotka and her study abroad experience
START adds third course to summer line-up
START advises Indian Home Secretary R.K. Singh
START Affiliate Offers Master's Degree in Counter Terrorism and Security Studies
START Announces 2009-10 Terrorism Research Awards
START Announces 2009-2010 Undergraduate Research Program Award Recipients
START Announces 2010-2011 Terrorism Research Awards and Undergraduate Research Program Participants
START Announces Fellowships for 2005-06
START Annual Meeting focuses on maximizing relevance of research
START director addresses common myths of terrorism
START director briefs White House Homeland Security Advisor
START Director invited to speak before meeting of Maryland Domestic Terrorism Task Force
START Director participates in Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) Global Summit
START Director provides testimony to Maryland General Assembly on domestic extremism
START Director speaks at United Nations informal dialogue series on counterterrorism
START director to lecture on contrasting nature of terrorism
START Hosts DHS Faculty/Student Research Teams
START hosts expert panel and career symposium on innovation in homeland security
START interns gain unique experience with State Department
START interns get vital career preparation
START Investigators Participate in 2011 American Sociological Association Annual Conference
START investigators present research at national conference
START launches new master’s degree program in security and terrorism studies
START launches new tool for counterterrorism community
START launches new training course on understanding and preventing radicalization to violence and violent extremism
START Launches Research Brief Series
START Newsletter: Global terrorism increasing; GTD 2012 dataset released; New cyber research
START Newsletter: Intelligence and security; perspectives on terrorism; Hezbollah; 'big data' and coding
START Newsletter: US beliefs before, after Boston bombings; Terrorist targeting of civilians; Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Analysis
START Partners with ICPSR to Launch Terrorism & Preparedness Data Resource Center
START Partners with Maryland Leadership Institute
START reaches out to dozens of middle and high schoolers
START Releases 2011 Research Review
START releases first Research Review
START research, education and professional training relevant to domestic extremism
START researcher explores how terrorism affects democracy, compares Turkey and US
START researcher participates in homeland security panel
START researchers brief Swedish delegation
START researchers co-lead webinar series on security challenges in Malaysia
START researchers fight cybercrime with old school criminology
START researchers inform interns on “Machine Learning and Big Data for Predictive Modeling of Asymmetric Threats” (Photo Gallery)
START researchers participate in Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) Global Summit
START resumes Global Terrorism Database collection; 1970 - 2019 data file now available to researchers
START seeking 2014 Outstanding Article Award nominations
START students discuss job opportunities with Lockheed Martin executives
START students take advantage of exclusive CIA opportunity
START Symposium showcases impactful research, datasets
START team offers counterterrorism training to Albanian officials
START teams up with the University of Oklahoma to study effective counterterrorism strategies
START to Mark Official Launch of Offices with Public Remarks
START's Shoemaker presents Border Crossing findings at monthly series
START's training events help others understand terrorism
START, Centers of Excellence leaders visit Capitol Hill
Students excel in START’s online graduate programs
Summer 2011 Research Opportunities: CoMET
Summer courses for credit through START
Terrorism: A Self-Love Story
The Federal Semester Program: Homeland Security Policy is Now Accepting Applications
Under Secretary Sonenshine speaks to University of Maryland about State Department's public diplomacy successes
Understanding conflict management in India
White House Science and Technology Director Addresses Need for Innovations to Combat Terrorism
White Paper: A Multi-Layer Assessment of Terrorism in its Current and Future Manifestation
Image Title Job Title Institution
Elizabeth Radziszewski Elizabeth Radziszewski

Associate Research Scientist, START

University of Maryland
Erin MIller Erin Miller

GTD Program Manager, START

University of Maryland
Herbert Tinsley

Analyst, Government Accountability Office

John Sawyer John Sawyer

Director of Strategic Corporate Research Relationships

University of Maryland
Katy Lindquist

Principal Research Scientist, NSI Inc.

Laura Dugan Laura Dugan

Ralph Mershon Professor of Human Security and Professor of Sociology 

The Ohio State University
Margaret Hayden Margaret Hayden

Researcher, GTD

University of Maryland
Max Erdemandi

Ph.D. Student, Communication Science and Social Cognition

University of Maryland
Michael Jensen

Senior Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Michelle Jacome Michelle Jacome

Operations Officer on International Finance Cooperation at the World Bank

Prabhakar Misra Prabhakar Misra

Professor of Physics

Howard University
R. Karl Rethemeyer R. Karl Rethemeyer

Associate Professor of Public Administration & Policy

University at Albany, State University of New York
Rhyner Washburn

Cyber Intelligence Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Salma Bouziani

Project Manager/Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Samuel D. Henkin

Geospatial Research Unit (GRU) Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Sheehan Kane

Researcher/Data Collection Manager, START

University of Maryland
Stevan Weine Stevan Weine

Professor of Psychiatry

University of Illinois at Chicago
Steve Sin

Director, Unconventional Weapons and Technology (UWT)

Subject Matter Expert Instructor, National Center for Security & Preparedness

University of Maryland
Thomas Guarrieri

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Assistant Research Scientist, Unconventional Weapons & Technology (UWT) Division, START

University of Maryland
Tyler A. Clark

Data Scientist, Doctoral Student

University of Maryland
Victor Asal

Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of Public Administration

University at Albany, State University of New York
Photo of William Braniff William Braniff

Department Chair, START Director

Professor of the Practice, University of Maryland

Editorial Board, International Centre for Counter-Terrorism - The Hague

Research Advisory Board, RESOLVE Network

Independent Advisory Committee (IAC), Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT)

International Advisory Board, Hedayah Center

University of Maryland
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TPDRC Terrorism & Preparedness Data Resource Center (TPDRC)
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