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Updates to the Big, Allied, and Dangerous (BAAD) Dataset


Updates to the Big, Allied, and Dangerous (BAAD) Dataset

Investigators: 
Other START Researchers: 
R. Karl Rethemeyer

Project Details

Abstract: 

The Big Allied And Dangerous (BAAD) 2 dataset tracks terrorist organizations over time, examining how group behaviors (e.g., lethality, pursuit of WMD) are impacted by factors such as collaboration, competition, size, ideology and counter terrorism strategies. With data on violent non-state actors who have perpetrated at least one event between 1998 and 2016, the dataset will be updated through 2017 and steps will be taken to accelerate its data collection to a yearly basis and the ability to fast-track information on specific organizations of interest. The dataset was founded and is spearheaded by Dr. Victor Asal and Dr. R. Karl Rethemeyer of the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, State University of New York.

Timeframe

Project Period: 
January 2019 to December 2019