A consortium of researchers dedicated to improving the understanding of the human causes and consequences of terrorism

Terrorism and Violent Extremism

Violent Groups and Movements
Project Title Sort descending Investigators Project Period
A Climate of Terror: Approaches to the Study of Climate Change and Terrorism Marcus A. Boyd, Samuel D. Henkin -
Al-Qa'ida Transcript Coding Project Deborah Cai -
An Assessment of Jamāʻat Ahl as-Sunnah lid-daʻwa wal-Jihād (Boko Haram): Strengths, Vulnerabilities and Policy Options Amy Pate -
Anatomizing Radiological and Nuclear Non-State Adversaries Gary Ackerman, Jeffrey Bale, R. Karl Rethemeyer -
Assessing Success and Failure in Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Development of Metrics on the Global War on Terror and the Global Jihad Rashmi Singh -
Bargaining on and off the Battlefield: The Bargaining Model of War and Negotiations with the Afghan Taliban Barnett S. Koven -
Big, Allied, Dangerous, and Charitable? R. Karl Rethemeyer, Victor Asal -
Building Resilience to Violent Extremism Among Somali-Americans in Minneapolis-St. Paul Stevan Weine -
Climate Change and Terrorism: A Call to Action
Community-oriented Policing and Community Engagement in Benin Barnett S. Koven -
Comparing Failed, Foiled, Completed and Successful Terrorist Attacks Erik Dahl, Margaret Wilson, Martha Crenshaw -
Computational Modeling of Grievances and Political Instability Through Global Media Gary LaFree -
Countering the Inhumane: Modeling Probable Pathways for Human Trafficking Along the U.S.- Mexico Border Brandon Behlendorf -
Counterterrorism Net Assessment Data Structure (CT NEADS) Barnett S. Koven -
Country Reports on Terrorism - Statistical Annex Gary LaFree, Erin Miller -
Dealing with the Devil: When Bargaining with Terrorists Works Erica Chenoweth, Laura Dugan -
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency SIGMA+ Thomas Guarrieri, Marcus A. Boyd, Steve Sin -
Developing a Typology of Terrorism Involvement: A Basis for Sentencing, Management, Risk Reduction, Release & Monitoring of Terrorist Offenders -
Developing Academic Partnerships and Collaborative Research on Countering Violent Extremism in Malaysia and Southeast Asia Amy Pate, Barnett S. Koven, William Braniff -
Dissuading Adversaries and their Radiological/Nuclear Pathways: Integrating Deterrence Theory and Analytics in the Global Nuclear Detection Architecture (GNDA) Amy Pate, Brandon Behlendorf, Gary Ackerman, John Sawyer, Steve Sin, Hamid Mohtadi, Marcus A. Boyd -
Distinctive Characteristics of Terrorist Groups Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan -
Divergent Dimensions of Radicalization Risk: Migration and Violent Extremism in Sabah Barnett S. Koven, Samuel D. Henkin -
Dynamics of Terrorism and Counterterrorism Campaigns Gary Ackerman, Joseph Young, R. Karl Rethemeyer, Victor Asal -
Empirical Analysis of IED Attacks Gary LaFree, Richard Legault -
Empirical Assessment of Domestic Radicalization (EADR) Michael Jensen, Gary LaFree -
Geospatial and Temporal Patterns of US Terrorism Brent Smith, Kelly Damphousse -
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Erin Miller, Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan -
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Acceleration Erin Miller -
Guerilla Insurgency: The Springboard to Terrorism? Mark Lichbach -
Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami: The Challenge of a Non-Violent Radical Islam Clark McCauley, Emmanuel Karagiannis -
Homegrown Radicalization and the Role of Social Networks and Social Inclusiveness in the United States Paul Harwood -
Ideologies and Motivations of Terrorist Organizations Assaf Moghadam, Gary Ackerman -
ISIL: Branding, Leadership Culture and Lethal Attraction Gina Scott Ligon
Islamic Radicalization in Europe and North America: Parallels and Divergence Gary Ackerman, John Sawyer, Peter Neumann -
Key Dimensions in Understanding Terrorist Bomb Attacks Margaret Wilson -
Martyrs without Borders: Iraq's Foreign Fighters and the Third Generation of Global Jihad Mohammed Hafez -
Massive Online Open Course: Understanding Terrorism and the Terrorist Threat Gary LaFree, William Braniff, Katherine Worboys Izsak -
Militant Islamist Networks in the West Jeffrey Bale -
Minorities at Risk Related Projects -
Modeling Risk of Future Terrorist Attacks Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan -
Modeling Terrorism Onset and Intensity Dynamics Using the GTD Claudio Cioffi-Revilla, Nina Fefferman -
More Bang for the Buck?: Examining the Effect of Technological Change on Terrorist Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction Gary Ackerman, Jeffrey Bale -
Open-Source Geospatial Analysis of Criminal Activity Marcus A. Boyd -
Organizational Determinants of Violence and Performance Gina Scott Ligon -
Organized and/or Transnational Crime/Drug Cartel Nexus with Illicit Radiological/Nuclear Trade, Smuggling and/or Terrorism in Europe and North, Sahelian and West Africa Amy Pate, John Sawyer, Marcus A. Boyd, Steve Sin -
Patterns of Radicalization in Political Activism Donatella della Porta, Manuela Caiani -
Patterns of U.S. Extremist Crime Jeff Gruenewald, Joshua Freilich, Steven Chermak, William Parkin -
Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks Erin Miller -
Radicalization Clusters? Geographic Concentrations of Violent Extremism and Terrorism in the United States Kathleen Smarick -
Radicalizing the Poor: Understanding the Influence of Service Provision on Popular Support for and Participation in Violent Political Groups Shawn Flanigan -
Shadows of Violence: Empirical Assessments of Threats, Coercion and Gray Zones Amy Pate, Barnett S. Koven -
Social Network Analysis for Combating Terrorist Networks Alan Neustadtl, R. Karl Rethemeyer, Victor Asal -
START-Oxford University Press Book Series Laura Dugan, Anthony Lemieux, Gary Ackerman, Gary LaFree -
Terrorism and Targeted Violence in the United States Erin Miller, Michael Jensen -
Terrorism and Violence in Colombia Enrique Arias -
Terrorist and Extremist Organizations (TEO) Database Jonathan Wilkenfeld, R. Karl Rethemeyer -
Terrorist Attacks on the Homeland Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan, Erin Miller -
Terrorist Behavior and Societal Tolerance of Violence Risa Brooks -
Terrorist Groups and Weapons of Mass Destruction Gary Ackerman, Jonathan Wilkenfeld, R. Karl Rethemeyer, Victor Asal -
Terrorist Strategies and Tactics: When Do Terrorists Decide to Attack the US? Martha Crenshaw -
The Ecology of Terrorist Organizations Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Victor Asal, Gary LaFree -
The Role of the Media in the Recruitment of Terrorists: Mass Communication and the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Muslims in Indonesia Douglas M. McLeod -
The Social Determinants of Terrorist Organizations' Resilience in Latin America Johanna Birnir -
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 -
The Threat of Pakistani Criminal Organizations: Assessing the Potential for Involvement in Radiological/Nuclear Smuggling, Collaboration with Terrorist Groups and the Potential to Destabilize the Pakistani State Amy Pate, Gary Ackerman -
The Use of Violence by Ethnopolitical Organizations Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Victor Asal -
Tracking Cartels: Exploiting Open Sources to Identify Trends Marcus A. Boyd, Samuel D. Henkin -
Turning to Terrorism: Ethnic, Religious, and Extremist Organizations Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Victor Asal -
Two to Tango: Government and Terrorist Group Actions in Colombia Barnett S. Koven -
Understanding and Combating Mass Casualty Terrorism (MCT) Gary Ackerman, Victor Asal -
Understanding Desistance from Terrorism Clark McCauley -
Unifying Approaches to Adversarial Modeling H. Brinton Milward, Ronald Breiger -
United States Extremist Crime Database (ECDB), 1990-2010 Joshua Freilich, Roberta Belli, Steven Chermak -
Updates to the Big, Allied, and Dangerous (BAAD) Dataset Victor Asal -
Updates to the Leadership of the Extreme and Dangerous for Innovative Results (LEADIR) Dataset Gina Scott Ligon -
Validating Models of Adversary Behavior Jun Zhuang -
Weapons Availability and Civil War Onset Barnett S. Koven -
Where the Extremes May Touch: The Potential for Collaboration Between Islamist, Right- and Left-Wing Extremists Gary Ackerman, Jeffrey Bale -
Terrorism and Society
Project Title Sort descending Investigators Project Period
A Climate of Terror: Approaches to the Study of Climate Change and Terrorism Marcus A. Boyd, Samuel D. Henkin -
A Multi-Level Approach to the Study of Violent Extremism Gary LaFree, Michael Jensen -
Al-Qa'ida Transcript Coding Project Deborah Cai -
Bargaining on and off the Battlefield: The Bargaining Model of War and Negotiations with the Afghan Taliban Barnett S. Koven -
Behavioral Assessments Based on Automated Text Analyses James Pennebaker -
Belief Formation and Political Engagement: A Panel Study of the Dynamics of Change in Egypt, Tunisia, and Turkey Mansoor Moaddel -
Border Crossings and Terrorist Attacks in the United States: Lessons for Protecting Against Dangerous Entrants Brent Smith, Erin Miller, Gary LaFree, Kathleen Smarick -
Bridging Religious Communities and Technology Providers to Counter Narratives of Violent Extremism Alejandro Beutel, Peter Weinberger -
Building Resilience to Violent Extremism Among Somali-Americans in Minneapolis-St. Paul Stevan Weine -
Climate Change and Terrorism: A Call to Action
Communicating Risk of Mass Casualty Terrorism in Diverse Communities Elaine Vaughan -
Community Field Studies and Analyses of Preparedness Networks Kathleen Tierney -
Community-level Indicators of Radicalization: A Data and Measurement Workshop Gary LaFree, Kathleen Smarick, Shira Fishman -
Community-oriented Policing and Community Engagement in Benin Barnett S. Koven -
Counterterrorism Net Assessment Data Structure (CT NEADS) Barnett S. Koven -
Country Reports on Terrorism - Statistical Annex Gary LaFree, Erin Miller -
Developing Academic Partnerships and Collaborative Research on Countering Violent Extremism in Malaysia and Southeast Asia Amy Pate, Barnett S. Koven, William Braniff -
Divergent Dimensions of Radicalization Risk: Migration and Violent Extremism in Sabah Barnett S. Koven, Samuel D. Henkin -
Drivers of Conflict and Convergence in China-U.S. Relations in a Global Context Amy Pate, John Stevenson -
Dynamics of Terror and Counterterrorism Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan -
Dynamics of Terrorism and Counterterrorism Campaigns Gary Ackerman, Joseph Young, R. Karl Rethemeyer, Victor Asal -
Extremist Crime Database Related Projects Joshua Freilich, Steven Chermak
Family and Community Capacities among US Minorities: a Key to Preventing Violent Extremism Stevan Weine -
Framing Global Salafi-Jihadist Messages in the West Peter Neumann -
Geospatial Analysis of Terror Finance Marcus A. Boyd -
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Erin Miller, Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan -
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Acceleration Erin Miller -
Homegrown Radicalization and the Role of Social Networks and Social Inclusiveness in the United States Paul Harwood -
Insider Threat Program Katy Lindquist, Devin Ellis, Steve Sin, Michael Jensen -
International Survey Capability Steven Kull -
ISIL: Branding, Leadership Culture and Lethal Attraction Gina Scott Ligon
Mapping and Evaluating Online Salafi-Jihadism Arie Kruglanski, Jarret Brachman, Michele Gelfand -
Massive Online Open Course: Understanding Terrorism and the Terrorist Threat Gary LaFree, William Braniff, Katherine Worboys Izsak -
Measuring Political Radicalization: Diaspora Support for Terrorism among Ottawa's Lebanese Muslim Community Bidisha Biswas, Christian Leuprecht, Clark McCauley -
Mobilization For and Against Terrorism in the Muslim World Clark McCauley, Mansoor Moaddel, Mohammed Hafez -
Modeling and Simulation of Public Response to Threat and Attacks Dennis Mileti -
Modeling Risk of Future Terrorist Attacks Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan -
National Household Survey Dennis Mileti, Linda Bourque -
One God for All? Fundamentalism and Group Radicalization Johanna Birnir, Nil Satana -
Opportunities for Public-Private Partnership in Countering Online Extremism and Recruitment Brandon Behlendorf -
Patterns of Radicalization in Political Activism Donatella della Porta, Manuela Caiani -
Population Vulnerability Analysis, Spatial Social Science, and GIS Susan Cutter -
Predisposing Root Causes of Terrorism Gary LaFree -
Quantitative Index of the Public Health Impacts of Terrorism Fran Norris -
Radicalization Clusters? Geographic Concentrations of Violent Extremism and Terrorism in the United States Kathleen Smarick -
Radicalization in the Ranks Michael Jensen, Sheehan Kane -
Radicalizing the Poor: Understanding the Influence of Service Provision on Popular Support for and Participation in Violent Political Groups Shawn Flanigan -
Relationships among Terrorism-Using Groups, Supporters, Constituencies, Target Groups, and General Populations Clark McCauley -
Shifting Terrorism Trends Across Time and Space Susan Cutter
Social Identity and Perceptions of Counterterrorism Demis Glasford -
Social, Behavioral, Cultural, and Economic (SBCE) Impacts on Terrorist Activity Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan, Erin Miller -
START-Oxford University Press Book Series Laura Dugan, Anthony Lemieux, Gary Ackerman, Gary LaFree -
State Response and Terrorist Activity Clark McCauley -
Terrorism and Targeted Violence in the United States Erin Miller, Michael Jensen -
Terrorism and Violence in Colombia Enrique Arias -
Terrorist Behavior and Societal Tolerance of Violence Risa Brooks -
Terrorist Strategies and Tactics: When Do Terrorists Decide to Attack the US? Martha Crenshaw -
The Role of the Media in the Recruitment of Terrorists: Mass Communication and the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Muslims in Indonesia Douglas M. McLeod -
The Social Determinants of Terrorist Organizations' Resilience in Latin America Johanna Birnir -
Tracking Attitudes within American Subculture Clark McCauley, Sophia Moskalenko -
Tracking Sympathy and Support of Muslims for Terrorism in Muslim Countries and in the United Kingdom Clark McCauley -
Tracking Sympathy and Support of Muslims for Terrorism in the United States Clark McCauley -
Two to Tango: Government and Terrorist Group Actions in Colombia Barnett S. Koven -
U.S. Attitudes toward Terrorism and Counterterrorism Gary LaFree -
Understanding and Combating Mass Casualty Terrorism (MCT) Gary Ackerman, Victor Asal -
Updates to the Leadership of the Extreme and Dangerous for Innovative Results (LEADIR) Dataset Gina Scott Ligon -
Individual Behavior
Project Title Sort descending Investigators Project Period
A Comparative Study of Violent Extremism and Gangs Gary LaFree, Scott H. Decker, David C. Pyrooz -
A Multi-Level Approach to the Study of Violent Extremism Gary LaFree, Michael Jensen -
A Pathway Approach to the Study of Bias Crime Offenders Michael Jensen, Gary LaFree -
Behavioral Assessments Based on Automated Text Analyses James Pennebaker -
Border Crossings and Terrorist Attacks in the United States: Lessons for Protecting Against Dangerous Entrants Brent Smith, Erin Miller, Gary LaFree, Kathleen Smarick -
Bridging Religious Communities and Technology Providers to Counter Narratives of Violent Extremism Alejandro Beutel, Peter Weinberger -
Building Resilience to Violent Extremism Among Somali-Americans in Minneapolis-St. Paul Stevan Weine -
Campus Dialogues Jonathan Wilkenfeld -
Cell Groups and Individual Radicalization in Indonesia, United Kingdom, and the United States Douglas M. McLeod -
Community-level Indicators of Radicalization: A Data and Measurement Workshop Gary LaFree, Kathleen Smarick, Shira Fishman -
Computational Modeling of Grievances and Political Instability Through Global Media Gary LaFree -
Counter Radicalization of Scientists in CBRN-relevant Technical Fields Arie Kruglanski, Gary Ackerman, Michele Gelfand -
Country Reports on Terrorism - Statistical Annex Gary LaFree, Erin Miller -
Decision Making and Simulation Anthony Lemieux, Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Victor Asal -
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency SIGMA+ Thomas Guarrieri, Marcus A. Boyd, Steve Sin -
Developing a Typology of Terrorism Involvement: A Basis for Sentencing, Management, Risk Reduction, Release & Monitoring of Terrorist Offenders -
Developing Academic Partnerships and Collaborative Research on Countering Violent Extremism in Malaysia and Southeast Asia Amy Pate, Barnett S. Koven, William Braniff -
Developing Impact and Effectiveness Assessment Tool for Influence Operations Steve Sin -
Divergent Dimensions of Radicalization Risk: Migration and Violent Extremism in Sabah Barnett S. Koven, Samuel D. Henkin -
Effects of Uncertainty on Support for Religious Extremism Arie Kruglanski -
Empirical Assessment of Domestic Disengagement and Deradicalization (EAD3) Michael Jensen, Peter Simi, Gina Scott Ligon -
Empirical Assessment of Domestic Radicalization (EADR) Michael Jensen, Gary LaFree -
European Converts to Islam: An Evolving Threat? Emmanuel Karagiannis -
Framing Global Salafi-Jihadist Messages in the West Peter Neumann -
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Erin Miller, Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan -
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Acceleration Erin Miller -
Insider Threat for Inbound International Air Cargo Gary Ackerman -
Islamic Radicalization in Europe and North America: Parallels and Divergence Gary Ackerman, John Sawyer, Peter Neumann -
Martyrs without Borders: Iraq's Foreign Fighters and the Third Generation of Global Jihad Mohammed Hafez -
Massive Online Open Course: Understanding Terrorism and the Terrorist Threat Gary LaFree, William Braniff, Katherine Worboys Izsak -
Measuring Intervention Success in Terrorist Activities Brent Smith -
Modeling the Emergence of Leaders in Self-Organizing Social Networks Nina Fefferman -
Opportunities for Public-Private Partnership in Countering Online Extremism and Recruitment Brandon Behlendorf -
Radicalization in the Ranks Michael Jensen, Sheehan Kane -
Radicalization of Momin Khawaja Clark McCauley, Sophia Moskalenko -
Recruitment and Radicalization among US Far-Right Terrorists Peter Simi -
Social Media Influencers: Re-domaining Fashion Industry Forecasting to Anticipate Online Extremist Radicalization Barnett S. Koven, Ramon F. Brena -
Social Network Analysis for Combating Terrorist Networks Alan Neustadtl, R. Karl Rethemeyer, Victor Asal -
Support for Terrorism as a Function of Individualistic and Collectivistic Goals Arie Kruglanski -
Terrorism and Targeted Violence in the United States Erin Miller, Michael Jensen -
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 -
Updates to the Big, Allied, and Dangerous (BAAD) Dataset Victor Asal -
Using Experimental Research to Study the Dynamics of Radicalization, Terrorism, and Counterterrorism Anthony Lemieux -
Validating Models of Adversary Behavior Jun Zhuang -
Crime and Terrorism
Project Title Sort descending Investigators Project Period
A Comparative Study of Violent Extremism and Gangs Gary LaFree, Scott H. Decker, David C. Pyrooz -
A Pathway Approach to the Study of Bias Crime Offenders Michael Jensen, Gary LaFree -
Anti-Terrorism Assistance Programs William Braniff -
Bargaining on and off the Battlefield: The Bargaining Model of War and Negotiations with the Afghan Taliban Barnett S. Koven -
Building a Unified Infrastructure for Data Integration on Political Violence and Conflict Brandon Behlendorf, Gary LaFree -
Community-oriented Policing and Community Engagement in Benin Barnett S. Koven -
Counterterrorism Net Assessment Data Structure (CT NEADS) Barnett S. Koven -
Country Reports on Terrorism - Statistical Annex Gary LaFree, Erin Miller -
Creation of a Database of U.S. Extremist Crime, 1990-2005 Joshua Freilich, Steven Chermak -
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency SIGMA+ Thomas Guarrieri, Marcus A. Boyd, Steve Sin -
Developing Academic Partnerships and Collaborative Research on Countering Violent Extremism in Malaysia and Southeast Asia Amy Pate, Barnett S. Koven, William Braniff -
Developing Integrated Radiological and Nuclear Detection Architecture for the Interior and International Mission Space Steve Sin, Marcus A. Boyd -
Distinctive Characteristics of Terrorist Groups Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan -
Divergent Dimensions of Radicalization Risk: Migration and Violent Extremism in Sabah Barnett S. Koven, Samuel D. Henkin -
Expand the Transnational Illicit Trafficking (TransIT) Database Marcus A. Boyd -
Extremist Crime Database Related Projects Joshua Freilich, Steven Chermak
Geospatial Analysis of Terror Finance Marcus A. Boyd -
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Erin Miller, Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan -
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Acceleration Erin Miller -
International and Regional Architecture Reports Brandon Behlendorf, Emily Iarocci, Gary Ackerman, Steve Sin -
Open-Source Geospatial Analysis of Criminal Activity Marcus A. Boyd -
Organized and/or Transnational Crime/Drug Cartel Nexus with Illicit Radiological/Nuclear Trade, Smuggling and/or Terrorism in Europe and North, Sahelian and West Africa Amy Pate, John Sawyer, Marcus A. Boyd, Steve Sin -
Patterns of U.S. Extremist Crime Jeff Gruenewald, Joshua Freilich, Steven Chermak, William Parkin -
Police Responses to Terrorism: Lessons from the Israeli Experience David Weisburd -
Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks Erin Miller -
Radicalization in the Ranks Michael Jensen, Sheehan Kane -
Radicalization of U.S. Prisoners Bert Useem, Obie Clayton -
Risk and Rehabilitation: Supporting the Work of Probation Officers in the Community Reentry of Extremist Offenders Gary LaFree, Michael Jensen -
Social Media Influencers: Re-domaining Fashion Industry Forecasting to Anticipate Online Extremist Radicalization Barnett S. Koven, Ramon F. Brena -
Terrorism and Targeted Violence in the United States Erin Miller, Michael Jensen -
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 -
The Threat of Pakistani Criminal Organizations: Assessing the Potential for Involvement in Radiological/Nuclear Smuggling, Collaboration with Terrorist Groups and the Potential to Destabilize the Pakistani State Amy Pate, Gary Ackerman -
U.S. Crime-Terror Nexus: Terrorist Networks & Trade Diversion Joshua Freilich, Steven Chermak, Roberta Belli -
United States Extremist Crime Database (ECDB), 1990-2010 Joshua Freilich, Roberta Belli, Steven Chermak -
Weapons Availability and Civil War Onset Barnett S. Koven -
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