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

Terrorism and Violent Extremism

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