Skip to main content

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

Al-Qaida and Affiliated Movements

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 -
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 -
Comparing Failed, Foiled, Completed and Successful Terrorist Attacks Erik Dahl, Margaret Wilson, Martha Crenshaw -
Counterterrorism Net Assessment Data Structure (CT NEADS) Barnett S. Koven -
Country Reports on Terrorism - Statistical Annex Gary LaFree, Erin Miller -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Extremist Crime Database Related Projects Joshua Freilich, Steven Chermak
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 -
International Survey Capability Steven Kull -
Islamic Radicalization in Europe and North America: Parallels and Divergence Gary Ackerman, John Sawyer, Peter Neumann -
Mapping and Evaluating Online Salafi-Jihadism Arie Kruglanski, Jarret Brachman, Michele Gelfand -
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 Up: Aligning SOF and Interagency CT Efforts Across the Tactical, Operational and Strategic Levels Barnett S. Koven -
Militant Islamist Networks in the West Jeffrey Bale -
Patterns of U.S. Extremist Crime Jeff Gruenewald, Joshua Freilich, Steven Chermak, William Parkin -
Radicalization in the Ranks Michael Jensen, Sheehan Kane -
Radicalization of Momin Khawaja Clark McCauley, Sophia Moskalenko -
Relationships among Terrorism-Using Groups, Supporters, Constituencies, Target Groups, and General Populations Clark McCauley -
Shadows of Violence: Empirical Assessments of Threats, Coercion and Gray Zones Amy Pate, Barnett S. Koven -
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 -
Understanding Desistance from Terrorism Clark McCauley -
Where the Extremes May Touch: The Potential for Collaboration Between Islamist, Right- and Left-Wing Extremists Gary Ackerman, Jeffrey Bale -
Project Title Sort descending Publication Date Publication Type
Exploring the U.S. Crime-Terror Nexus: Terrorist Networks and Trade Diversion 2014-10-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
'Defensive Liberal Wars’: The Global War on Terror and the Return of Illiberalism in American Foreign Policy 2015-03-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
A Comparison of Political Violence by Left-wing, Right-wing and Islamist Extremists in the United States and the World 2022-07-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
A Mixed Method Examination of Law Enforcement Investigatory Strategies Used in Jihadi and Far-right Foiled Terrorist Plots Before and After 9/11 2019-02-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
A Preliminary Typology Mapping Pathways of Learning and Innovation by Modern Jihadist Groups 2016-09-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
A Situated Comparison of Suicide and Non-Suicide Terrorist Plots and Homicides in the United States, 1990-2014 2018-09-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
A Tale of Two Caliphates 2014-12-01T12:00:00 White Paper
A Tale of Two Caliphates: Al-Qaida and its Associated Movement vs. the Islamic State and its Associated Movement 2015-09-01T12:00:00 Presentation
Addressing the Myths of Terrorism in America 2019-03-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Al Qaeda and the Islamic State's Break: Strategic Strife or Lackluster Leadership? 2017-10-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Al Qaeda's Post-9/11 Evolution: An Assessment 2011-11-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Al-Qa'ida - Related Terrorism: Violent Incidents and Foiled Plots 2013-04-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Anwar al-Awlaki, and Samir Khan 2011-09-01T12:00:00 Background Report
Al-Qaida and Al-Shabaab: A Resilient Alliance 2019-01-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Al-Shabaab Attack on Garissa University in Kenya 2015-04-01T12:00:00 Background Report
Al-Shabaab Attack on Westgate Mall in Kenya 2013-09-01T12:00:00 Background Report
Alienation, Religion, Economics and Politics: Testing Theories of Radicalization in Polls of U.S. Muslims 2009-01-01T12:00:00 START Reports
American Jihadi Terrorism: A Comparison of Homicides and Unsuccessful Plots 2016-11-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Another Look at Jujitsu Politics 2016-09-01T12:00:00 Discussion Point
Apologia for Suicide: Martyrdom in Contemporary Jihadist Discourse 2018-05-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Applying an Organizational Framework to Examine Jihadi Organizations as an Industry 2017-10-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
August 2013 Security Threat to Americans Abroad 2013-08-01T12:00:00 Background Report
Beyond al-Qa'ida 2012-11-01T12:00:00 Discussion Point
Boko Haram Recent Attacks 2014-05-01T12:00:00 Background Report
Book Review: Talibanistan: Negotiating the Borders Between Terror, Politics, and Religion 2019-09-01T12:00:00 Book Review
Boomerang: Opinion versus Action in the Radicalization of Abu-Mulal al-Balawi 2010-07-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Bruce Hoffman and Fernando Reinares (Eds.): The Evolution of the Global Terrorist Threat: From 9/11 to Osama bin Laden's Death 2015-09-01T12:00:00 Book Review
Caliphate in Decline: An Estimate of Islamic State's Financial Fortunes 2017-03-01T12:00:00 Report
Catch Them Coming and Going: Probabilistic Pathway Projection to Counter Foreign Fighters 2016-03-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Changing Organizational Structures of Jihadist Networks in the Netherlands 2016-10-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Cigarette smuggling and terrorism financing 2013-11-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Circles Drawing Toward High Risk Activism: The Use of Usroh and Halaqa in Islamist Radical Movements 2008-05-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Comparative Islamist Perspectives on the Politics of Energy in the Middle East and Beyond 2014-07-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Comparing Extremist Perpetrators of Suicide and Non-suicide Attacks in the U.S. 2017-03-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Conducting Terrorism Fieldwork on a Shoe-String Budget: Researching Suicide Terrorism in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 2013-02-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Consenting to a Child's Decision to Join a Jihad: Insights from a Survey of Militant Families in Pakistan 2008-11-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Containing the Narrative: Strategy and Tactics in Countering the Storyline of Global Jihad 2010-01-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Countermeasures against Extremism and Terrorism Database: Data Status and Final Findings 2012-09-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Counterterrorism Net Assessment Data Structure 2020-04-01T12:00:00 Project Fact Sheet
Criminal Justice & Military Deaths at the Hands of Extremists 2016-11-01T12:00:00 Background Report
Criminal Pasts, Terrorist Futures: European Jihadists and the New Crime-Terror Nexus 2016-12-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
CVE: An Idea Whose Time Has Come 2014-09-01T12:00:00 Discussion Point
De-constituting al-Qa’ida: CCO theory and the decline and dissolution of hidden organizations 2017-09-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Deadly Clerics: Blocked Ambition and the Paths to Jihad. By Richard A. Nielsen. 2018-11-01T12:00:00 Book Review
Debates among Salafi Muslims about use of violence 2017-05-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Digital Participation Roles of the Global Jihad: Social Media’s Role in Bringing Together Vulnerable Individuals and VEO Content 2018-03-01T12:00:00 White Paper
Discursive Turns and Critical Junctures: Debating Citizenship After the Charlie Hebdo Attacks 2020-05-01T12:00:00 Book
Divergent Dimensions of Radicalization Risk: Migration and Violent Extremism in Sabah 2021-12-01T12:00:00 Report
Dynamic Dimensions of Radicalization and Violent Extremism in Sabah, Malaysia 2021-12-01T12:00:00 Report
Europe's Jihadist Dilemma 2006-07-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Explaining Homegrown Western Jihadists: The Importance of Western Foreign Policy 2018-06-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Exploring the Crime-Terror Nexus in the United States: A Social Network Analysis of a Hezbollah Network Involved in Trade Diversion 2015-10-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Far-Right and Jihadi Terrorism within the United States: From September 11th to January 6th 2023-01-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Financial Crime and Material Support Schemes Linked to al-Qa'ida and Affiliated Movements (AQAM) in the United States: 1990 to June 2014 2014-12-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Financial Crime and Material Support Schemes Linked to al-Qa'ida and Affiliated Movements (AQAM) in the United States: 1990 to June 2014 2014-11-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Financial Crime and Political Extremism in the U.S. 2012-01-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Financial Terror: Financial Crime Schemes Involving Extremists Linked to the American Far Right and al-Qaida and Affiliated Movements 2017-01-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Finding Bin Laden: Lessons for a New American Way of Intelligence 2014-06-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Foreign Fighter Influence in Al-Shabaab: Limitations and Future Prospects 2019-01-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Fratricidal Jihadists: Why Islamists Keep Losing their Civil Wars 2018-05-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
From Freedom Fighters to Jihadists: Human Resources of Non State Armed Groups 2019-05-01T12:00:00 Book
From WWI to ISIS, Using Shame and Masculinity in Recruitment Narratives 2016-06-01T12:00:00 Discussion Point
Global Jihadism: Theory and Practice 2008-09-01T12:00:00 Book
Guiding Principles for Countering and Displacing Extremist Narratives 2016-08-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Hamas and Suicide Terrorism: Multi-causal and Multi-level Approaches 2011-01-01T12:00:00 Book
Hezbollah's Global Tentacles: A Relational Approach to Convergence with Transnational Organised Crime 2015-11-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Holy Terror and Mass Killings? Reexamining the Motivations and Methods of Mass Casualty Terrorists 2005-03-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Hurdles to International Terrorist Alliances: Lessons from Al Qaeda's Experience 2015-02-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Inspire Magazine: A Critical Analysis of its Significance and Potential Impact Through the Lens of the Information, Motivation, and Behavioral Skills Model 2014-01-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Is all Jihad Local? Transnational Contention and Political Violence in Somalia 2013-11-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Is Islamist Terrorism More Dangerous?: An Empirical Study of Group Ideology, Organization, and Goal Structure 2009-01-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Is the Enemy of My Enemy My Friend? How Terrorist Groups Select Partners 2018-01-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
ISIL in Libya: A Bayesian Approach to Mapping At-Risk Regions 2016-03-01T12:00:00 Discussion Point
Islamism and Totalitarianism 2009-06-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Islamist and Far-Right Homicides in the United States: Infographic 2017-02-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Islamist Terrorism, Diaspora Links and Casualty Rates 2019-10-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Islamist Use and Pursuit of CBRN Terrorism 2008-11-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Jihadist Plots in the United States: Interim Findings Infographic 2017-01-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Joining Al Qaeda: Jihadist Recruitment in Europe 2008-12-01T12:00:00 Book
Lethal Brands: How VEOs Build Reputations 2015-05-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Locating Al Qaeda's Center of Gravity: The Role of Middle Managers 2011-10-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Mapping and Deterring Violent Extremist Networks in North-West Africa 2015-04-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Mapping Today's Jihadi Landscape and Threat 2018-05-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Marriage of Convenience: The Evolution of Iran and al-Qa'ida's Tactical Cooperation 2017-04-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Measuring al-Qaeda: The Metrics of Terror 2012-06-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Monolithic Religious Markets, Fragmented State Structures, and Islamic Fundamentalism Among Iranians and the Middle East and North Africa 2017-04-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Narratives and counter-narratives for global jihad: Opinion versus action 2010-07-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Networks as strategic repertoires: Functional differentiation among Al-Shabaab terror cells 2013-05-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Nexus of Global Jihad: Understanding Cooperation Among Terrorist Actors 2017-05-01T12:00:00 Book
NGO Intervention in Jihadist Conflicts: A Closer Look at Afghanistan and Somalia 2019-02-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Not My Brother’s Keeper: Factional Infighting in Armed Islamist Movements 2019-11-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Options to Facilitate Socio-Political Stability in Syria and Iraq 2016-11-01T12:00:00 White Paper
Origin-group differences in the 2007 and 2011 Pew Polls of U.S. Muslims: Reactions to the War on Terrorism 2017-02-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Patterns of Islamic State-Related Terrorism, 2002--2015 2016-08-01T12:00:00 Background Report
Probabilistic Pathway Projection to Counter Foreign Fighters 2016-04-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States (PIRUS) 2018-10-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States (PIRUS) 2020-05-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States: Preliminary Findings 2014-01-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States: An Empirical Assessment of Domestic Radicalization 2014-01-01T12:00:00 Project Fact Sheet
Profiles of Radicalization in the United States 2017-09-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Radicalization in the Ranks 2022-04-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Reactions to the War on Terrorism: Ethnic Group Differences in the 2007 Pew Poll of American Muslims-Final Report 2010-10-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Rehabilitation of Jihadi Terrorists: Current Understanding and Perspectives 2020-04-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Repressive Efforts are Consistently Counterproductive in Reducing al-Qaeda-Inspired Violence Against Canadians 2015-08-01T12:00:00 Report
Say Terrorist, Think Insurgent: Labeling and Analyzing Contemporary Terrorist Actors 2014-10-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Simultaneous Attacks by Terrorist Organisations 2013-12-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Suicide Bombers – Martyrs, Heroes or Victims? 2014-03-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Support for the Caliphate and Radical Mobilization 2008-01-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Surveying American State Police Agencies about Lone Wolves, Far-Right Criminality, and Far-Right and Islamic Jihadist Criminal Collaboration 2010-10-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Surveying State Police Agencies about Domestic Terrorism and Far-Right Extremists 2008-02-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Swedish Foreign Fighters in Syria and Iraq: An Analysis of Open-Source Intelligence and Statistical Data 2017-06-01T12:00:00 Report
Terrorism in Belgium and Western Europe; Attacks against Transportation Targets; Coordinated Terrorist Attacks 2016-03-01T12:00:00 Background Report
Terrorist Suspect Religious Identity and Public Support for Harsh Interrrogation and Detention Practices 2014-04-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Terrorists Next Door? A Comparison of Mexican Drug Cartels and Middle Eastern Terrorist Organizations 2012-03-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
The Case of Ramzi Youssef 2005-11-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
The Challenges of Terrorism in a Globalized World 2019-05-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
The Crisis Within Jihadism: The Islamic State’s Puritanism vs. al-Qa`ida’s Populism 2020-09-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
The Discourse and Practice of ‘Heroic Resistance’ in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict – The Case of Hamas 2012-12-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
The Evolution of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL): Relationships 2004-2014 2014-06-01T12:00:00 Fact Sheet
The Globalization of Martyrdom: Al Qaeda, Salafi Jihad, and the Diffusion of Suicide Attacks 2008-07-01T12:00:00 Book
The Jihadi Industry: Assessing the Organizational, Leadership, and Cyber Profiles 2017-07-01T12:00:00 START Reports
The Last Good Chance: A Reassessment of U.S. Operations at Tora Bora 2008-10-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
The Medium is Terrorism: Transformation of the About to Die Trope in Dabiq 2016-08-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
The Opium Trade and Patterns of Terrorism in the Provinces of Afghanistan: An Empirical Analysis 2012-03-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
The Paris Fidayin Attacks: Eight Years in the Making? 2015-10-01T12:00:00 Discussion Point
The Politics of Suicide Terrorism 2005-09-01T12:00:00 Book Review
The Potential for Collaboration Between Islamists and Western Left-Wing Extremists: A theoretical and Empirical Introduction 2012-10-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
The Radicalization Puzzle: A Theoretical Synthesis of Empirical Approaches to Homegrown Extremism 2015-09-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
The State of Al-Qaeda its Affiliates, and Associated Groups: Views from Outside Experts 2014-02-01T12:00:00 Congressional Testimony
The War Within: A Look Inside al-Qaeda's Undoing 2016-08-01T12:00:00 Book
Thinking about the Law of Unintended Consequences 2010-10-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Threats of violent Islamist and far-right extremism: What does the research say? 2017-02-01T12:00:00 Discussion Point
Towards Global Jihadism: Al-Qaeda's Strategic, Ideological and Structural Adaptations since 9/11 2012-06-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Tracking Radical Opinions in Polls of U.S. Muslims 2017-04-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Transcending Organization: Individuals and “The Islamic State” 2014-06-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Transnational Islamist Networks: Western Fighters in Afghanistan, Somalia and Syria 2013-12-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Transnational Jihadism & Civil Wars 2017-09-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Transnational Terrorism 2013-10-01T12:00:00 Book
Trauma, Grief, and Depression in Nairobi Children After the 1998 Bombing of the American Embassy 2006-07-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Twenty-Five Years of Ideological Homicide Victimization in the United States of America 2016-03-01T12:00:00 START Reports
U.S. Muslim Opinion Over Time: Final Report 2016-02-01T12:00:00 START Reports
U.S. Muslims with Radical Opinions Feel More Alienated and Depressed 2017-08-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Understanding Terrorism Innovation and Learning: Al-Qaeda and Beyond 2015-04-01T12:00:00 Book
Understanding the Threat: What Data Tell Us about U.S. Foreign Fighters 2015-09-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Update on Geospatial Patterns of Antecedent Behavior among Perpetrators in the American Terrorism Study (ATS) 2013-10-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Victims of Ideological Homicides, 1990-2014 2016-03-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Violence Perpetrated by Supporters of Al-Qa’ida and Affiliated Movements (AQAM): Fatal Attacks and Violent Plots in the United States 2014-06-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Violence Perpetrated by Supporters of Al-Qa’ida and Affiliated Movements (AQAM): Fatal Attacks and Violent Plots in the United States 2014-06-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Violent Non-State Actors and the Kashmir Conflict 2019-09-01T12:00:00 White Paper
What Comes after ISIS? A Peace Proposal 2016-01-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
What is the State of Islamic Extremism: Key Trends, Challenges and Implications for U.S. Policy 2015-02-01T12:00:00 Congressional Testimony
Why ISIS' Message Resonates: Leveraging Islam, Socio-Political Catalysts and Adaptive Messaging 2016-01-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Why Terrorist Groups Form International Alliances 2018-05-01T12:00:00 Book
Title Sort descending
2011-2012 Background Report Undergraduate Terrorism Analysis Training (UTAT) Program Application Deadline Extended
A case study of radicalization offers implications for CVE
A Tale of Two Caliphates
Al-Qaida's fatal terrorism under Osama bin Laden
Al-Shabaab Attack on Westgate Mall in Kenya
AQAM’s fatal attacks and violent plots in the US
Background Report: Boko Haram Recent Attacks
Braniff briefs INSCOM
Braniff participates in World Summit on Counterterrorism
Braniff presents "Conceptual Frameworks for Understanding Global Jihadism"
CASE awards START top honors
Database Spotlight: Muslim Public Opinion and Public Opinion in the Islamic World on Terrorism, al Qaeda and U.S. Policies
Despite fewer attacks in Western world, global terrorism increasing
DHS Under Secretary for Science and Technology, Dr. Charles E. McQueary, speaks to START
Discussion Point: Beyond al-Qa'ida
Discussion Point: Black Swans and Burstiness—Countering Myths about Terrorism
Discussion Point: Communities on the Front Lines Against Terrorism
Discussion Point: From the Caucasus to Boston and Beyond
Discussion Point: Introducing 'Political Resilience'
Discussion Point: It's not Big Data, but Little Data, that Prevents Terrorist Attacks
Discussion Point: The Prospective Military Power of Al Qaeda Affiliated Groups in the Syrian Conflict
Discussion Point: The State of Al-Qaida, its Affiliates and Associated Groups
Discussion Point: Transcending Organization: Individuals and “The Islamic State”
Exciting Winter Courses Now Offered ONLINE
Financing terrorism through trade diversion
First-of-its-kind index ranks countries for impact of terrorism
FTO Designation: Boko Haram and Ansaru
Hegghammer explains variation in western jihadists
Hybrid political criminal organizations pose RN smuggling threat
Interns extend growing relationship between START and State Department
ISIL in Libya: A Bayesian Approach to Mapping At-Risk Regions
Mileti Contributes to Final Report on WTC Attack
New data reveals al-Qaida-linked groups among most active terrorist groups in the world
New Report Highlights the Challenges of Tracking Terrorism Events: GTD Indicates Global Terrorism Fatalities Up, Not Down
New research examines financial crime and political extremism
New START model forecasts the flow of foreign fighters
New START study examines communities where terrorists lived, planned and prepared
New study compares ideologically motivated homicides in United States
New study evaluates English-language jihadist magazine
Press Release: START Panel Addresses Key Questions in Terrorism
Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States (PIRUS) data now available
Research Highlight: Al-Qa'ida-Related Terrorism - Violent Incidents and Foiled Plots
Researcher analyzes how community ties impact terrorist groups’ targeting of civilians
Researcher Spotlight: Jeff Gruenewald
Return of the intern
Significant Terrorism Events in the News -- Nov. 1-20
Significant Terrorism Events in the News: September 2013
Singaporean delegation discusses countering extremist propaganda with START
START Affiliate Releases Report on Al-Awlaki
START Announces 2011-2012 Terrorism Research Award Participants
START Announces Fellowships for 2005-06
START Assesses Impact of 9/11
START Background Report: Al-Shabaab Attack on Garrissa University
START Director William Braniff gives lecture on “A Tale of Two Caliphates” (Photo Gallery)
START executive director to testify before Congress on the state of al-Qaida
START Expands its Research Brief Series
START Intern Profiles: July
START Newsletter: Global terrorism increasing; GTD 2012 dataset released; New cyber research
START Partners with Maryland Leadership Institute
START Releases Report on Public Opinion in Muslim Countries
START Research Brief: Al-Shabaab's use of Twitter
START Research Contributes to House Intelligence Report
START research informs Senate report on Chesser
START researchers co-lead webinar series on security challenges in Malaysia
START responds to White House report on preventing violent extremism
START Response to Death of bin Laden
START seeking 2014 Outstanding Article Award nominations
START to Mark Official Launch of Offices with Public Remarks
START's Mansoor Moaddel publishes findings from Iraq values surveys
START's Shoemaker presents Border Crossing findings at monthly series
Taking the Sinai Province of the Islamic State seriously without helping it destabilize Egypt
Terrorism in Belgium and Western Europe; Attacks against Transportation Targets; Coordinated Terrorist Attacks
Terrorism studies program takes students to tour the Pentagon
Terrorists act locally
The future of the Hamas Movement: A journalist’s perspective
The RaD portfolio is now on Twitter
Threats of violent Islamist and far-right extremism: What does the research say?
Tricia Bacon discusses the history and future of alliances in the global terrorism community
UMD Report: Conspiracy theories fueled more terror attacks in 2020
UMD-led study shows disparities in violence among extremist groups
Violent extremism in the U.S.
Working with al-Qaeda Documents: An Analyst's View before 9/11
Title Sort descending Job Title Institution
Anita atwell Anita Atwell Seate Assistant Professor, University of Maryland
Affiliate Assistant Professor, START
University of Maryland
Koven Barnett S. Koven Data Science Manager, Deloitte Government & Public Services
Carlos colon Carlos Rafael Colon Faculty Research Assistant, GTD University of Maryland
McCauley_Clark Clark McCauley Professor of Psychology Bryn Mawr College
Miller Erin Erin Miller GTD Program Manager, START University of Maryland
Gary Ackerman Gary Ackerman Associate Professor, SUNY Albany University at Albany, State University of New York
Gina_Ligon Gina Scott Ligon Director of National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education Center (NCITE); Jack and Stephanie Koraleski Professor of Collaboration Science, UNO University of Nebraska Omaha
Tinsley_Herbert Herbert Tinsley Analyst, Government Accountability Office
Jeff Jeff Gruenewald Associate Professor and Director of the Terrorism Research Center, University of Arkansas University of Arkansas
Joshua Freilich Joshua Freilich Professor John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Laura Dugan Laura Dugan Ralph Mershon Professor of Human Security and Professor of Sociology The Ohio State University
Margaret Margaret Hayden Researcher, GTD University of Maryland
R. Karl Rethemeyer R. Karl Rethemeyer Associate Professor of Public Administration & Policy University at Albany, State University of New York
person-default Sheehan Kane Researcher/Data Collection Manager, START University of Maryland
Braniff William 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
Abbreviation Thumbnail Image Title Sort descending Direct Link
A Comparative Study of Violent Extremism and Gangs
A Multi-Level Approach to the Study of Violent Extremism
Al-Qa'ida Transcript Coding Project
An Assessment of Jamāʻat Ahl as-Sunnah lid-daʻwa wal-Jihād (Boko Haram): Strengths, Vulnerabilities and Policy Options
Anatomizing Radiological and Nuclear Non-State Adversaries
Assessing Success and Failure in Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Development of Metrics on the Global War on Terror and the Global Jihad
Bargaining on and off the Battlefield: The Bargaining Model of War and Negotiations with the Afghan Taliban
Comparing Failed, Foiled, Completed and Successful Terrorist Attacks
Counterterrorism Net Assessment Data Structure (CT NEADS)
Country Reports on Terrorism - Statistical Annex
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
Distinctive Characteristics of Terrorist Groups
Divergent Dimensions of Radicalization Risk: Migration and Violent Extremism in Sabah
Empirical Assessment of Domestic Disengagement and Deradicalization (EAD3)
Empirical Assessment of Domestic Radicalization (EADR)
European Converts to Islam: An Evolving Threat?
Extremist Crime Database Related Projects
Framing Global Salafi-Jihadist Messages in the West
Global Terrorism Database (GTD)
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Acceleration
International Survey Capability
Islamic Radicalization in Europe and North America: Parallels and Divergence
Mapping and Evaluating Online Salafi-Jihadism
Martyrs without Borders: Iraq's Foreign Fighters and the Third Generation of Global Jihad
Massive Online Open Course: Understanding Terrorism and the Terrorist Threat
Measuring Up: Aligning SOF and Interagency CT Efforts Across the Tactical, Operational and Strategic Levels
Militant Islamist Networks in the West
Muslim Public Opinion on U.S. Policy, Attacks on Civilians, and al Qaeda Go
Patterns of U.S. Extremist Crime
Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States (PIRUS)
Public Opinion in the Islamic World on Terrorism, al Qaeda, and US Policies Go
Radicalization in the Ranks
Radicalization of Momin Khawaja
Relationships among Terrorism-Using Groups, Supporters, Constituencies, Target Groups, and General Populations
Shadows of Violence: Empirical Assessments of Threats, Coercion and Gray Zones
The Terrorism and Extremist Violence in the United States (TEVUS) Database
Understanding Desistance from Terrorism
Where the Extremes May Touch: The Potential for Collaboration Between Islamist, Right- and Left-Wing Extremists