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Ethnic Conflict and Violence

Ethnic Conflict and Violence

Project Titlesort ascending Investigators Project Period
Turning to Terrorism: Ethnic, Religious, and Extremist Organizations Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Victor Asal June, 2008 to December, 2011
Tracking Sympathy and Support of Muslims for Terrorism in Muslim Countries and in the United Kingdom Clark McCauley June, 2008 to May, 2011
The Use of Violence by Ethnopolitical Organizations Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Victor Asal June, 2005 to May, 2009
The Social Determinants of Terrorist Organizations' Resilience in Latin America Johanna Birnir September, 2008 to December, 2012
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
Terrorist and Extremist Organizations (TEO) Database Jonathan Wilkenfeld, R. Karl Rethemeyer July, 2012 to December, 2016
Shadows of Violence: Empirical Assessments of Threats, Coercion and Gray Zones Amy Pate, Barnett S. Koven July, 2016 to June, 2017
One God for All? Fundamentalism and Group Radicalization Johanna Birnir, Nil Satana July, 2013 to December, 2016
Minorities at Risk Related Projects June, 2005 to December, 2016
Massive Online Open Course: Understanding Terrorism and the Terrorist Threat Gary LaFree, William Braniff, Katherine Worboys Izsak January, 2014 to March, 2014
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Acceleration Erin Miller January, 2019 to January, 2020
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Erin Miller, Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan June, 2001 to January, 2020
Divergent Dimensions of Radicalization Risk: Migration and Violent Extremism in Sabah Barnett S. Koven September, 2019 to March, 2021
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
Dealing with the Devil: When Bargaining with Terrorists Works Erica Chenoweth, Laura Dugan June, 2009 to December, 2011
Country Reports on Terrorism - Statistical Annex Gary LaFree, Erin Miller May, 2012 to May, 2018
Computational Modeling of Grievances and Political Instability Through Global Media Gary LaFree September, 2014 to September, 2019
Project Titlesort ascending Publication Date START Authors Publication Type
Wilkinson's Votes and Violence: Electoral Competition and Ethnic Riots in India January 2006 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
Why Split? Organizational Splits among Ethnopolitical Organizations in the Middle East April 2012 Asal, Victor Journal Article
Why not kill them all? The logic and prevention of mass political murder November 2005 McCauley, Clark Book
When Women Fight: Unemployment, Territorial Control and the Prevalence of Female Combatants in Insurgent Organizations December 2019 Asal, Victor Journal Article
What Explains Ethnic Organizational Violence? Evidence from Eastern Europe and Russia November 2015 Phillips, Brian; Asal, Victor Journal Article
What Comes after ISIS? A Peace Proposal January 2016 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
Violence and the Dialectics of Landscape: Memorialization in Cambodia July 2014 Henkin, Samuel D. Journal Article
Unholy Alliances: Evidence on Linkages between Trans-State Terrorism and Crime Networks: The Case of Bosnia June 2010 Mincheva, Lyubov; Gurr, Ted Robert Book Chapter
Under What Conditions Does Ethnic Conflict Result in Armed Violence? January 2017 McCauley, Clark Book Chapter
The Use of Violence by Ethnopolitical Organizations in the Middle East February 2007 Pate, Amy; Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Michael, Mary; Asal, Victor Research Brief
The Reason We Don't Know March 2012 Pate, Amy; Birnir, Johanna; Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Gurr, Ted Robert Journal Article
The Paradox of Legitimacy: Resilience, Successes and the Multiple Identities of the Kurdistan Workers' Party in Turkey May 2015 Journal Article
The Oxford Handbook of Social Movements October 2015 della Porta, Donatella Book
The Intersection of Homicide, Terrorism, and Violent Extremism January 2018 LaFree, Gary; Gruenewald, Jeff Journal Article
The Evolution of Prosociality and Parochialism After Violence July 2016 Mironova, Vera Journal Article
The Choice of Terrorism: Terrorist Behavior by Middle Eastern Minorities At Risk Organizations January 2010 Asal, Victor Journal Article
Spotting the Threat July 2014 Neumann, Peter Journal Article
Socially Relevant Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Structure, and AMAR August 2014 Pate, Amy; Birnir, Johanna; Wilkenfeld, Jonathan Journal Article
Social Norms after Conflict Exposure and Victimization by Violence: Experimental Evidence from Kosovo July 2018 Mironova, Vera Journal Article
Service-Seeking Behavior, Perceptions of Armed Actors, and Preferences Regarding Governance: Evidence from the Palestinian Territories May 2015 Flanigan, Shawn Journal Article
Rethinking Violence: States and Non-State Actors in Conflict November 2009 Chenoweth, Erica Book
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; Gabriel, Rachel START Reports
Religion, Government Coalitions, and Terrorism February 2013 Birnir, Johanna; Satana, Nil Journal Article
Religion and Politics in the Developing World: Explosive Interactions July 2002 Mainuddin, Rolin Book
Religion and Political Mobilization March 2019 Birnir, Johanna Book Chapter
Preventing Mass Atrocities: Policies and Practices September 2018 Gurr, Ted Robert Book
Postmemory and the Geographies of Violence at Kraing Ta Chan, Cambodia August 2018 Henkin, Samuel D. Journal Article
Political Exclusion, Oil, and Ethnic Armed Conflict November 2014 Piazza, James A.; Asal, Victor Journal Article
Political Demography of Conflict in Mali June 2018 Leuprecht, Christian Report
Phnom Penh during the Cambodian Genocide: A Case of Selective Urbicide January 2014 Henkin, Samuel D. Journal Article
Peace and Conflict 2010 November 2009 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Gurr, Ted Robert Book
Operational Dynamics of Boko Haram's Terrorist Campaign Following Leadership Succession February 2016 Regens, James Journal Article
Myth and Reality in International Politics: Meeting Global Challenges through Collective Action September 2015 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan Book
Mediating International Crises July 2006 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Asal, Victor Book
Lowest of the Low: Why Some Countries Suffer Terrorist Attacks against Schools December 2019 Asal, Victor Journal Article
Introduction November 2009 Chenoweth, Erica Book Chapter
Introducing the AMAR (All Minorities at Risk) Data August 2017 Birnir, Johanna; Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Gurr, Ted Robert Journal Article
How Human Boundaries Become State Borders: Radical Flanks and Territorial Control in the Modern Era July 2018 Krause, Peter Journal Article
Holy Terror and Mass Killings? Reexamining the Motivations and Methods of Mass Casualty Terrorists March 2005 Asal, Victor Journal Article
Friends in High Places: State Support for Violent and Non-violent Ethnopolitical Organizations June 2019 Asal, Victor Journal Article
Forecasting the Use of Violence in Ethnic-political Organizations: Middle Eastern Minorities, At Risk Minorities and the Choice of Violence February 2009 Asal, Victor Conference Paper
Forecasting the Use of Violence by Ethno–Political Organizations: Middle Eastern Minorities and the Choice of Violence, V. S. Subrahmanian, ed. November 2012 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan Book Chapter
Extremes of asymmetric conflict: terrorism and genocide January 2012 McCauley, Clark Book Chapter
Ethnicity and Altruism after Violence: The Contact Hypothesis in Kosovo October 2014 Mironova, Vera Journal Article
Ethnic Conflict: An Organizational Perspective April 2013 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Asal, Victor Journal Article
ETA Ceasefires by the Numbers October 2011 Miller, Erin; Smarick, Kathleen Background Report
Do Contemporaneous Armed Challenges Affect the Outcomes of Mass Nonviolent Campaigns? December 2015 Chenoweth, Erica Journal Article
Discrimination, Genocide, and Politicide February 2019 Asal, Victor Journal Article
Demystifying Gray Zone Conflict: A Typology of Conflict Dyads and Instruments of Power in Colombia, 2002-present December 2016 Koven, Barnett Research Brief
Crisis managers but not conflict resolvers: Mediating ethnic intrastate conflict in Africa July 2013 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Asal, Victor Journal Article
Crime Terror Alliances and the State. Ethnonationalist and Islamist Challenges to Regional Security May 2013 Book
Counter-terrorism Strategies in the Balkans: Risk Assessment of the Regional Conflict Potential and Recommendable Counter-terrorism Policies June 2008 Mincheva, Lyubov Book Chapter
Bibliography: Genocide (since 1980) Part 1 April 2015 Schmid, Alex Report
A Study of Crisis January 2000 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan Book
The Formation of Unholy Alliances: How violence threatens international security
Terrorism expert discusses new research during START Seminar
State Department contracts START to provide terrorism data and analysis
START's Clark McCauley to Serve as Editor of New Journal on Asymmetric Conflict
START seeking 2014 Outstanding Article Award nominations
START researchers earn $2.6 million NSF grant to investigate social media’s ability to predict political instability
START researcher explores how terrorism affects democracy, compares Turkey and US
START Announces Fellowships for 2005-06
Researcher Spotlight: Nil Satana
Researcher Spotlight: Daniella Fridl
Researcher Spotlight: Amy Pate
Research Brief: Law Enforcement Efforts to Counter Violent Extremism
New Research Brief Released: The Use of Violence by Ethnopolitical Organizations in the Middle East
New Dataset on Ethnically Based Organizations Released
Mohamed Nimer on the Americanization and Evolution of Islamism
Marginalization, discrimination create greater risk of radicalization for immigrants
Leading terrorism expert discusses mobilization of women into terrorist networks
Internships at START Available for Spring 2010
Intern Spotlight: Rick Magill
Have you seen it yet? START Research Review
Exciting Winter Courses Now Offered ONLINE
Dr. Bidisha Biswas discusses Indian Government’s approaches to managing conflict
Discussion Point: Counterterrorism Strategies and Democracy: Lessons for the US from the (Unfortunate) Example of Turkey
Database Spotlight: Minorities at Risk Organizational Behavior (MAROB)
Conciliatory counterterrorism strategies could limit terrorist groups’ lethality
Analyzing peace and civil conflict
***Background Info: Moscow Subway Bombing***
Image Title Job Title Institution
Victor Asal

Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of Public Administration

University at Albany, State University of New York
Shawn Flanigan Shawn Flanigan

Professor of Public Affairs

San Diego State University
Sharad Joshi

Assistant Professor, Middlebury Institute of International Studies

Associate Fellow of International Security, Chatham House

Middlebury Institute of International Studies
Samuel D. Henkin

Assistant Research Scientist, START

University of Maryland
Risa Brooks

Associate Professor of Political Science

Marquette University
Rashmi Singh Rashmi Singh

Associate Professor

The Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais
Peter Weinberger Peter Weinberger

Technical Advisor, Resonance Global

Peter Simi

Associate Professor, Chapman University

Director, Earl Babbie Research Center

Chapman University
Peter Krause

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Boston College

Research Affiliate, MIT Security Studies Program

Boston College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nil Satana

Visiting Associate Professor

University of Maryland
Mary Michael

Faculty Research Assistant, START

University of Maryland
Markus Binder

Project Manager/Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Marcus A. Boyd

Senior Researcher, GIS, START

Director, Graduate Studies, START

University of Maryland
Lyubov Mincheva

Executive Director, Graduate Program in International Relations and Security Studies

University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Kieran Quinlan

Data Scientist & Senior Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton

Katy Lindquist

Senior Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Karina Panyan

Research Assistant, Global Terrorism Database (GTD), START

University of Maryland
Dr. John Stevenson, START John Stevenson

Principal Research Scientist, NSI, Inc.

John Sawyer John Sawyer

Director of Strategic Corporate Research Relationships

University of Maryland
Jeremy Backstrom

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations

Widener University
James A. Piazza

Liberal Arts Professor of Political Science

Pennsylvania State University
Erica Chenoweth Erica Chenoweth

Associate Professor of International Studies

University of Denver
Emmanuel Karagiannis Emmanuel Karagiannis

Senior Lecturer of International Relations

King's College
Emina Herovic

Assistant Clinical Professor

University of Maryland
David E. Cunningham

Associate Professor/Senior Researcher - Peace Research Institute Oslo

University of Maryland
Clark McCauley Clark McCauley

Professor of Psychology

Bryn Mawr College
Barnett Koven Barnett S. Koven

Training Director

Near-peer Competition Lead Researcher

Counterterrorism Lead Researcher

University of Maryland
Anthony Lemieux Anthony Lemieux

Associate Professor of Communication and Lead Researcher of the Transcultural Conflict and Violence Program

Georgia State University
Amy Pate Amy Pate

Executive Director & Research Director, START

University of Maryland
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