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Ethnic Conflict and Violence


Ethnic Conflict and Violence

Project Title Investigators Project Period
Country Reports on Terrorism - Statistical Annex Gary LaFree, Erin Miller May, 2012 to May, 2018
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
Terrorist and Extremist Organizations (TEO) Database Jonathan Wilkenfeld, R. Karl Rethemeyer July, 2012 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
The Social Determinants of Terrorist Organizations' Resilience in Latin America Johanna Birnir September, 2008 to December, 2012
Dealing with the Devil: When Bargaining with Terrorists Works Erica Chenoweth, Laura Dugan June, 2009 to December, 2011
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 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
The Use of Violence by Ethnopolitical Organizations Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Victor Asal June, 2005 to May, 2009
Project Title Publication Date START Authors Publication Type
Friends in High Places: State Support for Violent and Non-violent Ethnopolitical Organizations June 2019 Asal, Victor Journal Article
Religion and Political Mobilization March 2019 Birnir, Johanna Book Chapter
Discrimination, Genocide, and Politicide February 2019 Asal, Victor Journal Article
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
Social Norms after Conflict Exposure and Victimization by Violence: Experimental Evidence from Kosovo July 2018 Mironova, Vera Journal Article
How Human Boundaries Become State Borders: Radical Flanks and Territorial Control in the Modern Era July 2018 Krause, Peter Journal Article
Political Demography of Conflict in Mali June 2018 Leuprecht, Christian Report
The Intersection of Homicide, Terrorism, and Violent Extremism January 2018 LaFree, Gary; Gruenewald, Jeff Journal Article
Introducing the AMAR (All Minorities at Risk) Data August 2017 Birnir, Johanna; Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Gurr, Ted Robert Journal Article
Under What Conditions Does Ethnic Conflict Result in Armed Violence? January 2017 McCauley, Clark Book Chapter
Demystifying Gray Zone Conflict: A Typology of Conflict Dyads and Instruments of Power in Colombia, 2002-present December 2016 Koven, Barnett S. Research Brief
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 START Reports
The Evolution of Prosociality and Parochialism After Violence July 2016 Mironova, Vera Journal Article
What Comes after ISIS? A Peace Proposal January 2016 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
Do Contemporaneous Armed Challenges Affect the Outcomes of Mass Nonviolent Campaigns? December 2015 Chenoweth, Erica Journal Article
What Explains Ethnic Organizational Violence? Evidence from Eastern Europe and Russia November 2015 Phillips, Brian; Asal, Victor Journal Article
The Oxford Handbook of Social Movements October 2015 della Porta, Donatella Book
Myth and Reality in International Politics: Meeting Global Challenges through Collective Action September 2015 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan Book
Service-Seeking Behavior, Perceptions of Armed Actors, and Preferences Regarding Governance: Evidence from the Palestinian Territories May 2015 Flanigan, Shawn Journal Article
Political Exclusion, Oil, and Ethnic Armed Conflict November 2014 Piazza, James A.; Asal, Victor Journal Article
Ethnicity and Altruism after Violence: The Contact Hypothesis in Kosovo October 2014 Mironova, Vera Journal Article
Socially Relevant Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Structure, and AMAR August 2014 Pate, Amy; Birnir, Johanna; Wilkenfeld, Jonathan Journal Article
Violence and the Dialectics of Landscape: Memorialization in Cambodia July 2014 Henkin, Samuel D. Journal Article
Spotting the Threat July 2014 Neumann, Peter Journal Article
Seriously Not All Right: Five Wars in Ten Years May 2014 Capps, Ron Book
Phnom Penh during the Cambodian Genocide: A Case of Selective Urbicide January 2014 Henkin, Samuel D. Journal Article
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 Gurr, Ted Robert Book
Ethnic Conflict: An Organizational Perspective April 2013 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Asal, Victor Journal Article
Religion, Government Coalitions, and Terrorism February 2013 Birnir, Johanna; Satana, Nil Journal Article
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
Why Split? Organizational Splits among Ethnopolitical Organizations in the Middle East April 2012 Asal, Victor Journal Article
The Reason We Don't Know March 2012 Pate, Amy; Birnir, Johanna; Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Gurr, Ted Robert Journal Article
Extremes of asymmetric conflict: terrorism and genocide January 2012 McCauley, Clark Book Chapter
ETA Ceasefires by the Numbers October 2011 Miller, Erin; Smarick, Kathleen Background Report
Rethinking Violence: States and Non-State Actors in Conflict August 2010 Chenoweth, Erica Book
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
Peace and Conflict 2010 November 2009 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Gurr, Ted Robert Book
The Use of Violence by Ethnopolitical Organizations in the Middle East February 2007 Pate, Amy; Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Michael, Mary; Asal, Victor Research Brief
Mediating International Crises November 2006 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Asal, Victor Book
Why Not Kill Them All? The Logic and Prevention of Mass Political Murder August 2006 McCauley, Clark Book
Holy Terror and Mass Killings? Reexamining the Motivations and Methods of Mass Casualty Terrorists March 2005 Asal, Victor Journal Article
Religion and Politics in the Developing World: Explosive Interactions July 2002 Mainuddin, Rolin Book
A Study of Crisis January 2000 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan Book
Marginalization, discrimination create greater risk of radicalization for immigrants
START researchers earn $2.6 million NSF grant to investigate social media’s ability to predict political instability
Dr. Bidisha Biswas discusses Indian Government’s approaches to managing conflict
START seeking 2014 Outstanding Article Award nominations
Researcher Spotlight: Daniella Fridl
Discussion Point: Counterterrorism Strategies and Democracy: Lessons for the US from the (Unfortunate) Example of Turkey
START researcher explores how terrorism affects democracy, compares Turkey and US
Intern Spotlight: Rick Magill
Researcher Spotlight: Amy Pate
State Department contracts START to provide terrorism data and analysis
Researcher Spotlight: Nil Satana
Research Brief: Law Enforcement Efforts to Counter Violent Extremism
Database Spotlight: Minorities at Risk Organizational Behavior (MAROB)
Leading terrorism expert discusses mobilization of women into terrorist networks
Terrorism expert discusses new research during START Seminar
Exciting Winter Courses Now Offered ONLINE
Have you seen it yet? START Research Review
***Background Info: Moscow Subway Bombing***
Internships at START Available for Spring 2010
New Dataset on Ethnically Based Organizations Released
START's Clark McCauley to Serve as Editor of New Journal on Asymmetric Conflict
New Research Brief Released: The Use of Violence by Ethnopolitical Organizations in the Middle East
START Announces Fellowships for 2005-06
Image Title Job Title Institution
Karina Panyan

Research Assistant, Global Terrorism Database (GTD), START

University of Maryland
Katy Lindquist

Principal Research Scientist, NSI Inc.

Marcus A. Boyd

Geospatial Research Unit (GRU) Director, START

Director of Graduate Studies, START

University of Maryland
Markus Binder

Project Manager/Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Peter Simi

Associate Professor, Chapman University

Director, Earl Babbie Research Center

Chapman University
Robert D. Lamb Robert D. Lamb

ICONS Director and Associate Research Scientist

University of Maryland
Samuel D. Henkin

Geospatial Research Unit (GRU) Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Tyler Yates Tyler Yates

Researcher, Global Terrorism Database (GTD)

University of Maryland
Victor Asal

Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of Public Administration

University at Albany, State University of New York

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