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Ethnic Conflict and Violence

Title Sort ascending Investigators Project Period
Computational Modeling of Grievances and Political Instability Through Global Media Gary LaFree -
Country Reports on Terrorism - Statistical Annex Gary LaFree, Erin Miller -
Dealing with the Devil: When Bargaining with Terrorists Works Erica Chenoweth, Laura Dugan -
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 -
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Erin Miller, Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan -
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Acceleration Erin Miller -
Massive Online Open Course: Understanding Terrorism and the Terrorist Threat Gary LaFree, William Braniff, Katherine Worboys Izsak -
Minorities at Risk Related Projects -
One God for All? Fundamentalism and Group Radicalization Johanna Birnir, Nil Satana -
Shadows of Violence: Empirical Assessments of Threats, Coercion and Gray Zones Amy Pate, Barnett S. Koven -
Terrorist and Extremist Organizations (TEO) Database Jonathan Wilkenfeld, R. Karl Rethemeyer -
The Impact of Israeli Counterterrorism Interventions on Rate and Intensity of Terrorist Activity: Hazard Modeling and Time Series Approaches Arie Kruglanski -
The Social Determinants of Terrorist Organizations' Resilience in Latin America Johanna Birnir -
The Use of Violence by Ethnopolitical Organizations Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Victor Asal -
Tracking Sympathy and Support of Muslims for Terrorism in Muslim Countries and in the United Kingdom Clark McCauley -
Turning to Terrorism: Ethnic, Religious, and Extremist Organizations Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Victor Asal -
Project Title Sort ascending Publication Date Publication Type
A Study of Crisis 2000-01-01T12:00:00 Book
Religion and Politics in the Developing World: Explosive Interactions 2002-07-01T12:00:00 Book
Holy Terror and Mass Killings? Reexamining the Motivations and Methods of Mass Casualty Terrorists 2005-03-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Why Not Kill Them All? The Logic and Prevention of Mass Political Murder 2006-08-01T12:00:00 Book
Mediating International Crises 2006-11-01T12:00:00 Book
The Use of Violence by Ethnopolitical Organizations in the Middle East 2007-02-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Peace and Conflict 2010 2009-11-01T12:00:00 Book
Unholy Alliances: Evidence on Linkages between Trans-State Terrorism and Crime Networks: The Case of Bosnia 2010-06-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Rethinking Violence: States and Non-State Actors in Conflict 2010-08-01T12:00:00 Book
ETA Ceasefires by the Numbers 2011-10-01T12:00:00 Background Report
Extremes of asymmetric conflict: terrorism and genocide 2012-01-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
The Reason We Don't Know 2012-03-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Why Split? Organizational Splits among Ethnopolitical Organizations in the Middle East 2012-04-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Forecasting the Use of Violence by Ethno–Political Organizations: Middle Eastern Minorities and the Choice of Violence, V. S. Subrahmanian, ed. 2012-11-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Religion, Government Coalitions, and Terrorism 2013-02-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Ethnic Conflict: An Organizational Perspective 2013-04-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Crime Terror Alliances and the State. Ethnonationalist and Islamist Challenges to Regional Security 2013-05-01T12:00:00 Book
Crisis managers but not conflict resolvers: Mediating ethnic intrastate conflict in Africa 2013-07-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Phnom Penh during the Cambodian Genocide: A Case of Selective Urbicide 2014-01-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Seriously Not All Right: Five Wars in Ten Years 2014-05-01T12:00:00 Book
Violence and the Dialectics of Landscape: Memorialization in Cambodia 2014-07-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Spotting the Threat 2014-07-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Socially Relevant Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Structure, and AMAR 2014-08-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Ethnicity and Altruism after Violence: The Contact Hypothesis in Kosovo 2014-10-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Political Exclusion, Oil, and Ethnic Armed Conflict 2014-11-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Service-Seeking Behavior, Perceptions of Armed Actors, and Preferences Regarding Governance: Evidence from the Palestinian Territories 2015-05-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Myth and Reality in International Politics: Meeting Global Challenges through Collective Action 2015-09-01T12:00:00 Book
The Oxford Handbook of Social Movements 2015-10-01T12:00:00 Book
What Explains Ethnic Organizational Violence? Evidence from Eastern Europe and Russia 2015-11-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Do Contemporaneous Armed Challenges Affect the Outcomes of Mass Nonviolent Campaigns? 2015-12-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
What Comes after ISIS? A Peace Proposal 2016-01-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
The Evolution of Prosociality and Parochialism After Violence 2016-07-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Report: Demystifying Gray Zone Conflict: A Typology of Conflict Dyads and Instruments of Power in Libya, 2014-Present 2016-11-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Demystifying Gray Zone Conflict: A Typology of Conflict Dyads and Instruments of Power in Colombia, 2002-present 2016-12-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Under What Conditions Does Ethnic Conflict Result in Armed Violence? 2017-01-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
The Use of Force in Foreign Policy 2017-07-27T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Introducing the AMAR (All Minorities at Risk) Data 2017-08-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
The Intersection of Homicide, Terrorism, and Violent Extremism 2018-01-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Political Demography of Conflict in Mali 2018-06-01T12:00:00 Report
Social Norms after Conflict Exposure and Victimization by Violence: Experimental Evidence from Kosovo 2018-07-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
How Human Boundaries Become State Borders: Radical Flanks and Territorial Control in the Modern Era 2018-07-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Postmemory and the Geographies of Violence at Kraing Ta Chan, Cambodia 2018-08-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Preventing Mass Atrocities: Policies and Practices 2018-09-01T12:00:00 Book
Discrimination, Genocide, and Politicide 2019-02-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Religion and Political Mobilization 2019-03-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Friends in High Places: State Support for Violent and Non-violent Ethnopolitical Organizations 2019-06-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
When Women Fight: Unemployment, Territorial Control and the Prevalence of Female Combatants in Insurgent Organizations 2019-12-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Lowest of the Low: Why Some Countries Suffer Terrorist Attacks against Schools 2019-12-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Divergent Dimensions of Radicalization Risk: Migration and Violent Extremism in Sabah, Malaysia 2020-12-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Dynamic Dimensions of Radicalization and Violent Extremism in Sabah, Malaysia 2021-12-01T12:00:00 Report
Divergent Dimensions of Radicalization Risk: Migration and Violent Extremism in Sabah 2021-12-01T12:00:00 Report
The Palestinian Quest for Significance and Hamas Violence 2023-11-15T12:00:00 Journal Article
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Researcher Spotlight: Bob Lamb
UMD Report: Conspiracy theories fueled more terror attacks in 2020
START researchers co-lead webinar series on security challenges in Malaysia
Analyzing peace and civil conflict
Conciliatory counterterrorism strategies could limit terrorist groups’ lethality
Mohamed Nimer on the Americanization and Evolution of Islamism
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
Title Sort ascending Job Title Institution
Amy Pate Amy Pate START Acting Director University of Maryland
anthony Lemieux Anthony Lemieux Associate Professor of Communication and Lead Researcher of the Transcultural Conflict and Violence Program Georgia State University
Koven Barnett S. Koven Data Science Manager, Deloitte Government & Public Services
McCauley_Clark Clark McCauley Professor of Psychology Bryn Mawr College
Sawyer John John Sawyer Director of Strategic Corporate Research Relationships University of Maryland
Panyan Karina Panyan Research Assistant, Global Terrorism Database (GTD), START University of Maryland
Lindquist Katy Lindquist Principal Research Scientist, NSI Inc.
Boyd_Marcus Marcus A. Boyd Geospatial Research Unit (GRU) Director, START
Director of Graduate Studies, START
University of Maryland
Binder_Markus Markus Binder Project Manager/Researcher, START University of Maryland
person-default Peter Simi Associate Professor, Chapman University
Director, Earl Babbie Research Center
Chapman University
Robert lamb Robert D. Lamb ICONS Director and Associate Research Scientist University of Maryland
Henkin Samuel D. Henkin Geospatial Research Unit (GRU) Researcher, START University of Maryland
Steve Sin Steve S. Sin, Ph.D. Associate Research Scientist & Director, Unconventional Weapons & Technology Division
Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, School of International Service, American University
Adjunct Instructor for Forensic Sciences, Oklahoma State University
Chief Academic Officer, Platinum East
University of Maryland
Guarrieri Thomas Guarrieri Director of Undergraduate Studies
Assistant Research Scientist, Unconventional Weapons &
Technology (UWT) Division, START
University of Maryland
Tyler yates Tyler Yates Researcher, Global Terrorism Database (GTD) University of Maryland
Asal_Victor Victor Asal Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of Public Administration University at Albany, State University of New York