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Title Sort descending Investigators Project Period
A Climate of Terror: Approaches to the Study of Climate Change and Terrorism Marcus A. Boyd, Samuel D. Henkin -
Advancing U.S. CWMD/CWMT Capabilities in Support of the SIGMA+ Program through Development of Anticipatory Human Social Systems Models and Adversary Weapon Selection Decision Processes Steve Sin, Thomas Guarrieri -
Anatomizing Radiological and Nuclear Non-State Adversaries Gary Ackerman, Jeffrey Bale, R. Karl Rethemeyer -
Anti-Terrorism Assistance Programs William Braniff -
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 -
Behavioral Assessments Based on Automated Text Analyses James Pennebaker -
Border Crossings and Terrorist Attacks in the United States: Lessons for Protecting Against Dangerous Entrants Brent Smith, Erin Miller, Gary LaFree, Kathleen Smarick -
Building a Unified Infrastructure for Data Integration on Political Violence and Conflict Brandon Behlendorf, Gary LaFree -
Climate Change and Terrorism: A Call to Action
Climate Security, Great Power Competition, and Adversarial Geopolitics in Southeast Asia Samuel D. Henkin, Marcus A. Boyd -
Community-oriented Policing and Community Engagement in Benin 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 Academic Partnerships and Collaborative Research on Countering Violent Extremism in Malaysia and Southeast Asia Amy Pate, Barnett S. Koven, William Braniff -
Drivers of Conflict and Convergence in China-U.S. Relations in a Global Context Amy Pate, John Stevenson -
Effectiveness of Counterterrorism Strategies Martha Crenshaw -
Geospatial Analysis of Terror Finance Marcus A. Boyd -
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Erin Miller, Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan -
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Acceleration Erin Miller -
Measuring Up: Aligning SOF and Interagency CT Efforts Across the Tactical, Operational and Strategic Levels Barnett S. Koven -
Resources and Resilience: A Computational Model of Strategic Influence -
Shadows of Violence: Empirical Assessments of Threats, Coercion and Gray Zones Amy Pate, Barnett S. Koven -
Social, Behavioral, Cultural, and Economic (SBCE) Impacts on Terrorist Activity Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan, Erin Miller -
The Effects of Terrorism on Police Organization, Police Effectiveness in Crime Fighting and Public Expectations of and Attitudes toward the Police: A Multi-method Study of the Israeli Experience David Weisburd -
Tracking Cartels: Exploiting Open Sources to Identify Trends Marcus A. Boyd, Samuel D. Henkin -
Validating Models of Adversary Behavior Jun Zhuang -
Violent Non-state Actors and Contested Space Operations Amy Pate, Barnett S. Koven -
Project Title Sort descending Publication Date Publication Type
45 Years of Terrorism: Terrorist Attacks 1970-2015, Concentration and Intensity 2016-07-01T12:00:00 Map
A Climate of Terror? Approaches to the Study of Climate Change and Terrorism 2022-05-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
A Climate of Terror? Climate Change as a Means for Terrorist Exploitation 2022-05-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
A Climate of Terror? Climate Change as a Potential Ideological Driver of Terrorism 2022-05-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
A Climate of Terror? Climate Change as an Indirect Contributor to Terrorism 2022-05-20T12:00:00 Research Brief
Alliance Hubs: Focal Points in the International Terrorist Landscape 2014-05-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Analyzing Political and Social Regional Stability with Statistics: Challenges and Opportunities 2010-01-01T12:00:00 White Paper
Autocracies and Terrorism: Conditioning Effects of Authoritarian Regime-Type on Terrorist Attacks 2013-10-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Broadening the Discussion about Women and Violent Extremism 2015-06-01T12:00:00 Discussion Point
Characteristics of Terrorism Hotspots 2015-08-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Civil Resistance: Reflections on an Idea Whose Time Has Come 2014-07-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Climate Change and Security 2022-05-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Climate Change and Terrorism: A Call to Action 2022-05-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Climate Change and Terrorism: Key Insights 2022-05-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Competing with Great Powers Through Competitive Strategy and Unconventional Warfare 2021-04-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Countering Nuclear and Radiological Materials Illicit Trafficking Through Maritime Security Initiatives: Paper Tiger or Concrete Solution? A Case Study 2015-05-01T12:00:00 Conference Paper
Countering Terrorism: No Simple Solutions 2017-01-01T12:00:00 Book
Countering the Inhumane: Modeling Probable Pathways for Human Smuggling and Trafficking Along the U.S.-Mexico Border 2015-05-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Counterterrorism Net Assessment Data Structure 2020-04-01T12:00:00 Project Fact Sheet
Country Reports on Terrorism 2013: Annex of Statistical Information 2014-05-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Defining and Understanding the Jihadi-Salafi Movement 2014-06-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Democracy, Foreign Policy, and Terrorism 2009-12-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Democracy, Inclusion and Failure in Counterinsurgency 2016-04-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Deradicalizing Detained Terrorists 2017-05-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Disaggregating and Defeating Terrorist Safe Havens 2014-12-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Discussion Point: The Benefits and Drawbacks of Methodological Advancements in Data Collection and Coding: Insights from the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) 2013-11-01T12:00:00 Discussion Point
Do Democracy and Free Markets Protect Us from Terrorism? 2008-01-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Does Globalization Reduce Personal Violence? The Impact of International Trade on Cross-National Homicide Rates 2022-11-08T12:00:00 Journal Article
Ethnic Groups, Political Exclusion and Domestic Terrorism 2014-12-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Evolution of Global Terrorism: The Growing Lethality of Attacks 2018-01-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Expectations, Rivalries, and Civil War Duration 2005-01-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Explaining Terrorism: Causes, Processes and Consequences 2013-09-01T12:00:00 Book
For the Love of God: NGOs and Religious Identity in a Violent World 2009-12-01T12:00:00 Book
Foreign Military Interventions and Suicide Attacks 2015-03-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Games Rivals Play: International Terrorism in Rivalries 2012-01-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Geospatial Analysis of Terror Finance 2017-12-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Government Policies for Counteracting Violent Extremism 2019-01-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Gray Zone Crises in MENA and Eastern Europe 2017-03-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Heat Map: Global Terrorism Database, Terrorist Attacks 2012, Concentation and Intensity 2013-06-01T12:00:00 Map
Heat Map: Global Terrorism Database, Terrorist Attacks 2013, Concentation and Intensity 2014-06-01T12:00:00 Map
Heat Map: Global Terrorism Database, Terrorist Attacks 2014, Concentation and Intensity 2015-06-01T12:00:00 Map
Heat Map: Global Terrorism Database, Terrorist Attacks 2015, Concentation and Intensity 2016-06-01T12:00:00 Map
Heat Map: Global Terrorism Database, Terrorist Attacks 2016, Concentation and Intensity 2017-07-01T12:00:00 Map
Heat Map: Global Terrorism Database, Terrorist Attacks 2017, Concentation and Intensity 2018-08-01T12:00:00 Map
Hezbollah's Global Tentacles: A Relational Approach to Convergence with Transnational Organised Crime 2015-11-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Incubators of Terror: Do Failed and Failing States Promote Transnational Terrorism? 2008-09-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Insurgency BAAD: Dynamics of Terrorism and Counterterrorism Campaigns 2015-10-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Integrating the Civil–Military Relations Subfield 2019-05-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Just Between Friends: Bilateral Cooperation and Bounded Sovereignty in the "Global War on Terror" 2009-10-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Mapping Today's Jihadi Landscape and Threat 2018-05-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Maritime Security Initiatives: A Paper Tiger or a Concrete Solution? 2016-11-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Mass-Fatality, Coordinated Attacks Worldwide, and Terrorism in France 2015-11-01T12:00:00 Background Report
Measuring Fundamentalism Across the Abrahamic Faiths 2021-05-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Migration, Crime, and Victimization 2019-05-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Myth and Reality in International Politics: Meeting Global Challenges through Collective Action 2015-09-01T12:00:00 Book
Oil and Terrorism: An Investigation of Mediators 2016-12-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Opening Yourself Up: The Role of External and Internal Transparency in Terrorism Attacks 2014-09-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Paying it Forward: Canada's Renewed Commitment to NATO's Enhanced Forward Presence 2019-03-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Paying It Forward: Sustaining the Transatlantic Relationship with Canada’s Mission in the Baltics 2018-10-01T12:00:00 Report
Peace and Conflict 2014 2014-04-01T12:00:00 Book
Piracy and Counter-Piracy Cooperation in Southeast Asia (2000-2014) 2015-07-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Political Islam: Untangling the Conceptual Muddle 2007-09-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
President Trump’s Travel Ban: Inciting or Deterring Terrorism? 2019-12-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Private Militaries and the Security Industry in Civil Wars: Competition and Market Accountability 2020-09-01T12:00:00 Book
Private Military & Security Companies, Conflict Complexity, and Peace Duration: An Empirical Analysis 2020-07-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Private Military Companies, Opportunities, and Termination of Civil Wars in Africa 2013-10-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Public Security in Federal Polities 2019-03-01T12:00:00 Book
Radical Right Cross-National Links and International Cooperation 2018-01-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Radiological/Nuclear Detection Capability Development Framework Mapping Tool 2016-03-01T12:00:00 Project Fact Sheet
Re-Evaluating Special Operations Forces-Led Counterterrorism Efforts 2020-03-01T12:00:00 Report
Rebel Power: Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win 2017-05-01T12:00:00 Book
Recent U.S. Thinking about Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Babysteps towards a Dynamic View of Asymmetric Conflict 2010-09-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Regime Age and Terrorism: Are New Democracies Prone to Terrorism? 2013-01-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Regime Types and Terrorism 2017-06-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Religion and Politics in the Developing World: Explosive Interactions 2002-07-01T12:00:00 Book
Religious Fundamentalism in Eight Muslim‐Majority Countries: Reconceptualization and Assessment 2018-08-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Religious Fundamentalism, Liberal Nationalism, and Sectarian Solidarity among Lebanese 2021-08-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Repression and Terrorism: A Cross-National Empirical Analysis of Types of Repression and Domestic Terrorism 2015-02-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Research Handbook on Mediating International Crises 2019-05-01T12:00:00 Book
Rethinking Alternative Development 2015-12-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Risk-Mitigating Policies and Adversarial Behavior: Case of Backlash 2016-06-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Rivalries and Crisis Bargaining 2021-04-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Russian Aggression in Ukraine: Is There a Solution? 2016-10-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Russian Clients and Global Foreign Policy Strategy: Evidence from Foreign Military Sales 2015-08-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Scanning the Consequences of Demographic Change for the Emerging Landscape 2016-02-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Security Screening Queues with Impatient Applicants: A New Model with A Case Study 2017-08-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Shifting Eastern Mediterranean Alliances 2016-03-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Spatial Distribution of Minority Communities and Terrorism 2016-07-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
States and Peoples in Conflict: Transformations of Conflict Studies 2017-04-01T12:00:00 Book
Sub-state Actors' Threats to International Security: Religious Extremists and Terrorist Groups 2019-03-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Terrorism and Global Security 2007-01-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Terrorism and the Olympics: Sochi, Russia 2014 2014-01-01T12:00:00 Background Report
The Challenges of Terrorism in a Globalized World 2019-05-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
The Future of Terrorism Research: A Review Essay 2014-05-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
The Illicit Drug Trade, Counternarcotics Strategies and Terrorism 2011-12-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
The Influence of Nationalism on Russian Security Policy: The Logics of (Dis)-Order and Terrorism in the Shift from Nation-State to Nation-Civilization 2015-10-01T12:00:00 START Reports
The Politics of Collective Action: Security Collaboration for Combating Terrorism 2009-02-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
The Trust Paradox in Nuclear Smuggling 2015-12-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) Process: Assessing RN Threat Inclusion 2016-03-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Tortured Logic: Why Some Americans Support the Use of Torture in Counterterrorism 2020-07-01T12:00:00 Book
Towards Global Jihadism: Al-Qaeda's Strategic, Ideological and Structural Adaptations since 9/11 2012-06-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Transnational Illicit Trafficking (TransIT) Geospatial Tool 2016-03-01T12:00:00 Project Fact Sheet
Transnational Illicit Trafficking (TransIT) Geospatial Tool: Project Fact Sheet 2013-09-01T12:00:00 Project Fact Sheet
Transnational Terror and Human Rights 2009-03-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Types of Minority Discrimination and Terrorism 2012-11-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Weaponizing Peace: Colombia’s Demobilized FARC as a Lever of Russian Influence 2019-05-01T12:00:00 White Paper
Web of Links: Rival Connections and Strategic Accommodation in Response to Threats 2017-01-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Western Muslims Volunteering to fight in Syria and Iraq: Why do they go, and what should we do? 2015-07-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
When Will Russia Use Force in Support of Foreign Policy Objectives? Comparative Evidence from the Ukrainian (2014) and Georgia (2008) Crises 2016-02-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Who Tortures the Terrorists? Transnational Terrorism and Military Torture 2014-10-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Why Terrorist Groups Form International Alliances 2018-05-01T12:00:00 Book
Title Sort descending
Analyzing peace and civil conflict
Borders Case Study Project- Paid Internship
Braniff takes on role with Hedayah International Advisory Board
Despite fewer attacks in Western world, global terrorism increasing
Discussion Point: Insider Threat in the Aviation Industry
Dr. Erica Chenoweth: Global thinker, peace researcher
From carpentry to communication
FTO Designation: Boko Haram and Ansaru
GRU team gives virtual talk on cartels for National Security Forum
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Hourly Research Assistant, Failure Points in Smuggling Networks
Koven takes on role as non-resident fellow at Modern War Institute
New journal is a resource for Global Terrorism Research
Rassler delves into the intricacies of the Haqqani Nexus
Research Internships Available for Fall 2007 at the University of Maryland
START aims to strengthen defense capabilities against WMD-seeking terrorists
START Announces Fellowships for 2005-06
START Director speaks at United Nations informal dialogue series on counterterrorism
START Hosts Delegation of CVE Experts from Middle East
START hosts expert panel and career symposium on innovation in homeland security
START Newsletter: Intelligence and security; perspectives on terrorism; Hezbollah; 'big data' and coding
START reaches out to dozens of middle and high schoolers
START researchers present on the impact of climate change on terrorism
START seeking 2014 Outstanding Article Award nominations
START strengthens ties to private industry with strategic partnership, publications, events
START students take advantage of exclusive CIA opportunity
START study examines U.S. attitudes, beliefs before and after the Boston Marathon bombings
Terrorism and the Olympics: Sochi, Russia 2014
The audacity of hype: Why international cooperation will easily defeat piracy in Southeast Asia
The Federal Semester Program: Homeland Security Policy is Now Accepting Applications
UMD Report: Conspiracy theories fueled more terror attacks in 2020
Wilkenfeld Discusses “International Negotiation in a Complex World”
Title Sort descending Job Title Institution
person-default Alexandra Williams Junior Researcher University of Maryland
Amy Pate Amy Pate START Executive Director and Research Director University of Maryland
Koven Barnett S. Koven Data Science Manager, Deloitte Government & Public Services
person-default Devin Ellis Researcher, ARLIS University of Maryland
Egle M Egle Murauskaite Senior Researcher & Simulation Developer, ICONS Project, START University of Maryland
Elizabeth Elizabeth Radziszewski Associate Research Scientist, START University of Maryland
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
Lafee Gary LaFree Founding Director, START
Distinguished University Professor, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of Maryland
Panyan Karina Panyan Research Assistant, Global Terrorism Database (GTD), START University of Maryland
Lindquist Katy Lindquist Principal Research Scientist, NSI Inc.
Erdemandi Max Erdemandi Ph.D. Student, Communication Science and Social Cognition University of Maryland
person-default Megan Rutter Junior Researcher, START University of Maryland
person-default Michael Jensen Senior Researcher, START University of Maryland
henkin Samuel D. Henkin Geospatial Research Unit (GRU) Researcher, START University of Maryland
person-default Sheehan Kane Researcher/Data Collection Manager, START University of Maryland
Guarrieri Thomas Guarrieri Director of Undergraduate Studies
Assistant Research Scientist, Unconventional Weapons &
Technology (UWT) Division, START
University of Maryland
Clark tyler Tyler A. Clark Data Scientist, Doctoral Student 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
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
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A Climate of Terror: Approaches to the Study of Climate Change and Terrorism
Advancing U.S. CWMD/CWMT Capabilities in Support of the SIGMA+ Program through Development of Anticipatory Human Social Systems Models and Adversary Weapon Selection Decision Processes
Anatomizing Radiological and Nuclear Non-State Adversaries
Anti-Terrorism Assistance Programs
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
Behavioral Assessments Based on Automated Text Analyses
Border Crossings and Terrorist Attacks in the United States: Lessons for Protecting Against Dangerous Entrants
Building a Unified Infrastructure for Data Integration on Political Violence and Conflict
Climate Change and Terrorism: A Call to Action
Climate Security, Great Power Competition, and Adversarial Geopolitics in Southeast Asia
Community-oriented Policing and Community Engagement in Benin
Comparing Failed, Foiled, Completed and Successful Terrorist Attacks
Counterterrorism Net Assessment Data Structure (CT NEADS)
Country Reports on Terrorism - Statistical Annex
Developing Academic Partnerships and Collaborative Research on Countering Violent Extremism in Malaysia and Southeast Asia
Drivers of Conflict and Convergence in China-U.S. Relations in a Global Context
Effectiveness of Counterterrorism Strategies
Geospatial Analysis of Terror Finance
GTD Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Go
Global Terrorism Database (GTD)
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Acceleration
Measuring Up: Aligning SOF and Interagency CT Efforts Across the Tactical, Operational and Strategic Levels
NuFAD Nuclear Facility Attack Database Go
Resources and Resilience: A Computational Model of Strategic Influence
Shadows of Violence: Empirical Assessments of Threats, Coercion and Gray Zones
Social, Behavioral, Cultural, and Economic (SBCE) Impacts on Terrorist Activity
The Effects of Terrorism on Police Organization, Police Effectiveness in Crime Fighting and Public Expectations of and Attitudes toward the Police: A Multi-method Study of the Israeli Experience
Tracking Cartels: Exploiting Open Sources to Identify Trends
Validating Models of Adversary Behavior
Violent Non-state Actors and Contested Space Operations