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Project Title Investigators Project Period
Measuring Up: Aligning SOF and Interagency CT Efforts Across the Tactical, Operational and Strategic Levels Barnett S. Koven July, 2019 to July, 2020
Community-oriented Policing and Community Engagement in Benin Barnett S. Koven July, 2018 to June, 2020
Counterterrorism Net Assessment Data Structure (CT NEADS) Barnett S. Koven January, 2019 to January, 2020
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Acceleration Erin Miller January, 2019 to January, 2020
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
Bargaining on and off the Battlefield: The Bargaining Model of War and Negotiations with the Afghan Taliban Barnett S. Koven February, 2019 to August, 2019
Resources and Resilience: A Computational Model of Strategic Influence January, 2018 to June, 2018
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Erin Miller, Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan June, 2001 to June, 2018
Country Reports on Terrorism - Statistical Annex Gary LaFree, Erin Miller May, 2012 to May, 2018
Violent Non-state Actors and Contested Space Operations Amy Pate, Barnett S. Koven August, 2017 to April, 2018
Comparing Failed, Foiled, Completed and Successful Terrorist Attacks Erik Dahl, Margaret Wilson, Martha Crenshaw July, 2012 to December, 2017
Social, Behavioral, Cultural, and Economic (SBCE) Impacts on Terrorist Activity Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan, Erin Miller July, 2012 to December, 2017
Shadows of Violence: Empirical Assessments of Threats, Coercion and Gray Zones Amy Pate, Barnett S. Koven July, 2016 to June, 2017
Anti-Terrorism Assistance Programs William Braniff June, 2016 to May, 2017
Geospatial Analysis of Terror Finance Marcus A. Boyd July, 2015 to July, 2016
Drivers of Conflict and Convergence in China-U.S. Relations in a Global Context Amy Pate, John Stevenson March, 2014 to March, 2015
Building a Unified Infrastructure for Data Integration on Political Violence and Conflict Brandon Behlendorf, Gary LaFree January, 2013 to August, 2014
Anatomizing Radiological and Nuclear Non-State Adversaries Gary Ackerman, Jeffrey Bale, R. Karl Rethemeyer June, 2012 to January, 2014
Validating Models of Adversary Behavior Jun Zhuang July, 2012 to December, 2013
Border Crossings and Terrorist Attacks in the United States: Lessons for Protecting Against Dangerous Entrants Brent Smith, Erin Miller, Gary LaFree, Kathleen Smarick March, 2010 to August, 2012
Effectiveness of Counterterrorism Strategies Martha Crenshaw June, 2008 to November, 2011
Assessing Success and Failure in Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Development of Metrics on the Global War on Terror and the Global Jihad Rashmi Singh June, 2008 to October, 2011
Behavioral Assessments Based on Automated Text Analyses James Pennebaker November, 2008 to May, 2010
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 January, 2006 to May, 2009
Project Title Publication Date START Authors Publication Type
45 Years of Terrorism: Terrorist Attacks 1970-2015, Concentration and Intensity July 2016 Kammerer, William Map
A Contested Threat: The Politics of Security Collaboration for Combating Terrorism November 2008 Chenoweth, Erica Book Chapter
Alliance Hubs: Focal Points in the International Terrorist Landscape May 2014 Bacon, Tricia Journal Article
Autocracies and Terrorism: Conditioning Effects of Authoritarian Regime-Type on Terrorist Attacks October 2013 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
Broadening the Discussion about Women and Violent Extremism June 2015 Szmania, Susan Discussion Point
Characteristics of Terrorism Hotspots August 2015 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
Civil Resistance: Reflections on an Idea Whose Time Has Come July 2014 Chenoweth, Erica Journal Article
Countering Nuclear and Radiological Materials Illicit Trafficking Through Maritime Security Initiatives: Paper Tiger or Concrete Solution? A Case Study May 2015 Sin, Steve Conference Paper
Countering Terrorism: No Simple Solutions January 2017 LaFree, Gary; Crenshaw, Martha Book
Countering the Inhumane: Modeling Probable Pathways for Human Smuggling and Trafficking Along the U.S.-Mexico Border May 2015 Behlendorf, Brandon; Zhuang, Jun; Johns, Mila Research Brief
Country Reports on Terrorism 2013: Annex of Statistical Information May 2014 Miller, Erin; LaFree, Gary START Reports
Defining and Understanding the Jihadi-Salafi Movement June 2014 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
Democracy, Foreign Policy, and Terrorism December 2009 Phillips, Brian Journal Article
Democracy, Inclusion and Failure in Counterinsurgency April 2016 Deloughery, Kathleen; Sin, Steve; Asal, Victor Journal Article
Deradicalizing Detained Terrorists May 2017 Kruglanski, Arie; Gelfand, Michele Journal Article
Disaggregating and Defeating Terrorist Safe Havens December 2014 Bacon, Tricia Journal Article
Discussion Point: The Benefits and Drawbacks of Methodological Advancements in Data Collection and Coding: Insights from the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) November 2013 Jensen, Michael Discussion Point
Do Democracy and Free Markets Protect Us from Terrorism? January 2008 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
Ethnic Groups, Political Exclusion and Domestic Terrorism December 2014 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
Evolution of Global Terrorism: The Growing Lethality of Attacks January 2018 LaFree, Gary; Dugan, Laura Book Chapter
Explaining Terrorism: Causes, Processes and Consequences September 2013 Crenshaw, Martha Book
Foreign Military Interventions and Suicide Attacks March 2015 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
Games Rivals Play: International Terrorism in Rivalries January 2012 Piazza, James A.; Young, Joseph Journal Article
Geospatial Analysis of Terror Finance December 2017 Boyd, Marcus A. Research Brief
Government Policies for Counteracting Violent Extremism January 2019 LaFree, Gary; Freilich, Joshua Journal Article
Gray Zone Crises in MENA and Eastern Europe March 2017 Ellis, Devin; Murauskaite, Egle; Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Gabriel, Rachel; Capps, Ron Research Brief
Heat Map: Global Terrorism Database, Terrorist Attacks 2012, Concentation and Intensity June 2013 Kammerer, William Map
Heat Map: Global Terrorism Database, Terrorist Attacks 2013, Concentation and Intensity June 2014 Kammerer, William Map
Heat Map: Global Terrorism Database, Terrorist Attacks 2014, Concentation and Intensity June 2015 Kammerer, William Map
Heat Map: Global Terrorism Database, Terrorist Attacks 2015, Concentation and Intensity June 2016 Kammerer, William Map
Heat Map: Global Terrorism Database, Terrorist Attacks 2016, Concentation and Intensity July 2017 Kammerer, William Map
Heat Map: Global Terrorism Database, Terrorist Attacks 2017, Concentation and Intensity August 2018 Kammerer, William Map
Hezbollah's Global Tentacles: A Relational Approach to Convergence with Transnational Organised Crime November 2015 Leuprecht, Christian Journal Article
Incubators of Terror: Do Failed and Failing States Promote Transnational Terrorism? September 2008 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
Insurgency BAAD: Dynamics of Terrorism and Counterterrorism Campaigns October 2015 Young, Joseph; Rethemeyer, R. Karl; Asal, Victor Research Brief
Integrating the Civil–Military Relations Subfield May 2019 Brooks, Risa Journal Article
Islamic Politics, Muslim States, and Counterterrorism Tensions March 2017 Book
Just Between Friends: Bilateral Cooperation and Bounded Sovereignty in the "Global War on Terror" October 2009 Biswas, Bidisha Journal Article
Links Between Terrorism and Migration: An Exploration May 2016 Schmid, Alex Journal Article
Mapping Today's Jihadi Landscape and Threat May 2018 Moghadam, Assaf Journal Article
Maritime Security Initiatives: A Paper Tiger or a Concrete Solution? November 2016 Sin, Steve Journal Article
Mass-Fatality, Coordinated Attacks Worldwide, and Terrorism in France November 2015 Miller, Erin Background Report
Measuring Success and Failure in Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism – U.S. Government Metrics and the Global War on Terror November 2009 Schmid, Alex; Singh, Rashmi Book Chapter
Micro Big Data and Geosimulation April 2015 Conference Paper
Migration, Crime, and Victimization May 2019 Freilich, Joshua; Belli, Roberta Book Chapter
Myth and Reality in International Politics: Meeting Global Challenges through Collective Action September 2015 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan Book
Oil and Terrorism: An Investigation of Mediators December 2016 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
Opening Yourself Up: The Role of External and Internal Transparency in Terrorism Attacks September 2014 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
Paying it Forward: Canada's Renewed Commitment to NATO's Enhanced Forward Presence March 2019 Leuprecht, Christian Journal Article
Paying It Forward: Sustaining the Transatlantic Relationship with Canada’s Mission in the Baltics October 2018 Leuprecht, Christian Report
Peace and Conflict 2014 April 2014 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Huth, Paul Book
Perspectives on Political and Social Regional Stability Impacted by Global Crises—A Social Science Context January 2010 Asal, Victor White Paper
Piracy and Counter-Piracy Cooperation in Southeast Asia (2000-2014) July 2015 Tippin, Garett; Stevenson, John Research Brief
Political Islam: Untangling the Conceptual Muddle September 2007 Mainuddin, Rolin Journal Article
Protecting Global Cities: New York, London and the Internationalization of Municipal Policing for Counter Terrorism July 2007 Journal Article
Public Security in Federal Polities March 2019 Leuprecht, Christian Book
Radical Right Cross-National Links and International Cooperation January 2018 Caiani, Manuela Book Chapter
Radiological/Nuclear Detection Capability Development Framework Mapping Tool March 2016 Boyd, Marcus; Sin, Steve Project Fact Sheet
Rebel Power: Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win May 2017 Krause, Peter Book
Recent U.S. Thinking about Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Babysteps towards a Dynamic View of Asymmetric Conflict September 2010 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Journal Article
Regime Age and Terrorism: Are New Democracies Prone to Terrorism? January 2013 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
Regime Types and Terrorism June 2017 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
Regional variation in causes of injuries among terrorism victims for mass casualty events August 2015 Regens, James Journal Article
Religion and Politics in the Developing World: Explosive Interactions July 2002 Mainuddin, Rolin Book
Religious Fundamentalism in Eight Muslim‐Majority Countries: Reconceptualization and Assessment August 2018 Moaddel, Mansoor Journal Article
Repression and Terrorism: A Cross-National Empirical Analysis of Types of Repression and Domestic Terrorism February 2015 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
Research Handbook on Mediating International Crises May 2019 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan Book
Rethinking Alternative Development December 2015 Koven, Barnett S. Journal Article
Risk-Mitigating Policies and Adversarial Behavior: Case of Backlash June 2016 Mohtadi, Hamid Journal Article
Russian Clients and Global Foreign Policy Strategy: Evidence from Foreign Military Sales August 2015 Tippin, Garett; Stevenson, John START Reports
Scanning the Consequences of Demographic Change for the Emerging Landscape February 2016 Leuprecht, Christian Book Chapter
Security Screening Queues with Impatient Applicants: A New Model with A Case Study August 2017 Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
Shifting Eastern Mediterranean Alliances March 2016 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
Slipstreaming Human Geosimulation in Virtual Geographic Environments February 2015 Journal Article
Spatial Distribution of Minority Communities and Terrorism July 2016 Arva, Bryan; Piazza, James A. Journal Article
States and Peoples in Conflict: Transformations of Conflict Studies April 2017 Lichbach, Mark Book
Sub-state Actors' Threats to International Security: Religious Extremists and Terrorist Groups March 2019 Joshi, Sharad Book Chapter
Terrorism and Global Security November 2006 Book Chapter
Terrorism and the Olympics: Sochi, Russia 2014 January 2014 Miller, Erin Background Report
Terrorism Studies is not a Sub-Discipline October 2012 Discussion Point
The Challenges of Terrorism in a Globalized World May 2019 Pate, Amy Book Chapter
The Future of Terrorism Research: A Review Essay May 2014 Gruenewald, Jeffrey; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
The Illicit Drug Trade, Counternarcotics Strategies and Terrorism December 2011 Piazza, James A. 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 October 2015 Stevenson, John START Reports
The Politics of Collective Action: Security Collaboration for Combating Terrorism November 2007 Chenoweth, Erica Book Chapter
The Trust Paradox in Nuclear Smuggling December 2015 Murauskaite, Egle Journal Article
Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) Process: Assessing RN Threat Inclusion March 2016 Spalding, Sarah; Sin, Steve; Sell, Tara Kirk Research Brief
Towards Global Jihadism: Al-Qaeda's Strategic, Ideological and Structural Adaptations since 9/11 June 2012 Moghadam, Assaf; Braniff, William Journal Article
Transnational Illicit Trafficking (TransIT) Geospatial Tool March 2016 Boyd, Marcus A.; Sin, Steve Project Fact Sheet
Transnational Illicit Trafficking (TransIT) Geospatial Tool: Project Fact Sheet September 2013 Sawyer, John Project Fact Sheet
Transnational Terror and Human Rights March 2009 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
Types of Minority Discrimination and Terrorism November 2012 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
Weaponizing Peace: Colombia’s Demobilized FARC as a Lever of Russian Influence May 2019 Koven, Barnett S. White Paper
Western Muslims Volunteering to fight in Syria and Iraq: Why do they go, and what should we do? July 2015 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Journal Article
When Will Russia Use Force in Support of Foreign Policy Objectives? Comparative Evidence from the Ukrainian (2014) and Georgia (2008) Crises February 2016 Stevenson, John START Reports
Who Tortures the Terrorists? Transnational Terrorism and Military Torture October 2014 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
Why Terrorist Groups Form International Alliances May 2018 Bacon, Tricia Book
Analyzing peace and civil conflict
Wilkenfeld Discusses “International Negotiation in a Complex World”
The Audacity of Hype: Why International Cooperation will easily defeat Piracy in Southeast Asia
Discussion Point: Insider Threat in the Aviation Industry
START Hosts Delegation of CVE Experts from Middle East
Dr. Erica Chenoweth: Global thinker, peace researcher
Rassler delves into the intricacies of the Haqqani Nexus
START reaches out to dozens of middle and high schoolers
Terrorism and the Olympics: Sochi, Russia 2014
Despite fewer attacks in Western world, global terrorism increasing
From carpentry to communication
START study examines U.S. attitudes, beliefs before and after the Boston Marathon bombings
FTO Designation: Boko Haram and Ansaru
START Newsletter: Intelligence and security; perspectives on terrorism; Hezbollah; 'big data' and coding
START seeking 2014 Outstanding Article Award nominations
START aims to strengthen defense capabilities against WMD-seeking terrorists
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Hourly Research Assistant, Failure Points in Smuggling Networks
New journal is a resource for Global Terrorism Research
START hosts expert panel and career symposium on innovation in homeland security
START students take advantage of exclusive CIA opportunity
Borders Case Study Project- Paid Internship
The Federal Semester Program: Homeland Security Policy is Now Accepting Applications
Research Internships Available for Fall 2007 at the University of Maryland
START Announces Fellowships for 2005-06
Image Title Job Title Institution
Amy Pate Amy Pate

Executive Director & Research Director, START

University of Maryland
Photo of Barnett Koven Barnett S. Koven

Training Director and Senior Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Bidisha Biswas


Western Washington University
Christian Leuprecht


Royal Military College
Cory Davenport Cory Davenport

Research Scientist, SAIC

Daniella Fridl Daniella Fridl

Former Assistant Research Director, START

University of Maryland
David E. Cunningham

Associate Professor/Senior Researcher - Peace Research Institute Oslo

University of Maryland
Devin Ellis

Policy & Research Program Director, ICONS Project

University of Maryland
Egle Murauskaite

Senior Researcher & Simulation Developer, ICONS Project, START

University of Maryland
Emmanuel Karagiannis Emmanuel Karagiannis

Senior Lecturer of International Relations

King's College
Erica Chenoweth Erica Chenoweth

Associate Professor of International Studies

University of Denver
Erin MIller 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
Gary LaFree

Founding Director, START; Chair, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

University of Maryland
Hamilton Bean Hamilton Bean

Assistant Professor

University of Colorado Denver
Ingrid Schulz

Law Student

Georgetown University
James A. Piazza

Liberal Arts Professor of Political Science

Pennsylvania State University
James Halverson

Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Jeremy Backstrom

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations

Widener University
Dr. John Stevenson, START John Stevenson

Principal Research Scientist, NSI, Inc.

Joseph Young Joseph Young

Associate Professor of Public Affairs

American University
Karina Panyan

Research Assistant, Global Terrorism Database (GTD), START

University of Maryland
Katy Lindquist

Senior Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Lyubov Mincheva

Executive Director, Graduate Program in International Relations and Security Studies

University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Max Erdemandi

Faculty Specialist

University of Maryland
Michael Jensen

Senior Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Mila Jonns Mila Johns


Nil Satana

Visiting Associate Professor

University of Maryland
Peter Weinberger Peter Weinberger

Technical Advisor, Resonance Global

Rashmi Singh Rashmi Singh

Associate Professor

The Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais
Roberta Belli

Security Information Analyst, United Nations Department of Safety and Security

United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS)
Rolin Mainuddin

Associate Professor of Political Science

North Carolina Central University
Samuel D. Henkin

Senior Faculty Specialist, START

University of Maryland
Sarah Spalding Sarah Spalding

Geospatial Data Manager, Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data (HIFLD), ArdentMC

Sharad Joshi

Assistant Professor, Middlebury Institute of International Studies

Associate Fellow of International Security, Chatham House

Middlebury Institute of International Studies
Sheehan Kane

Faculty Research Assistant, START

University of Maryland
Thomas Guarrieri

Senior Researcher, Unconventional Weapons & Technology (UWT) Division, START

University of Maryland
Victor Asal

Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of Public Administration

University at Albany, State University of New York
Photo of William Braniff William Braniff

Director, START

Professor of the Practice, University of Maryland

Editorial Board, International Centre for Counter-Terrorism - The Hague

University of Maryland
Will Kammerer William Kammerer

Researcher, START

University of Maryland
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GTD Global Terrorism Database (GTD)
NuFAD Nuclear Facility Attack Database
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