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Terrorism Trends

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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 -
Bargaining on and off the Battlefield: The Bargaining Model of War and Negotiations with the Afghan Taliban Barnett S. Koven -
Climate Change and Terrorism: A Call to Action
Counterterrorism Net Assessment Data Structure (CT NEADS) Barnett S. Koven -
Country Reports on Terrorism - Statistical Annex Gary LaFree, Erin Miller -
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency SIGMA+ Thomas Guarrieri, Marcus A. Boyd, Steve Sin -
Developing Academic Partnerships and Collaborative Research on Countering Violent Extremism in Malaysia and Southeast Asia Amy Pate, Barnett S. Koven, William Braniff -
Distinctive Characteristics of Terrorist Groups Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan -
Dynamics of Terrorism and Counterterrorism Campaigns Gary Ackerman, Joseph Young, R. Karl Rethemeyer, Victor Asal -
Empirical Assessment of Domestic Radicalization (EADR) Michael Jensen, Gary LaFree -
Geospatial and Temporal Patterns of US Terrorism Brent Smith, Kelly Damphousse -
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Erin Miller, Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan -
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Acceleration Erin Miller -
Guerilla Insurgency: The Springboard to Terrorism? Mark Lichbach -
Massive Online Open Course: Understanding Terrorism and the Terrorist Threat Gary LaFree, William Braniff, Katherine Worboys Izsak -
Modeling Risk of Future Terrorist Attacks Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan -
Modeling Terrorism Onset and Intensity Dynamics Using the GTD Claudio Cioffi-Revilla, Nina Fefferman -
Predisposing Root Causes of Terrorism Gary LaFree -
Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks Erin Miller -
Radicalization Clusters? Geographic Concentrations of Violent Extremism and Terrorism in the United States Kathleen Smarick -
Radicalization in the Ranks Michael Jensen, Sheehan Kane -
School Emergency Public Information and Warning/Information Sharing Brooke Liu, Holly Roberts -
Shadows of Violence: Empirical Assessments of Threats, Coercion and Gray Zones Amy Pate, Barnett S. Koven -
START-Oxford University Press Book Series Laura Dugan, Anthony Lemieux, Gary Ackerman, Gary LaFree -
Terrorism and Targeted Violence in the United States Erin Miller, Michael Jensen -
Terrorist Attacks on the Homeland Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan, Erin Miller -
The Ecology of Terrorist Organizations Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Victor Asal, Gary LaFree -
Two to Tango: Government and Terrorist Group Actions in Colombia Barnett S. Koven -
Project Title Sort descending Publication Date Publication Type
"I'm down for a Jihad": How 100 Years of Gang Research can Inform the Study of Terrorism, Radicalization and Extremism 2015-02-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
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
A Community Level Comparison of Terrorism Movements in the United States 2016-07-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
A First Look at Domestic and International Global Terrorism Events, 1970-1997 2006-05-01T12:00:00 Conference Paper
A Look at Terrorist Behavior: How They Prepare, Where They Strike 2008-07-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
A Preliminary Typology Mapping Pathways of Learning and Innovation by Modern Jihadist Groups 2016-09-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
A Supply-Side View of Suicide Terrorism: A Cross-National Study 2008-01-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Across the Divide: Reflections of a Collaborative Class on Terrorism 2010-05-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Al-Shabaab Attack on Westgate Mall in Kenya 2013-09-01T12:00:00 Background Report
Alienation, Religion, Economics and Politics: Testing Theories of Radicalization in Polls of U.S. Muslims 2009-01-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Alternative Scales of Extremism: The Relationship Between Scale and Predictive Measures of Extremism in the United States 2022-01-01T12:00:00 START Reports
American Deaths in Terrorist Attacks 2015-10-01T12:00:00 Fact Sheet
American Deaths in Terrorist Attacks, 1995 - 2017 2018-09-01T12:00:00 Project Fact Sheet
American Deaths in Terrorist Attacks, 1995-2015 2016-09-01T12:00:00 Fact Sheet
American Deaths in Terrorist Attacks, 1995-2016 2017-11-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
An Evaluation of Displacement and Diffusion Effects on Eco-Terrorist Activities After Police Interventions 2017-10-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
An Experimental Investigation of the Choice of Terror and Support for Taking Action 2008-01-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Analysis of Factors Related to Hate Crime and Terrorism 2012-12-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Annex of Statistical Information: Country Reports on Terrorism 2016 2017-07-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Anti-Muslim Terrorism in the United States 2022-03-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Apparent intended lethality: Toward a model of intent to harm in terrorist bomb attacks 2013-04-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
August 2013 Security Threat to Americans Abroad 2013-08-01T12:00:00 Background Report
Autocracies and Terrorism: Conditioning Effects of Authoritarian Regime-Type on Terrorist Attacks 2013-10-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Black Swans and Burstiness -- Countering Myths about Terrorism 2012-12-01T12:00:00 Discussion Point
Boko Haram: An Assessment of Strengths, Vulnerabilities, and Policy Options 2015-01-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon 2013-04-01T12:00:00 Background Report
Book Review: Lutz, J. M., & Lutz, B. J. (2005). Terrorism: Origins and Evolution. 2007-06-01T12:00:00 Book Review
Carrots, Sticks, and Insurgent Targeting of Civilians 2018-08-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Characteristics of Communities where American Terrorists, Lived, Planned, and Conducted their Attacks 2011-02-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Characteristics of Lone-Wolf Violent Offenders: a Comparison of Assassins and School Attackers 2013-02-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Characteristics of Terrorism Hotspots 2015-08-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Citizen Militias 2008-05-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
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
Close Cousins or Distance Relatives? The Relationship Between Terrorism and Hate Crime 2012-10-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Community‐Level Indicators of Radicalization: A Data and Methods Task Force 2010-02-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Comparing Different Sources of Data to Examine Trends of Hate Crime in Absence of Official Registers 2020-09-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Constructing Terrorism: From Fear and Coercion to Anger and Jujitsu Politics 2015-11-01T12:00:00 Report
Countering Myths about Terrorism: Some Lessons Learned from the Global Terrorism Database 2011-11-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Countering Terrorism: No Simple Solutions 2017-01-01T12:00:00 Book
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
County-level Correlates of Terrorism in the United States, 1990 to 2010 2013-03-01T12:00:00 START Reports
County-level Correlates of Terrorism in the United States, 1990-2010 2014-05-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
County-Level Correlates of Terrorist Attacks in the United States 2014-11-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Crime Pays: Terrorist Group Engagement in Crime and Survival 2017-11-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Criminology Theory and Terrorism: New Applications and Approaches 2015-07-01T12:00:00 Book
Cross-Milieu Terrorist Collaboration: Using Game Theory to Assess the Risk of a Novel Threat 2016-04-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Cross-National Patterns of Terrorism: Comparing Trajectories for Total, Attributed and Fatal Attacks, 1970-2006 2010-07-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Deadlier in the U.S.? On Lone Wolves, Terrorist Groups, and Attack Lethality 2015-11-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Democracy, Foreign Policy, and Terrorism 2009-12-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Democratic Pieces: Democratization and the Origins of Terrorism 2010-11-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Desistance from Terrorism: What Can We Learn from Criminology? 2008-11-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Do 90 Percent of Terrorist Groups Last Less Than a Year? Updating the Conventional Wisdom 2017-09-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Does Legitimacy Matter? Attitudes Towards Anti-American Violence in Eqypt, Morcco, and Indonesia 2012-09-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Does Political Radicalization Depend on Ideology? 2009-11-01T12:00:00 Book Review
Draining the Swamp: Democracy Promotion, State Failure, and Terrorism in 19 Middle Eastern Countries 2007-04-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Early Detection of Terrorism Outbreaks Using Prospective Space–Time Scan Statistics 2012-10-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Efficacy of Counterterrorism Approaches: Examining Northern Ireland 2006-10-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Encouraging and Assessing the Validity of Answers to Questions about Radicalization: The Use of Meta-opinions 2018-03-01T12:00:00 White Paper
Enemies with Benefits? Violent Rivalry and Terrorist Group Longevity 2015-01-01T12:00:00 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
Examining Ideologically Motivated Cyberattacks Performed by Far-Left Groups 2019-01-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Explaining Terrorism: Causes, Processes and Consequences 2013-09-01T12:00:00 Book
Extreme Hatred: Revisiting the Hate Crime and Terrorism Relationship 2016-05-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Extreme Hatred: Revisiting the Hate Crime and Terrorism Relationship to Determine Whether They Are "Close Cousins" or "Distant Relatives" 2015-12-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Fact Sheet: Global Terrorism in 2018 2019-10-01T12:00:00 Fact Sheet
Fear and Anger Elicited by Terrorist Attack: The Power of Jujitsu Politics 2016-03-01T12:00:00 White Paper
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
Foreign Military Interventions and Suicide Attacks 2015-03-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
From Extremist to Terrorist: Identifying the Characteristics of Communities Where Perpetrators Live and Pre-Incident Activity Occurs 2013-04-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Games Rivals Play: International Terrorism in Rivalries 2012-01-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Gangs, Terrorism, and Radicalization 2011-10-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Geospatial Patterns of Precursor Behavior among Terrorists 2011-06-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Global Jihadism: Theory and Practice 2008-09-01T12:00:00 Book
Global Terrorism and the Deadliest Groups since 2001 2016-06-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Global Terrorism in 2017 2018-08-01T12:00:00 Background Report
Global Terrorism in 2018 2019-10-01T12:00:00 Background Report
Global Trends in Terrorism, 1970- 2011 2014-04-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Grievance, Social Dominance Orientation, and Authoritarianism in the Choice and Justification of Terror Versus Protest 2010-11-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Have Motivations for Terrorism Changed? 2005-11-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
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
Helping Veterans Thrive: The Importance of Peer Support in Preventing Domestic Violent Extremism 2022-03-01T12:00:00 Congressional Testimony
Historical Perspective and Future Directions in Research on Psychiatric Consequences of Terrorism and Other Disasters 2006-09-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
How Community Ties Influence Terrorist Targeting of Civilians 2013-11-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Identifying Cross-National Global Terrorist Hot Spots 2005-11-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Identity and Framing Theory, Precursor Activity, and the Radicalization Process 2016-01-01T12:00:00 Report
Ideological Motivations of Terrorism in the United States, 1970-2016 2017-11-01T12:00:00 Background Report
In the Shadow of 9/11: How the Study of Political Extremism Has Reshaped Criminology 2021-12-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Incubators of Terror: Do Failed and Failing States Promote Transnational Terrorism? 2008-09-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Infographic: Temporal Sequencing, Incident Sophistication, and Terrorist Outcomes 2016-10-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Integrated United States Security Database (IUSSD): Data on the Terrorist Attacks in the United States Homeland, 1970 to 2011 2012-12-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Introducing the Special Issue on New Directions in Terrorism Research 2015-05-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Introductions to Adversary Behavior: Validating the Models 2016-04-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Islamist Terrorism, Diaspora Links and Casualty Rates 2019-10-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Leaving the World of Hate: Life-Course Transitions and Self-Change 2015-06-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Lone-Offender Terrorists 2013-07-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Losing your Audience: Desistance from Terrorism in Egypt after Luxor 2009-11-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Lying About Terrorism 2014-04-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Making the Wrong Connection: The Determinants of Terrorist Targeting of Airplanes and Airports 2010-02-01T12:00:00 Conference Paper
Mapping and Deterring Violent Extremist Networks in North-West Africa 2015-04-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Mass Casualty Explosives Attacks in Iraq and Afghanistan 2017-06-01T12:00:00 Background Report
Mass-Fatality, Coordinated Attacks Worldwide, and Terrorism in France 2015-11-01T12:00:00 Background Report
Media Effects: Do Terrorist Organizations Launch Foreign Attacks in Response to Levels of Press Freedom or Press Attention? 2015-05-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Migration, Culture Conflict, Crime and Terrorism 2006-11-01T12:00:00 Book
Mobilizing on the Extreme Right: Germany, Italy, and the United States 2012-01-01T12:00:00 Book
Modelling Terrorist Technology Transfer 2019-04-01T12:00:00 White Paper
MOOC: Understanding Terrorism and the Terrorist Threat 2015 2014-10-01T12:00:00 Project Fact Sheet
New vs. Old Terrorism: A Critical Appraisal 2007-11-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
NGO Interventions: Influences on Terrorist Activity 2016-08-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Old and New Terrorism 2009-08-01T12:00:00 Book
On Classifying Terrorism: A Potential Contribution of Cluster Analysis for Academics and Policymakers 2007-12-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Opening Yourself Up: The Role of External and Internal Transparency in Terrorism Attacks 2014-09-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Overview: Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States-Foreign Fighters (PIRUS-FF) 2016-04-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Overview: Terrorism in 2014 2015-08-01T12:00:00 Background Report
Overview: Terrorism in 2016 2017-08-01T12:00:00 Background Report
Pathways Toward Radicalization 2008-10-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Patterns of Collective Desistance from Terrorism: Fundamental Measurement Challenges 2016-10-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Patterns of Intervention in Federal Terrorism Cases 2011-08-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Patterns of Islamic State-Related Terrorism, 2002--2015 2016-08-01T12:00:00 Background Report
Patterns of Lone Actor Terrorism in the United States: Research Brief 2014-10-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Patterns of Onset and Decline Among Terrorist Organizations 2012-03-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Patterns of Precursor Behaviors in the Life Span of a U.S. Environmental Terrorist Group 2009-11-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Patterns of Terrorism in the United States, 1970-2013 2014-10-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Patterns of Terrorism in the United States, 1970-2014 2016-05-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Political Islam in the Former Soviet Union: Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan Compared 2010-10-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Political Mobilization and Institutions 2015-04-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Poverty, Minority Economic Discrimination, and Domestic Terrorism 2011-03-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Prisons and Terrorism: Radicalisation and De-radicalisation in 15 Countries 2010-07-01T12:00:00 Report
Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States-Foreign Fighters: Infographics 2017-10-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism in the United States (PPT‐US): Data Collection and Descriptive Analysis 2011-09-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Project Fact Sheet: Terrorism and Extremist Violence in the U.S. Database and Portal 2014-05-01T12:00:00 Project Fact Sheet
Proud Boys Crimes and Characteristics 2022-01-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Putting Terrorism in Context: Lessons from the Global Terrorism Database (Contemporary Terrorism Studies) 2015-01-01T12:00:00 Book
Radical Right Movement Parties in Europe 2018-12-01T12:00:00 Book
Radicalization in the Ranks 2022-04-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Rage, Rage Against the Dying of the Slight 2015-03-01T12:00:00 Discussion Point
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 Type and Terrorist Attacks 2015-05-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Regime Types and Terrorism 2017-06-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Religion, Government Coalitions, and Terrorism 2013-02-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Religious Fundamentalism among Young Muslims in Egypt and Saudi Arabia 2008-06-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Repression and Terrorism: A Cross-National Empirical Analysis of Types of Repression and Domestic Terrorism 2015-02-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Research Highlight: Identifying the Characteristics of Communities Where Perpetrators Live and Pre-Incident Activity Occurs 2013-05-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Research Highlight: U.S. Attitudes toward Terrorism and Counterterrorism 2013-03-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Research Highlight: Understanding Lone-actor Terrorism -- A Comparative Analysis with Violent Hate Crimes and Group-based Terrorism 2013-10-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Responding to Terrorism? Human Rights Organization Shaming and Terrorist Attacks 2015-09-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Risk of Catastrophic Terrorism: An Extreme Value Approach 2009-04-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Say Terrorist, Think Insurgent: Labeling and Analyzing Contemporary Terrorist Actors 2014-10-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Secure in their Beliefs: Personal Security, the Quest for Personal Significance, and the Psychology of Extremism 2015-04-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Spatial Analysis of U.S. Terrorism Incidents 2017-11-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Spatial Distribution of Minority Communities and Terrorism 2016-07-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
START Annual Meeting 2016: Quick-Fire Presentation - Terrorism and Radicalization 2016-10-01T12:00:00 Presentation
State Capacity and Terrorism: A Two-Dimensional Approach 2014-05-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Strategic Terrorism: The Framework and Its Fallacies 2007-01-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Structural Differences of Violent Extremist Offenders in Correctional Settings 2015-06-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Sudden Desistance from Terrorism: The Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia and the Justice Comandos of the Armenian Genocide 2008-11-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Suicide Terrorism 2018-04-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Syria Barometer Survey: Opinions about War in Syria and about Radical Action 2016-06-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Terrorism 2009-01-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Terrorism and COVID-19: Actual and Potential Impacts 2020-06-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Terrorism and Democracy 2013-05-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Terrorism and Party Systems in the States of India 2010-02-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Terrorism and State Repression: Strategic Choice and the Domestic Normative Context 2018-06-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Terrorism and the Olympics 2012-07-01T12:00:00 Background Report
Terrorism and the Olympics: Sochi, Russia 2014 2014-01-01T12:00:00 Background Report
Terrorism in Belgium and Western Europe; Attacks against Transportation Targets; Coordinated Terrorist Attacks 2016-03-01T12:00:00 Background Report
Terrorism in Mali 2015-11-01T12:00:00 Fact Sheet
Terrorism Research: Current Issues and Debates 2017-09-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Terrorism Research: The Record 2014-07-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Terrorism Risk and Optimal Policy Response: Theory and Empirics 2019-10-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Terrorism Studies: A Reader 2010-11-01T12:00:00 Book
Terrorism Trends with a Focus on Energy and Mining 2015-06-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Terrorist Attacks in the U.S. between 1970 and 2012: Data from the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) 2014-01-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Terrorist Attacks in the U.S. between 1970 and 2013: Data from the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) 2014-11-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Terrorist Attacks on Educational Institutions 2014-12-01T12:00:00 Background Report
Terrorist Attacks Show Biggest Decline in a Decade; But Let's Wait Before Celebrating 2016-06-01T12:00:00 Discussion Point
Terrorist Attacks Targeting Critical Infrastructure in the United States, 1970-2015 2016-06-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Terrorist Group Cooperation and Longevity 2014-06-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Terrorist Group Survival as a Measure of Effectiveness 2018-06-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Terrorist Hostage-taking 2018-04-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
The Canadian Way of Counterterrorism: Introducing the GATE-Canada Data Set 2016-05-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
The Cost of Living and Terror: Does Consumer Price Volatility Fuel Terrorism? 2013-04-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
The Curious Incident of the Bench in the Daylight 2018-04-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
The Curse of Cain: Why Fratricidal Jihadis Fail to Learn from Their Mistakes 2017-11-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
The Debate over "New" vs. "Old" Terrorism 2007-08-01T12:00:00 Conference Paper
The Determinants of Domestic Right-Wing Terrorism in the USA: Economic Grievance, Societal Change and Political Resentment 2015-03-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
The Dog that Doesn't Bark 2013-01-01T12:00:00 Discussion Point
The Effectiveness of Counterterrorism in Spain: A New Approach 2010-02-01T12:00:00 Conference Paper
The Emergence of Lone Wolf Terrorism: Patterns of Behavior and Implications for Intervention 2015-09-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
The Empirical Study of Terrorism: Social and Legal Research 2009-08-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
The Geography of U.S. Terrorist Incidents, 1970-2004 2009-07-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
The Global Terrorism Database, 1970–2010 2013-01-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
The Globalization of Martyrdom: Al Qaeda, Salafi Jihad, and the Diffusion of Suicide Attacks 2008-07-01T12:00:00 Book
The Growing Importance of Criminology in the Study of Terrorism 2007-11-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
The Handbook of the Criminology of Terrorism 2016-11-01T12:00:00 Book
The Influence of External and Internal Correlates on the Organizational Death of Domestic Far-Right Extremist Groups 2015-05-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
The Intersection of Homicide, Terrorism, and Violent Extremism 2018-01-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
The Opium Trade and Patterns of Terrorism in the Provinces of Afghanistan: An Empirical Analysis 2012-03-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
The Oxford Handbook of Social Movements 2015-10-01T12:00:00 Book
The Paris Fidayin Attacks: Eight Years in the Making? 2015-10-01T12:00:00 Discussion Point
The Psychology of Extremism: A Motivational Perspective 2021-09-01T12:00:00 Book
The Rise and Fall of Terrorism 2019-05-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
The Rise and the Fall of the Extreme Right in Europe: Towards an Explanation? 2007-12-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
The Social Psychological Makings of a Terrorist 2018-02-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
The State of Al-Qaeda its Affiliates, and Associated Groups: Views from Outside Experts 2014-02-01T12:00:00 Congressional Testimony
The Strategic Logic of Terrorism 2017-06-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
The Strategy of Terrorism: How it Works, and Why it Fails 2007-12-01T12:00:00 Book
The True Meaning of Terrorism and Response to Terrorism 2017-11-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
To Bribe or to Bomb: Do Corruption and Terrorism Go Together? 2009-10-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Tracking Global Terrorism, 1970-2004 2008-11-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Trajectories of Terrorism: Attack Patterns of Foreign Groups That Have Targeted the United States, 1970-2004 2009-09-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Transnational Jihadism & Civil Wars 2017-09-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Trends in Global Terrorism, 1970-2007 2008-11-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Types of Minority Discrimination and Terrorism 2012-11-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
U.S. Attitudes toward Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Research Highlight 2014-10-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Under What Conditions Does Ethnic Conflict Result in Armed Violence? 2017-01-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Understanding Lone-actor Terrorism: A Comparative Analysis with Violent Hate Crimes and Group-based Terrorism 2013-09-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Understanding Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism 2017-11-01T12:00:00 Book
Update on Geospatial Patterns of Antecedent Behavior among Perpetrators in the American Terrorism Study (ATS) 2013-10-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Update on Geospatial Patterns of Precursor Behavior among Terrorists 2012-11-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Use of Firearms in Terrorist Attacks in the United States 1970-2014 2015-07-01T12:00:00 Background Report
Using open source data to track worldwide terrorism patterns 2017-07-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Veto Players and Terror 2010-11-01T12:00:00 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
What Are the Social, Economic, Psychological and Environmental Risk Factors That Lead to Radicalization and Recruitment to Terrorism? 2017-09-01T12:00:00 Report
What is the State of Islamic Extremism: Key Trends, Challenges and Implications for U.S. Policy 2015-02-01T12:00:00 Congressional Testimony
What Makes Terrorists Tick 2009-06-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
When Terrorism Works: Explaining Success and Failure Across Varying Targets and Objectives 2018-06-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
When Terrorists Go Bad: Analyzing Terrorist Organizations' Involvement in Drug Smuggling 2014-11-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
When terrorists target schools: An exploratory analysis of attacks on educational institutions 2013-06-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Why the United States is Targeted by Terrorism 2010-10-01T12:00:00 Conference Paper
With Friends Like These…Why Terrorist Organizations Ally 2016-01-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Yes, No, and Maybe in the World of Terrorism Research: Reflections on the Commentaries 2009-05-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
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"Peace and Conflict" Features Research from START Investigators
***Background Info: Moscow Subway Bombing***
***Background on Terrorism and Public Opinion in Indonesia***
2011-2012 Background Report Undergraduate Terrorism Analysis Training (UTAT) Program Application Deadline Extended
2014 GTD data available now
A closer look at the 2,600 terrorist attacks in US, 1970-2012
Al-Qaida's fatal terrorism under Osama bin Laden
Applications Now Being Accepted from UMaryland Undergraduates for Terrorism Studies Minor Program
Assessing the likelihood of Hate Crime in wake of Boston Attacks
Black Swans and Burstiness: Oct. 4 Lecture
Border Crossings and Terrorist Attacks in the US
Center of Excellence collaboration examines critical infrastructure
Corn Husker contributes to START internship program with State Department
Database spotlight: Big Allied and Dangerous (BAAD)
Database Spotlight: Police Response to Terrorism - Lessons from the Israeli Police
Database spotlight: Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism in the United States (PPT-US)
Database Spotlight: Update on Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism in the US
Designing Danger: Complex Engineering by Violent Non-State Actors
Despite fewer attacks in Western world, global terrorism increasing
DHS renews support for START terrorism research for next five years
Discussion Point: Black Swans and Burstiness—Countering Myths about Terrorism
Discussion Point: The End of Radicalization?
Discussion Point: Why isn't anyone calling this terrorism, still?
Earn a graduate certificate through START
Fact Sheet: American Deaths in Terrorist Attacks
Fahey discusses political instability, state capacity and terrorism
Far-right Violence in the United States: 1990-2010
First-of-its-kind index ranks countries for impact of terrorism
FTO Designation: Boko Haram and Ansaru
Global terrorism decreases in 2018 as recent uptick in U.S. terrorist attacks was sustained
Institute for Economics and Peace releases 2020 Global Terrorism Index
Intern team authors peer-reviewed journal article on Hamas
John Cohen's keynote address at START Annual Meeting
LaFree Discusses Terrorism Myths and Realities
Lone-actors fueled by grievance, personal crises, weapons use
Majority of 2013 terrorist attacks occurred in just a few countries
More plot participants, greater rate of attack success
New brief analyzes terrorist groups in the United States
New data reveals al-Qaida-linked groups among most active terrorist groups in the world
New editor will take on post for START-Oxford University Press book series
New project explores the relationship between belief and action of terrorist groups
New report examines relationship between county characteristics and incidents of terrorism
New START Project to Focus on Extremist Violence in U.S. Counties
New START study examines communities where terrorists lived, planned and prepared
New study examines FARC’s development of narco-submarines
New study examines terrorism in Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand
Now Hiring: Faculty Researcher/Post-Doc
Olympics and Terrorism
Patterns of Lone Actor Terrorism in the U.S.
Policing Terrorism
Preliminary findings on Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the US
Proportion of terrorist attacks by religious and right-wing extremists on the rise in United States
Research Brief: Terrorism Trends with a Focus on Energy and Mining
Research Highlight: Al-Qa'ida-Related Terrorism - Violent Incidents and Foiled Plots
Research improves understanding of geographic clustering of terrorist attacks
Research Roundtable details the patterns of terrorism worldwide
Researcher Spotlight: Erik Dahl
Response to mischaracterization of the Hot Spots Report
START Announces 2007-08 Fellowship Awards
START Announces Fellowships for 2005-06
START data featured in House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs report
START director addresses common myths of terrorism
START Director Gary LaFree Comments on Terrorism Research Before and After 9/11
START director to lecture on contrasting nature of terrorism
START Director to testify before House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
START executive director to testify before Congress on the state of al-Qaida
START hosts virtual book talk on “Insurgent Terrorism”
START Investigators Participate in 2011 American Sociological Association Annual Conference
START investigators present research at national conference
START launches infographic series with War on the Rocks
START launches new training course on understanding and preventing radicalization to violence and violent extremism
START launches online course on terror-crime nexus and CBRN
START launches Terrorism 360 podcast
START Newsletter: Global terrorism increasing; GTD 2012 dataset released; New cyber research
START Newsletter: Violent hate crimes and lone-actor terrorism; Cultural values and terrorism; Al-Shabaab
START provides 2013 statistical annex for Country Reports on Terrorism
START provides statistical annex for Country Reports on Terrorism
START Releases Report on Public Opinion in Muslim Countries
START research examines history of terrorism and the Olympic Games
START researcher appears on panel on violent extremism in Southeast Asia
START researcher explores how terrorism affects democracy, compares Turkey and US
START researcher invited to discuss terrorists' motivations
START researcher to publish book on suicide bombings
START Researchers Participate in Session on Psychology of Terrorism
START researchers present on the impact of climate change on terrorism
START researchers present work on transnational criminal organizations, terrorism and radiological/nuclear (RN) smuggling
START Response to Death of bin Laden
START seeking 2014 Outstanding Article Award nominations
START study assesses attacks by environmental and animal rights extremists
START to offer Massive Open Online Course
START Visiting Fellow featured in NY Times Magazine
START's Clark McCauley to Serve as Editor of New Journal on Asymmetric Conflict
State Department contracts START to provide terrorism data and analysis
Student researches ties between terrorism and the Olympics
Study shows hate crimes more likely to occur after terrorist attacks
Summer Course Offerings
Summer Opportunities for Undergrads at UMD
Terrorism and the Olympics: Sochi, Russia 2014
Terrorism in Belgium and Western Europe; Attacks against Transportation Targets; Coordinated Terrorist Attacks
Terrorism studies graduate certificate application deadline is quickly approaching
Terrorism Studies Minor information sessions
Terrorism studies minor now accepting applications
Terrorist attack deaths increase in Iraq, the West, despite decrease worldwide
Terrorist attacks involving firearms more likely to be lethal than other types of attacks
Terrorist violence decreases worldwide in 2017, but remains historically high
The evolution of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
Top-ranked criminology journal features START research
Trends in terrorism in the U.S.: New report analyzes terrorist attack data 1970-2011
Tricia Bacon discusses the history and future of alliances in the global terrorism community
UMD Report: Conspiracy theories fueled more terror attacks in 2020
Urban U.S. counties hot spots of terror, but rural areas are not exempt
Violent extremism in the U.S.
White Paper: A Multi-Layer Assessment of Terrorism in its Current and Future Manifestation
White Paper: Perspectives on Terrorism and Responses to It
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Adam martin Adam Martin Software Developer, Vexterra Group
Koven Barnett S. Koven Data Science Manager, Deloitte Government & Public Services
person-default Benjamin Evans Faculty Research Assistant, Global Terrorism Database, START University of Maryland
Brandon Behlendorf Brandon Behlendorf Assistant Professor, College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, SUNY Albany University at Albany, State University of New York
person-default Devin Ellis Researcher, ARLIS University of Maryland
elena akers Elena Akers Researcher/Junior Data Collection Manager, 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
Jake Loewner Jacob Loewner Researcher, START University of Maryland
Jeff Jeff Gruenewald Associate Professor and Director of the Terrorism Research Center, University of Arkansas University of Arkansas
Oudin Joseph Oudin Data Collection Manager
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Researcher, START
University of Maryland
Laura Dugan Laura Dugan Ralph Mershon Professor of Human Security and Professor of Sociology The Ohio State University
Boyd_Marcus Marcus A. Boyd Geospatial Research Unit (GRU) Director, START
Director of Graduate Studies, START
University of Maryland
Erdemandi Max Erdemandi Ph.D. Student, Communication Science and Social Cognition University of Maryland
person-default Michael Jensen Senior Researcher, START University of Maryland
Jacome_Michlle Michelle Jacome Operations Officer on International Finance Cooperation at the World Bank
Salma_Bouziani Salma Bouziani Project Manager/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
Clark tyler Tyler A. Clark Data Scientist, Doctoral Student 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
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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
Bargaining on and off the Battlefield: The Bargaining Model of War and Negotiations with the Afghan Taliban
Climate Change and Terrorism: A Call to Action
Counterterrorism Net Assessment Data Structure (CT NEADS)
Country Reports on Terrorism - Statistical Annex
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency SIGMA+
Developing Academic Partnerships and Collaborative Research on Countering Violent Extremism in Malaysia and Southeast Asia
Distinctive Characteristics of Terrorist Groups
Dynamics of Terrorism and Counterterrorism Campaigns
Empirical Assessment of Domestic Radicalization (EADR)
Geospatial and Temporal Patterns of US Terrorism
GTD Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Go
Global Terrorism Database (GTD)
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Acceleration
Guerilla Insurgency: The Springboard to Terrorism?
Massive Online Open Course: Understanding Terrorism and the Terrorist Threat
Modeling Risk of Future Terrorist Attacks
Modeling Terrorism Onset and Intensity Dynamics Using the GTD
Predisposing Root Causes of Terrorism
Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks
Radicalization Clusters? Geographic Concentrations of Violent Extremism and Terrorism in the United States
Radicalization in the Ranks
School Emergency Public Information and Warning/Information Sharing
Shadows of Violence: Empirical Assessments of Threats, Coercion and Gray Zones
START-Oxford University Press Book Series
Terrorism and Targeted Violence in the United States
Terrorist Attacks on the Homeland
The Ecology of Terrorist Organizations
Two to Tango: Government and Terrorist Group Actions in Colombia