Current and Pending Projects

Current and Pending Projects

Terrorism Attack Visialization Tool

Dr. Hammad Sheikh developed a Terrorism Attack Visualization Tool* to illustrate all terrorist attacks since 1970**. Data is derived from the START Center's Global Terrorism Database. you can see the shift from communist terrorism to Sialmic Terrorism after the collapse of the Soviet Union. 

Click here to view video. 
Click here to utilize webapp. 

*This is a prototype, updated version will be available soon.
*Data from 1993 is incomplete, so very little activity is represented. 

Pathways to and from radicalization

Through a series of invitational workships and our Seminar Series on Political Violence, sponsered by ARTIS International, researchers are investigating pathways to and from radicalization. Each seminar focuses on a singular aspect of terrorism. An invited speaker presents on a topic and an in-depth question-and-answer period follows. 

For more information on upcoming events open to the public, click here

Understanding 'sacred values' and the willgness to fight

Commenting on the overwhelming success of the Islamic State and the failure of the Iraq Army, the U.S. National Intelligence Director James R. Clapper states recently to the Washington Post: 'We underestimated the Viet Cong... we underestimated ISIL [the Islamic State] and overestimated the fighting capability of the Iraqui army... it boils down to predicting... Read more

Climate Change and Political Violence

In this study, Dr. Charles B. Strozier and Kelly Berkell probe the  possibilities of significant forms of political violence--terrorism, civil wars, genocides--that could result in vulnerable societies from the disruptions of climate change. The consequences could be severe and dangerous. The four-year drought in Syria from 2006 to 2010 disrupted the infrastructure of a country... Read more 

Towards the Resolution of Intractable Conflict

Director Charles B. Strozier and John, Lord Alderdice, of Harris Manchester College, Oxford University, are working on a project to re-think fundamentally how best to respond to the pervasive threats of intractable conflicts and political violence, extremism, and terrorism around the world. The project is currently seeking funding and will involve a number of colleagues at the Center on Terrorism, other American universities, and the Center for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict at Oxford University.