230 Websites and Blogs for Terrorism Research

230 Websites and Blogs for Terrorism Research

Compiled and selected by Judith Tinnes

Abstract

This resource collection lists 230 websites and blogs which are deemed to be valuable information sources for serious researchers in the field of (counter-) terrorism studies. The first part lists websites run by academic, governmental, non-governmental, and private institutes, organisations, companies, as well as individual experts. The second part of the collection comprises blogs, many of them containing analyses of primary source materials as well as up-to-date news.

Introduction

The following resource collection lists 230 websites and blogs that are likely to be useful for students, researchers, and professionals in the field of terrorism and counter-terrorism. It is update as of end of May 2013. The first part comprises websites run by a broad spectrum of actors in the field, including academic, governmental, and private institutes, organisations, companies, and individual experts. Many of the sites contain so-called “Grey Literature”, i.e., non-conventional publications such as reports, working papers, or research briefs. Generally, grey literature is often harder to locate than conventional literature (such as journal articles or books) because it is “neglected by most library catalogs and databases”[1]. It encompasses a broad range and variety of materials. Many of the publications are original, covering topics in a thorough, in-depth fashion – often surpassing in length conventional journal articles. To find publications at a particular website, researchers are advised to search for the relevant section (often entitled “Publications”), which can be retrieved either by browsing or via the site map. A Google search with the site operator (e.g.: publications site :ctc.usma.edu) may also deliver satisfactory results.

The second part of this resource collection covers blogs maintained by terrorism experts. In the dynamic field of terrorism research, blogs are an invaluable information source as they provide users topical and thematic information. Many terrorism research blogs publish well-founded analyses of primary source materials (e.g., statements, video, and audio publications by terrorist organisations), point to news sources or expert literature and also provide links to additional relevant websites (so-called “Blogroll”). Several bloggers in the field run accompanying Twitter accounts where they tweet news headlines and information on newly released publications by terrorist and counter-terrorist organisations, enabling readers to track events in nearly real-time.

The resources assembled here were identified by scanning a variety of information sources such as bibliographies, institutional resource guides and expert blogs. Like every hand-searched resource collection, this one reflects subjective choices. Since the information requirements of researchers differ, the present resource list should not be used as single source for website and blog retrieval in the wide interdisciplinary field of terrorism studies. Especially for disciplinary sub-topics, researchers are advised to look out for additional online resources tailored to their specific needs. Readers should also keep in mind that this list focuses mainly on English-language resources. However, there is a growing amount of Internet resources available in other languages for those who have the necessary language skills.

Websites

Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN), The

http://aan-afghanistan.com

Algemene Inlichtingen- en Veiligheidsdienst (AIVD)

https://www.aivd.nl

American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Critical Threats

http://www.criticalthreats.org

Analytic Services Inc.

http://www.anser.org

Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (AI Lab)

http://ai.arizona.edu

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

http://www.ahrc.ac.uk

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

http://www.aspi.org.au

Austrian Center for Intelligence, Propaganda and Security Studies (ACIPSS)

http://www.acipss.org

Bangladesh Centre for Terrorism Research (BCTR)

http://www.bipss.org.bd/index.php/page/bctr

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu

Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC)

http://bipartisanpolicy.org

Brookings Institution, The

http://www.brookings.edu

CATO Institute  -  Foreign Policy and National Security

 http://www.cato.org/research/foreign-policy-national-security

CBRNE-Terrorism Newsletter

http://www.cbrne-terrorism-newsletter.com

Center for American Progress  -  Terrorism

 http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/terrorism/view

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

http://www.cnas.org

Center for Applied Counterterrorism Studies

https://securitystudies.uncc.edu

Center for Asymmetric Threat Studies (CATS)

http://www.fhs.se/en/research/research-centres-and-programmes/center-for-asymmetric-threat-studies

Center for Asymmetric Warfare (CAW)

http://www.cawnps.org

Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC)

http://cisac.stanford.edu

Center for Security Research and Technologies (CSRT)

http://www.uml.edu/Research/CSRT

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

http://csis.org

Center for Strategic Communication (CSC)

http://csc.asu.edu

Center for Terrorism and Intelligence Studies (CETIS)

http://www.cetisresearch.org/index.html

Center for Terrorism Law (CTL)

https://www.stmarytx.edu/academics/law/centers/ctl

Center for Unconventional Security Affairs (CUSA)

http://www.cusa.uci.edu

Center on Contemporary Conflict (CCC)

www.ccc.nps.navy.mil

Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation (CGCC)

http://www.globalct.org

Center on Law and Security, The  -  NYU School of Law

http://www.lawandsecurity.org

Center on Terrorism, The  -  John Jay College

http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/centers/terrorism/index.php

Center on Terrorism and Irregular Warfare (CTIW), The

http://www.nps.edu/Academics/Centers/CTIW/index.html

Centre for Advanced Security Theory (CAST)

http://cast.ku.dk

Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies (CAPS)

 http://www.caps.af

Centre for International and Strategic Analysis (SISA)

http://strategiskanalyse.no

Centre for Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism (PICT)

http://mq.edu.au/about_us/faculties_and_departments/faculty_of_arts/centre_for_policing_intelligence_and_counter_terrorism

Centre for Studies in Islamism and Radicalisation Processes (CIR) [discontinued]

http://cir.au.dk/en

Centre for the Study of Terrorism (CFSOT), The

http://www.cfsot.com

Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (HCSTPV)

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~cstpv

Centre for Transnational Crime Prevention (CTCP)

http://ctcp.uow.edu.au

Centre of Excellence Defence Against Terrorism (COE-DAT)

http://www.tmmm.tsk.tr/index.htm

Charity & Security Network (CSN)

http://www.charityandsecurity.org

Chatham House

http://www.chathamhouse.org

Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism (CPOST), The

 http://cpost.uchicago.edu

CNA

http://www.cna.org

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)

http://www.ctc.usma.edu

Committee on Homeland Security

http://homeland.house.gov

Consortium for Countering the Financing of Terrorism (CCFT)

http://www.c-cft.org

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

http://www.cfr.org

Counter Agro Terrorism Research Center (CATRC)

http://www.catrc.org.il

Critical Incident Analysis Group (CIAG)

http://www.medicine.virginia.edu/clinical/departments/psychiatry/sections/cspp/ciag

CTC Leiden, Database Terrorism, Counterterrorism and Radicalization

http://www.terrorismdata.leiden.edu

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

http://www.diis.dk

Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC), The

http://www.dtic.mil

Demos  -  Violence and Extremism

http://www.demos.co.uk/violenceandextremism

Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Vorderer Orient fuer gegenwartsbezogene Forschung und Dokumentation e.V. (DAVO)

http://www.davo1.de

Digital Islam

http://www.digitalislam.eu

FATA Research Centre (FRC)

http://www.frc.com.pk

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), The   -  Terrorism

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/terrorism/terrorism

Federation of American Scientists (FAS)  -  Congressional Research Service Reports on Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/index.html

Flashpoint Partners

http://www.flashpoint-intel.com

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

http://www.fpri.org

Forsvarets forskningsinstitutt (FFI)

http://www.ffi.no

Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD)

http://www.defenddemocracy.org

Geneva Centre for Training and Analysis of Terrorism (GCTAT)

http://www.gctat.org

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

http://www.giga-hamburg.de

GlobalSecurity.org

http://www.globalsecurity.org

Global Terrorism Database (GTD)

 http://www.start.umd.edu/gtd

Global Terrorism Research Centre (GTReC)

 http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/gtrec

Global Terrorism Research Project (GTRP)

 http://gtrp.haverford.edu

GLORIA Center

 http://www.gloria-center.org

Gulf Research Center (GRC)

 http://www.grc.net

HELIOS Global

http://www.heliosglobalinc.com

Henry Jackson Society, The

http://henryjacksonsociety.org

Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (HSFK)

http://www.hsfk.de

Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI)

http://www.gwumc.edu/hspi/index.cfm

Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute (HSSAI)

http://www.homelandsecurity.org

HUMSEC

http://www.humsec.eu

ICOS Group

http://www.icosgroup.net

IFTUS

http://www.iftus.de

IHS Jane's

http://www.janes.com

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)

http://www.idsa.in

Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT)

http://insct.syr.edu

Institute for the Study of Asymmetric Conflict (ISAC)

http://www.asymmetricconflict.org

Institute for the Study of Violent Groups (ISVG)

http://www.isvg.org

Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS)

http://www.ipcs.org

Institute of Terrorism Research and Response (ITRR)

http://www.terrorresponse.org

Institut fuer Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik (IFSH)

http://www.ifsh.de

Institut fuer interdisziplinaere Konflikt- und Gewaltforschung (IKG)

http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/ikg

IntelCenter

http://www.intelcenter.com

INTELWIRE

http://www.intelwire.com

International Assessment and Strategy Center (IASC)

http://www.strategycenter.net

International Association for Counterterrorism and Security Professionals (IACSP), The

http://www.iacsp.com

International Center for Terrorism Studies (ICTS)

http://www.potomacinstitute.org/international-center-for-terrorism-studies

International Center for the Study of Terrorism (ICST)

http://www.icst.psu.edu

International Center of Terror Medicine (ICTM)

http://www.terrormedicine.com

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

http://www.icct.nl

International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR), The

http://www.pvtr.org

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR), The

http://icsr.info

International Crisis Group (ICG)

http://www.crisisgroup.org

International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT)

http://www.ict.org.il

International Relations and Security Network (ISN ETH Zurich)

http://www.isn.ethz.ch

International Relations and Security Network (ISN ETH Zurich) / Partnership for Peace (PfP)  -  Learning Management System (PfP LMS)

https://pfp.ethz.ch

International School on Disarmament and Research on Conflicts (ISODARCO)

http://www.isodarco.it/index.html

Internet Haganah

http://internet-haganah.com/haganah/index.html

Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT), The

http://www.investigativeproject.org

Italian Team for Security, Terroristic Issues & Managing Emergencies (ITSTIME)

http://www.itstime.it

James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

http://www.bakerinstitute.org

Jamestown Foundation, The

http://www.jamestown.org

Jihadismstudies.net

http://www.jihadismstudies.net

Landesamt fuer Verfassungsschutz, Berlin, Germany

http://www.berlin.de/sen/inneres/verfassungsschutz/index.html

Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (MI)

http://www.manhattan-institute.org

Maritime Terrorism Research Center

http://www.maritimeterrorism.com

(George C.) Marshall European Center for Security Studies

http://www.marshallcenter.org

Mediterranean Council for Intelligence Studies (MCIS)

http://www.mcis-edu.org

Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism, (MIPT)

https://www.mipt.org

Michael Scheuer's Non-Intervention.com

http://non-intervention.com

MICROCON

http://www.microconflict.eu

Middle East and North Africa Research Group (MENARG)

http://www.menarg.ugent.be

Middle East Forum (MEF)

http://www.meforum.org

Middle East Institute (MEI)

http://www.mei.edu

Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), The

http://www.memri.org

Middle East Observatory (MEO)

http://www.meobservatory.com

Middle East Virtual Library (MENALIB), The

http://ssgdoc.bibliothek.uni-halle.de

Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program (MonTREP)

http://www.miis.edu/academics/researchcenters/terrorism

Nationaal Cooerdinator Terrorismebestrijding en Veiligheid (NCTV)

http://www.nctv.nl

National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE)

http://create.usc.edu

National Center on the Psychology of Terrorism (NCPT)

http://www.terrorismpsychology.org

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), The

http://www.start.umd.edu/start

National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)

http://www.nctc.gov

National Terrorism Preparedness Institute (NTPI)

http://terrorism.spcollege.edu

NEFA (Nine Eleven Finding Answers) Foundation, The

http://www.nefafoundation.org [discontinued]

NEIL DOYLE

http://neildoyle.com

Netzwerk Terrorismusforschung

http://www.netzwerk-terrorismusforschung.de

New America Foundation  -  Counterterrorism Strategy Initiative

http://counterterrorism.newamerica.net

NSI

http://www.nsiteam.com

Oesterreichisches Institut fuer internationale Politik (oiip)

http://www.oiip.ac.at

Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS)

http://san-pips.com

Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)

http://www.prio.no

Philippine Institute for Peace, Violence, and Terrorism Research, Inc. (PIPVTR)

http://pipvtr.com

Phil Taylor's Web Site

http://ics-www.leeds.ac.uk/papers/index.cfm?outfit=pmt

Policypointers.org  -  Defence, Terrorism & Security

http://www.policypointers.org/PolicyAreas/Item/Defence_terrorism_and_security

Project for the Research of Islamist Movements (PRISM)

http://www.e-prism.org

Project on Violent Conflict (PVC)

http://www.albany.edu/pvc/index.shtml

Quilliam Foundation

http://www.quilliamfoundation.org

RAND Corporation  -  Terrorism and Homeland Security

http://www.rand.org/pubs/online/terrorism-and-homeland-security.html

Real Instituto Elcano (RIE)

http://www.realinstitutoelcano.org

registan

http://registan.net

Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

http://www.rieas.gr

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)  -  Mathematical and Computational Methods in Counterterrorism

http://www.rit.edu/cos/sms/cmmc/index.php

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

http://www.rusi.org

Russia-Eurasia Terror Watch (RETWA)

http://www.retwa.com

Security Explorer

http://www.security-explorer.de

SITE Intelligence Group

https://www.siteintelgroup.com

Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

http://www.ssrn.com

Society for Internet Research (SOFIR)

http://www.sofir.org

Society for Terrorism Research (STR)

http://www.societyforterrorismresearch.org

South Asia Analysis Group (SAAG)

http://www.southasiaanalysis.org

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)

http://www.rsis.edu.sg

Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)

http://www.swp-berlin.org

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

http://www.sipri.org

Supranational Criminology

http://www.supranationalcriminology.org

Teaching About Terrorism

http://www.teachingterror.com

Terrorism and Political Violence Association (TAPVA)

http://tapva.com

Terrorism & Preparedness Data Resource Center (TPDRC)

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/TPDRC

Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium (TRAC)

http://www.trackingterrorism.org

Terrorism Research Center in Fulbright College (TRC)

http://trc.uark.edu/index.php

Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC)

http://traccc.gmu.edu

Terrorism Watch & Warning

http://www.terrorism.com

Transnational Terrorism, Security, and the Rule of Law (TTSRL)

http://www.transnationalterrorism.eu

Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security (TCTHS)

http://tcths.sanford.duke.edu

United States Institute of Peace (USIP)

http://www.usip.org

University of Warwick / Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)  -  New Security Challenges

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/research/newsecurity

US Army War College (USAWC) / Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil

USC Center on Public Diplomacy

http://uscpublicdiplomacy.org

U.S. Department of State  -  Country Reports on Terrorism

http://www.state.gov/j/ct/rls/crt

Violent Intranational Political Conflict & Terrorism (VIPCAT) Research Laboratory

http://www.wm.edu/offices/itpir/vipcat/index.php

Washington Institute, The

http://www.washingtoninstitute.org

Western Hemisphere Security Analysis Center (WHEMSAC)

http://whemsac.fiu.edu

Blogs

Abu Muqawama

http://www.cnas.org/blogs/abumuqawama

Abu Susu's Blog

http://www.abususu.blogspot.de

Activism, Religion & Media

http://research.carmenbecker.net

AfPak Channel, The

http://afpak.foreignpolicy.com

Albar Sheikh

http://albarsheikh.com

All Eyes on Jihadism

http://alleyesonjihadism.wordpress.com

All Things Counter Terrorism

http://allthingscounterterrorism.com

al Sahwa

http://www.al-sahwa.blogspot.de

al-Wasat

http://thewasat.wordpress.com

Always Judged Guilty

http://alwaysjudgedguilty.blogspot.de

Blogs of War

http://blogsofwar.com

Brown Moses Blog

http://brown-moses.blogspot.de

Camille Tawil

http://camilletawil.blogspot.de

Caucasus Report

http://www.rferl.org/archive/Caucasus_Report/latest/963/963.html

COMOPS Journal

http://csc.asu.edu/category/comops-journal

Counterterrorism Blog [discontinued]

http://counterterrorismblog.org

FREErad!cals

http://icsr.info/category/blogs/freeradcals

Ghosts of Alexander

http://easterncampaign.com

gudmundson

http://gudmundson.blogspot.de

Informed Comment

http://www.juancole.com

James J. F. Forest

http://www.jamesforest.com

jankuhlmann.net

http://blog.jankuhlmann.net

Jarret Brachman

http://jarretbrachman.net

Jih@d

http://ojihad.wordpress.com

Jihadica

http://www.jihadica.com

Jihadi-Salafismus

http://jihadisalafismus.wordpress.com

Jihadism online

http://www.univie.ac.at/jihadism

Jihadology

http://jihadology.net

Lawfare

http://www.lawfareblog.com

Logbuch al-Qaida

http://www.spiegel.de/thema/logbuch_al_qaida

Long War Journal, The

http://www.longwarjournal.org

Legal War on Terrorism (LWOT), The

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/category/section/the_lwot

Ma'alim fi al-Tariq

http://maalamfiltariq.wordpress.com

Making Sense of Jihad

http://www.makingsenseofjihad.com

Master of Homeland Security

http://www.masterofhomelandsecurity.org

Moor Next Door, The

http://themoornextdoor.wordpress.com

Mr. Orange's War Tracker

http://theorangetracker.blogspot.de

Murphy Raid, The

http://andrewzammit.org

Online Jihad: OSINT AQ - Monitoring Jihadist Online Communities

http://online-jihad.com

On War and Words

http://onwarandwords.wordpress.com

Public Intelligence Blog

http://www.phibetaiota.net

Raffaello Pantucci

http://raffaellopantucci.com

Sahel Blog

http://sahelblog.wordpress.com

Selected Wisdom

http://selectedwisdom.com

Shimron Letters

http://www.shimronletters.blogspot.de

Small Wars Journal Blog

http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/recent

Talisman Gate, The

http://talismangate.blogspot.de

Terrorismus & Film

http://terrorismus-film.blogspot.de

Views from the Occident

http://occident.blogspot.de

Virtually Islamic

http://virtuallyislamic.blogspot.de

Waq al-Waq

http://bigthink.com/blogs/waq-al-waq

WEBehavior

http://alixlevine.blogspot.de

About the Compiler: Judith Tinnes, Ph.D., studied Information Science and New German Literature and Linguistics at the Saarland University (Germany). Her doctoral thesis dealt with Internet usage of Islamist terrorists and insurgents. Currently she works in the research & development department of the Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID) (http://www.zpid.de). She also serves as Editorial Assistant for 'Perspectives on Terrorism'.

Notes

[1] Thomas Mann (2005): The Oxford Guide to Library Research: How to Find Reliable Information Online and Offline. Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 205.



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