GTTAC Speaker Series: Jacob Zenn

The Global Terrorism Trends and Analysis Center on Oct. 22 hosted its second Speaker Series event, featuring Jacob Zenn (pictured below, at left), who discussed Boko Haram and other jihadist movements in sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Zenn described the origins of Boko Haram in Nigeria and its roots in al-Qa’ida. He also laid out several differences […]

GTTAC’s First Speaker Series Event

On Thursday, GTTAC hosted the first of this year’s Speaker Series events, featuring Arie Perliger, author of the recently published book “American Zealots”. Arie gave an in-depth overview of the complex themes around domestic terrorism, in particular, the right-wing terrorism in the United States. GTTAC will be hosting more of these events in the future, […]

Adam Blackwell presents GTTAC’s Terrorism Research for India at c0c0n

Last week, I had the fantastic opportunity to present the Global Terrorism Trends and Analysis Center’s database of terrorism incidents worldwide to the c0c0n – Hacking & Cyber Security Briefing Conference.  The Conference is organised by a conglomerate of government and private institutions, led by ISRA – (a registered non-profit organization in the area of […]

US Department of State Released the Country Reports on Terrorism for 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and the Department of State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism have released the congressionally mandated Country Reports on Terrorism 2019 and the accompanying Annex of Statistical Information, with analytical and editorial help for the second straight year from Adam Blackwell’s team at DSG. The Country Reports are an annual report […]

#GTTAC Meeting with National Counterterrorism Center

This past Friday, we had the pleasure of meeting with the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) to present GTTAC’s terrorism research and showcase our database, methodology and discuss the challenges and opportunities of this project. In 2004, NCTC began collecting open source information on global terrorism incidents to generate a database of terrorism […]

George Washington University’s Program on Extremism Hosts Omar Mohammed Talk on ISIS in Mosul. #terrorism #GTTAC #GWU

Omar Mohammed’s talk today for George Washington University’s Program on Extremism provided an intricately detailed account on the conditions in Mosul and the atrocities committed by ISIS. His harrowing accounts of these atrocities were contrasted by his discussions of the work currently being done to repair Mosul’s civil society and cultural heritage sites. His stories […]