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Terrorism : Websites and Guides

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On this page you'll find links to guides to terrorism research as well as the websites of international organizations that contain publications and resources related to terrorism.

Helpful Guides and Bibliographies

UN Action to Counter Terrorism – Find the latest UN news on terrorism, press releases, and documents.

UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee – International Law – an explanation of the 16 major international legal instruments that govern international counter-terrorism law. 

NATO and the Fight against Terrorism

The International Relations and Security Network – Information on Terrorism – A directory of publications on various aspects of terrorism.

Council on Foreign Relations – Terrorism Research Guide – This guide includes news, history, data, and other resources for specific topics relating to terrorism.

National Counterterrorism Center – 2014 Counterterrorism Calendar – This interactive online resource features terrorism information, terrorist profiles, terrorist group details, as well as an interactive timeline and interactive map.

Stanford University – Mapping Militants – “This research project traces the evolution of militant organizations and the interactions that develop between them over time. Findings are presented in interactive “maps,” which provide both (1) visual representations of how relationships among militant organizations change over time and (2) links to in-depth profiles of individual groups.”

International Monetary Fund - Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) – Information about terrorism funding and the IMF’s controls against such actions.

100 Core and Periphery Journals for Terrorism Research - This resource collection lists journals that are deemed to be most helpful for serious researchers. It contains both subscription-based and open-access journals, most of them peer-reviewed. 

Counter-Terrorism Think Tanks

Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS) -  a non party, nonprofit organization and independent think tank which provides significant platform for the leading strategic thinkers, academics, former members of the civil, foreign and armed services and media persons to chalk out a comprehensive framework for peace and security issues.

Centre for Safety and Security - conducts research on terrorism, counterterrorism, political activism and radicalization.

Global Terrorism Research Centre (GTReC) – This think tank works to analyze contemporary terrorism, and related issues on national security, human security and social cohesion.

Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT) - A multidisciplinary, university-based center for the study of national and international security and terrorism, the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT) offers law and graduate studies and conducts incisive research and timely policy analysis.

International Institute for Counter-Terrorism - ICT is an independent think tank providing expertise in terrorism, counter-terrorism, homeland security, threat vulnerability, risk assessment, intelligence analysis, national security and defense policy.

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