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Locating Extremists Where They Strike: The Influence of Ideology and Geography on Terrorist Target Selection

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Locating Extremists Where They Strike: The Influence of Ideology and Geography on Terrorist Target Selection Isabel Bielamowicz and Kayla Groneck This is a brief summary of a 14-week research project we designed and carried out, the purpose of which was to identify the relationships between geographic location, ideological affiliation, and physical target for cases of […]

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How Childhood Experiences Shape Belief Systems: Psychology behind the Ritchie case

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How Childhood Experiences Shape Belief Systems: Psychology behind the Ritchie case Megan Roques (@meganroques) When coding cases, we examine multiple cases with various motivations in order to determine if they fit the inclusion criteria. Lately, most of the cases that I have found have been the result of scraping documents and databases. Therefore, coding these […]

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The Process and Difficulties of Coding the Twenty-Year Old 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings Case

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The Process and Difficulties of Coding the Twenty-Year Old 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings Case Sara Godfrey On August 7th, 1998, trucks armed with explosives simultaneously detonated outside U.S. embassies in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya, bringing public attention for many to al-Qaeda for the first time. The explosions killed 224 people and injured […]

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Gender Disparities in Crimes of Political Violence: Revealing tPP’s Strengths and Limitations

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Gender Disparities in Crimes of Political Violence: Revealing tPP’s Strengths and Limitations Kayla Groneck Taking a step back from coding further cases for the dataset, tPP’s researchers wanted to take the time to answer some of the questions which had arisen around the trends we identified over months of researching and coding prosecutions of political […]