The Global Jihadist Movement: A Deadlier Form of Terrorism?
Suppenbach, Matthew T.
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Counterterrorism is priority for security professionals in the contemporary global security environment. Key government leaders assert that the global jihadist movement is a serious manifestation of global terrorism and that without robust and consistent counterterrorist operations, it is likely that the movement will expand in operational capacity and influence. This study uses a sample of events from 1994-2014, generated from the Global Terrorism Database and assigned affiliation with or without the global jihadist movement based off of group designation. As a whole, terror incidents follow similar arcs in attack, target, and weapon typologies. Furthermore, a majority of terror incidents in the date range are unaffiliated with the global jihadist movement, yet more individuals were killed and wounded by incidents affiliated with the movement.