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International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR)

Screen Shot 2015-11-02 at 09.55.28Location: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


The ICPVTR has a Terrorism Database called 
the Global Pathfinder, a “one-stop repository for information on the current and emerging terrorist threat.” It records current and existing terrorist threats, focusing on the Asia-Pacific region.

The database contains profiles of terrorist groups, terrorist and counter-terrorist incidents, as well as things like terrorist training camps. The data is principally drawn from open sources.

Its purpose is to assist policy-makers, practitioners, private businesses, as well as academic and research institutes dealing with terrorism. A representative from the Center told AOAV that: “the analyses and data will allow you to stay ahead of and respond to the threat of political violence and terrorism.” The database is available only through subscription, which costs US $6,000 per subscription cycle of six months.

This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.