Suggested Citation: Iris Malone, Unmasking Militants: Organizational Trends in Armed Groups, 1970ā€“2012, International Studies Quarterly, Volume 66, Issue 3, September 2022, sqac050,


The codebooks outline the spatial coverage of the data, variable descriptions, and coding procedures.

Population of Groups

Data Compatibility

The dataset primarily draws on the population introduced by the Terrorist Organization (TORG) Crosswalk Project, hosted by the Project for Violent Conflict at the University of Albany.

The dataset is compatible for merger with existing conflict and insurgency datasets, like the Uppsala/PRIO Armed Conflict Dataset, the Global Terrorism Database, and the Ethnic Power Relations dataset . It also sources new information from archival sources, declassified documents, and online resources.