The Worldwide Terror List 2015 – Global Assessment of Active Terrorist Organizations is the collection of all active terrorist groups around the globe. It is a unique compilation of data and analysis that gives the reader an overview and insight into the operations of these subnational armed groups and opens up a plethora of options for discerning trends and assessing the security issues in territories, countries or even larger geographical regions.
The Worldwide Terror List 2015 – Global Assessment of Active Terrorist Organizations presents more than 20 pieces of data and an extensive description of each group that provide an all-encompassing and nuanced overview of terrorism in the 21st century. All data categories for each group are made available describing major aspects of given group, such as key factions, area of operations, leadership, ideology, severity of its attacks, a group’s foreign support base (both financial and organizational) and the outfits’ attack patterns (target sets, including government, business and industry, international organization, media, relief agency). The descriptions for each group provide a broad assessment of the group's history, the circumstances surrounding its establishment, its goals, its major attacks, the trends surrounding it and data-based predictions about the future of the given terrorist formation.
The Worldwide Terror List 2015 – Global Assessment of Active Terrorist Organizations also contains a handful of analytical Capsules. These are extensive analytical pieces that are based on the meticulously collected data presented. These essays give a deeper insight into several key trends and issues that surround 21st century terrorist activity. They encompass wider trends and phenomena such as ISIS' struggle with al-Qaeda for the leading role in Islamist terrorism, the situation in Bahrain, groups that attack international organizations, aid workers, refugee camps or the international diplomatic corps and the national security issues connected to the safety of journalists.
The Worldwide Terror List 2015 – Global Assessment of Active Terrorist Organizations is made useful for the reader as a collection of easily searchable tables provide easy-to-use features containing all data on both the general information about the terrorist outfits and their attack patterns. These tools ensure that the reader can compile specific data sets and discern trends tailored to their needs, may the purpose of the enquiry be research, specific country-, travel- or investment-related risk assessment, academic interest or simple curiosity. Extensive indexes are also included to serve as effective tools for browsing the tremendous amount of data.
The Worldwide Terror List 2015 – Global Assessment of Active Terrorist Organizations is thus tailored to the needs of business professionals, law enforcement and security experts, diplomats, university professors and students, government and relief agencies, international organizations as well as journalists and the media; an essential guide that provides the reader with comprehensive, contextualized information and an analytical tool on modern day terrorism.