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Jane’s Terrorism & Insurgency Centre

Local knowledge of a global threat environment

An unsettled world of shifting and evolving social, political, and economic environments is giving rise to new actual and potential threats that security organisations must detect, understand, and counter.

Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre is a structured, consistent, and comprehensive database of open source events related to non-state armed groups, with multiple fields of granular metadata that is updated on a daily basis. It provides insight and more in-depth analysis on global topics, going beyond events to explain the context and driving forces behind global unrest, insurgency, and terrorist activities.

  • Understand the threat environment with all key terrorist events covered, plus profiles of more than 290 non-state armed groups, their capabilities, doctrines, and leadership
  • Our rigorous methodology ensures the data and insight is objective, impartial, and reliable ensuring you can trust the conclusions you draw from our content
  • Data is gathered from multiple sources and double source verified, with each event ranked for significance, enabling analysts to work only with those data sets that are significant and reliable in order to support, validate, and declassify proprietary and classified sources
  • Exhaustive database of more than 250,000 terrorist and insurgent events back to 2009, updated daily events are covered systematically using a consistent and structured methodology
  • Qualitative analysis on events, non-state armed groups, national terrorist and insurgent risk factors
News & daily insight

Global news, analysis, and daily insight into terrorism and counter-terrorism events, trends, and developments are drawn from renowned Jane’s national security news resources including:

Events database

The Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre’s events database delivers non-state armed group events data that can be viewed as a list, chart or geospatial layer that can be ingested into GIS systems for analysis and integration with related layers.

  • Event date
  • Type
  • Significance
  • Region/country
  • Province
  • Longitude
  • Latitude
  • Group family
  • Group name
  • Group scope
  • Group orientation
  • Group nationality
  • Group role
  • Civilians killed, wounded, detained
  • Security forces killed, wounded, detained
  • Suspects killed, wounded, detained
  • Non-militants killed, wounded
  • Total killed
  • Total wounded
  • Tactic
  • Scale
  • Platform
  • Weapon
  • Suicide attack
  • Target environment, sector, sub sector, object, nation
  • NSAG statement, medium, action type
Counter Terrorism (CT)
  • Operation type; environment
  • CT force; assets; statement type
  • Arms seized/destroyed
  • Formal charges; convictions; acquittals; extraditions; appeals; other restraining orders
Group profiles

Incorporating detailed data and analysis of more than 290 groups, Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre provides you with the insight you need to develop a deep understanding of the capabilities, doctrine, and leadership of non-state armed groups operating across the globe.

Regularly updated, the group profiles provide data and analysis including:

  • Executive summary
  • Aims and objectives
  • Areas of operation
  • Alliances and rivalries
  • Operational methods
  • Leadership
  • Organisation and recruitment
  • Funding
  • Propaganda
  • Political activities
  • Campaign narrative
Global attack index and country briefings

The monthly global attack index by Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre provides a holistic examination of the worldwide trends in violence by non-state armed groups over the previous month, to provide a truly global perspective.

The reports also focus in on a regional level to provide more nuanced analysis of key trends, events, and developments within the region and specific countries. For each region, a country assessed as experiencing significant or notable levels of non-state armed activity is then selected, assessed, and evaluated as a country briefing by our experts. Country briefings are produced for Iraq and Syria every month.

Data Analytics Module

Jane’s Data Analytics Modules deliver filtering, data visualization, and graphics export capabilities which are genuinely intuitive and very simple to use. Each module contains a number of interactive dashboards which support faster, more effective analysis and knowledge sharing.

The Data Analytics Module is available as an add-on capability for Jane’s Terrorism & Insurgency Centre incorporating a range of analytics dashboards that enable you to uncover patterns and identify shifting trends:

  • NSAG Attack Tracker: Iraq and Syria
  • NSAG Tactical and Targeting Trends
  • Global NSAG Attacks Explorer
Expertise and methodology

Drawing on the global expertise of the IHS Markit Country Risk Analysis and Forecasting Team and Jane’s analysts, Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre (JTIC) provides open source intelligence using data that is collected from multiple sources and double source verified. This enables analysts to work only with those data sets that are significant and reliable in order to support, validate, and declassify proprietary and classified sources.

Our analysts, who are acutely aware of the difficulties inherent in the use of open source information, apply a rigorous methodology to the gathering and processing of open source data. This enables them to mitigate potential pitfalls, allowing them to provide assurance to our customers, that they can trust the conclusions they draw from Jane’s data and insight.

Content delivery

Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre content is available in multiple formats to align with user workflows. Online access provides users with instant access to the very latest content, with new content and updates available immediately.

Offline access delivers the same content via disc or ftp site in a way that enables you to integrate data and information quickly and easily into other systems, intranets, models, and simulations.

Online intelligence briefings

Subscribers to Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre receive complimentary access to Jane’s Online Intelligence Briefings. Delivering additional analysis, these briefings provide an exclusive opportunity to delve more deeply into the most topical issues. Expert analysts deliver 45-60 minutes of insight finishing with a Q&A forum during which they respond to specific questions posed by attendees.

Terrorism & Insurgency Centre Sample Q&A

Insight: Iraq accounted for 46% of suicide attacks across the globe in 2016

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Insight available from JTIC
JTIC data shows that 354 of the 764 suicide attacks recorded in 2016 occurred in Iraq. That’s more than in Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Nigeria, Somalia, Libya and Pakistan combined.

Insight: USA accounted for 37% of non-militant fatalities across the Americas in 2016

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Insight available from JTIC
In the United States, the number of attacks by NSAGs rose almost fourfold between 2014 and 2015, and then doubled again from 2015 into 2016. Similarly, the number of non-militant fatalities more than quadrupled between 2014 and 2015, and rose by two-thirds between 2015 and 2016. As a consequence, the US accounted for 37% of all non-militant fatalities in the Americas in 2016, representing the deadliest single country.

Sample Question: How has the ceasefire breakdown between Turkey and the PKK impacted violence levels?

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Insight available from JTIC
JTIC offers an exhaustive database of more than 250,000 terrorist and insurgent events. Updated daily and double-source verified, it covers 350+ non-state armed groups and provides in-depth analysis of the global threat environment.

Sample Question: Which were the most active non-state armed groups in 2016?

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Insight available from JTIC
JTIC data shows the two main separatist groups in Ukraine, the Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic, were the second and third most active groups (by recorded number of attacks) worldwide in 2016, behind only the Islamic State.

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2016 Global Attack Index
Produced by Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre, the Global Attack Index highlights key data and trends that enable you to understand the global threat environment.
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