• Institute for the Study of Violent Groups

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    Violent Extremism & Transnational Crime

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ISVG’s Links of the Day: March 4, 2014

Welcome to ISVG’s Links of the Day! Each day, ISVG research analysts and collectors gather and read hundreds of open-source news and intelligence articles from around the globe in an effort to bring you the most comprehensive database on violent extremism.

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Violence Knowledge Base


The Taliban, often spelled Taleban, is a militant Sunni-Islamist terrorist group that is dedicated to the implementation of a strict Deobandi form of Sharia (Islamic law) in Afghanistan.

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Leading Research and Analytics on Violent Extremism and Transnational Crime

The Institute for the Study of Violent Groups (ISVG) is a research center that provides custom data collection and information services to enhance knowledge of violent extremism and transnational crime. ISVG research capability supports defense and the interagency by providing data and analytics for decision support. The Institute's core research capability brings together open source research, applies a unique database structure, and produces visualization and analytic products that deliver a complete picture of a specific violent group, geographic region or event.

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