A social network of the Paris terrorists
Like everyone else, I have been following the aftermath of the terrible Paris attacks one week ago. Besides, I am getting increasingly interested in social network analysis, and I read too many crime novels. Combining these things, I have drawn a network combining the different bits and pieces of information available in the media about the…
Terrorisme et asile: un vieux débat
C’est tout de même frappant de constater que les débats actuels sont toujours semblables à ceux du passé. Journal de Genève, 23 Juillet 1980.
A map of French terrorist organisations since 1970
Drawing on the Global terrorism Database, I have drawn a network of terrorist organisations having acted on French soil since 1970. The graph above is a two-mode network Organisations x Type of Terrorist Act. The Size of each organisation corresponds to the number of terrorist acts committed, and the size of links corresponds to the…
Paris Attacks: Some Data in Perspective
After the horrible events that happened yesterday in Paris and the mass of instant analyses by more or less reliable experts that swamped the news media, I started wondering whether there was some data out there to put these events in perspective. I had a look at the Global Terrorism Database at the University of…