Southeast Asia Militant Atlas (SEA Militant Atlas)
The Southeast Asia Militant Atlas (SEA Militant Atlas) is an interactive map designed to provide researchers with a consolidated database of terrorist-related incidents in Southeast Asia. SEA Militant Atlas is maintained by researchers from the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR).
The team of researchers began collecting information about terrorism from 2014 because it is the year the Islamic State (IS) was formally established. Since that year, we have recorded more than 1,000 unique incidents in Southeast Asia – while the majority are with IS linked groups, Jemaah Islamiyah is also included, as are some unaffiliated incidents. The team is currently gathering data on other regional groups, and the dataset is updated weekly.
ICPVTR hopes that the Southeast Asia Militant Atlas can become a tool to support researchers from Southeast Asia and beyond to better understand regional militant trends.
Details of the methodology of this project can be accessed via the downloadable codebook found on this page. This codebook contains the following key information for users:
- Introduction to and origins of the SEA Militant Atlas.
- The data collection methodology used to populate the interactive map.
- The variables collected and how they are coded in the SEA Militant Atlas’s database.
- A guide to conducting hotspot analysis.
Last updated on 08/12/2021