The spread of Jihadi groups over time is a driver of international security policy.  This interactive data “heat” map is part of a project I am working on combining data analytics and data visualization with an analysis of security technology.   Note: To see the map, please click on the Country Map Tab at the top of the data files.

The data comes from an excellent report by the Rand Corporation’s Seth Jones:

“A Persistent Threat: The Evolution of al Qa’ida and Other Salafi Jihadists.”