The CTC has published its latest major report, “Held Hostage: Analyses of Kidnapping Across Time and Among Jihadist Organizations” (click here). Written by CTC’s Director of Research Dr. Daniel Milton and Associate CPT Seth Loertscher, the report examines trends related to the kidnapping of Westerners by jihadist groups. The report relies on a newly gathered open-source dataset of the kidnapping of Westerners from 2001-2015, which the CTC publicly released (click here for dataset).
CNN was the first news outlet to feature the report. Click here to view article.