TRAC Announces New Offices in Africa

WASHINGTON, DC – May 29, 2014  Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium (TRAC) has opened a branch office in Johannesburg, providing TRAC with expanded data sources in Africa. TRAC consults multiple global sources, including embedded analysts and reporters, when constructing its group profiles, articles and threat analyses. The African branch will provide avenues for extended insight into developments on violence in Africa.

“TRAC has always specialized in offering on the ground perspectives in regional hotspots around the world, but, with the physical offices opening in Africa, its wonderful to be able to offer our subscribers even more local access”, says TRAC Director of South African Operations Jasmine Opperman. “Thus far, no other digital intelligence repositories have been able to offer this kind of ingress into political violence and terrorism in Africa. Its exciting to know that TRAC is on the cusp of making a real difference on the African continent where intelligence gathering is often scant."

TRAC debuted in February 2012 after eight years in development. Immediately commended for its breadth of content – described by Library Journal as “astonishing” and honored as a 2012 Best Reference – TRAC provides historical context side-by-side with a current intelligence repository generated by 2,200 specialists and a real-time news feed that reports on events as they occur. In addition to profiles, its expanding content includes commissioned analyses of key issues and events, as well as links to more than 3,000 think tanks, universities, government agencies and other resources studying terrorism. The content is interconnected and easily navigated through hyperlinks and cross-references. Reviewed and recommended by Choice as “an excellent, easy-to-use, interdisciplinary resource for novice or experienced researchers,” TRAC was described as “useful to students and scholars in fields ranging from criminal justice and history to political science and sociology.”

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