MonTREP Projects

WMD Terrorism Database

The Monterey WMD Terrorism Database is the largest open-source catalog of worldwide incidents involving the acquisition, possession, threat, and use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by non-state actors. Maintained by MonTREP, the database includes more than 1,100 incidents -- from 1900 to the present -- that relate to the use of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) materials as possible weapons.

The database is updated regularly on the basis of information obtained from hundreds of monitored sources -- including news services, academic and trade journals, government reports, books, conferences proceedings, Internet sites and unpublished sources -- in a variety of languages, including Arabic, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, German, Korean, Russian, and Spanish.