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  • Government Data Exaggerates the Increase in Terrorist Attacks

  • Russia Faces the Power of Embarrassment


How to Fix the Flaws in the Global Terrorism Database and Why It Matters

Mon., Aug. 11, 2014

Following up their original piece on government data exaggerating the increase in terrorist attacks, Director Robert Pape, Research Director Keven Ruby, and Research Analysts Vincent Bauer and Gentry Jenkins write for 'The Monkey Cage' at The Washington Post to explain that the Global Terrorism Database does not accurately portray the trajectory of terrorism over time, why this problem matters, and how to fix it. 

Green on Blue Attacks in Afghanistan

Thu., Aug. 07, 2014

Fellow David Benson, former Army intelligence officer, speaks to ABC Chicago about 'Green on Blue' attacks and the death of Major General Harold Greene in Afghanistan.

In the News: Russia, Ukraine, and MH17

Mon., Jul. 28, 2014

With events unfolding in Ukraine and Russia following the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 crash, CPOST Director Robert Pape discusses the tragedy, the implications for the conflict, and what action the international community can take. 

Why U.S. Military Involvement Will Hurt Iraq and Increase Suicide Terrorism

Thu., Jun. 19, 2014

In a piece written for "The Monkey Cage" at The Washington Post, CPOST Director Robert A. Pape explains why we should not be considering military options for Iraq despite the gains made by the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

New Publications

Fri., May. 30, 2014

We are proud to share new publications in the prestigious journals Security Studies and International Security by CPOST Fellow David Benson and CPOST alumna Jenna Jordan!

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