CPOST is proud to announce the launch of its newest research intitiative, the Program on Political Violence (PPV). Led by Assistant Directors Paul Staniland and Benjamin Lessing, the PPV will explore the interactions of states and armed groups across a broad range of contexts: from full-blown conflict to overt cooperation and murkier forms of intertwining in between.
On October 24, CPOST and the Council on Foreign Relations co-sponsored a conference featuring two panels: the first to discuss the state of humanitarian interventionand the second to discuss lessons learned from past interventions, featuring Gen John Abizaid (USA Ret.), Bing West (former Asst. Secretary of Defense), Edward Luck (former UN Asst. Secterary-General), Dr. Gary Bass (Princeton), and Dr. Robert Pape.
The Washington Post columnist David Ignatius features the research of Dr. Jenna Jordan, former CPOST Researcher and current Assistant Professor of Political Science at Georgia Tech, whose path-breaking work focuses on the ineffectiveness of decapitation strategies against terrorist groups.
Mon., Mar. 02, 2015 | University of Chicago News Office
The University of Chicago News Office recaps the inaugural CPOST Speaker Series event held in early February 2015 with Robert Kagan, Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution.
Mon., Feb. 16, 2015 | Robert Pape, H-Diplo, ISSF Forum
Director Pape reviews the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) Report and the United States' Post-9/11 Policy on Torture in a forum at H-Diplo, weighing the strategic costs against the tactical benefits.
Sun., Feb. 15, 2015 | Paul Staniland, The New York Times
In this editorial for The New York Times, Assistant Director Paul Staniland examines insurgencies across the globe and asks why, if each group is different in structure, goals, and strategies, it appears the U.S. and its allies use only one counterinsurgency approach against them all.