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.
Mon., Apr. 20, 2015 | Robert A. Pape, The New York Times
Despite being criticized for lacking a strategy, the United States and its allies have made significant gains against the Islamic State. Over the past year, the areas it controlled that were most threatening to our regional allies in Iraq and Syria have shrunk by more than a third. The Islamic State’s fighters have been pushed back from the Mosul Dam in Kurdish Iraq, the town of Kobani in Syria, and, most recently, the Iraqi city of Tikrit, making the largest Kurdish and Shiite population centers vastly safer.
Mon., Mar. 30, 2015 | Emory University News Center
What motivates a suicide terrorist? Is there a transitional moment that creates a terrorist? What are the risk factors that lead to suicide attacks? In the aftermath of 9/11, University of Chicago political science professor Robert Pape found himself flooded with such questions from a public in search of answers. And the truth was, he wasn't sure.
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.