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CPOST News

CPOST Assistant Director Benjamin Lessing on Prison Gangs in Newsweek

Thu., Oct. 20, 2016

CPOST assistant director, and Program on Political Violence co-founder Dr. Benjamin Lessing, speaks to Newsweek on factors driving prison gang violence.

ISIS and the Culture of Narcissism

Mon., Jun. 27, 2016    |    The Wall Street Journal 

Dr. Pape discribes how ISIS is using Hollywood’s methods to make young Westerners think they’re starring in a ‘Hero’s Journey.’

Orlando shooting shows how ISIS calls the shots

Tue., Jun. 14, 2016    |    The Boston Globe

Dr. Robert Pape explained that ISIS is creating a new role for themselves, not as the director but rather as the producers of terror who ensure that operations are a success by attracting the right cast.

If ISIS brought down EgyptAir plane, what was the motive?

Thu., May. 19, 2016    |    The Boston Globe

Prof. Robert Pape considers scenarios and motivations for possible EgyptAir terrorist attack.

The Strategic Logic of Suicide Bombing

Tue., Apr. 05, 2016    |    The Atlantic; Uri Friedman

The Atlantic looks to Dr. Pape's work to analyze the Brussels attacks and ISIS's broader strategy.

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