CPOST is glad to announce an opening for a residential post-doctoral fellowship in its newly-formed Program on Political Violence. CPOST is now accepting applications through Friday, February 6. Learn more inside!
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.
Robert Pape, Michael Rowley, and Sarah Morell examine the strategtic logic behind ISIL's recent beheadings of Westerners. The group's primary goal, they argue, is not to fight the West, but instead to use anti-American sentiment to expand its recruitment pool in order to grow a military force powerful enough to take down enemies in the immediate vicinity.
On the anniversary of 9/11, Dr. Robert Pape spoke with WBEZ, NPR's Chicago affiliate, on the changing national security landscape since 2001. The discussion centered on the important balance between civil liberties and national security, and how to ensure that American policies maximize American security and individual freedom.