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Killing Top Terrorists is Not Enough

Fri., Mar. 06, 2015    |    The Washington Post

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. 

Foreign Policy Likely To Be Hot Topic in 2016 Presidential Contest

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.

Shopping Malls and Social Media, A New Age for Terrorist Threats

Thu., Feb. 26, 2015    |    Gentry Jenkins, Medill Reports Chicago, Medill News Service

CPOST Fellow Gentry Jenkins speaks with Medill Reports Chicago about how terror groups use social media to threaten and advertise. 

Forum on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) Report

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.

Every Insurgency Is Different

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.

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