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Why We Should Not Attack Syria (Yet)
The New York Times
February 3, 2012
by Robert A. Pape

When Leaders Die, Terror Still Thrives
The New York Times
October 4, 2011
by Jenna Jordan

How The U.S. Can Finish Off Al-Qaeda
The Atlantic
May 4, 2011
by Robert A. Pape and Jenna Jordan

The New Standard for Humanitarian Intervention
The Atlantic
April 4, 2011
by Robert A. Pape

The Next Step in Libya
Time
March 25, 2011
by Robert A. Pape

A Plan for Libya
Time
March 21, 2011
by Robert A. Pape

How to Save Benghazi
Foreign Policy
March 18, 2011
by Robert A. Pape

Making a Strong Case for Humanitarian Action in Libya
The Chicago Tribune
March 15, 2011
by Robert A. Pape

What Really Drives Suicide Terrorists?
The Christian Science Monitor
December 9, 2010
by Robert A. Pape

What Triggers the Suicide Bomber
The L.A. Times
October 22, 2010
by Robert A. Pape

It's the Occupation, Stupid
Foreign Policy
October 18, 2010
by Robert A. Pape

What Makes Chechen Women So Dangerous?
New York Times
March 31, 2010
by Robert A. Pape, Lindsay O' Rourke, and Jenna McDermit

To Beat the Taliban, Fight From Afar
The New York Times
October 15, 2009
by Robert A. Pape

10 Steps to Victory in Afghanistan: End Suicide Attacks
The New York Times
October 4, 2009
by Robert A. Pape

Realities and Obama's diplomacy
Chicago Tribune
March 8, 2009
by Robert A. Pape

Behind the Woman Behind the Bomb
The New York Times
August 2, 2008
by Lindsey O'Rourke

We Can Watch Iraq From the Sea
The New York Times
Deceber 10, 2006
by Robert A. Pape

Groud to a Halt
The New York Times
August 3, 2006
by Robert A. Pape

Al Qaeda's Smart Bombs
The New York Times
July 9, 2005
by Robert A. Pape

Blowing Up an Assumption
The New York Times
May 18, 2005
by Robert A. Pape

Wars Can't Be Won Only From Above
The New York Times
March 21, 2003
by Robert A. Pape