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Scholarly Publications

Explaining Suicide Terrorism: A Review Essay

January 2007

The current trend toward suicide bombings began in Lebanon in the early 1980s. The practice soon spread to civil conflicts in Sri Lanka, the Kurdish areas of Turkey, and Chechnya.

Realist Perspectives on Ethical Norms and Weapons of Mass Destruction

December 2004

This volume offers a unique perspective on the discussion of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by broadening the terms of the debate to include both secular and religious investigations not...

Other Publications

How Syria's Civil War Became a Holy Crusade

July 2013

In this piece for Foreign Affairs, CISAC's Thomas Hegghammer and the Washington Institute for Near East Policy's Aaron Zelin estimate that violence in Syria will skyrocket due to an influx of...

The Biggest Threat to Western Values

July 2011

Multiculturalism does not pose a significant danger to Western values - but neoliberalism does.

U.S. Must Search for Common Ground in Muslim World

July 2009

South Asia scholar Anja Manuel discusses how the United States can improve its image with Muslim communities worldwide, going beyond just "winning hearts and minds." Farah Pandith, the State...

News

CISAC announces its 2011-2012 Undergraduate Honors Students

May 2011

CISAC announces its 2011-2012 Undergraduate Honors Students

Interactive website tracing 'terrorist family trees' to be launched

June 2010

By the end of the year, scholars of security studies will be able to use a new website to learn how terrorist and militant organizations evolve over time and how they collaborate with—and compete...

Events

An Experimental Analysis of Muslim-American Attitudes toward U.S. Law Enforcement

November 14, 2013

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Rachel Gillum is a PhD student in Political Science at Stanford University, and joined CISAC as a predoctoral fellow in September of 2013.

What’s in a Toolbox? Criminal Law and the Strategic State

March 15, 2012

Samuel J. Rascoff joined the NYU School of Law faculty in June 2008.

"Proportionality in War" by Avishai Margalit

March 9, 2012

Avishai Margalit is one of the foremost thinkers and commentators on the contemporary human condition, the moral issues of our time, and current problems facing Western societies.

Projects

Strengthening Security and Stability in South Asia

Through research and track-two diplomacy, CISAC scholars seek to identify policy oriented, cooperative measures aimed at fostering effective dialogue between Pakistan and India in an effort to...
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People

Rochelle Terman Rochelle Terman Postdoctoral Fellow
Rachel Roberts CISAC Honors Student