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Civil Wars

Scholarly Publications

Slaughter of the Innocents: Understanding Political Killing, Including Limited Terror but Especially Large-Scale Killing and Genocide

June 1998

The MacArthur Consortium workshop "Slaughter of the Innocents: Understanding Political Killing" focused on mobilization for large-scale killing and genocide.

Peacemaking in Civil War: International Mediation in Zimbabwe, 1974-1980

December 1991

Challenging the literatures on war termination, civil war, and revolution--which typically dismiss the possibility of negotiated settlement--Stephen Stedman examines the problem of negotiations...

Peace Operations: From Short-Term to Long-Term Commitment

December 1996

By developing a strategic approach to the implementation of peace accords in civil war, the United Nations can better the odds for ending a war and fostering development in the long run.

Other Publications

Battlefield: U.S.

May 2006

Today, the Senate Intelligence Committee will begin questioning Air Force Gen.

Iraq: Democracy or Civil War?

September 2006

James D. Fearon testified on 15 September 2006 before the U.S.

Managing Global Insecurity: A Plan for Action

September 2008

The 21st century will be defined by security threats unconstrained by borders--from climate change, nuclear proliferation, and terrorism to conflict, poverty, disease, and economic instability.

News

Stedman named to U.N. High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change

November 2003

On November 4, 2003, %people1%, CISAC Senior fellow, was appointed research director for the United Nations' new High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change.

Essay in Pakistan newspaper traces roots of crisis in the Islamic world

July 2004

In an essay published June 25 in The Friday Times (out of Lahore, Pakistan), Thomas W. Simons, Jr.

Events

Counterinsurgency Without Killing: Public Goods and Violence in the Iraqi Civil War

November 8, 2007

Jacob Shapiro (speaker) is a CISAC postdoctoral fellow. His primary research interest is the organization of terrorism and insurgency.

Suicide Attacks: Incorrect Arguments and Anomalies

October 18, 2007

Martha Crenshaw (speaker) is a senior fellow at CISAC and FSI and a professor of political science by courtesy.

Projects

Conflict Resolution

This area focuses on research related to failed states and state building, civil wars, conflict resolution and peacekeeping, refugees and democratic change.
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Implementation of Peace Agreements in Civil Wars

October 2017

Until recently, analysts of civil war focused their attention on the negotiation of peace agreements and paid scant attention to the implementation process.
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People

James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Sebastian T. Alarcon CISAC Honors Student