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Choosing Terror: Rebels’ Use of Terrorism in Internal Armed Conflict

January 14, 2016

Abstract: Why do some rebel groups use terrorism as a tactic while others do not?

Secessionism and Civilian Targeting

January 8, 2015

Abstract: This paper contributes to a burgeoning literature on civilian targeting in civil war by arguing that rebel war aims can offer critical insight into who targets civilians, and when. ...

Putting Politics First in Human Rights Strategy

January 9, 2014

ABOUT THE TOPIC: Social scientists have been working hard to understand the circumstances and strategies that improve the chances of favorable human rights outcomes.  Their findings are consistent...

Why Rebels Return: The Micro-Foundations of Surrender in Civil War

February 28, 2013

Dr. Joseph Felter joined CISAC as a senior research scholar in September, 2011.

Insurgency, Counterinsurgency, and Civil War: Insights from the Philippines

April 26, 2012

Dr. Joseph Felter joined CISAC as a senior research scholar in September, 2011.

Rebel Governance, War Legacies, and Post-Conflict Democratization

October 20, 2011

Reyko Huang is a 2011-2012 Zukerman fellow and predoctoral fellow at CISAC. She is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at Columbia University.

International Insurance: Why Militant Groups and Governments Compete with Ballots Instead of Bullets

October 6, 2011

Aila Matanock is a pre-doctoral fellow at CISAC. She is also a Ph.D. Candidate in Stanford's Political Science Department (degree expected in June 2012).

The Terror War and the Ethics of Targeted Killing

September 26, 2011

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Performance of Trimpin's Drama, The Gurs Zyklus

May 15, 2011

The Gurs Zyklus, performance of Trimpin's stirring and uncategorizable reflection on memory and remembrance, tragedy and renewal, exploration and wonder.From the astonishing mind of MacArthur ...

Trimpin in Conversation with Mark Gonnerman

May 6, 2011

Trimpin discusses his year-long Stanford residency and his new work which combines kinetic musical sculpture with emotionally-powerful WWII history.

Normalizing Security after Conflict: Jobs for the Boys and Justice for the Hoods in the New Northern Ireland

May 5, 2011

Brenna Marea Powell is a 7th year PhD candidate in the department of Government at Harvard University, and a doctoral fellow at the Multidisciplinary Program on Inequality and Social Policy at the...

How Will Climate Change Affect Civil Conflict Risk: Identifying and Understanding the Mechanisms

April 14, 2011

About the Speaker: Kaitlin Shilling has spent most of her career working in the non-governmental sector in post-crisis development.

Escaping the 'Half-pipe of Doom:' Is the IPCC Model Transferable to Issues of Safety and Security of Biotechnology?

May 13, 2010

Exponential advances in the life sciences, particularly in the realm of biotechnology, have been held to raise the classic concerns of "dual-use" research: the same technologies that propel...

Normalizing Security after Conflict: Jobs for the Boys and Justice for the Hoods in the New Northern Ireland

April 29, 2010

AbstractIf an armed group cannot be defeated in war, are there conditions in peace that will allow for its demobilization and disbandment?  What are the key barriers that stand in the way?  Using...

2010 Payne Lecture Series: Globalization of Terror

March 5, 2010

Steve Coll is president of New America Foundation, and a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine.

Can Development Aid Contribute to Social Cohesion? Evidence From a Field Experiment in Post-Conflict Liberia

May 28, 2009

James Fearon is the Theodore and Frances Geballe Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, a professor of political science and CISAC affiliated faculty member at Stanford University.

The Effectiveness of Leadership Decapitation in Counterinsurgency Campaigns

May 7, 2009

Patrick Johnston is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University and a CISAC predoctoral fellow.

Locating the Oil Wars

December 4, 2008

Emily Meierding is a Ph.D. Candidate in the University of Chicago Department of Political Science.

Explaining Sexual Violence During Civil War

October 16, 2008

Dara Kay Cohen, the 2008-09 Zukerman Fellow, is a Ph.D.

Insurgent State-Building

June 5, 2008

Jeremy Weinstein is an assistant professor of political science at Stanford University and an affiliated faculty member at CDDRL and CISAC.

Does Peacekeeping Work? Shaping Belligerents' Choices after Civil War

May 29, 2008

Page Fortna (Ph.D. Harvard University 1998) is a member of the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies.

Ethnofederalism and the Mismanagement of Nationalism

May 27, 2008

Philip G. Roeder (Ph. D. Harvard University, 1978) is professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego.

Manipulating the Peace: Government Strategy in the Sudanese Peace Processes

May 22, 2008

Patrick Johnston is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University and a CISAC predoctoral fellow.

Friends Indeed? The United Nations, Groups of Friends, and the Resolution of Conflict

May 8, 2008

Teresa Whitfield (speaker) joined the Social Science Research Council in early March 2005 to direct the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF).

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