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Countering Terrorism

July 2017

Fifteen years after September 11, the United States still faces terror threats—both domestic and foreign.

Office of the Director of National Intelligence: From Pariah and Piñata to Managing Partner

June 2017

This is a chapter in the second edition of The National Security Enterprise, a book edited by Roger Z.

Summary and Briefings from the Stanford-China Workshop on Reducing Risks of Nuclear Terrorism

January 2017

The Summary and Briefings from the Stanford-China Workshop on Reducing Risks of Nuclear Terrorism is the result of a collaborative project engaging researchers from the Center for International...

Ungoverned Spaces: Alternatives to state authority in an era of softened sovereignty (edited volume)

November 2016

"Ungoverned spaces" are often cited as key threats to national and international security and are increasingly targeted by the international community for external interventions—both armed and...

Perspectives on Complex Global Challenges: Education, Energy, Healthcare, Security, and Resilience

July 2016

This book discusses issues in large-scale systems in the United States and around the world.

Fear and Nuclear Terrorism

March 2015

Fear of nuclear weapons is rational, but its extension to terrorism has been a vehicle for fear-mongering that is unjustified by available data.

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Explaining Variation in Western Jihadists' Choice between Domestic and Foreign Fighting

February 2013

This article studies variation in conflict theater choice by Western jihadists in an effort to understand their motivations.

Will Threats Deter Nuclear Terrorism?

September 2012

Book description: During the Cold War, deterrence theory was the cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy.

The Jihad Paradox: Pakistan and Islamist Militancy in South Asia

July 2012

Abstract Islamist militants based in Pakistan pose a major threat to regional and international security.

Does Decapitation Work? Assessing the Effectiveness of Leadership Targeting in Counterinsurgency Campaigns

April 2012

Abstract: Is killing or capturing insurgent leaders an effective tactic? Previous research on interstate war and counterterrorism has suggested that targeting enemy leaders does not work.

The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb

January 2012

From Harper Collins publishers: Offering a clear analysis of the danger of nuclear terrorism and how it can be prevented, The Partnership sheds light on one of the most divisive security issues...

The Next Catastrophe: Reducing Our Vulnerabilities to Natural, Industrial, and Terrorist Disasters

December 2011

Charles Perrow is famous worldwide for his ideas about normal accidents, the notion that multiple and unexpected failures--catastrophes waiting to happen--are built into our society's complex...

Informal Networks, Economic Livelihoods and the Politics of Social Welfare: Understanding the Political And Humanitarian Consequences of the War on Terrorist Finance

June 2011

First paragraph of the article: Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, there has been considerable debate with respect to the utility and the consequences of the global campaign against...

Lessons Learned from the 2010 Nuclear Posture Review

March 2011

Abstract The case studies in this special issue demonstrate that the Obama administration's 2010 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) and related nuclear policy initiatives encouraged a number of other...

Disciplining an Unruly Field: Terrorism Experts and Theories of Scientific/Intellectual Production

December 2010

“Terrorism” has proved to be a highly problematic object of expertise.

Explaining Terrorism: Causes, Processes and Consequences

October 2010

Book summary: This volume comprises some of the key essays by Professor Crenshaw, from 1972 to the present-day, on the causes, processes and consequences of terrorism.

Consequences of Counterterrorism, The

February 2010

The 9/11 terrorist attacks opened America's eyes to a frightening world of enemies surrounding us.

Going Nuclear: Nuclear Proliferation and International Security in the 21st Century

January 2010

The spread of nuclear weapons is one of the most significant challenges to global security in the 21st century.

Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI, and the Origins of 9/11

December 2009

From Princeton University Press: In this pathbreaking book, Amy Zegart provides the first scholarly examination of the intelligence failures that preceded September 11.

Kleptocratic Interdependence: Trafficking, Corruption and the Marriage of Politics and Illicit Profits

December 2009

Corruption is a human condition and an ancient phenomenon.

Shared Responsibilities for Nuclear Disarmament

October 2009

Interest in nuclear disarmament has grown rapidly in recent years. Starting with the 2007 Wall Street Journal article by four former U.S.

Nuclear power without nuclear proliferation?

October 2009

In this introductory essay, we aim first to demonstrate why the question of which states will develop nuclear power in the future matters for global security.

Proceedings of The Second U.S.-Russian Nuclear Non-Proliferation Conference, March 18-20, 2009

September 2009

The second nuclear nonproliferation conference sponsored by the Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Russian Academy of Sciences was held in Moscow, March 18-20, 2009. The first was held Oct.

Trajectories of Terrorism: Attack Patterns of Foreign Groups That Have Targeted The United States, 1970-2004

August 2009

Research SummaryAlthough researchers began to assemble open-source terrorism event databases in the late 1960s, until recently most of these databases excluded domestic attacks.

People

Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Gail W. Lapidus Senior Fellow, Emerita Professor, Political Science, Emerita
Michael May Michael M. May Senior Fellow Professor, Management Science and Engineering
Joseph Felter Senior Research Scholar (on leave)
Sarah Shirazian Sarah Shirazyan Postdoctoral Fellow
Kerry Persen Kerry Ann Carter Persen Predoctoral Fellow
Rachel Roberts CISAC Honors Student
Christina Huchro CISAC Honors Student
Kaileen Pritchard CISAC Honors Student
Kendra Ritterhern CISAC Honors Student