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James D. Fearon

Civil war definition transcends politics

Commentary / April 10, 2006
Is the conflict in Iraq a civil war or not? Debate over this question is largely political. In this Washington Post op-ed, CISAC's James D. Fearon sets aside politics to explain the meaning of civil war and how it applies to Iraq.
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Iraq now - headed for civil war or already there?

Commentary / February 28, 2006
Is civil war likely to break out in Iraq? It already has, according to CISAC faculty member James D. Fearon, a political science professor who studies recent civil wars. "By any reasonable definition," Fearon said, "there has been a civil war in progress in Iraq at least since the Coalition Provisional Authority formally handed over authority to the Iraqis in 2004." Fearon is among four experts Time asked to comment on what's going on in Iraq.
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CISAC faculty member appointed to endowed chair

News / February 4, 2005
James D. Fearon is the new Theodore and Frances Geballe Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, an endowed position.
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