Philippines

Scholarly Publications

Conditional Cash Transfers, Civil Conflict, and Insurgent Influence

January 2016

Conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs are an increasingly popular tool for reducing poverty in conflict affected areas.

Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict

August 2011

Summary from Columbia University Press: For more than a century, from 1900 to 2006, campaigns of nonviolent resistance were more than twice as effective as their violent counterparts in achieving...

News

China’s security agenda transcends the South China Sea

June 2016

Internal documents reveal how China’s rivalry with the United States is driving its massive reclamation and construction campaign on disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.

Anti-Poverty Program Reduces Violence in Civil Conflicts

February 2016

An anti-poverty aid program in the Philippines is not only helping the poor, but also decreasing political violence and insurgency.

Felter: Insurgents attack aid programs to undermine governments

July 2014

Research by CISAC Senior Research Scholar Joe Felter shows that insurgents try to derail government-delivered aid programs in poor areas because they fear successful programs will boost the...

Events

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.

Film: "War Photographer"

October 15, 2010

Film and Faculty Talk Back

Can Hearts and Minds be Bought? The Economics of Counterinsurgency in Iraq

October 23, 2008

Jacob N. Shapiro is Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University.

Projects

Empirical Studies of Conflict

The Empirical Studies of Conflict Project (ESOC) addresses critical challenges to international security through methodologically rigorous, evidence-based analyses of insurgency, civil war and...
English

Mapping Militant Organizations

This research project launched in 2009 traces the evolution of militant organizations and the interactions that develop among them over time.
English

People

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