Scholarly Publications

Consequences of Counterterrorism, The

February 2010

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

Terrorism and Trial by Jury: The Vices and Virtues of British and American Criminal Law

March 2007

British tradition and the American Constitution guarantee trial by jury for serious crime.1 But terrorism is not ordinary crime, and the presence of jurors may skew the manner in which terrorist...

Marching and Rising: The Rituals of Small Differences and Great Violence in Northern Ireland

November 1996

Those studying international peace and security tend to look for the origins of violence in differences, whether among economic interests, ethno-cultural groups, or clashing ideologies.


CISAC Honors graduate wins George J. Mitchell Scholarship

November 2011

Congratulations to Philippe de Koning, recipient of the George J. Mitchell Scholarship.

Martha Crenshaw awarded $500,000 to study terrorist patterns

October 2009

Crenshaw, a senior fellow at FSI's Center for International Security and Cooperation, has received a National Science Foundation grant to identify patterns in the evolution of terrorist...

Iraq now - headed for civil war or already there?

February 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.


Does Terrorism Work? The Case of the Provisional IRA

April 10, 2014

About the Speaker: Richard English is the Wardlaw Professor of Politics in the School of International Relations, and Director of the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence ...

Taking Down Belfast's Peace Walls: A discussion of recent research and policy challenges

April 9, 2013

About the topic: This talk will present findings from a new survey of public attitudes about peace walls in Northern Ireland.

A Tale of Three H-Bombs: The Thermonuclear Turning-Point of the 1950s

May 17, 2012

David Holloway is the Raymond A. Spruance Professor of International History, a professor of political science, and an FSI senior fellow.


Mapping Militant Organizations

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