Scholarly Publications

Rape Reporting During War: Why the Numbers Don't Mean What You Think They Do

August 2011

First page of the article: Reports of sexual violence during the ongoing unrest in Libya have captured headlines across the world.

Africa's Scramble for Africa: Lessons of a Continental War

July 2000

The war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which began in August 1998, is unprecedented-at times involving armies from eight African states.


CISAC tackles public health & policy questions on Ebola

October 2014

We ask CISAC biosecurity experts David Relman and Megan Palmer to answer questions about the public health and policy implications of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Cultural critic Susie Linfield discusses 'The ethics of seeing'

October 2010

As a little girl Susie Linfield was captivated by a book entitled The Black Book of Polish Jewry that included photos of starving Jews in the ghettos. "I was grieved by them.

Civil war definition transcends politics

April 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.


Survival Migration: Failed Governance and the Crisis of Displacement

September 26, 2013

ABOUT THE TOPIC: The talk, based on Betts' new book, will explore the challenge of responding to new drivers of cross-border displacement that fall outside the existing refugee framework.

The Antiplague System of the Former Soviet Union

October 18, 2005

The USSR's anti-plague system had four main responsibilities: monitor natural foci of endemic dread diseases such as plague, tularemia, anthrax, and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever; protect the...

Nation Building from Germany to Iraq

March 1, 2005

Ambassador Dobbins will review the American and United Nation's experience with nation building over the past sixty years and explore lessons for Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond.