Conflict

Scholarly Publications

International Intervention and the Rule of Law after Civil War: Evidence from Liberia

April 2019

What are the effects of international intervention on the rule of law after civil war?

Not Just a War Theory: American Public Opinion on Ethics in Combat

October 2018

This article assesses American public attitudes toward the just war principles of proportionality, due care and distinction.

Militants, Criminals, and Warlords - The Challenge of Local Governance in an Age of Disorder

November 2017

The sovereign state is frequently held up as the legitimate source of domestic order and an important provider of public goods in any society, regardless of regime type.

Other Publications

Why are Syrian Kurds pivoting toward Moscow?

February 2016

An affiliate of the largest and most powerful Kurdish party in Syria, the Democratic Union Party (PYD), opened its first official mission abroad — in Moscow.

Should we be using the G-word in Burundi?

November 2015

The political crisis in Burundi is serious, but analogies to the Rwandan genocide are counter-productive.

Will Sri Lanka's New Government Provide Justice for Civil War Atrocities?

November 2015

Sri Lanka's new government has promised progress on transitional justice. Will it deliver?

News

NATO’s Ukraine Challenge

June 2019

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy visited Brussels on June 4 and 5, where he met with the leadership of the European Union and NATO.

Five years after Crimea’s illegal annexation, the issue is no closer to resolution

March 2019

March 18 marks the fifth anniversary of Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea, which capped the most blatant land grab in Europe since World War II.

Pakistani, Indian leaders ‘have different incentives' - Asfandyar Mir

March 2019

Political scientist Asfandyar Mir has studied security affairs in South Asia for years.

Events

The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage and Fear in the Modern Age

October 22, 2018

Click here to RSVPAbstract: The Perfect Weapon is the startling inside story of how the rise of cyberweapons in all their forms—from attacks on electric grids to attacks on electoral systems—has...

Small Wars, Big Data: The Information Revolution in Modern Conflict

September 19, 2018

Jake Shapiro Bio: Jacob N. Shapiro is Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University and co-directs the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project.

Rethinking the Kargil conflict: What did Pakistan learn from a nuclear crisis?

March 8, 2018

Abstract: In November 1998, ‘mujahideen’ warriors climbed the heights above Kargil in Indian held Kashmir, crossed the Line of Control, and occupied Indian military posts.

Projects

Regional Conflict and Cooperation

Regional conflicts present their own set of unique challenges to the international community.
English

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

Stanford Ethics & War Series

The whole of human history includes bloody and brutal wars.
English

Multimedia

Remarks at MIT: Renewal or Retrenchment - U.S. Grand Strategy in a Volatile World

June 2015

Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, a distinguished fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, presented remarks at the MIT Senior Congressional and Executive Office Branch Seminar, "Renewal or Retrenchment: U.S.

People

James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Joseph Felter Lecturer
Gail W. Lapidus Senior Fellow, Emerita Professor, Political Science, Emerita
Asfandyar Mir Postdoctoral Fellow
Eric Min Eric Min Affiliate
David Elliott Affiliate
Robert Forrest Affiliate
Matthew Fuhrmann Matthew Fuhrmann Affiliate
Max Smeets Max Smeets Affiliate