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Scholarly Publications

What Explains Counterterrorism Effectiveness? Evidence from the U.S. Drone War in Pakistan

November 2018

For years, the U.S. government has been waging counterterrorism campaigns against al-Qaida and other armed groups in safe havens and weak states.

What do past nonproliferation failures say about the Iran nuclear agreement?

September 2015

The history of nonproliferation failures in Israel, India, Pakistan, and North Korea are reviewed in the light of the nuclear agreement with Iran.

Pakistan's Foreign Policy Calibration

May 2013

Following Pakistan's historic elections held in May 2013, CISAC Visiting Scholar Rifaat Hussein discusses next steps for Islamabad's foreign policy, particularly in relations with India, a new...

Other Publications

Why We Need Persistent Questioning About Civilian Deaths by Drones

April 2015

After an American hostage was mistakenly killed in a CIA drone strike, Stanford historian Priya Satia argues that oversight of and attitudes toward the drone program should be examined in light of...

Impressions of a Pakistan election monitor

May 2013

CISAC Affiliate and South Asia expert Anja Manuel gives an eyewitness account of Pakistan's historic May 2013 election.

Beyond Malala: Progress for Pakistan's Women

May 2013

CISAC Affiliate Anja Manuel, along with co-author Justine Isola, illustrates Pakistan's young but vibrant women's rights movement.

News

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

March 2019

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

The U.S. drone war in Pakistan revisited

November 2018

Many analysts, practitioners, and scholars are skeptical of the efficacy of drone strikes for counterterrorism, suggesting that they provide short-term gains at best and are counterproductive at...

National security scholars participate in MOOC on South Asia

May 2017

Shorenstein APARC Fellow Thomas Fingar, FSI Senior Fellow Siegfried Hecker, and CISAC Senior Fellow Scott Sagan are part of a group of 80 national security experts included in a Massive Open Online...

Events

Is India Shifting to a Nuclear Counterforce Strategy?

October 18, 2018

Abstract: Is India considering developing nuclear counterforce options against Pakistan?

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.

America’s Drone War: Evidence from US Counterterrorism in Pakistan

December 5, 2017

Abstract: In this talk, I present three findings from an in-depth investigation of the US Drone War in Pakistan from 2004 to 2014.

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

American Public Diplomacy towards the Arab World in the Digital Age

Discourse on American public diplomacy has been traditionally focused on use of the broadcast media by the US government, such as Voice of America, to reach out to audiences in the Middle East 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

Multimedia

South Asia's Vulnerable Side: Where Economic Growth Outpaces Human Progress - 2010 Shorenstein Journalism Award

May 2010

While most Asian economies rode out the recession fairly well, disturbing human development statistics across the region persist.

People

Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Asfandyar Mir Postdoctoral fellow
Philip Reiner Philip J. Reiner Affiliate
Anja Manuel Anja Manuel Affiliate
Sannia Abdullah Sannia Abdullah Affiliate