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International Intervention and the Rule of Law after Civil War

September 19, 2018

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

Competing Narratives on Syria amid International Escalation

October 4, 2016

ABSTRACTBy now, those following the news on Syria have been saturated with analysis, data, information, and misinformation on developments there since 2011.

The Russian Intervention in Syria and its Implication on the Syrian Crisis

April 27, 2016

AbstractAfter five years of political support for the regime of Bashar Al-Asad in its war against the opposition, Russia intervened militarily on his behalf in September 2015 and suddenly later...

Causes and Dynamics of the Syrian Uprising: From Civil Protests to the Implications of the Russian Intervention

January 22, 2016

AbstractAfter nearly five years since the start of the uprising, Syria finds itself divided and embattled, with no end in sight.

Choosing Terror: Rebels’ Use of Terrorism in Internal Armed Conflict

January 14, 2016

Abstract: Why do some rebel groups use terrorism as a tactic while others do not?

Secessionism and Civilian Targeting

January 8, 2015

Abstract: This paper contributes to a burgeoning literature on civilian targeting in civil war by arguing that rebel war aims can offer critical insight into who targets civilians, and when. ...

Putting Politics First in Human Rights Strategy

January 9, 2014

ABOUT THE TOPIC: Social scientists have been working hard to understand the circumstances and strategies that improve the chances of favorable human rights outcomes.  Their findings are consistent...

Democracy and Discontent in Sri Lanka

March 7, 2013

Abstract: The sanguinary Sri Lankan civil war was brought to a close in May 2009.

Why Rebels Return: The Micro-Foundations of Surrender in Civil War

February 28, 2013

Dr. Joseph Felter joined CISAC as a senior research scholar in September, 2011.

Visualizing Political Struggle in the Middle East

January 24, 2013

Abstract: Marking the publication of Lina Khatib's latest book Image Politics in the Middle East: The Role of the Visual in Political Struggle, this seminar focuses on the evolution of political...

ICC Speaker Series- Jim Fearon

January 23, 2013

The Program on Human Rights will host the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Speaker Series, a weekly series featuring presentations by leading scholars, activists and experts on the...

Visualizing Political Struggle in the Middle East

November 29, 2012

Abstract: Marking the publication of Lina Khatib's latest book Image Politics in the Middle East: The Role of the Visual in Political Struggle, this seminar focuses on the evolution of political...

How Foreign Assistance Undermines Democracy: Aid Dependence in Cambodia

November 26, 2012

The more a country depends on aid, the more distorted are its incentives to manage its own development in sustainably beneficial ways.

History and Memory: Global and Local Dimensions

May 17, 2012

The second conference in the multi-year TEC-Van Leer Jerusalem Institute project on the reconciliation of divided regions and societies.

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.

Aiding Conflict: The Impact of U.S. Food Aid on Civil War

March 2, 2012

Abstract: Nunn's paper examines the effect of U.S. food aid on conflict in recipient countries.

Making the Resource Curse Disappear: A re-examination of Haber and Menaldo’s “Do Natural Resources Fuel Authoritarianism"

January 26, 2012

Abstract:   Haber and Menaldo (2011) claim there is little evidence that oil is harmful to democracy, and that previous studies to the contrary were corrupted by omitted variable bias.

Policy perspectives from the Obama Administration

November 3, 2011

Jeremy M. Weinstein is Associate Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

Rebel Governance, War Legacies, and Post-Conflict Democratization

October 20, 2011

Reyko Huang is a 2011-2012 Zukerman fellow and predoctoral fellow at CISAC. She is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at Columbia University.

International Insurance: Why Militant Groups and Governments Compete with Ballots Instead of Bullets

October 6, 2011

Aila Matanock is a pre-doctoral fellow at CISAC. She is also a Ph.D. Candidate in Stanford's Political Science Department (degree expected in June 2012).

The Terror War and the Ethics of Targeted Killing

September 26, 2011

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Colonialism, Collaboration, and Criminality: How Europe and East Asia Confront the Memory and Legacy of World War II

June 16, 2011

Even though the last of the remaining aged survivors of the Second World War who fought and suffered through its horrors are now dying out, interpretations of what happened remain politically and...

Performance of Trimpin's Drama, The Gurs Zyklus

May 15, 2011

The Gurs Zyklus, performance of Trimpin's stirring and uncategorizable reflection on memory and remembrance, tragedy and renewal, exploration and wonder.From the astonishing mind of MacArthur ...

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