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Aug. 16, 2021

Minerva-funded researchers reveal how contested waters have become maritime hot spots

In January, Nigerian-based pirates seized the MV Mozart, a large Liberian-flagged container ship heading to Cape Town, South Africa, from Lagos, Nigeria, as the ship sailed close to Sao Tome’s maritime border. Fifteen abducted officers and crew members were released in February after the shipping company paid a ransom, but one sailor died in the assault.

Aug. 3, 2021

Minerva-supported article on how AI/ML researchers think about policy and governance questions surrounding AI

Minerva-supported article on how AI/ML researchers think about policy and governance questions surrounding AI has now been published in the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research. The Disruptive Effects of Autonomy: Ethics, Trust, and Organizational Decision-making

Aug. 3, 2021

Space Norms and U.S. National Security: Leading on Space Debris

It has been a busy few months for human activity in space. There is a new rover on Mars sending back jaw-dropping pictures and data. In May, a piece of debris from a Chinese rocket weighing 21 metric tons hurtled uncontrolled into the Indian Ocean. And Richard Branson just took matters into his own hands, flying to the edge of space on a Virgin Galactic spaceplane with Jeff Bezos hot on his heels.

July 21, 2021

Minerva-funded researchers new article on how extremists and hate groups exploited Covid-19 misinformation in 2020

This article shows that malicious COVID-19 content, including racism, disinformation, and misinformation, exploits the multiverse of online hate to spread quickly beyond the control of any individual social media platform. Minerva-funded researchers provide a first mapping of the online hate network across six major social media platforms.

June 21, 2021

Minerva-funded report referenced in Economist article

The Minerva-funded work by Bob Jervis and Jason Healey was quoted in the major Economist article this week on cyber and ransomware.

June 7, 2021

Leonardo Arriola Publishes "Policing Institutions and Post-Conflict Peace" in the Journal of Conflict Resolution

Minerva researcher Leonardo R. Arriola, along with David A. Dow, Aila M. Matanock, and Michaela Mattes, publish Policing Institutions and Post-Conflict Peace in the Journal of Conflict Resolution

May 24, 2021

Minerva Researcher Published Article in American Political Science Review

Minerva Researcher Alex Braithwaite publishes "The Journey Home: Violence, Anchoring, and Refugee Decisions to Return" in American Political Science Review: First View

May 10, 2021

Minerva Researcher Charles Glaser writes on Approaches for Responding to China's Rise in Foreign Affairs

In the most recent issue of Foreign Affairs Magazine, Minerva Researcher Charles Glaser asks: Should the United States trim its East Asian commitments to reduce the odds of going to war with China?

May 6, 2021

The Minerva FOA is LIVE!

The Minerva Funding Opportunity Announcement for 2021 is now open! The link can be found here: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=minerva

May 5, 2021

Two Minerva Researchers Elected to the National Academies

Minerva researchers Michele Gelfand and Robert Jervis were elected to the National Academies

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Minerva-USIP Peace and Security Fellow Casey Mahoney's new article "Shared Responsibility: Enacting Military AI Ethics in U.S. Coalitions"
By Casey Mahoney | May 5, 2022
"AI is making human judgment in war more, not less, important. This means the United States and its allies and partners will need to innovate together, focusing on more than broad ethical principles and technical solutions."
Exploring the Social-Ecological Factors that Mobilize Children into Violence
By Mia Bloom | April 28, 2022
This article applies the social-ecological model to children’s mobilization into two violent groups—Central American gangs and terrorist organizations. While these two groups clearly differ in important ways, there are contextual similarities that frame a child’s involvement in each. For example, both flourish in low-resource settings where governmental structures may have been weakened or disrupted.

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