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Feb. 24, 2017

Scott Atran analyses the limits of rational choice in political and cultural conflict

Scott Atran. 2017. Scott Atran analyses the limits of rational choice in political and cultural conflict.

Feb. 17, 2017

Minerva researchers develop Rebel Contraband Dataset

Minerva researchers Justin Conrad, Beth Elise Whitaker, and James Igoe Walsh (University of North Carolina - Charlotte) have developed the first-ever Rebel Contraband Dataset as part of their Minerva-funded research. The dataset provides new and regularly updated annual data on rebel activities and control of natural resources and other illicit

Feb. 17, 2017

J Is For Jihad: How The Islamic State Indoctrinates Children With Math, Grammar, Tanks, and Guns

Robbie Gramer. 2017. J Is For Jihad: How The Islamic State Indoctrinates Children With Math, Grammar, Tanks, and Guns. Foreign Policy. February 16.

Feb. 6, 2017

The American Face of ISIS

A Special Report of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

Feb. 3, 2017

Rethinking the War on Terror, with the help of science

Robert Gebelhoff. 2017. Rethinking the War on Terror, with the help of science. Washington Post. February 3.

Feb. 2, 2017

Do Women Matter to National Security?

Monkey Cage, Washington Post. February 2.

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Michael Allen's new article, "Outside the Wire: U.S. Military Deployments and Public Opinion in Host States"
By Michael Allen, Michael E. Flynn, Carla Martinez Machain, and Andrew Stravers | Feb. 11, 2020
How do citizens within countries hosting U.S. military personnel view that presence? Using new cross-national survey data from 14 countries, we examine how different forms of exposure to a U.S. military presence in a country affect attitudes toward the U.S. military, government, and people. We find that contact with U.S. military personnel or the receipt of economic benefits from the U.S. presence correlates with stronger support for the U.S. presence, people, and government.
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