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April 28, 2021

Minerva funded researchers publish "India's multi-alignment management and the Russia–India–China (RIC) triangle" in International Affairs

Minerva researcher Mihaela Papa is co-author on a new article on Indian multi-alignment strategies and the Russia-India-China triangle in Foreign Affairs Magazine.

April 21, 2021

Minerva Researcher Paul Staniland to Publish Book on Armed Groups and Politics

In Ordering Violence, Paul Staniland creates a framework that ties together governments, insurgents, militias, and armed political parties in a shared framework

April 6, 2021

Kelly Sims Gallagher speaks with the South China Morning Post about climate tensions between the U.S. and China.

Kelly Sims Gallagher, tells the South China Morning Post that the US and China need to maintain an open dialogue.

April 2, 2021

The Military Is Funding Ethicists to Keep Its Brain Enhancement Experiments in Check

The military has long been interested in what medical ethicist Jonathan Moreno calls “the whole supersoldier business” — using technology to produce bionically or pharmaceutically superior warfighters. Moreno, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, is interested too. Specifically, in one question that keeps gnawing at him: How much can a soldier’s brain bear?

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New Minerva-funded study: "Transcultural Pathways to the Will to Fight"
By | June 7, 2023
Upon entry into WWII, the United States committed to unconditional victory through overwhelming force. But paramount focus on material capacity to the neglect of “will to fight” in subsequent regional wars—Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan—has carried woeful costs in lives, treasure, and policy failures. This nearly happened with Ukraine. Despite political and military leaders acknowledging its importance after the fact, consensus remains that will to fight is “imponderable.” Without rigorously assessing nonmaterial sensibilities, including among civilian populations, conflict can appear intractable or only resolvable with massive force, and the United States and partners may continue to overrate or underrate allies, armies, and peoples in disregard of the spirit that can only arise from one’s own cultural identity and values.
DoD Awards $18 Million for Academic Research on the Socio-Political Drivers of Future Conflict
By | May 31, 2023
The Department of Defense today announced $18 million in grants to 11 university-based faculty teams under its Minerva Research Initiative, which supports basic research in social and behavioral sciences on topics of particular relevance to U.S. national security.

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