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Myth Busting: Robert Pape on ISIS, Suicide Terrorism, and US Foreign Policy

This piece, first published on May 5, 2015, is being republished as part of the Chicago Policy Review’s 20th Anniversary Series. Please visit us here to...

How Republics Fell and Monarchies Survived the Arab Spring

What made monarchies more resilient during the Arab Spring as compared to republics? To understand this conundrum, Robert Snyder offers an ideological-institutional framework in The Arab Uprising and the Persistence of Monarchy.

The West Needs to Avoid Falling into ISIS’s Trap: A Conversation with Robert Pape

Since ISIS attacks in Jakarta, Ankara, Beirut, and Paris, Robert Pape has noted a significant shift in strategy. What is this new strategy, and what should be the Western response, particularly the US response?

Predatory War or Preventive War? Two New Theories about Why States Fight against Terrorism

Despite the high cost and perceived ineffectiveness of fighting terrorism, countries must do so in order to preserve their sovereignty, legitimacy, and territorial integrity.

Terrorism Blown out of Proportion? Daniel Benjamin assesses the threat

Daniel Benjamin, former advisor to both President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton on counterterrorism discusses progress in counterterrorism efforts and the changing nature of terrorist threats, from major networks like al Qaeda to “self-starter” terrorists today

Myth Busting: Robert Pape on ISIS, suicide terrorism, and U.S. Foreign Policy

Robert Pape, Director of the Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism and University of Chicago political scientist, dispels myths about ISIS and suicide terrorism and discusses the potential power of grassroots efforts to influence foreign policy.

Special Series on Terrorism: Debunking Myths and Getting Oriented

Chicago Policy Review kicks off its exclusive interview series on the Islamic State, suicide terrorism, and U.S. foreign policy with University of Chicago political scientist Robert Pape, Duke University historian Dr. Martin Miller, and Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution and former advisor to Secretary Clinton on counterterrorism, Daniel Benjamin.

The Power of the Pen: E.J. Dionne on Journalism, Politics, and Propaganda

Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne discusses journalism’s impact on everything from the upcoming 2016 Presidential race to countering extremist propaganda.

False Flag No More: Facing Down Militant Terrorism

Advances in biometric technology, once operationalized and scaled, will vastly improve identification and elimination of militants in domestic and international settings.

Droning to Win: How the UAV Wars Began

Computer scientists investigate Unmanned Aerial Vehicle vulnerability to third-party hacking, showing that commercial drone use is likely to be heavily regulated.