National Security

Guantánamo Diary: How GITMO Institutionalized State Secrecy

Telling stories is rarely an easy task, but telling a story from inside a covert military detention facility is another...

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...

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.

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.

The Billion Dollar Question: Are Counter-Terrorism Efforts Effective?

A review of counter-terrorism evaluation research raises critical questions about lack of evidence for costly programs and strategies.

Collaboration and Competition in Counterterrorism

Nations that claim to cooperate on counterterrorism may in fact be competing for safety.

Terrorism Anxiety: Evaluating the Risk of Terrorism

What's the right level of defense against terrorism and how do our current efforts measure up on a cost-benefit analysis?

Alone And Unafraid?

Reevaluating United States policy toward international maritime law to protect long-term national interests

Assessing the State of Security at the US-Mexico Border

A working paper evaluates the state of security at the US-Mexico Border and outlines a potential way forward.