Terrorism

Crafting Counter-Narratives in Islamic Terrorism: America’s Failures and Lessons

The discourse around the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) use of social media evolves as the group continues...

American Failures in Crafting Counter-Narratives to Islamic Terrorism

The discourse around ISIS’s use of social media has evolved as the group continues to organize, sponsor, and inspire global...

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...

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?

Do Alliances Actually Make States More Secure?

Evidence suggests that policymakers should abandon alliance formation as a means of preventing war.

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

Back to the Future: A Duke historian’s take on modern terrorism

Duke University professor Dr. Martin Miller discusses important historical trends in terrorism, root causes, and how we should think about breaking the cycle.

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.

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