war

When Does War Transpire? Unlikely War Onset Under Uncertainty

Scholars have attempted to clarify whether uncertainty about the outcome of a potential war—victory or defeat—influences state behavior in international...

An Intergenerational Analysis of the Impact of War on Child Soldiers

Evidence suggests that a one-standard deviation change in the depression and anxiety levels of caregivers is associated with a 0.43-standard deviation change in the negative internalization of symptoms among youth in their care.

The Role of Drought and Climate Change in Syrian Conflict

A recent study shows how climate change contributed to the 2007-2010 drought and how this affected conflict in Syria.

Creating Jobs to End War

An experiment in Liberia offers new insights on how to deal with ex-combatants after 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.

Peace Without Treaties

Stronger international laws may be discouraging states from signing peace treaties.

Food for Thought: Does the Delivery of Food Aid Contribute to Conflict?

New research investigates the relationship between food aid and civil conflicts