Four experts on Pakistani politics share their insights on the leading parties and candidates, voter turnout, and election integrity.
Outside powers may be unable to ignore the worsening turmoil in Pakistan.
We missed some breakthroughs, but we dodged some disasters.
Casualty counts can be a political tool – and how we report the data has real consequences.
Experts on the politics of foreign occupations tackle big questions in this week’s Good Chat.
Governments and non-state actors use mass migration as a tool of war.
Israel doesn’t recognize the court’s jurisdiction – but it should.
The humanitarian crisis and escalation fears heighten uncertainty.
What we know about Hamas hostage-taking and Israel’s hostage recovery policy.
He may never stand trial, but that’s not all that matters.
It may not matter much to voters, but foreign policy is definitely on the ballot.
Here’s the latest research.
It’s not just a terrorist tactic any more.
If it’s not a binding treaty, how can it influence military action? Here’s what research tells us.
It’s not just about energy costs, our research finds. Germans have a deep cultural aversion toward military intervention.
The NSS conveys the president’s vision – and the country’s ‘grand strategy.’
One way is to see whether people feel safe going about their daily lives, the Everyday Peace Indicators project finds
The former Soviet leader learned the hard way that reining in political changes is harder than making them
This research analyzes patterns of terrorism in the 18 countries that utilize drones
Activists and former politicians put pressure on the international community regarding concerns over key women’s rights
‘Leadership decapitation’ can inspire Islamist extremist groups and followers to carry out more attacks, my research finds
That puts civilians at risk, research shows
Their fates will depend in part on which country they’ve landed in – and whether that country has comprehensive policies and services
We’re back to a world in which a weak economy hurts presidential approval.
But research suggests some approaches can help communities successfully absorb all kinds of refugees
Four historical examples show how much race has always mattered in defining ‘Western civilization’
Pakistan’s Supreme Court will rule on the constitutionality of the prime minister’s moves
Like Putin, dictators tend to start risky wars, our research shows
Procurement changes addressed corruption and boosted Ukraine’s ability to defend itself
As Stalin learned in Finland, small countries can inflict serious damage on invading superpowers
In the past few years, in schools across the country, girls wearing hijab have been targeted by fellow classmates and teachers
It’s not merely a shared ‘Europeanness,’ this research finds
The history of the West suggests something else entirely
If European nations want to welcome these refugees, here’s what they can learn from our research
Cyber operations don’t win wars, our research finds.
The security and defense of alliance members that border Russia and Ukraine will be a top priority.
Steep economic costs may not significantly change Russia’s behavior
The research suggests this rarely works. But countries keep trying anyway.
Many Ukrainians wouldn’t favor a pro-Russian leader — but would the U.S. support an anti-Russian insurgency?
Washington tends to avoid confronting allies, this research shows
He joined the Republican Party just as it was veering away from him.
Refugees bring communities a net financial gain, research finds
Production and distribution systems haven’t kept pace with new threats, a new report finds.
Incomplete audits make wasteful spending more likely
The lack of accountability for civilian casualties in drone strikes isn’t likely to change
France isn’t happy about being sidelined by the new U.S. alliance for Indo-Pacific security.
Being targets of racial and religious hatred unified them behind the Democrats
No. And here’s why.
It’s more complicated than it appears.
An overarching narrative can lead to fewer foreign policy choices.
Right-wing governments and movements often use these words to justify authoritarian and racist policies.
The end of the Cold War scrambled U.S. foreign policy — and then 9/11 scrambled it again. Here’s what remains the same.
Prolonged wars make allies nervous, our research on Vietnam shows.
Regimes battling a counterinsurgency often depend on corruption to stay in power
The dynamics behind this kind of collapse are more common than you might think
What we know from other victorious rebellions
Migrants help their home countries by building trade ties and by sending back both cash and political knowledge.
The research shows how hard it is to go from armed rebellion to leadership
Afghanistan’s government collapses.
To give peace a chance, start with the grass roots, not the treetops.
A presidential assassination, an earthquake and a tropical storm are beyond what the country can handle on its own
Pakistan’s relationship with its own religious groups — and with Washington — just got more complicated
The U.S. military has a long history of relying on foreign recruits.
Here’s the research on earlier withdrawals from Afghanistan.
Persuading partners to emulate the U.S. military approach doesn’t necessarily work, new research finds
Here are the takeaways from the July 2021 bilateral meetings.
Political and ethnic tensions have fueled new discord — and the Taliban has capitalized on these grievances
In these 9 cases, sporting authorities tried to ban a country from international competition — sometimes for years
New research identifies specific areas of concern, as covid-19 aggravates the effect of conflicts
An increasing number of clients and providers in the private security market are dodging the rules
The U.S. withdrawal leaves these big questions for the Ghani administration
This week’s summit is about more than photo-ops and discussions of repairing the alliance.
Here’s why the country won’t necessarily become a base for international terrorist attacks
Five takeaways from Biden’s speech on his first 99 (or 98?) days in office.
For Afghans, the conflict enters a new phase
An exit from Afghanistan.
Many Americans later regretted the decision not to participate in the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics
Past U.S. administrations supported the court’s work — when it aligned with U.S. interests
Our survey found Taliban power-sharing was not a dealbreaker.
Over 20 years of research, these three things emerged as key to building a lasting peace
Here’s what our research finds
The ICC’s future will rest on the new prosecutor’s success in opening, trying and closing cases — and being fair
Trump changed ‘designation’ from a foreign policy tool to one aimed at influencing American public opinion
Israel and the U.S. don’t think the International Criminal Court has jurisdiction over nonmember states. Here’s when it does.
These five developments make arms control agreements even more complicated
Afghan girls outside a temporary shelter in Kabul last month.
Here’s the research on how militaries can reduce violence against civilians
Civil wars rarely remain purely domestic affairs
Misinformation is just one of the challenges
The peace negotiations are in flux, and the Taliban has ramped up the violence
But foreign policy will definitely be on the ballot on Nov. 3
Americans aren’t the only ones watching the 2020 presidential election closely
Unless the laws change, future presidents are more likely to exploit emergency powers, now that Trump has ended the tradition of restraint.
This study examines who Americans think deserves government support.
Here’s what my research suggests.
Presidential decision making relies on good intel
The Trump administration’s response seems unusual, on a number of levels
Our research found a measurable effect.
The U.S. public may not agree with Trump’s move
But is it possible to quarantine conflict?