Jeannie Annan, Christopher Blattman, Dyan Mazurana, and Khristopher Carlson

Civil War, Reintegration, and Gender in Northern Uganda

What are the impacts of war, and do they vary by gender?
Maria Angélica Bautista, Felipe González, Luis Martínez, Pablo Muñoz, Mounu Prem

The Geography of Repression and Opposition to Autocracy

Is state repression effective in fostering regime survival?
Kennette Benedict

Global Governance

What are the mechanisms of global governance?
Ethan Bueno de Mesquita, Sandeep Baliga, Alexander Wolitzky

Deterrence with Imperfect Attribution

In cyberwarfare, under which conditions can improved attribution strengthen deterrence?
Leonardo Bursztyn, Lucas C. Coffman

The Schooling Decision: Family Preferences, Intergenerational Conflict, and Moral Hazard in the Brazilian Favelas

Can parental incentives impact school attendance?
Kara Ross Camarena

When Do Displaced Persons Return? Postwar Migration among Christians in Mount Lebanon

Under what conditions will forcibly displaced persons return to their original homes after war has ended?
Maliha Chishti

Transnational Feminism and the Women's Rights Agenda in Afghanistan

How have Afghan women organized and advocated for their rights in the post-Taliban era?
Richard English

The Consequences of Terrorism

What does a close reading of the history of terrorism tells us about the effectiveness of such violence?
Leopoldo Fergusson, Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson

Population and Conflict

Has an increase in population increased the likelihood of resource-based conflict?
Thiemo Fetzer, Pedro CL Souza, Oliver Vanden Eynde, Austin L. Wright

Security Transitions

How do foreign powers disengage from a conflict?
Scott Gehlbach, Evgeny Finkel

Reform and Rebellion in Weak States

Why does reform often lead to rebellion—not just by the losers of reform, but also among its intended beneficiaries?
Tom Ginsburg

Authoritarian International Law?

What would international law look like in an increasingly authoritarian world?
Benjamin Lessing, Graham Denyer Willis

Legitimacy in Criminal Governance: Managing a Drug Empire from Behind Bars

How do prison gangs create rational-bureaucratic legitimacy in criminal governance?
Ramzy Mardini

Preventing the Next Insurgency: A Pathway for Reintegrating Iraq's Sunni Population

How can we address reintegration in post-ISIS Iraq?
Luis Martinez,

Transnational Insurgents: Evidence from Colombia’s FARC at the Border with Chávez’s Venezuela

Does access to foreign territory increase conflict?
Alicia S. Menendez, Pamela Baxter, Aparna Ramesh, Lindsay North, Varuni Dayaratna

Accelerated Education Programs in Crisis and Conflict

Are Accelerated Education Programs good policy?
Paul Poast, Tanisha M. Fazal

War Is Not Over

What do the optimists get wrong about conflict?
Sophie Richardson

Biden Must Stand Up to China on Human Rights

How can a U.S. administration promote human rights in China?
Michael Rubin

Rebel Territorial Control and Civilian Collective Action in Civil War: Evidence from the Communist Insurgency in the Philippines

Under what conditions do rebel organizations control territory during civil war?
Raúl Sánchez de la Sierra,

On the Origins of the State: Stationary Bandits and Taxation in Eastern Congo

Can armed actors perform essential functions of a state and increase welfare?
Raúl Sánchez de la Sierra, Kristof Titeca, Haoyang (Stan) Xie, Albert Malukisa Nkuku, Aimable A. Lameke

The Real State: Inside the Congo’s Traffic Police Agency

Paul Staniland

Militias, Ideology, and the State

What factors shape relations between governments and militias?
Gil Stein

Cultural Heritage Preservation Work in Afghanistan and Central Asia

How can war-torn countries protect and preserve cultural heritage?
Rebecca J. Wolfe, J. Kurtz, B. Tesfaye

Can Economic Interventions Reduce Violence?

Does improving young people’s economic conditions reduce their willingness to support political violence and armed opposition groups?
Austin L. Wright, Anna Getmansky, Guy Grossman

Border Walls and Smuggling Spillovers

What is the effect of a border wall on crime?
Nussaibah Younis

Why Turkey Should Stay Out of Sinjar

What are the negative consequences of a Turkish military incursion?

Malakal, Sudan

A classroom of a school in Malakal.

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