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?
Ethan Bueno de Mesquita, Mehdi Shadmehr

Rebel Motivations and Repression

How do different types of motivation influence the politics of collective action?
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?
Kara Ross Camarena

Repatriation During Conflict: A Signaling Analysis

Under what conditions do Tripartite Repatriation Agreements signal that it is safer in a country of origin?
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?
Richard English, Roddy Brett, Élise Féron, and Valerie Rosoux

Embodied reconciliation: a new research agenda

The research argues for a paradigm shift towards an embodied approach to reconciliation.
Leopoldo Fergusson, Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson

Population and Conflict

Has an increase in population increased the likelihood of resource-based conflict?
Leopoldo Fergusson, Carlos A. Molina, James A. Robinson

The Weak State Trap

Using original data from Colombia, the authors present evidence of the interconnection between two critical political components: state weakness and clientelism.
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?
Scott Gehlbach, Tracy Dennison

Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Historical Political Economy

By bringing together different forms of expertise, interdisciplinary collaboration helps to shine new light on existing problems in historical political economy while opening new avenues of research within and across the disciplines.
Scott Gehlbach, Timothy Frye, Kyle L. Marquardt, and Ora John Reuter

Is Putin’s popularity (still) real? A cautionary note on using list experiments to measure popularity in authoritarian regimes

Opinion polls suggest that Vladimir Putin has broad support in Russia, but there are concerns that some respondents may be lying to pollsters.
Tom Ginsburg

Authoritarian International Law?

What would international law look like in an increasingly authoritarian world?
Soeren Henn,

Complements or Substitutes? How Institutional Arrangements Bind Traditional Authorities and the State in Africa

How does the central state affect public goods provision by local actors?
Soeren Henn, James A. Robinson

Africa's Latent Assets

Despite the past centuries' economic setbacks and challenges, are there reasons for optimism about Africa's economic prospects?
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?
Anup Malani, Jaymee Sheng, Ashish Goel, Purushotham Botla

JUE Insights: Does mobility explain why slums were hit harder by COVID-19 in India?

SARS-CoV-2 has had a greater burden, as measured by rate of infection, in poorer communities within cities. This research shows there is little evidence for two explanations offered to explain the greater burden in poorer communities.
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?
Luis Martinez, Jonas Jessen, Guo Xu

A Glimpse of Freedom: Allied Occupation and Political Resistance in East Germany

The researchers use novel data on the appointment of local mayors and a retrospective survey to argue that even a "glimpse of freedom" can foster civilian opposition to dictatorship.
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?
Michael Rubin, Daniel Arnon, and Richard J. McAlexander

Social Cohesion and Community Displacement in Armed Conflict

What are the origins of conflict-related population displacement?
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

Konstantin Sonin, Austin L. Wright

Rebel Capacity, Intelligence Gathering, and the Timing of Combat Operations

Does rebel capacity influence how these forces fight or are they simply unpredictable?
Paul Staniland,

Militias, Ideology, and the State

What factors shape relations between governments and militias?
Paul Staniland, Avinash Paliwal

Strategy, Secrecy, and External Support for Insurgent Groups

States support transnational insurgents in an important variety of ways, from highly public efforts to transform the status quo to covert backing with limited ambitions.
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?
Austin L. Wright, Stephen Stapleton, Andres Uribe

Televising Justice During War

How do governments use television as a means of building state legitimacy during conflict?
Austin L. Wright, David Van Dijcke

Profiling Insurrection: Characterizing Collective Action Using Mobile Device Data

Partisanship, socio-political isolation, proximity to chapters of the Proud Boys organization, and local activity on Parler are robustly associated with protest participation on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC.
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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