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Success rate of nonviolent campaigns (2000-2006)
(Chenoweth & Stephan, 2006)
Success Rate of Violent Campaigns (2000-2006)
(Chenoweth & Stephan, 2006)
Decline in support for forceful counterterrorism efforts when alternatives are described as good, not poor
(Hoffman et al., 2015)
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Sanctions have the capacity to severely hinder a country’s economic growth and their ability to maintain a strong military presence. This article provides further insight into the important role sanctions play in international politics, especially when used as a tool for military containment. In this study, the research team creates a war game scenario pining[…]
What is the relationship between terrorism and religious freedom? For those working to address the phenomenon of violent religious extremism, insight into this question is especially important. For some, restricting religious freedom is a necessary move to prevent the development and spread of terrorism, while others argue religious freedoms undermine the support for terrorist groups[…]
The number of nonviolent campaigns has grown drastically since the 1980s. Past research shows violent conflict often spreads between neighboring countries through a ‘spillover effect’. This research shows that the same ‘spillover effect’ applies to nonviolent conflict due to the contagious spread of nonviolent methods over the past 30 years. Utilizing the pioneering work of[…]
There are obvious differences between the human and financial costs of war, but their respective impact on war support needs to be further distinguished. This study helps bring attention to the unusual priorities behind war support in the United States – including the decline in war support when faced with financial costs but an indifference[…]
Past research has shown that poverty and conflict are intertwined. In this study, Braithwaite and colleagues suggest a more permanent relationship with research showing the direct link between a country’s level of poverty and a higher chance of violent civil conflict. The researchers examine the cycle of the ‘conflict trap’ and the difficulty in escaping[…]
In addition to the complex debate over natural resources’ role in violent conflict, there are many underlining sub-debates on the topic. One is centered on quantity: whether or not the abundance or scarcity of resources affects a particular outcome. This study summarizes the two arguments as follows: An increase in scarcity or decrease in access[…]