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Research Policy

Does Fake News Affect Voting Behaviour?

September 20, 2022

Nicolò Fraccaroli co-authored a paper titled, "Does Fake News Affect Voting Behaviour?" that will be published in the January 2023 issue of Research Policy, and is currently available online.


A New Wave of Terrorism? (written by Jori Breslawski)

March 11, 2021 Political Violence at a Glance

Jori Breslawski on Political Violence at a Glance, "The prevention of environmental terrorism requires governments to take action if they hope to meet the challenges of the changing nature of politically motivated attacks."


Living through Surveillance: Recasting the study of Civil and Military Relations

December 9, 2019

In December 2019, Sahana Ghosh edited, "Living through Surveillance: Recasting the study of Civil and Military Relations,"  a special section with five essays appearing in the latest issue of Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The piece also features an Afterword written by Ilana Feldman (George Washington University). 


Iran Will Never Trust America Again (written by Narges Bajoghli)

May 9, 2018 Foreign Policy

Postdoctoral Fellow Narges Bajoghli draws on her research interviews with members of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to argue that President Trump's decision to throw out the Iran Deal will permanently destroy any trust the country's citizens once had in the U.S. 


Life in a War Zone (co-written by Nick Barnes)

February 26, 2018 U.S. News & World Report

Postdoctoral Fellow Nick Barnes, along with Stephanie Savell, Co-Director of the Costs of War Project, in U.S. News & World Report, "The Brazilian military prides itself on always being ready to step in and save the nation, seeing itself as a bastion of responsibility and ethics amid chaos, corruption and criminality."


Why haven't reformists joined the protests sweeping Iran? (written by Ali Kadivar)

January 5, 2018 The Washington Post

Postdoctoral Fellow Ali Kadivar in The Washington Post, "The current protest wave in Iran has already shaken the political landscape of the regime and society. Some younger activists in the mid and lower reformist ranks have suggested channeling this wave to make their own demands through street demonstrations organized by reformist parties."