2014 study from Princeton and the World Bank showing how rising inequality was linked with increased rates of violent crime in Mexico.
2014 review of scholarship that helps provide perspective on the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Syria, including the rise of the jihadist Sunni group al-Sham.
2014 paper from Dartmouth College on the evolving research understanding of political violence and a review of key intellectual trends.
2014 Princeton study examining empirical evidence relating to why people participated in the Arab Spring.
2014 roundup of academic and governmental research and statistics on girls’ education in Nigeria and other nations in Sub-Saharan Africa.
2013 paper in the Annual Review of Law and Social Science analyzing new data to present a cross-national view of the trends in human rights prosecutions.
2014 study by New York University published in Journal of Politics on the relationship between popular protests, media freedom and coups.
2014 study by the WZB Berlin Social Science Center on attitudes towards Muslims and headscarf legislation in Western Europe.
Two 2014 field reports from Harvard University, one based in Lebanon and the other in Jordan, provide new insights into the expanding Syrian refugee crisis.
2013 study by Arizona State University in Psychological Science exploring how the degree to which religion permeates groups interacts with incompatibility of values and the competition for resources.