2013-14 reports and studies that rank the degree of integrity of voting worldwide, providing perspective on America’s recent questions over voting, redistricting and campaign-finance laws.
2013 study in Conflict Management and Peace Science testing a new model of how civilians chose between sides during civil wars, with a case study involving Ukraine.
2014 selection of research that sheds light on many of the challenges women face in Pakistan and the developing world. Studies look at the role of gender, religion, violence and discrimination.
2014 review of academic papers that help put the recent outbreak of civil disobedience and popular protests in Hong Kong into a deeper context.
2014 roundup of research papers on American air strikes as a tactical and strategic action in countering insurgency, with an emphasis on their subsequent outcomes.
2014 study from Princeton and the World Bank showing how rising inequality was linked with increased rates of violent crime in Mexico.
2014 report from the United Nations noting general progress but also highlighting a slowdown in the rate of poverty alleviation and development.
2014 review of research relevant to the current child migrant crisis in the United States, primarily stemming from Central America.
2014 paper from Dartmouth College on the evolving research understanding of political violence and a review of key intellectual trends.