As the Trump administration considers torturing suspected militants, the question of whether it helps elicit information or discourage insurgents is again important to policymakers, journalists, scholars and the public.
People with little interest in politics vote more during violent wars, a 2016 study in the American Journal of Political Science finds. Overall, people vote less if there have been few recent war deaths.
2015 conversation with Juliette Kayyem, a Harvard University lecturer and national leader in homeland security. She offers advice on how journalists can better cover disasters and hold accountable the government agencies that respond to and manage emergency events.
2015 roundup of academic research and scholarly literature that looks at the challenges that criminal prosecutors in the U.S. and aboard face in determining appropriate prison sentences for those convicted of participating in terrorism-related activities.