Americans have lived without the fear of nuclear war for decades. As North Korea challenges this coziness, new research finds Americans largely ready to push the nuclear trigger.
Since the end of the draft in the 1970s, the U.S. military has become a professional fighting force. But is it representative of Americans? Not really.
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.
2016 study in
Political Communication that examines how news photographs can impact public support for military action.
2015 study published in
Oxford Economic Papers showing how industrial growth in particular has a significant association with levels of terrorist activity.
2015 review of papers and scholarship on the interplay between the U.S. Congress and presidents with respect to the use of military force and areas of Constitutional tension.
2015 selection of studies that use fieldwork and qualitative and quantitative data to better understand the world’s refugee populations and look to public policy lessons that can be drawn.
2015 study from Harvard and the University of Michigan showing how coverage of the Libyan Civil War varied based on news outlets' countries of origin and political regime type.
2014 Congressional Research Service report on U.S. government aid to Israel, including current amounts as well as historical data and trends.