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 roundup of research papers on American air strikes as a tactical and strategic action in countering insurgency, with an emphasis on their subsequent outcomes.
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2014 summary of polling on U.S. intervention in Syria and American sentiment at other key moments of military action through history.
2012 research review of relevant studies and data relating to the issues facing U.S. servicewomen.
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.
2013 review of casualty and wounded statistics relating to the post-9/11 conflicts; also included are monetary cost estimates for total operations and veterans care.
2013 review of research papers relevant to any potential intervention in the Syrian conflict, with particular emphasis on the notion of "responsibility to protect."
2011 study by UCLA published in the American Journal of Political Science on how the American public judges presidential decision-making on foreign crises.
2013 interview with political scientist Matthew Baum of Harvard on the news media, public opinion dynamics and implications for intervention in Syria.
Review of a 2013 paper in The Review of Economic Studies and other studies that shed light on the connection between food insecurity and violent conflict.