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UN Believes Al-Qaeda Is Growing Again

IGCC Research Director Eli Berman comments in this NBC7 San Diego piece on the global resurgence of al-Qaeda. 


New and Notable

Gathering Pacific Storm book cover

The Gathering Pacific Storm

Cambria Press, 2018



Tai Ming Cheung, director of the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation and professor at the School of Global Policy & Strategy, UC San Diego

Thomas G. Mahnken, president and chief executive officer, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, Washington, DC


Small Wars, Big Data: The Information Revolution in Modern Conflict

Princeton University Press, 2018



Eli Berman, professor of economics at the University of California San Diego and research director for international security studies at the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation

Joseph H. Felter, senior research scholar at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation

Jacob N. Shapiro, professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University 


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The University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) addresses global challenges to peace and prosperity through academically rigorous, policy-relevant research, training, and outreach on international security, economic development, and the environment.
IGCC brings scholars together across social science and lab science disciplines to work on topics such as regional security, nuclear proliferation, innovation and national security, development and political violence, emerging threats, and climate change.
As the University of California’s system-wide institute on international security, IGCC convenes expert researchers across UC campuses and the Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories, along with US and international policy leaders, to develop solutions and provide insights on many of the most profound global security challenges.