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Jan 9, 2019. War on the Rocks. Lessons from the Long War: The Role of Information in Counter-Insurgency. Review of Small Wars, Big Data by Eli Berman, Joseph Felter, and Jacob Shapiro.

2019. European Review of International Studies, Vol. 6, No. 1 (2019), pp. 65-69. Small Wars, Big Data: The Information Revolution in Modern Conflict by Eli Berman, Joseph Felter, and Jacob Shapiro. Review by Thomas N. Cooke.

2018

Nov 28, 2018. Associated Press. Rise in US Deaths in Afghanistan Clouds Outlook for Peace. Affiliated researcher Stephen Biddle quoted.

Oct 11, 2018. Daily Princetonian. Politics Professor Discusses US Defense Strategy in Modern Conflicts. IGCC-affiliated researcher Jacob Shapiro talks on Small Wars, Big Data by Eli Berman, Joseph Felter, and Jacob Shapiro.

Sep 18, 2018. Princeton Alumnae Weekly. Featured Authors: Jacob Shapiro on Modern, 'Small' Wars. Review of Small Wars, Big Data by Eli Berman, Joseph Felter, and Jacob Shapiro.

Sep 16, 2018. NBC7 San Diego. UN Believes Al-Qaeda Growing Again. Interview with IGCC Research Director Eli Berman.

Jul 10, 2018. Task and Purpose. Book Excerpt: What Can an Academic Tell American Soldiers in the Field? Excerpt from Small Wars, Big Data

Jul 1, 2018. Lawfare [blog]. Wars of None: AI, Big Data, and the Future of Insurgency. Small Wars, Big Data by Eli Berman, Joseph Felter, and Jacob Shapiro is reviewed. 

Jun 20, 2018. CNBC.  Raytheon CEO Says Allies Will Keep Buying US Defense Systems Despite Trade Disputes. Stephen Biddle quoted.

Jun 7, 2018. New Books Network. Small Wars, Big Data: The Information Revolution in Modern Conflict.  Podcast. Interview with Jacob Shapiro.

May 1, 2018. Washington Examiner. How Trump Is Changing Minds on Pulling US Troops out of Syria. Affiliated researcher Stephen Biddle quoted.

Jan 23, 2018. The Telegraph (India). Caste Thicker than Blacktop on Roads. Cites work of IGCC affliliated researchers Oliver Vanden Eynde and Jacob Shapiro. 

Jan 19, 2018. United News of India. In India, Subtle Corruption Robs Villagers of Roads: Study. Cites work of IGCC affliliated researchers Oliver Vanden Eynde and Jacob Shapiro.

2017

Nov 7, 2017. Laboratoryequipment.com. Plummet in ISIS Oil Production Caught by Satellite Analysis. Cites work of Jacob N. Shapiro, co-director of the Empirical Studies of Conflict project.

Nov 6, 2017. AAAS EurekAlert! Satellite Imagery Reveals Decline in ISIS Oil Production. Jacob N. Shapiro, co-director of the Empirical Studies of Conflict project, quoted. 

Aug 10, 2017. Economic Times. US, India, Have Increasing Convergence of Interests: Pentagon. Joseph Felter quoted extensively. 

May 15, 1027. Washington Post Monkey Cage blog. The Trump Administration Wants to Send More Military Advisers to Afghanistan. Good Luck with That. Op-ed by IGCC affiliated researchers Stephen Biddle

Feb 23, 2017. Trinidad and Tobago Guardian. The Loyalty of the Terrorist. Review of Radical, Religious, and Violent by IGCC Research Director Eli Berman. 

Jan 5, 2017. Time. How We Can Kill Terrorism with Kindness. Op-ed by Jacob N. Shapiro, co-director of the Empirical Studies of Conflict project.

2016

Sep 14, 2016. San Diego Union Tribune. US Admiral: ISIS Coming to Pacific. IGCC Research Director Eli Berman iis quoted.

Sep 13, 2016. Ideas for India [blog]. Building Connections: Political Corruption and Road Construction in India. Blog post by Jonathan Lehne and IGCC affiliated researchers Jacob N. Shapiro and and Oliver Vanden Eynde. 

Jun 22, 2016. War on the Rocks.  A Military Guide to Accessing Research on Fragile States. Blog post by IGCC affiliated researcher Jacob Shapiro and Caitlin Tulloch.

Jun 13, 2016. Patheos. Terrorism Has an Altruistic Logic. IGCC Research Director Eli Berman is quoted.

Jun 12, 2016. NBC San Diego. 'There Has to be a Change': Local Experts Describe How to Reduce Terror Threat. IGCC Research Director Eli Berman is quoted.

Jun 7, 2016. Defense One. Afghanistan Needs a Settlement, Not Another Troop-Withdrawal Deadline. Commentary by IGCC affiliated researcher Stephen Biddle.

Apr 25, 2016. Chicago Tribune. Treat a Muslim Better, Hurt the Islamic State. IGCC affiliated researcher Esteban Klor quoted. 

Mar 8, 2016. Stanford Report. Cash Aid to Households Is Most Effective in Reducing Insurgency Threats, Stanford Research Shows. Features work of IGCC affiliated researcher Joseph Felter

Mar 7, 2016. Tasnim News Agency. Middle East Crisis Can Impede 'Economic Liberalization': US Economist. Interview with IGCC Research Director Eli Berman.

Feb. 11, 2016. Foreign Policy. The Islamic State Will Survive America’s Military Onslaught. IGCC-affiliated researcher Jacob Shapiro interviewed.

Feb. 8, 2016. Deccan Chronicle. ISIS Losing Fighters to Rival Groups after Pay Cuts: Report. IGCC-affiliated researcher Jacob Shapiro interviewed.

Feb. 6, 2016. Washington Post. Islamic State no longer so formidable on the battlefield. IGCC-affiliated researcher Jacob Shapiro interviewed.

2015

Dec 23, 2015. Vox. "If They Don't Like Someone, They Just Behead Him": Why ISIS Fighters Quit. Berman and Shapiro op-ed of Dec 2 quoted.

Dec 22, 2015. Political Violence @ a Glance blog. Why the Islamic State Is so Bad at Being a State. Berman and Shapiro op-ed of Dec 2 quoted.

Dec 19, 2015. Swarajya. Is ISIS Capable of Governing Its Caliphate?  Berman and Shapiro op-ed of Dec 2 quoted. 

Dec 9, 2015. GW Today. The US Dilemma in Syria. Stephen Biddle on ISIS and US plans to defeat them. 

Dec 7, 2015. KPBS Evening Edition. San Diego Professor Discusses Radicalization. IGCC Research Director Eli Berman interviewed.

Dec 3, 2015. Commentary Magazine. ISIS Cannot Be Contained. Commentary on Biddle and Shapiro op-ed by Max Boot.

Dec 2, 2015. BloombergView. Islamic State's New Strategy Is Suicidal. Op-ed by IGCC Research Director Eli Berman and Jacob Shapiro, co-director of the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project based at Princeton University.

Dec 1, 2015. Washington Post Monkey Cage blog. Here's Why We Can Only Contain the Islamic State, Not Bomb It Back to the Stone Age. Op-ed by IGCC affiliated researchers Stephen Biddle and Jacob Shapiro

Nov 30, 2015. MSNBC. Could ISIS Actually Fail on Its Own? Eli Berman and Jacob Shapiro interviewed by MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell. Video.

Nov 29, 2015. Politico. Why ISIL Will Fail on Its Own. Op-ed by IGCC Research Director Eli Berman and Jacob Shapiro, co-director of the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project based at Princeton University.

Nov 19, 2015. BloombergBusiness. The Paris Attacks Can't Lead to a Closed Europe. IGCC Research Director Eli Berman quoted.

Nov 16, 2015. Le Devoir (Montreal). Calculer le coût de l’onde de choc. IGCC Research Director Eli Berman quoted.

Nov 15, 2015. KUSI News. French Bomber Jets Airstrike Multiple ISIS Locations. IGCC Research Director Eli Berman quoted.

Nov 13, 2015. La Jolla Patch. San Diego Expert Says Islamic State Most Likely Architects of Paris Attacks. IGCC Research Director Eli Berman quoted.

Nov 13, 2015. Times of San Diego. UCSD Terrorism Expert: Paris Attacks LIkely Work of ISIS. IGCC Research Director Eli Berman quoted.

Sep 25, 2015. LA Times.  Understanding and Combating Terrorist Groups: Is It All a Matter of Economics? IGCC Research Director Eli Berman interviewed. 

Mar 16, 2015. Monkey Cage blog. Washington Post. Eli Berman, Joseph Felter, Ethan B. Kapstein, and Jake Shapiro. How Empirical Studies of Political Violence (Can) Help Policymakers.

Feb 27, 2015. The National Interest. The Super Smart Way to Dismantle ISIS. Eli Berman, Joseph Felter, and Jacob Shapiro on how the work of the Empirical Studies of Conflict project can be applied to the threat posed by ISIS.

Jan 21, 2015. Foreign Affairs. Aid for Peace: Does Money Buy Hearts and Minds? Op-ed by IGCC Research Director Eli Berman and co-researchers Joseph H. Felter (Stanford) and Jacob N. Shapiro (Princeton).

Jan 12, 2015. KPBS Midday Edition. A Discussion on the Motivations Behind the Paris Terror Attacks. IGCC Research Director Eli Berman interviewed.

Jan 7, 2015. City News Service. Terror Attack in Paris Shows New Era of Terrorism. IGCC Research Director Eli Berman quoted.

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2014

Dec 9, 2014. San Diego Union-Tribune. Stark Views on CIA Interrogation Tactics. IGCC Research Director Eli Berman quoted.

Sep 9, 2014. The Guardian UK. How Can Personality Tests Improve the Health Service in Pakistan? Features DACOR researchers Michael Callen and Arman Rezaee.
 
Aug 27, 2014. KPBS. Why Americans Join Terrorist Groups. IGCC Research Director Eli Berman interviewed.

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San Diego Man Killed in Syria Fighting for ISIS, August 27, 2014. Audio.

May 9, 2014. KPBS. FBI Hunts San Diego Man Suspected of Helping Al Qaeda-Tied Group in Somalia. IGCC Research Director Eli Berman quoted.

April 24, 2014. Changing Face of TerrorismC-SPAN. IGCC Research Director Eli Berman interviewed.

Jan 30, 2014. UCSD Communications. Citizen Monitor: Recruiting Voters to Improve Their Own Democracies. Work of former IGCC postdoc Michael Callen mentioned.

2013

Apr 21, 2013. La Jolla Light. UCSD Professor Says Boston Marathon Was ‘Lone Wolf’ Terrorism. IGCC Research Director Eli Berman quoted.

Mar 1, 2013. New Republic. Military ‘Moneyball’: Everyone Is Applying the Lessons from Michael Lewis’s Book—Even U.S. Forces. IGCC Research Director Eli Berman quoted.

Feb 14, 2013. International Business Times. Salaries for Suicide Bombers: Western States Unwittingly Fund Terrorist Activities in Palestine, Says Report. IGCC Research Director Eli Berman quoted.

Feb. 5, 2013. International Growth Center. Can a Smartphone Save an Election?

2012

May 18, 2012. Science Magazine. Parsing Terrorism. Discusses work of IGCC Research Director Eli Berman.

Mar 15, 2012. miller-mccune.com. Spotting Election Fraud Gets Smarter, Cheaper. Discusses work of IGCC postdoc Michael Callen and dissertation fellow James Long.

Mar 2, 2012. Wilson Quarterly. Checkpoints, Not Checks. Discusses work of DACOR researchers.

Feb. 28, 2012. Macleans.ca. 93 Genius Ideas from the Lab to Improve Your Life. IGCC Research Director Eli Berman quoted.

Feb 28, 2012. Baobab blog, Economist online. African Elections: How to Save Votes. Mentions work of IGCC postdoc Michael Callen and dissertation fellow James Long.

Feb 19, 2012. Express Tribune, Pakistan. Punjab Model for Proactive Governance: New Anti-corruption Drive Makes Waves. Mentions work of IGCC postdoc Michael Callen.

2011

Dec. 15, 2011. Foreign Policy. Point and Shoot Elections. Blog post by IGCC postdoc Michael Callen, dissertation fellow James Long, and Mohammed Isaqzadeh.

Dec 14, 2011. Sign On San Diego. Over and Out: Lessons Learned in Iraq. IGCC Research Director Eli Berman quoted.

Oct 21, 2011. Slate.com. A Picture of Democracy. Discusses work of IGCC postdoc Michael Callen and dissertation fellow James Long.

Oct 4, 2011. University of Chicago Press Journals. To Win Hearts and Minds, Focus on Small Projects, Study Finds. IGCC Research Director Eli Berman quoted.

Sept. 1, 2011. IGCC. IGCC Partners with University in Kabul in Unique Behavioral Lab.

Aug 4, 2011. KQED Radio. Somalia Update. IGCC post-doc Nicholai Lidow interviewed.

May 5, 2011. San Diego Union-Tribune. Bin Laden, Fugitive and Failure. Op-ed by IGCC Research Director Eli Berman.

May 4, 2011. KPBS. Bin Laden’s Hard Drives Could Yield Intelligence Trove. IGCC Research Director Eli Berman quoted.

May 2, 2011. Sign On San Diego. Bin Laden’s Ideology Lives On, Local Experts Say. IGCC Research Director Eli Berman quoted.

May 1, 2011. San Diego Union-Tribune. Local Reactions To bin Laden’s Death; What’s Yours? IGCC Research Director Eli Berman quoted.