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Professor Séverine Autesserre in Program on States and Security

Séverine Autesserre published an article entitled “Peacetime Violence—Post-Conflict Violence and Peace-Building Strategies” for the Program on States and Security, 2009 at www.statesandsecurity.org.

Click here to read Professor Autessere’s synthesis.

19th Saltzman Working Paper Published by Austin Long

Austin Long, Assistant Professor at SIPA and a Member of the Saltzman Institute, has released the nineteenth paper in the Saltzman Working Paper Series. The paper, “Whack-a-Mole or Coup de Grace? Institutionalization and Leadership Targeting in Iraq and Afghanistan,” addresses the practice of pursuing high-level insurgent commanders which US-led forces have pursued in these two conflicts. Dr. Long shows this technique, termed “leadership targeting,” to be more or less effective depending on the institutional structure of the targeted organization.

Dr. Long’s paper is available here; earlier papers can be downloaded from the Working Papers Series section of our website.

Abraham Wagner in “An International History of Terrorism”

Abraham Wagner, a Senior Research Scholar at the Saltzman Institute, has written a chapter for the soon-to-be-released An International History of Terrorism: Western and Non-Western Experiences (Routledge, 2013). In his chapter, “The US Response to International Terrorism”, Dr. Wagner contributes an American perspective on the problem, and particularly the role of the United States in fighting terrorism following the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001.

An International History of Terrorism will be available for purchase on March 3rd, but can be pre-ordered now from Amazon.com.

Abraham Wagner in the Huffington Post

Abraham Wagner, an Affiliate of SIWPS and a Senior Research Scholar at the Center for Advanced Studies on Terrorism, has written a blog post for the Huffington Post on the decision by Director of Central Intelligence David Petraeus to resign his post following the revelation of an extramarital affair. Dr. Wagner argues that neither moral nor national-security considerations were sufficient to make the resignation necessary—in fact, if the CIA disqualified all employees who have had affairs, “Langley would likely look like a ghost town.”

Dr. Wagner’s article is available at the Huffington Post Politics site.

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