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Terrorism, Insurgency and Homeland Security

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January 29th, 2013

Carnegie awards CISAC $1 million grant for research and training

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Carnegie Corporation of New York, the foundation that promotes "real and permanent good," has awarded a $1 million grant to CISAC to fund research and training on international peace and security issues. Read more »


Hegghammer: Western jihadists prefer foreign fighting

CISAC in the news

CISAC Zuckerman Fellow Thomas Hegghammer used open-source data for his article, in which he asks: Why do some Western jihadists attack at home while others join foreign insurgencies? Read more »



January 8th, 2013

Zegart: Brennan as CIA director reflects increasing public tolerance for torture

CISAC in the news: The New York Times on January 7, 2013

CISAC Faculty Member Amy Zegart discusses how changing American attitudes toward torture have impacted intelligence agencies. The Obama administration's recent appointment of John Brennan to lead the CIA is a case in point. Read more »




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