Terrorism, Insurgency, and Homeland Security
CISAC researchers are engaged in scholarship dedicated to exploring the nature and organizational structure of international terrorist organizations, and how best to prevent, mitigate, or counter violence committed by non-state actors.
CISAC Faculty Member Amy Zegart outlines how 50 years after the Cuban Missile Crisis, the CIA and other intelligence agencies still operate in an organizational and psychological mindset that favors consensus and consistency. These "invisible pressures" led to intelligence failures in Cuba in 1962 and Iraq in 2002. Read more »
CISAC Op-ed: Foreign Policy on September 25, 2012
In the face of a terrorist attack, one quarter of Americans said they would use nuclear weapons to stop terrorists. Read more »