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Book - Oxford University Press

Coercion: The Power to Hurt in International Politics

Coercion moves beyond these somewhat hidebound premises and examines the critical issue of coercion in the 21st century, with a particular focus on new actors, strategies and objectives in this very old bargaining game. The chapters in this volume examine intra-state, inter-state, and transnational coercion and deterrence as well as both military and non-military instruments of persuasion, thus expanding our understanding of coercion for conflict in the 21st century.

Announcement - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

New Book by Former ISP Research Fellow Peter Krause on National Movements

| June 21, 2017

Former ISP (International Security Program) Research Fellow Peter Krause has published a book with Cornell University Press (2017), Rebel Power: Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win, as part of the Cornell Studies in Security Affairs series.

Peace Now's Price Tag tour, 31 January 2014. Price Tag graffiti on a Palestinian house near Maale Levona: "Jews Wake Up!", "Death to Arabs", "Revenge!"

Oren Rozen Photo

Analysis & Opinions - The Washington Post

The 'Price' of Radical Flanks and the Conflict in Gaza

| July 11, 2014

"...[A]lthough the leaderships of Israel and the Palestinians did not order these killings, it also true that these attacks are symptoms of a broader phenomenon: Radical flank groups that are willing to take risks to capture territory or coerce the enemy to the (potential) benefit of their movements, but whose extreme rhetoric and actions can also blacken their reputation and chain-gang them into undesirable conflicts."

A Palestinian youth throws stones at Israeli troops, not seen, as a boy holding a Palestinian flag stands behind, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.

Nasser Shiyoukhi/ AP

Journal Article - Quarterly Journal: International Security

The Structure of Success: How the Internal Distribution of Power Drives Armed Group Behavior and National Movement Effectiveness

| Winter 2013/14

When and why do national movements succeed? What explains variation in the use and effectiveness of political violence employed by nationalist groups? Analysis of seventeen campaigns involving sixteen groups within the Palestinian and Algerian national movements suggests that hegemonic movements with one significant group are most likely to succeed.

Palestinian security officers training in the West Bank city of Jenin, Apr. 28, 2011. For Palestinians, the new unity deal between Hamas and Fatah revived hopes of ending the infighting that weakened them politically and caused many deaths.

AP Photo

Analysis & Opinions - The Providence Journal

Is it Really a New Start for Palestinians?

| May 26, 2011

"The internal unity of social movements has often served as the deciding factor between movements that have succeeded and failed to secure independence. In the cases of Algeria, Vietnam, and even the Zionists in the Palestinian Mandate, competing factions were able to come together to present a united front to their adversary at key moments."

Public Diplomacy: Ideas for the War of Ideas

AP Photo

Discussion Paper - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Public Diplomacy: Ideas for the War of Ideas

| September 2009

The United States cannot defeat al-Qaeda by strength of arms alone.  It must also change the terms of debate in the Arab/Muslim world, especially in its radical wing.  How can this best be accomplished?  What strategy should the United States adopt for what is often called the “war of ideas” against radical Islam?