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Kyle Beardsley and Juan Tellez co-author on Columbia's peace referendum for Political Violence @ a Glance

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
The narrow failure of the peace referendum in Colombia on October 2nd shocked both the international community and the (“Si”-supporting) Colombian public. The “No” vote represents a substantial victory for a political opposition that built a coalition out of powerful and diverse domestic... Read More »

"We almost saw a new 'Southern strategy' in the Trump campaign" - Kerry Haynie on NPR

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
NPR's Mara Liasson joins Here & Now to analyze the election results, Donald Trump's victory and President Barack Obama's comments on the race and what comes next. Also joining the conversation is Kerry Haynie, an associate professor of political science and African and African American... Read More »

The election coverage we need and deserve - David Siegel writes for The Hill

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Making counterterrorism more difficult has only a marginally negative effect on our well-being. That's not because terrorist attacks are insignificant to their targets, but because the chance of being the direct target of an attack is tiny. Making the proper functioning of our democracy more... Read More »

"You may not be interested in foreign policy, but foreign policy is interested in you." Peter Feaver & Bruce Jentleson podcast

Monday, November 7, 2016
The (Duke) Chronicle sat down with Peter Feaver and Bruce Jentleson to discuss foreign policy, the 2016 election and Donald Trump.

John Aldrich signs open letter with 300 other political scientists against Trump, Washington Post reports

Monday, November 7, 2016
As a general rule, political scientists tend to shy away from taking public stands for — or against — candidates that might make them appear partisan or somehow lacking in scientific objectivity. So it’s notable that a large group of political scientists has now signed an open letter warning that... Read More »

How Do Trump Supporters See Black People? Ashley Jardina coauthors in Slate

Monday, November 7, 2016
Our research indicates that many whites see blacks as less human than they see members of their own racial group. More than one-third of whites we surveyed rate black people as “less evolved” than they rate whites. Furthermore, substantial proportions of white respondents say that the terms “... Read More »

What can we expect on Nov. 8, and after?

Thursday, November 3, 2016
Professor Michael Munger said for Trump to win, voter turnout would need to be low. He called Clinton’s support “broad but shallow,” adding he expects Trump supporters will show up on Election Day. He said it’s also possible that polls might not be picking up on some voter sentiments that... Read More »

October Duke Political Science Publications

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Balcells, Laia. “The determinants of low-intensity intergroup violence. The case of Northern Ireland,” Journal of Peace Research. What accounts for low-intensity intergroup violence? This article explores the determinants of low-intensity sectarian violence in Northern Ireland, which has... Read More »

China’s Antigraft Enforcers Take On a New Role - Melanie Manion interviewed for The NYTimes

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
“Rebuilding a disciplined hierarchical party organization is about avoiding the collapse Xi and other leaders observed in the Soviet Union,” said Melanie Manion, a political scientist at Duke University. “I think Xi views the stakes for China as very high, but the stakes for Xi as a leader are... Read More »

Should America Retrench? - Peter Feaver coauthors for Foreign Affairs

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Offshore balancers argue that their strategy represents the United States’ traditional approach to global affairs, and one that has consistently proved effective in advancing U.S. interests. In reality, however, U.S. policymakers have pursued offshore balancing only when they have been overly... Read More »

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