Vol 10, No 2 (2015)

In addition to a four-article symposium on Afghanistan, this issue contains three stand-alone articles. The first two, respectively by Charles H. Anderton and by Sebastian Ille and Dina Mansour, both construct evoluationary game theory models to study the social evolution of violence and potential levers for intervention and the creation of peaceful environments. The third, by Uih Ran Lee, discusses the creation and application of a new dataset on the intentional targeting of civilians in war. The symposium on field research in Afghanistan is introduced by guest editor Travers B. Child and contains articles by (1) Daniel Karrel, (2) Greg Adams, (3) Jan Koehler, Kristof Gosztonyi, Keith Child, and Basir Feda, and (4) James Weir and Hekmatullah Azamy.

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The social evolution of genocide across time and geographic space: Perspectives from evolutionary game theory PDF
Charles H. Anderton
Rational atrocities and state formation: A game theoretic approach to the case of ISIS PDF
Sebastian Ille, Dina Mansour
Hysteresis of targeting civilians in armed conflicts PDF
Uih Ran Lee
On the ground: Field research from Afghanistan PDF
Travers Barclay Child
Aid, power, and grievances: Lessons for war and peace from rural Afghanistan PDF
Daniel Karell
Honing the proper edge: CERP and the two-sided potential of military-led development in Afghanistan PDF
Greg Adams
Toward mixed-methods impact evaluation: Making stabilization assessments work for development cooperation PDF
Jan Koehler, Kristóf Gosztonyi, Keith Child, Basir Feda
Economic impediments to a Taliban peace process PDF
James Weir, Hekmatullah Azamy