Insights / Research Brief•May 12, 2020
Political Scandal: A Theory
Imagine a scenario where Politician A is reported to have said something politically damaging in a closed-door meeting. However, the news of this indiscretion is reported by members of the opposition party, with the members of Politician A’s party vehemently denying the accusation. Who would you believe? Would you lose faith in the politician, or would you blame extreme polarization for the political theater that you just witnessed?
Insights / Research Brief•May 14, 2019
Rebel Capacity and Combat Tactics
In 2010, following the coalition surge in Afghanistan, a small and highly mobile rebel squad of Taliban fighters was able to monitor and assess weaknesses at one of the coalition’s forward bases in Uruzgan province. These insurgents, who were armed with an arsenal of rockets, strategically attacked the base at particular times of the day when it was more vulnerable.
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Spotlight: Working Papers from the 2018 Economics of Media and Communication Conference
Understanding the changing media environment and its impact on our society and political climate is...