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Commentary by Sié Center Faculty

In addition to the posts listed below, Sié Center faculty and fellows host "Denver Dialogues," a weekly blog exchange on Political Violence @ a Glance about violence and its alternatives in global politics. 


Marie Berry, Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

War, Women, and Power: From Violence to Mobilization in Rwanda and Bosnia Herzegovina

New Books Network, April 30, 2018


Marie Berry, Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Rethinking Women's Power During and After War

Political Violence @ A Glance, April 18, 2018


Marie Berry, Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

The Mobilization of Women in Rwanda and Bosnia and Herzegovina: An Interview with Dr. Marie Berry

Our Secure Future, April 16, 2018


Erica Chenoweth, Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
with Kanisha Bond and Jeremy Pressman 

Did you attend the March for Our Lives? Here's what it looked like nationwide.

The Washington Post's Monkey Cage Blog, April 13, 2018


Oliver Kaplan, Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

How Civilians Talk Their Way out of Violence

Political Violence @ A Glance, April 3, 2018


Erica Chenoweth, Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
with Zoe Marks

Lessons from the Cambridge Analytica Files: Don't Be Evil

Political Violence @ A Glance, March 20, 2018


Deborah Avant, Sié Chéou-Kang Chair for International Security and Diplomacy and Director of the Sié Chéou-Kang Center

South Sudan in Focus

Voices of America, April 2, 2018


Deborah Avant, Sié Chéou-Kang Chair for International Security and Diplomacy and Director of the Sié Chéou-Kang Center

Is the Liberal Order in Crisis?

Political Violence @ A Glance, March 13, 2018


Cullen Hendrix, Associate Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

The Sophomore Curse: Sampling Bias and the Future of Climate-Conflict Research

Political Violence @ A Glance, March 6, 2018


Marie Berry, Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
with Ariel Zarate

Survival is Not Enough: Women Insist on Change in South Sudan

Political Violence @ A Glance, March 5, 2018


Erica Chenoweth, Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
with Jeremy Pressman

January's Women's March brought out more than a million people- and many more protested during the month 

The Washington Post's The Monkey Cage Blog, February 26, 2018


Marie Berry, Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
with Erica Chenoweth

Why training women in nonviolent resistance is critical to movement success

Waging Nonviolence, February 24, 2018


KyleAnne Hunter, PhD Candidate, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
with Pete Lucier, Joe Plenzler

We're combat veterans. We support the students demanding gun reform.

The Washington Post's Checkpoint Blog, February 20, 2018


Yolande Bouka, Current Post-Doctoral Fellow, Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy

Wakanda, Afrofuturism, and Decolonizing International Relations Scholarship

Political Violence @ a Glance, February 6, 2018


Erica Chenoweth, Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
with Jeremy Pressman

The Women's March could change politics like the Tea Party did

The Guardian, January 31, 2018


Erica Chenoweth, Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
with Jeremy Pressman

One year after the Women's March on Washington, people are still protesting en masse. A lot. We've counted.

The Washington Post's The Monkey Cage Blog, January 21, 2018


Erica Chenoweth, Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
with Jeremy Pressman

The Republican tax bill spurred more than 120 public protests in November

The Washington Post's The Monkey Cage Blog, December 29, 2017


Cullen Hendrix, Associate Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

One in 10 Interstate Disputes Are Fishy – And the Implications Stink

New Security Beat, December 20, 2017


Julia Macdonald, Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
with Jacquelyn Schneider

Why Troops Don't Trust Drones

Foreign Affairs, December 20, 2017


Julia Macdonald, Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
with Michael C. Horowitz

Will Killer Robots Be Banned? Lessons from Past Civil Society Campaigns

Lawfare, November 5, 2017


Erica Chenoweth, Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Sometimes a handful of protesters can spark an enormous discussion. That certainly happened in September.

The Washington Post's The Monkey Cage Blog, November 1, 2017


Julia Macdonald, Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

When Shows of Strength are Risky: The Case for Restraint on North Korea

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, October 19, 2017


Erica Chenoweth, Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Last Month, 83% of Protests Were Against Trump

The Washington Post's The Monkey Cage Blog, September 29, 2017


Deborah Avant, Sié Chéou-Kang Chair for International Security and Diplomacy and Director of the Sié Chéou-Kang Center

If the United States Steps Back, Can Innovative Global Governance Step Forward?

Council on Foreign Relations International Institutions and Foreign Governments Program, September 20, 2017


Deborah Avant, Sié Chéou-Kang Chair for International Security and Diplomacy and Director of the Sié Chéou-Kang Center

ISSF Policy Forum on the Gender Gap in Political Science

H-Diplo, September 17, 2017


Deborah Avant, Sié Chéou-Kang Chair for International Security and Diplomacy and Director of the Sié Chéou-Kang Center

Innovations in Global Governance

Council on Foreign Relations International Institutions and Global Governance Program Memo, September 2017


Erica Chenoweth, Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Scientists of the World, Unite!

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, September 14, 2017


Erica Chenoweth, Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
with Emily Kalah Gade and Jeremy Pressman

Defending Obamacare, Cheering President Trump, Opposing Animal Cruelty: Here's Who Rallied in July and Why 

The Washington Post's The Monkey Cage Blog, August 21, 2017


Marie Berry, Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
with Yolande Bouka and Marilyn Muthoni Kamuru 

Kenyan Women Just Fought One of the Most Violent Campaigns in History

Foreign Policy, August 7, 2017

Erica Chenoweth, Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
with Devin Finn and Jeremy Pressman

More People in the U.S. Protested in June than in Any Month Since the January Women's Marches

The Washington Post's The Monkey Cage Blog, July 25, 2017


Oliver Kaplan, Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
with Enzo Nussio

How to Keep the FARC Guerrillas Out of the Fight

The New York Times, August 4, 2017


Deborah Avant, Sié Chéou-Kang Chair for International Security and Diplomacy and Director of the Sié Chéou-Kang Center

Private military contractors aren't going to do a better job in Afghanistan. Here's why.

The Monkey Cage, July 12, 2017


Erica Chenoweth, Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
with Erica MacDonald and Jeremy Pressman 

In Trump's America, who's protesting and why? Here's our May report.

The Monkey Cage, June 26


Erica Chenoweth, Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
with Anthony Grimes

The Anatomy of Resistance Podcast-The Women's March

Rational Insurgent, June 5


Erica Chenoweth, Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
with Evan Perkoski, Jeremy Pressman and Ches Thurber

New data shows a sharp increase in U.S. protest activity in April

The Monkey Cage, May 22, 2017


Erica Chenoweth, Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
with David Prater, Jeremy Pressman, Ches Thurber and Stephen Zunes

In Trump's America, who's protesting and why? Here's our March report.

The Monkey Cage / April 24, 2017


Erica Chenoweth, Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
with Jonathan Pinckney, Jeremy Pressman and Stephen Zunes

In Trump's America, who's protesting and why? Here's our February report.

The Monkey Cage / April 5, 2017


Cullen Hendrix, Associate Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Trump Administration Is Walking Away from Good Governance in Oil, Gas, and Mining

Peterson Institute RealTime Economic Issues Watch / March 27, 2017


Cullen Hendrix, Associate Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

The Streetlight Effect in Climate-Conflict Research on Africa

Center for Climate & Security / March 14, 2017


Cullen Hendrix, Associate Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Why The Research into Climate Change in Africa Is Biased, and Why It Matters

The Monkey Cage / March 9, 2017


Cullen Hendrix, Associate Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

The New Trump Immigration Policy Is Bad for US Health

Peterson Institute RealTime Economic Issues Watch / March 8, 2017


Erica Chenoweth, Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Violence Will Only Hurt the Trump Resistance

New Republic, February 7, 2017


Erica Chenoweth, Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

This is what we learned by counting the women's marches

The Monkey Cage / February 7, 2017


Erica Chenoweth, Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

It may only take 3.5% of the population to topple a dictator – with civil resistance

The Guardian / February 1, 2017


Erica Chenoweth, Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

People are in the streets protesting Donald Trump. But when does protest actually work?

The Monkey Cage / November 21, 2016


Erica Chenoweth, Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

How Social Media Helps Dictators

Foreign Policy / November 16, 2016


Cullen Hendrix, Associate Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

US Trade Agenda Requires Greater Focus on Social Concerns

Peterson Institute RealTime Economic Issues Watch / November 7, 2016


Cullen Hendrix, Associate Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Why Americans Aren't Nearly as Protectionist as Election Rhetoric Suggests

Peterson Institute RealTime Economic Issues Watch / November 4, 2016


Michael Kalin, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

A New Survey Shows that Pakistanis Penalize Candidates for Religious Piety

The Monkey Cage / August 19, 2016


Erica Chenoweth, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Why is Nonviolent Resistance on the Rise?

The Diplomatic Courier / June 28, 2016


Deborah Avant, Sié Chéou-Kang Chair for International Security and Diplomacy and Director of the Sié Chéou-Kang Center

The Genesis of JoGSS (the Journal of Global Security Studies)

International Studies Security Forum and H-Diplo / April 29, 2016


Erica Chenoweth, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

How to Get Tenure (If You're a Woman)

Foreign Policy / April 19, 2016


Erica Chenoweth, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

From Occupy to Black Lives Matter: how nonviolent resistance is shaping the 2016 elections

Vox / April 18, 2016


Deborah Avant, Sié Chéou-Kang Chair for International Security and Diplomacy  and Director of the Sié Chéou-Kang Center

People (including me) used to think that the private military industry couldn't govern itself. We were wrong.

Monkey Cage (The Washington Post) / April 12, 2016


Matthew Klick, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

The Challenge Among Us: Getting to Grips with Lynchings in Guatemala

Insight on Conflict / January 6, 2016


Oliver Kaplan, Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

The Key to Peace in Colombia is in its Countryside

Forbes Opinion / October 29, 2015


Cullen Hendrix, Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Google Scholar Metrics and Scholarly Productivity in International Relations

Duck of Minerva / August 6, 2015


Oliver Kaplan, Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

ANOTHER STEP TOWARD PEACE IN COLOMBIA

Foreign Policy Blog / July 14, 2015


Devin Finn, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Unsilencing Pakistan: A Symposium on Nonviolent Activism Against Violence

Denver Dialogues on Political Violence @ a Glance / June 16, 2015


Oliver Kaplan, Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Peace is Coming to Colombia

Foreign Policy / May 14, 2015


Rachel Epstein, Associate Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Symposium on the Crisis in Ukraine

Denver Dialogues on Political Violence @ a Glance / May 12, 2015


Cullen Hendrix, Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

In Food Riots, Researchers Find a Divide Between Democracies and Autocracies

New Security Beat (The Wilson Center)/ February 24, 2015


Cullen Hendrix, Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies 
with Stephan M. Haggard

Where and why food prices lead to social upheaval

Monkey Cage (The Washington Post) / February 22, 2015


Devin Finn, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Sié Center, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

KEJRIWAL’S AAP LOOKS FOR SECOND CHANCE IN DELHI VOTE

Suffragio / February 6, 2015


Cullen Hendrix, Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Falling oil prices, more peace? 

Monkey Cage (The Washington Post) / December 3, 2014


Erica Chenoweth, Associate Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Gandhi's Legacy: A Century of Peaceful Troublemakers

Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) Blogs / October 11, 2014


Deborah Avant, Sié Chéou-Kang Chair for International Security and Diplomacy and Director of the Sié Center, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Managing a global military/security profession… some of it private

"The Best Defense", Foreign Policy / October 6, 2014


Erica Chenoweth, Associate Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Drop Your Weapons: When and Why Civil Resistance Works

Foreign Affairs / June 16, 2014


Oliver Kaplan, Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Colombia Calls a Draw in the War on Drugs

Foreign Policy / June 13, 2014


Cullen Hendrix, Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

How 'rogue' is China's aid?

Monkey Cage (The Washington Post) / June 9, 2014


Erica Chenoweth, Associate Professor,Josef Korbel School of International Studies

A Nonviolent Alternative for Ukraine

Foreign Policy (blog) / May 28, 2014


Oliver Kaplan, Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Beyond Boko Haram: Nigeria's Human-Trafficking Crisis

The National Interest / May 19, 2014


Oliver Kaplan, Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Skiing as a Counterterrorism Policy

Huffington Post / February 19, 2014


Timothy Sisk, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Africa's fragile states need extra help

ISS Today / December 4, 2013


Erica Chenoweth, Associate Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Foreign Entanglements with Robert Farley (Lawyers, Guns and Money, University of Kentucky) and Erica Chenoweth (University of Denver, Political Violence @ a Glance)

Bloggingheads.tv / November 27, 2013


Oliver Kaplan, Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Grassroots political participation key to ensure peace in Colombia: Conflict expert

Colombia Reports / November 21, 2013


Oliver Kaplan, Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Can Colombia build on its democratic opening?

CNN's Global Public Square / November 19, 2013


Erica Chenoweth, Associate Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

The success of nonviolent civil resistance: Erica Chenoweth at TEDxBoulder

TEDxTalks / Published November 4, 2013


Erica Chenoweth, Associate Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

The Dissident's Toolkit

Foreign Policy / October 25, 2013


Rachel Epstein, Associate Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

The European Debt and Currency Crisis and the Problems of Convergence in the European Union

Political Insight (of the Political Studies Association) / October 23, 


Erica Chenoweth, Associate Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Why Sit-Ins Succeed or Fail: Without a Broader Strategy, Pro-Morsi Encampments are Unlikely to Work

Foreign Affairs / August 11, 2013


Erica Chenoweth, Associate Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Changing sides doesn't always make for transformation — just look at Egypt

OpenDemocracy / July 31, 2013


Deborah Avant, Sié Chéou-Kang Chair for International Security and Diplomacy and Director of the Sié Center, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Commentary on Government and Private Intelligence Contractors

Pacific Council on International Policy / June 27, 2013 (Audio)


Deborah Avant, Sié Chéou-Kang Chair for International Security and Diplomacy and Director of the Sié Center, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Pragmatic Action Is the Key to Governing Private Security Services

Foreign Policy Journal / June 6, 2013


Oliver Kaplan, Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Land for Peace in Colombia: The Key to Ending Bogotá's War With the FARC

Foreign Affairs / April 15, 2013


Erica Chenoweth, Associate Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Why Civil Resistance Works

KBOO Community Radio / March 4, 2013


Deborah Avant, Sié Chéou-Kang Chair for International Security and Diplomacy and Director of the Sié Center, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Where are the socially responsible companies in the arms industry?

GlobalPost / February 15, 2013


Oliver Kaplan, Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Colombia's Rebels and Land Reform

New York Times / October 9, 2012


Erica Chenoweth, Associate Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Why Civil Resistance Trumps Violent Uprisings

CNN's Global Public Square / September 19, 2012


Erica Chenoweth, Associate Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Creative Nonviolence Can Defeat Repression

New York Times / August 20, 2012