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Publications

Here is a list of publications from PVC researchers and associates:

  • Asal, Victor and  Brian Phillips,  Forthcoming. "What Explains Ethnic Organizational Violence? Evidence from Eastern Europe and Russia"  Conflict Management and Peace Science
  • Asal, Victor, Kathleen Deloughery and  Amanda Murdie,  Forthcoming.  "Responding to Terrorism? Human Rights Organization Shaming and Terrorist Attacks" Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 
  • Asal, Victor, Justin Conrad and Nathan Toronto, Forthcoming. “"I Want You! The Determinants of Military Conscription," Journal of Conflict Resolution
  • Asal, Victor, Bryan Early and Marcus Schulzke Forthcoming. “Up in Arms! Explaining Why Ethnic Minority Organizations form Militias in Transitioning and Post-Communist Eurasian Countries” Conflict Management and Peace Science
  • Asal, Victor, Kathleen Deloughery and Steve Sin. Forthcoming. "Democracy, Inclusion and Failure in Counter-Insurgency"   Foreign Policy Analysis.
  • Asal, Victor, Michael Findley, James A. Piazza, and James Igoe Walsh. Forthcoming. Political Exclusion, Oil, and Ethnic Armed ConflictJournal of Conflict Resolution.
  • Asal, Victor, Matthew Krain, Amanda Murdie, and Brandon Kennedy. Forthcoming. “Killing the Messenger: Regime Type as a Determinant of Journalist Killing, 1992-2008.” Foreign Policy Analysis.   
  • Asal, Victor, Marcus Schulzke and Amy Pate Forthcoming "Why Do Some Organizations Kill While Others Do Not: An Examination of Middle Eastern Organizations" Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Asal, Victor, Hyun Hee Park, R. Karl Rethemeyer, and Gary Ackerman. Forthcoming “With Friends Like These…: Why Terrorist Organizations Ally,”  International Public Management Journal
  • Asal, Victor,  H Brinton Milward and Eric Schoon. Forthcoming  “When Terrorists Go Bad: Terrorist Organizations Involvement in Drug Smuggling.”    International Studies Quarterly
  • Asal, Victor, and Justin Hastings. Forthcoming “When Terrorism Goes to Sea: Terrorist Organizations and the Move to Maritime Targets” Terrorism and Political Violence 
  • Asal, Victor, James Forest and Brian Nussbaum. Forthcoming. “Why do Ethnopolitical Organizations Turn to Crime?” Global Crime
  • Asal, Victor, Paul Gill,  John Horgan and Karl R. Rethemeyer.   2015. "Killing Range: Explaining lethality variance within a terrorist organization," Journal of Conflict Resolution 59: (3) 401-427
  • Asal, Victor H., Na'ama Nagar, and R. Karl Rethemeyer. "Building Terrorism from Social Ties: The Dark Side of Social Capital." Civil Wars ahead-of-print (2015): 1-23.
  • Asal, Victor, Mitchell Brown, and Marcus Schulzke. “Kill Them All—Old and Young, Girls and Women and Little Children”: An Examination of the Organizational Choice of Targeting Civilians." Political Science Research and Methods ahead-of-print  (2015): 1-19.
  • Asal, Victor, Justin Conrad, and Peter White. "Going Abroad: Transnational Solicitation and Contention by Ethnopolitical Organizations." International Organization68.04 (2014): 945-978.
  • Asal, Victor, Lewis K Griffith  and Marcus Schulzke. 2014 “"The Dalig and Vadan Exercise:Teaching Students about Strategy and the Challenges of Friction and Fog"  International Studies Perspectives 15.4:477-490
  • Flanigan, Shawn Teresa, Victor Asal, and Mitchell Brown. 2014. "Community Service Provision by Political Associations Representing Minorities in the Middle East and North Africa."VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations: 1-19.
  • Early, Bryan and Victor Asal 2014 "Nuclear Weapons and Existential Threats: Insights from a Comparative Analysis of Nuclear-Armed States." Comparative Strategy33.4 (2014): 303-320.
  • Gill, Paul, Jeongyoon Lee, Karl R. Rethemeyer, John Horgan, and Victor  Asal 2014, “Lethal Connections: The Determinants of Network Connections in the Provisional Irish Republican Army 1970 – 1998”  International Interactions 40.1 : 52-78.
  • Breiger, Ronald, Eric Shoon, David Melamed, Victor H. Asal, and R. Karl Rethemeyer. (2014). “Comparative Configurational Analysis as a Two-mode Network Problem: A Study of Terrorist Group Engagement in the Drug Trade.” Social Networks, 36(1): 23-39.
  • Asal, Victor, Richard Legault, Ora Szekely, and Jonathan Wilkenfeld. "Gender ideologies and forms of contentious mobilization in the Middle East." Journal of Peace Research 50, no. 3 (2013): 305-318.
  • Quinn, David, Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Pelin Eralp, Victor Asal and Theodore  McLauchlin. 2013  “Crisis Managers but not Conflict Resolvers: Mediating Ethnic Intrastate Conflict in Africa.” Conflict Management and Peace Science 30, (4) 387-406.
  • Asal, Victor, and Marcus Schulzke. 2012. "A Shot Not Taken: Teaching About the Ethics of Political Violence." International Studies Perspectives 13 (4) 408-422
  • Deloughery, Kathleen, Ryan D. King, and Victor Asal.  2012 "Close Cousins or Distant Relatives? The Relationship Between Terrorism and Hate Crime." Crime & Delinquency 58(5) 663-688.
  • Asal, Victor and Joseph Young.  2012. “Battling Abroad: Why Some Organizations are Likely Targets of Foreign Counterterrorism” Civil Wars   14 (2) 272–287
  • Asal, Victor, Mitchell Brown, and Angela Dalton. 2012. "Why Split? Organizational Splits among Ethno-Political Organizations in the Middle East." Journal of Conflict Resolution. 56(1). 94-117
  • Asal, Victor, Kathleen Deloughery and Brian Phillips.  2012. “When Politicians Sell Drugs: Examining Why Middle East Ethnopolitical Organizations are Involved in the Drug Trade”Terrorism and Political Violence 24:199–212
  • Asal, Victor, Gary Ackerman, and R. Karl Rethemeyer.  2012. Connections Can Be Toxic: Terrorist Organizational Factors and the Pursuit of CBRN Weapons Studies in Conflict and Terrorism  35:229–254
  • Dalton, Angela and Victor Asal. 2011. “Is It Ideology or Desperation:  Why Do Organizations Deploy Women in Violent Terrorist Attacks?”  Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. 34(10): 802-819
  • Asal, Victor, and Mitchell Brown. 2010. "A Cross-National Exploration of the Conditions that Produce Interpersonal Violence." Politics & Policy 38 (2):175-92.
  • Lemieux, Anthony .F., and Victor Asal. 2010 "Grievance, social dominance orientation, and authoritarianism in the choice and justification of terror versus protest."Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict 3 (3):194-207.
  • Asal, Victor, Ken Cousins and Kristian Skrede Gleditsch, 2015. “Making Ends Meet: Combining Data on Organizations in Contentious Politics” Journal of Peace Research (52) 1: 134-138
  • Asal, Victor, and Jonathan Wilkenfeld. "Ethnic Conflict: An Organizational Perspective." Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs 2, no. 1 (2013): 91-102
  • Asal, Victor, Luis De la Calle, Michael Findley, and  Joseph Young. 2012. “Killing Civilians or Holding Territory? How to Think about Terrorism Conceptualization, Measurement, and Modeling: Introduction" International Studies Review, 14(3): 475-476
  • Asal, Victor.  2012. “John Brown, American Revolutionary War Guerillas in the South, the Treblinka Revolt and the Coding of Terrorist Organizations " International Studies Review, 14(3): 485-490
  • Asal, Victor,  Kathleen Deloughery, Dan Mabrey. 2012. “Country susceptibility to rail infrastructure attacks” Journal of Transportation Security 5(4): 293-304   
  • Choi, Kihoon, Victor Asal, Jonathan Wilkenfeld and Krishna R. Pattipati 2013 "Forecasting the Use of Violence by Ethno–Political Organizations: Middle Eastern Minorities and the Choice of Violence." Handbook of Computational Approaches to Counterterrorism   Subrahmanian, V.S. (Ed.) Springer Press
  • Asal, Victor, Deloughery, Kathleen and Brian Phillips.  2012. “When Politicians Sell Drugs: Examining Why Middle East Ethnopolitical Organizations are Involved in the Drug Trade” InIntersections of Crime and Terror  ed. James J. F. Forest – First appeared in Terrorism and Political Violence 24:199–212
  • Beardsley,  Kyle and Victory Asal, 2012. “Nuclear-­‐Weapons Programs and the Security Dilemma,” in The Nuclear Renaissance and International Security, MattFuhrmann and Adam Stulberg (eds.), Stanford University Press.  
  • Melamed, David, Eric Schoon, Ronald Breiger, Victor Asal, and R. Rethemeyer. "Using organizational similarity to identify statistical interactions for improving situational awareness of CBRN activities." 2012 Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction Edited by S.J. Yang, A.M. Greenberg and M. Endsley (eds.). New York: Springer.
  • Breiger, Ronald L., Gary A. Ackerman, Victor Asal, David Melamed, H. Brinton Milward, R. Karl Rethemeyer and Eric Schoon. 2011 “Application of a Profile Similarity Methodology for Identifying Terrorist Groups That Use or Pursue CBRN Weapons”, Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction  6589 Edited by J. Salerno, S. Yang, D. Nau, and S. Chai. New York: Springer.
  • Beardsley, Kyle, and Victor Asal. 2011. "Winning with the Bomb." In Causes and Consequences of Nuclear Proliferation ed. R. Rauchhaus, M. Kroenig and E. Gartzke. New York: Routledge - First Appeared in the Journal of Conflict Resolution.
  • Anderson, Ian, R. Karl Rethemeyer, and Victor Asal. (2010). "Lethal Combinations: Studying the Structure of Terrorist Networks" in Dylan Schmorrow and Denise Nicholson (eds). Advances in Cross-Cultural Decision Making. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
  • Asal, Victor H., R. Karl Rethemeyer, Ian Anderson, Allyson Stein, Jeffrey Rizzo, and Matthew Rozea. (2009). “The Softest of Targets: A Study on Terrorist Target Selection.” Journal of Applied Security Research, 4(3): 258 – 278.
  • Asal, Victor H. and R. Karl Rethemeyer. (2009). “Islamist Use and Pursuit of CBRN Terrorism” in Gary Ackerman and Jeremy Tamsett (eds). Jihadists & Weapons of Mass Destruction. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 335-358.
  • Beardsley, Kyle and Victor Asal. (2009). “Nuclear Weapons as Shields” Conflict Management and Peace Science, 26 (3): 235-255.
  • Beardsley, Kyle and Victor Asal. (2009). “Winning with the Bomb.” Journal of Conflict Resolution, 53 (2): 278-301.
  • Asal, Victor H. and R. Karl Rethemeyer. (2008). “Dilettantes, Ideologues and the Weak: Terrorists Who Don’t Kill.” Conflict Management and Peace Science, 25(3): 244-263.
  • Asal, Victor H. and R. Karl Rethemeyer. (2008). “The Nature of the Beast: Terrorist Organizational Characteristics and Organizational Lethality.” Journal of Politics, 70(2): 437-449.
  • Asal, Victor, C. Christine Fair, and Stephen M. Shellman. (2008). “Consenting to a Child's Jihad.” Studies in Terrorism and Conflict. 20 (5): 1001–1022.
  • Asal, Victor, and Paul G. Harwood. (2008). “Search Engines: Terrorism’s Killer App.” Studies in Terrorism and Conflict. 31(7): 641-654.
  • Ackerman, Gary and Victor Asal. (2008). “A Historical Overview of Biological Weapons Identification, Characterization, and Attribution” in Anne Clunan, Peter Lavoy, and Susan Martin (eds). Terrorism, War or Disease? Unraveling the Use of Biological Weapons. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press.
  • Asal, Victor, and Kyle Beardsley. (2007). “Proliferation and International Crisis Behavior.” Journal of Peace Research, 44(2): 139-155.
  • Asal, Victor, and Paul G. Harwood. (2007). “Airing Grievances Online: Search Engine Algorithms and the Fate of Minorities At Risk.” Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 4(3): 3-17.
  • Asal, Victor, Brian Nussbaum, and William Harrington. (2007). “Terrorist Transnational Activist Networks.” Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 30(1): 15-39.
  • Asal, Victor, Carter Johnson, and Jonathan Wilkenfeld. (2007). “Ethnopolitical Violence and Terrorism in the Middle East.” In J.J. Hewitt, J. Wilkenfeld, and T. R. Gurr, (Eds.), Peace and Conflict. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.
  • Asal, Victor H. and R. Karl Rethemeyer. (2006). “Researching Terrorist Networks.” Journal of Security Education, 1(4): 65-74.
  • Asal, Victor, and Andrew Blum. (2005). “Holy Terror and Mass Killings? Reexamining the Motivations and Methods of Mass Casualty Terrorists.” International Studies Review, 7(1): 153-155.
  • Blum, Andrew, Victor Asal, and Jonathan Wilkenfeld. (2005). “Nonstate Actors, Terrorism, and Weapons of Mass Destruction.” International Studies Review, 7(1): 133-137.
  • Asal, Victor, and Amy Pate. (2005). “The Decline of Ethnic Political Discrimination 1990-2003.” In T. R. Gurr and M. G. Marshall (eds). Peace and Conflict 2005: A Global Survey of Armed Conflicts, Self-Determination Movements, and Democracy. College Park, MD: Center for International Development and Conflict Management.