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.
Published: 2015-10-08

Full Issue


  • The social evolution of genocide across time and geographic space: Perspectives from evolutionary game theory

    Charles H. Anderton
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.10.2.5
  • Rational atrocities and state formation: A game theoretic approach to the case of ISIS

    Sebastian Ille, Dina Mansour
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.10.2.21
  • Hysteresis of targeting civilians in armed conflicts

    Uih Ran Lee
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.10.2.31
  • On the ground: Field research from Afghanistan

    Travers Barclay Child
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.10.2.41
  • Aid, power, and grievances: Lessons for war and peace from rural Afghanistan

    Daniel Karell
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.10.2.42
  • Honing the proper edge: CERP and the two-sided potential of military-led development in Afghanistan

    Greg Adams
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.10.2.53
  • Toward mixed-methods impact evaluation: Making stabilization assessments work for development cooperation

    Jan Koehler, Kristóf Gosztonyi, Keith Child, Basir Feda
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.10.2.61
  • Economic impediments to a Taliban peace process

    James Weir, Hekmatullah Azamy
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.15355/epsj.10.2.75