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Jacob Shapiro

Princeton University

Jacob N. Shapiro is a professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University and Managing Director of the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project.

Americans Were Worried About the Wrong Threat

Despite considerable hype about foreign interference, the greatest danger to American democracy is domestic.


The U.S. Should Contain ISIS and Move On

It’s a wiser choice than the ‘destroy IS’ or ‘smash-and-leave’ options.


America Can't Do Much About ISIS

That leaves patience, containment, and humanitarian aid as the least-bad policies while waiting for this awful war to play itself out.