The Chicago Project on Security & Threats
The Chicago Project on Security & Threats (CPOST) is an international security affairs research institute based at the University of Chicago.
Founded in 2004 by Robert Pape, Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, CPOST is best known for creating and maintaining the most comprehensive and transparent suicide attack database available. Since its creation, it has expanded beyond terrorism research, to now include the study of U.S.-China relations and humanitarian intervention policy, with the goal of creating new knowledge and policy initiatives to inform decision-makers on the limits of intervention in certain cases. Our goal is to produce peer-reviewed scholarship that bridges the gap between scholars and policymakers via conferences and media engagement.