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Mourners gather after a terrorist attack

Faculty Article: How Terrorism Undermines Democracy

On Brookings’ Order from Chaos, Professor Dan Byman argues that the death toll of a terrorist attack, often inflicted in a spectacular way that draws media attention and leads to political criticism, can undermine faith in government.

Ruins in Syria

Faculty Article: Can Syria Return to the Regional Stage?

On Brookings’ Order from Chaos, Prof. Dan Byman argues that in the near future Syria will likely still be the object of meddling and remain an arena for regional competition, with its sovereignty regularly violated.

Suspected Islamic State fighters in Syria

Faculty Article: What Comes After ISIS?

What comes after ISIS? On Foreign Policy, Professor Dan Byman’s response considers the caliphate’s diminished influence, but the threat of jihadi terrorism remains.