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Eli Berman is chair of economics at the University of California, San Diego, and research director for international security studies at the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation. Joseph H. Felter is a senior research scholar at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation. Jacob N. Shapiro is professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University. Felter and Shapiro codirect the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project.
A valuable contribution to the study of the information-centric components involved in 'small wars' conflict termination.--Perspectives on Terrorism I would call Small Wars, Big Data essential reading for advanced students of counterinsurgency strategy, especially those operating in military intelligence functions.---Lewis Tallon, Encyclopaedia Geopolitica Offers some compelling insights on how to better handle these small wars.---Jerry D. Lenaburg, New York Journal of Books This highly ambitious book unpacks the single biggest foreign policy question of the post-9/11 era--the nature of intrastate conflict. Clearly motivated by a desire to better understand the wars fought by the United States and to improve foreign policy, this book is a must-read for the US military. It will land on undergraduate and graduate course syllabi, win awards, and be discussed outside of academia. --Dan Reiter, author of How Wars End Small Wars, Big Data explores the remarkable possibilities and also inherent limitations of using advanced techniques to gather and analyze information in support of counterinsurgency campaigns. Packed with evidence and examples, this book makes a stimulating and challenging contribution to understanding the role of social science in the conduct of modern war. --Lawrence Freedman, author of The Future of War: A History Berman, Felter, and Shapiro have synthesized a great deal of 'big data' from many recent conflicts to produce a fascinating account of how different types of armed interventions produce different kinds of results, above all in the crucial matter of the flow of information from civilians to counterinsurgents. This well-written book will greatly interest all those working in war zones and those who study warfare. --Peter Bergen, author of United States of Jihad: Who Are America's Homegrown Terrorists and How Do We Stop Them? This seminal work examines an extensive body of evidence from more than a decade of scholarship on modern asymmetric conflict, and provides compelling insights on what is effective, and what is not, in today's small wars. The soldier-scholar authors, who served in the wars they describe, have produced a book that should be required reading for military leaders, policymakers, development professionals, and diplomats. --Retired U.S. Army General David H. Petraeus Small Wars, Big Data heralds a revolution in conflict studies, one that finally brings development, defense, and diplomacy together at the operational level and provides real tools for policymakers and practitioners alike. This book melds rigorous empirical research with collaborative scholarship and great storytelling: a breakthrough for political science. --Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and CEO of New America