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 Robert Pape

Robert A. Pape

is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago specializing in international security affairs. His publications include Bombing to Win: Air Power and Coercion in War (Cornell 1996), "Why Economic Sanctions Do Not Work," International Security (1997), "The Determinants of International Moral Action," International Organization (1999). His commentary on international security policy has appeared in The New York Times, New Republic, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, and Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, as well as on Nightline, ABC News with Peter Jennings, and National Public Radio. Before coming to Chicago in 1999, he taught international relations at Dartmouth College for five years and air power strategy for the USAF's School of Advanced Airpower Studies for three years. He received his Ph. D. from the University of Chicago in 1988 and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Betta Kappa from the University of Pittsburgh in 1982. His current work focuses on the effect of technological change on conflict and cooperation among major powers and the theory and practice of suicide terrorism. logo
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Defendants in the 2006 Pinyon Pines triple murder case are struggling to focus on their trial due to a lack of sleep, and their attorneys argued Thursday for special accommodations to help them get some rest. Robert Pape and Cristin Smith have only been getting three hours of sleep before their daily court ...

RIVERSIDE, Calif.- - Cristin Smith and Robert Pape returned to Riverside County court today for the third day of their trial. Pape and Smith are both charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths 18-year-old Becky Friedli, her mother, 53-year-old Vicki Friedli, and the latter's boyfriend, ...
On Monday, the prosecution and [half of] the defense laid down their trial groundwork in the Pinyon Pines triple murder case, presenting opening statements. John Dolan, Cristin Smith's attorney, argued against the initial evidence presented by the prosecution, while Jeff Moore, Robert Pape's attorney, ...
A Cal Fire crew was rushing to a house fire on the night of Sept. 17, 2006, when they had a brief, but dangerous, encounter that a defense attorney says is a pivotal moment in the 12-year-old Pinyon Pines triple murder case. With emergency lights flashing, the firefighters were navigating their way through a ...
Authorities worked the case for years and attention, including surveillance by wiretap, eventually focused on two suspects, Becky's ex-boyfriend Robert Pape and his friend Cristin Smith, then barely adults. They were arrested and Smith was ordered to stand trial, but Pape never made it that far, and all ...
INDIO, Calif.- - The two men accused in a 2006 Pinyon Pines triple-murder case may be tried by multiple juries, according to John Hall of the Riverside County District Attorney's Office. Cristin Smith and Robert Pape appeared in court at the Larson Justice Center in Indio today for the first time since ...
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Opening statements in the trial of two men accused of a Pinyon Pines triple murder are set to begin Monday morning. Robert Pape and Cristin Smith are charged with three counts of first-degree murder, with a special circumstance allegation of committing multiple murders, in the 2006 ...
Prosecution, defense present opening statements in Pinyon Pines triple murder case. RIVERSIDE, Calif.- - KESQ & CBS Local 2's Zak Dahlheimer is in Riverside Court today covering the trial of Robert Pape and Cristin Smith, who are standing trial on three charges of first-degree murder. 6 Photos photo ...
For or against it, University of Chicago political science professor Robert Pape doesn't think they'll make much difference. “One strike does not make for a strategy in an extended campaign to put pressure on Assad and Putin not to do this again,” he said. Pape, an air strike expert, wrote “Bombing to Win” ...
Robert Pape and Cristin Smith, both 29, are on trial for the 2006 murders of 18-year-old Rebecca "Becky" Friedli, her mother Vicki and the mother's boyfriend, Jon Hayward. The latter pair were gunned down and their bodies left in the family's burning home in the rural San Jacinto Mountain community of ...


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