Robert Pape specializes in international security affairs and is director of the Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism. His current work focuses on US national security, air power, economic sanctions, suicide terrorism and related issues. His commentary on international security policy has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, New Republic, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, and the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, as well as on ABC, the BBC and National Public Radio.
In addition, he is the director of the Chicago Project on Security and Threats at UChicago with the mission to produce top international security scholarship with policy relevance, in order to reduce security threats and enhance stability across the world.
His publications include the books Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism (2005), Bombing to Win: Air Power and Coercion in War (1996) and Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop it (2010).