Who is Robert Pape?
Robert Anthony Pape, Jr. is an American political scientist known for his work on international security affairs, especially the coercive strategies of air power and the rationale of suicide terrorism. He is currently a professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago and founder of the Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism. In early October 2010, the University of Chicago press released Pape's third book, co-authored with James K. Feldman, Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop It. While popular in the mass media, Pape's findings on suicide terrorism have been challenged by scholars who have identified potential methodological flaws with his conclusions.