Americans’ views on use of torture in fighting terrorism have been mixed
In August 2011, 53% of Americans said the use of torture to question suspected terrorists could be often or sometimes justified, while 42% said it could only rarely be justified or not justified at all.
Support for U.S. Campaign against ISIS
The public continues to support the U.S. military campaign against Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria. But most Americans say the U.S. military effort against ISIS is not going well.
Young Americans divided over striking ISIS
Majorities of Republicans and Democrats approve of President Obama’s military plan against ISIS, but one group is not quite on board: younger people.
Bipartisan Support for U.S. Military Campaign against ISIS
In a rare display of bipartisanship, majorities of both Republicans (64%) and Democrats (60%) approve of President Obama’s plan for a military campaign against Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria.
Journal Study: Half of government-rebel power-sharing agreements fail
Power-sharing agreements aimed at resolving conflicts within countries between governments and insurgent groups have a mixed record of success, according to a new study.
Russian poll: Putin faces limited opposition from his public on Ukraine
Despite criticism from the West on his actions in the Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin faces far fewer questions from a public that draws a distinction between support for separatist rebels and having a direct role in the continued violence in eastern Ukraine.
Approval of Airstrikes in Iraq, But Worry about U.S. Involvement
The American public backs airstrikes against Islamic militants in Iraq and more now say the U.S. has a responsibility to act, but there is widespread concern about the U.S. becoming too involved in the situation.
Iraqi Yazidis: Hazy population numbers and a history of persecution
The Yazidis who have been fleeing the advance of the Sunni militant group ISIS in Iraq are a religious group of uncertain numbers and a long history of persecution.
Little Faith That Palestinians and Israelis Can Find Peace
Publics in the Middle East have little faith that a way can be found for Israel and an independent Palestinian state to coexist peacefully with each other.
For World Refugee Day, 5 long-term refugee trends
Despite the ongoing conflicts in these countries, the number of refugees around the world is considerably less than it was two decades ago, numbering between 10 million and 12 million in recent years.