Tuesday 22 February, 2016In this podcast Robert Pape explains the rise of ISIS, its goals, targeting logic, and the group's recent shift to spectacular attacks in the context of the global environment of suicide terrorism in the last 30 years. Robert Pape is a professor of political science at the University of Chicago and the director of the Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism (CPOST). Before coming to Chicago in 1999, he taught international relations at Dartmouth College and air power strategy for the USAF's School of Advanced Airpower Studies. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago and his BA from the University of Pittsburgh. His most recent book is "Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop It."