Ben Oppenheim

HiCN Working Papers Series


Trusting the Enemy: Confidence in the state among ex-combatants

Enzo Nussio,  Ben Oppenheim, 

War-torn societies are often racked with generalized distrust, both among citizens and between citizens and the state. Even long after conflict ends, former combatants who […]


Learning How (Not) to Fire a Gun: Combatant Training and Civilian Victimization

Ben Oppenheim,  Juan F. Vargas,  Michael Weintraub, 

What is the relationship between the type of training combatants receive upon recruitment into an armed group and their propensity to abuse civilians in civil […]