On April 21, Ashley Moran, director of the Strauss Center’s State Fragility Initiative, spoke at an event briefing NATO on civil society working group recommendations on expanding NATO’s work to address the security risks from climate and environmental stress. The April 21 event was organized by NATO’s Policy Planning Unit and Emerging Security Challenges Division….
Professor Joshua Busby, Associate Professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School and Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar, recently co-authored a piece for the World Economic Forum titled “The US needs partners to tackle the security risks of climate change.” The article begins by presenting three main arguments: that climate change imposes increasingly hazardous risks to “stability…
Michael Findley, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin, recently published a research article he co-authored titled “‘The Swarm Principle’: A Sub-National Spatial Analysis of Aid Targeting and Donor Coordination in Sub-Saharan Africa.” In it, Professor Findley and his co-author Josiah F. Marineau examine “whether bilateral and…
The August issue of the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data (ACLED) project’s Conflict Trends Report analyzes recent trends in political violence in ten countries in South and Southeast Asia, stretching from Pakistan to Vietnam.
The Strauss Center’s program on Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) recently published its Final Program Report on “Climate, Conflict, and Governance in Africa: Pinpointing Risks and Opportunities.”
The Strauss Center’s Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) program recently published its Democratic Governance research team’s findings in a report titled “Democracy Aid in Difficult Contexts: Assessing Strategies and Impact.” Researchers Ashley Moran, Brooke Escobar, and Daniel Robles-Olson explore what types of democracy aid are most successful in impacting democratic development in Africa….
In CCAPS Research Brief No. 35, Pathways of Governance Aid Effectiveness: Countries with Low Human Development, CCAPS researcher Daniel Robles Olson explores the effectiveness of democracy aid programs in two high-poverty and low-human development countries: Benin and Guinea.
As part of the Strauss Center’s Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) program, the Social Conflict Analysis Database (SCAD) team released updated data for Africa and Latin America covering conflicts through December 2015. The SCAD research project is led by Strauss Center senior fellows Cullen Hendrix and Idean Salehyan.
Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Michael Findley recently co-authored the article “A hybrid approach to modeling territorial control in violent armed conflicts” for the journal Transactions in GIS. Dr. Findley and his co-authors discuss a new approach to estimating the control of territory in conflict regions.