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Jah Launches New Space Situational Awareness Project With IBM

December 2, 2020

Professor Moriba Jah, Lead of the Strauss Center’s Space Security and Safety Program and Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, recently launched a Space Situational Awareness Project with IBM. This project will use IBM’s technologies to build upon ASTRIAGraph, the existing open source…

SSS Program Releases Interview with Dr. Ruth Stilwell

November 24, 2020

In this inaugural space expert interview episode of the Space Security and Safety (SSS) video series, Dr. Ruth Stilwell, Executive Director of Aerospace Policy Solutions LLC, sits down with Collin Ma, a Senior at UT Austin studying Mechanical Engineering who also serves as the Director of Test Operations for the Texas Engineering Rocket Lab. In this episode, Dr….

General Brooks and Prof. Greitens Discuss America’s Relationship with the Korean Peninsula

November 23, 2020

In a recent episode of Horns of a Dilemma titled “It’s Not Just Over There: The American Commitment to the Korean Peninsula,” General Vincent Brooks, Strauss Center Distinguished Senior Fellow, and Sheena Chestnut Greitens, Associate Professor at the LBJ School and Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar, discussed a broad range of topics related to the U.S.’s…

Chesney Introduces the TNSR’s Special Cyber Competition Issue

November 11, 2020

Robert Chesney, James Baker Chair and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Texas School of Law, and Director of the Strauss Center, recently co-authored the introductory essay for the special Cyber Competition issue of the Texas National Security Review, a publication which is co-sponsored by the Strauss Center. In it, he and…

Greitens Discusses the Crisis in Xinjiang

November 9, 2020

In a recent Lawfare podcast, Sheena Greitens, Associate Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar, joined fellow panelist Jordan Schneider to discuss the ongoing human rights crisis in the Chinese region of Xinjiang. Greitens began by providing a brief history on the current crisis, noting that it began in 2017 when Xinjiang’s…

Dr. Jah Awarded Membership in the International Academy of Astronautics

October 30, 2020

Professor Moriba Jah, Lead of the Space Security and Safety Program at the Strauss Center and Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the Cockrell School of Engineering, was recently named a member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA.) The IAA is “an independent organization of distinguished individuals elected by their peers…

Rohrbaugh Co-Authors Report on the Changing International Security Landscape

October 26, 2020

Ben Rohrbaugh, Fellow in the Central America and Mexico Policy Initiative at the Strauss Center, recently co-authored a report titled “Transnational Threats and the 2020 Election.” In it, he and his co-authors asses the changing international threat landscape, emphasizing that today’s most daunting national security threats are of non-state origin—a complication which will inevitably bedevil…

Chesney Assesses the Commerce Department’s Statement on the TikTok and WeChat Sanctions

October 20, 2020

In a recent piece published for Lawfare, Professor Robert Chesney, Director of the Strauss Center and James Baker Chair and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the UT School of Law, discusses the scope of the recent U.S. sanctions on TikTok and WeChat, which went into effect on September 20, 2020. Chesney specifically discusses the…

Professor Jah Launches “Moriba’s Vox Populi” Web Series

October 15, 2020

In the inaugural episode of his new web series, “Moriba’s Vox Populi”, Professor Moriba Jah, Program Lead of the Strauss Center’s Space Security and Safety Program, hosted a diverse panel of space experts for an organic conversation on a host of space-related issues. The panelists began with a discussion of light pollution and specifically the rift between astronomers, who…

Greitens Quoted in the Financial Times

October 12, 2020

Sheena Chestnut Greitens, Associate Professor at the LBJ School and Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar, was quoted in a recent Financial Times piece titled “China’s great power play puts Asia on edge.” This article discusses the escalation of tensions in China’s southern in eastern regions, which raise “ fears of conflict sparked by miscalculation or even by design.” This article provides…

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