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Chesney Assesses Facebook’s New Deepfake Policy

January 21, 2020

Bobby Chesney, Strauss Center Director and James Baker Professor in Law, recently published an article on Lawfare in response to Facebook’s new deepfake policy, which he regards as an insufficient, albeit welcome, development. Chesney defines deepfakes as “realistic-looking video or audio falsehoods, which show real people doing or saying things they never did or said,” which are…

SSS Director Publishes Space Object Graph

December 11, 2019

Moriba Jah, Program Lead of the Space Security and Safety (SSS) program at the Strauss Center, Director of the Advanced Sciences and Technology Research in Astronautics (ASTRIA) program, and Associate Professor of Aerospace engineering and Engineering Mechanics in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, recently published a graph tool which…

Barany on Security Sector Reform in Constitutional Transitions

December 10, 2019

Zoltan Barany, Frank C. Erwin, Jr. Centennial Professor of Government at the University of Texas and Distinguished Scholar at the Strauss Center, co-edited and published a collection of studies entitled “Security Sector Reform in Constitutional Transitions.”

Dr. Lawrence Named Director of LBJ Presidential Library

December 4, 2019

Dr. Mark Atwood Lawrence, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin, was recently named the sixth director of the LBJ Presidential Library—a position he will assume on January 5, 2020. David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, noted in the announcement of Dr. Lawrence’s selection, that…

Review of “Subordinating Intelligence: The DoD/CIA Post-Cold War Relationship” by ISP Senior Fellow

December 2, 2019

Intelligence Studies Project Senior Fellow J. Paul Pope recently reviewed David P. Oakley’s “Subordinating Intelligence: The DoD/CIA Post-Cold War Relationship” in the Joint Forces Quarterly. Click here to read the review.

Announcing the Winner of the 2019 Mike Lewis Prize for National Security Law Scholarship

November 22, 2019

The Strauss Center and Ohio Northern University’s Pettit College of Law are excited to announce that Jennifer C. Daskal, Professor at the American University Washington College of Law, is the winner of the 2019 Mike Lewis Prize for National Security Law Scholarship for her article “Speech Across Borders.”

Chesney Weighs in on U.S. Domestic Terrorism Policy

November 5, 2019

In a recent podcast, Lawfare posted the recording of the “From Within” panel, which took place on September 27 at the 2019 Texas Tribune Festival. Bobby Chesney, Strauss Center Director and James Baker Professor in Law, joined panelists, including Nick Rasmussen, Senior National Security Fellow at the Strauss Center, in discussing a host of issues related…

Busby on the International Solar Alliance and Indian Geopolitical Influence

October 31, 2019

Joshua Busby, Distinguished Scholar at the Strauss Center, co-wrote an essay for the 26th Volume of Energy Strategy Reviews. In his essay, “One more try: The International Solar Alliance and India’s search for geopolitical influence,” Busby analyzes the intention’s behind India’s cofounding of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) jointly with France at the 2015 Paris…

Chen Reviews the “ABC’s” of U.S.-China Digital Policy

October 30, 2019

In a recent article published in the September issue of the AsiaPacific Issues journal, Dr. Wenhong Chen discusses the unfolding AI, Big Data, and Cloud Computing (ABC) race between the United States and China. Dr. Chen’s analysis focuses specifically on two components: the comparative strength of the U.S. and China in data and research and development, and the state…

Leutert on Brooks County, Texas, and the Migrant Crisis

October 28, 2019

Stephanie Leutert, Director of the Central America and Mexico Policy Initiative at the Strauss Center, recently authored an article for the national security law blog Lawfare. In her article “One County, 650 Migrant Deaths: An Introduction,” she introduces a series of essays on the deaths of 650 people in Brooks County, Texas, between 2009 and…