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Busby on the National Security Implications of Climate Change

October 25, 2019

Joshua Busby, Distinguished Scholar at the Strauss Center for International Security and Law, co-edited an essay collection for a CFR publication titled Impact of Climate Risk on the Energy System. In his essay, “A Clear and Present Danger: Climate Risks, the Energy System, and U.S. National Security”, Busby argues the severity and speed of climate change constitutes…

Space Traffic Management Conference Seeks Abstract Submissions

October 17, 2019

The Strauss Center and Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin (UT) and the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), in association with the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), are pleased to invite you to submit an abstract for the Space Traffic Management Conference to be held on February 19-20, 2020, in Austin TX, USA. 

Brumley Fellow and ISP Director Co-author Essay on Privacy and U.S. Signals Intelligence

October 17, 2019

In an Intelligence Studies Essay on the Lawfare national security site, LBJ School alumnus and former Brumley Graduate Fellow Eric Manpearl and ISP Director Steve Slick call for a reappraisal of Obama-era policies that afford extraordinary privacy protections to incidentally collected data on foreign nationals.  The authors argue that the security costs of these legacy restrictions on…

Chesney Discusses Potential Syrian Withdrawal Effects

October 15, 2019

In his recent post for Lawfare, Strauss Center Director and James Baker Professor in Law, Bobby Chesney, provides a critical response to the White House’s October 6th, 2019 statement announcing the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Northern Syria. Chesney first highlights some notable omissions from the White House statement—namely, the role of Kurdish coalition partners in the…

State Fragility Director Contributes to Newly Published Climate Security Plan for America

September 25, 2019

At the Climate and National Security Forum on September 24, 2019, the Center for Climate Security Climate and Security Advisory Group, which includes State Fragility Director Ashley Moran, published the Climate Security Plan for America – developed and endorsed by 64 senior military, national security and intelligence leaders from the Climate and Security Advisory Group. Click here for the report,…

The Strauss Center Welcomes New Distinguished Senior Fellows General Vincent K. Brooks and General Robert B. Neller

September 19, 2019

Austin, TX – The Strauss Center for International Security and Law and The Clements Center for National Security are pleased to announce that General Vincent K. Brooks (U.S. Army, Retired) and General Robert B. Neller (USMC, Retired) are joining the University of Texas at Austin as Distinguished Senior Fellows. As part of UT Austin. Generals…

Strauss Center Hiring for Senior Student Associates

September 9, 2019

Applications are now open for two part-time Senior Student Associate positions at the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law. Beyond sharpening their writing and organizational skills, this position offers students a way to become more involved in security, intelligence, and foreign policy scholarship at the University. We are looking for assistance in the…

Strauss Center Announces Launch of Cybersecurity Graduate Fellows Program

August 20, 2019

Similar to the Strauss Center’s interdisciplinary Brumley Program, the Strauss Center is pleased to announce the launch of its Cybersecurity Fellows Program for graduate students across the University of Texas community.

2019 “Bobby R. Inman Award” Winners Announced

August 12, 2019

The Intelligence Studies Project  is pleased to announce the winner and two semifinalists of its fifth-annual competition recognizing outstanding student research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security. The recipient of the 2019 “Bobby R. Inman Award” for student scholarship on intelligence is Jeffrey Rogg, a Ph.D. candidate in history at the Ohio…

Leutert Explores Metering in South Texas

July 30, 2019

Director of the Strauss Center’s Central America / Mexico Policy Initiative, Stephanie Leutert, wrote about her experiences seeing the “metering” program along the Mexican border in her article “What ‘Metering’ Really Looks Like in South Texas.” Leutert highlights that 18,000-people are waiting along the border due the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) metering policy.