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.

Two of our Distinguished Scholars have addressed recent events in Turkey in interviews and articles. 

In CCAPS Research Brief No. 34, Pathways of Governance Aid Effectiveness: The Case of Rwanda and Burundi, CCAPS researcher Brooke Escobar analyzes aid programming in post-conflict situations using a case study of Rwanda and Burundi. The study considers the causal mechanisms through which democracy promotion programs impact democratic development in a post-conflict context, seeking to identify whether building formal institutions or fostering informal democratic norms contributes more effectively to democratic development after conflict.

The Strauss Center is happy to announce the launch of the new series “Beyond the Border” at Lawfare. Our inaugural Mexico Security Initiative (MSI) Fellow Stephanie Leutert is the principal author of this project, which will focus on Mexico's recent security issues (and occasionally, on similar challenges in Central America).

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Stephen Vladeck recently contributed for the NY Daily News with a piece on the need to modernize the law governing the improper handling of classified information. Following FBI Director James Comey’s announcement that the FBI is not recommending criminal charges against Hilary Clinton for her use of a private server to conduct official government business, Vladeck suggested more attention must be given to revise and update the laws that govern such incidences.

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