Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Eugene Gholz recently published a chapter in Emerging Critical Technologies and Security in the Asia-Pacific, a volume edited by Richard A. Bitzinger. Gholz’s chapter, "Emerging Technologies’ Potential to Change the Balance of Power in Asia,” lays out a framework for understanding this complex issue in East Asia. In the chapter, Gholz describes how technology intersects with geography, economy, and foreign policy to determine how militaries interact.

Walter Russell Mead of Foreign Affairs Magazine recently reviewed The Power of the Past: History and Statecraft, edited by Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Jeremi Suri and Duke University Assistant Professor Hal Brands. Additional Strauss Center Distinguished Scholars Mark Lawrence and H.W. Brands are contributors to the book which addresses a large and growing gap between policymakers and professional historians.

Jake Barnett, a 2015-2016 NextGen Scholar, is a senior majoring in Plan II and History Honors. He has just finished his honors thesis, a study of institutional behavior and counterinsurgency doctrine with relation to intelligence operations in the Vietnam War. He also currently conducts research with the Conflict and Development team for Innovations for Peace and Development, a program he became involved with through the Brumley Next Generation Scholars program.

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Rana Siu Inboden contributed a chapter to a book recently published by Oxford University Press titled Rising China’s Influence in Developing Asia. In the chapter, “China's Influence on Developing Asian States During the Creation of the United Nations Human Rights Council, 2005-7”, Inboden and Dr. Rosemary Foot discuss China’s influence during UN institutional reform of the UN human rights bodies.

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and CCAPS researcher Alan Kuperman’s new book,Constitutions and Conflict Management in Africa: Preventing Civil War Through Institutional Design, was recently reviewed by Mia Swart, Professor of International Law at the University of Johannesburg, in the International Journal of Constitutional Law. Swart describes the book as ambitious, optimistic, and outstanding.

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