During the Strauss and Clements Centers' second annual National Security Forum, UT Chancellor Bill McRaven spoke to attendees about the need for the U.S. to lead the military actions needed to combat ISIS, stating that "we are the only country that has the resources to take that leadership position and the other countries know that." McRaven recognized that this new chapter in the fight against terrorism will be long and costly, but necessary for the U.S. to take charge.

In a recent article in the Austin American-Statesman, the Strauss and Clements Centers' second annual National Security Forum was highlighted for its panel on U.S. security threats posed by Russia.

During an interview with Fox 7 Austin, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and Intelligence Studies Project Director Steve Slick outlined several ways in which the U.S. and the world need to reconsider their intelligence and security policies in responding to the threat of ISIS. Slick identified EU border security, the screening of refugees, and international cooperation of intelligence sharing as the key gaps in current policies.

In a recent article in the Austin American-Statesman, Strauss Center Director Bobby Chesney and Clements Center Executive Director Will Inboden address the most recent terrorist attacks in Paris, and how the events are particularly pertinent to the Centers’ second annual National Security Forum this week.

Steven Damiano, a recent LBJ School graduate and 2015 Crook Fellow, released a briefing paper for the Bread for the World Institute concerning ideas for U.S. policy in supporting fragile or low-income countries in increasing their Domestic Resource Mobilization (DRM). DRM is described as the methods in which countries access their own means of funding national priorities.

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