In partnership with the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Civic Service, the Strauss Center is very pleased to announce the acceptance of nine undergraduate students to its 2016-2017 Next Generation Scholars (NGS) program.

The Strauss Center's program on Complex Emergencies and Political Stability in Asia (CEPSA) has developed a methodology to determine areas of climate security vulnerability in South and Southeast Asia. The CEPSA Climate Security Vulnerability Model v1.0 (ACSV 1.0), developed by Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Dr. Joshua Busby, CEPSA Consultant Todd Smith, CEPSA Research Assistant Nisha Krishnan, and former CEPSA GIS Research Assistant Charles Wight, currently focuses on 11 countries in Asia and identifies areas of chronic climate security vulnerability.

In the new June issue of the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data (ACLED) project’s Conflict Trends Report, researchers give a snapshot of political violence in Africa as well as an in-depth analysis of a stabilization in the conflict environment in Libya. The report also includes briefs on escalating offensives and protests in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a geographical shift in clashes in South Sudan, restricted political violence in Sudan due to the rainy season, and increased conflict activity and the threat of the Islamic State in Tunisia.

In early June, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Michael E. Webber advised PhD student Nathaniel Putnam's article laying out how the Department of Defense can increase energy efficiency and energy security. Putnam and his advisors focus on how logistics, specifically transportation of resources, can be made more energy efficient at base camps.

Strauss Center Director Bobby Chesney has recently contributed to Lawfare with articles on American airstrikes against terrorist targets in Somalia and Yemen.

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