At a recent Wilson Center event, experts gathered for the launch of The U.S. Asia-Pacific Rebalance, National Security, and Climate Change, a report produced by the Washington DC-based Center for Climate and Security in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University, the Center for a New American Security, and the University of Oxford. The report discusses the growing attention that climate change is receiving as a security policy concern, and the United States’ policy of “rebalance” toward the Asia-Pacific. Commenting on the past neglect that Asia has experienced is CEPSA researcher and LBJ School Associate Professor Joshua Busby and CEPSA Graduate Research Assistant Nisha Krishnan.

From November 19-21, 2015, the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law and the Clements Center for National Security convened the second annual National Security Forum at the University of Texas at Austin. This year’s event, “Great Powers, Failed States, and New Frontiers: National Security Challenges in the 21st Century,” explored the security challenges the U.S. currently faces and how our national security institutions are positioned to respond.

The Strauss and Clements Centers' second annual National Security Forum has drawn senior intelligence leaders and scholars to Austin to discuss issues ranging from terrorism to stability operations. Several leading news sources have been covering the event and below are just a sample.

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.

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