In CEPSA Research Brief No. 1 titled “Climate Security Vulnerability in Asia 1.0”, CEPSA Researcher Joshua Busby and his team discuss the climate-related hazard vulnerabilities of South and Southeast Asia and the growing threat of climate change in exacerbating climate-related threats. Asian countries have among the highest numbers of people exposed to the impacts of climate-related hazards, yet these countries receive less attention and aid than other regions of the world.

ISP Director Steve Slick was quoted this week in the article “How Israel is turning part of the Negev Desert into a cyber-city” (The Washington Post).

Nine LBJ School students from the Policy Research Project on Intelligence in American Society recently returned from Washington, D.C. where they briefed senior U.S. Intelligence Community officials on policy recommendations that emerged from their year-long study of intelligence oversight.

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar William Inboden recently contributed to the 2016 Index of Military Strength (Heritage Foundation) with the brief, “The Role of a Strong National Defense.” Dr. Inboden emphasizes the concept of “peace through strength,” in which a vision of peace is not simply the absence of conflict, but also encompasses diplomatic and economic strength.

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Catherine Weaver, co-director for Innovations for Peace and Development (IPD) at the University of Texas at Austin, recently co-authored a report for the Ending Rural Hunger Project at the Brookings Institute. The paper, “Mapping Food Assistance in Malawi”, discusses a new methodology used by IPD and the Climate Change and African Political Stability program (CCAPS) to improve the analytic power of data on food security.