LBJ School graduate student Lauren Toppenberg is currently interning with Bread for the World Institute in Washington, DC as a 2016 Crook Fellow. In her first blog post, Lauren discusses her role researching the ways in which Sustainable Development Goals are measured.

In his second blog post as a 2016 Crook Fellow, Brent Perdue discusses his observations while accompanying FUNDSAZURZA in its various solid waste management operations.

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Michael Findley recently co-authored the article "A hybrid approach to modeling territorial control in violent armed conflicts" for the journal Transactions in GIS. Dr. Findley and his co-authors discuss a new approach to estimating the control of territory in conflict regions.

Two of our Distinguished Scholars have addressed recent events in Turkey in interviews and articles. 

The Strauss Center is happy to announce the launch of the new series “Beyond the Border” at Lawfare. Our inaugural Mexico Security Initiative (MSI) Fellow Stephanie Leutert is the principal author of this project, which will focus on Mexico's recent security issues (and occasionally, on similar challenges in Central America).