In a recent post for Foreign Policy’s Shadow Government blog, Clements Center Executive Director and Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar William Inboden discussed the legacy of President Reagan and attempts by current presidents and candidates alike to claim his mantle. In the piece, "Mr. President, You’re No Ronald Reagan", Inboden argues that while Reagan left the U.S. in a “better position than when he took office” the opposite will be true when President Obama leaves office in 2017.

In a recent article on Jadaliyya, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and UT Professor Jason Brownlee responds to criticism of his book, Democracy Prevention: The Politics of the U.S.-Egyptian Alliance, made by former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. In the article, "In Response to Mubarak", Brownlee says Mubarak’s comments are based on a single, narrow summary of the book’s findings, while the book itself was based on exhaustive research, in person interviews, and previously untapped written sources.

On July 15-16, Strauss Center Director and UT Law Professor Bobby Chesney will participate in the Third Annual Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict held by Oxford University Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict and co-sponsored by the Strauss Center, the International Committee for the Red Cross, and the South Texas College of Law.

This summer the Strauss Center is thrilled to be funding seven Crook Fellows, who will be interning at non-profit organizations devoted to development work all over the globe. The fellows will be blogging about their experiences in the field over the next few months, so be sure to check back for more posts.

On June 29, 2015, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and LBJ School Professor Josh Busby participated in the Stanley Foundation’s discussion, “Climate Change and Security: Examining the Role of Security Concerns in Climate Change Governance”, in New York City. The discussion preceded a UN Security Council open Arria-formula meeting on June 30, 2015 regarding the role of climate change as a threat multiplier for global security.

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