Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Eugene Gholz was recently cited in an article in The National Interest entitled “No Bigger Question: How Should the U.S. Handle the Rise of China?” As part of a foreign policy roundtable hosted by the Center for National Interest, topics included whether diplomatic trends, technology, and other factors make it less critical for the U.S. to actively contain China. This recap of the conversation cites Gholz’s argument that Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) technology keeps China contained to its surrounding “first island chain,” which has the effect of stabilizing the situation.

Earlier this year, UT System Chancellor William McRaven announced a "quantum leap" effort focused on national security issues and opportunities. That effort led to the creation of the Texas National Security Network. The Network is proud to offer a generous fellowship opportunity for graduate students from any UT System campus who are accepted into the Archer Center's summer Graduate Program in Public Policy and secure a national security-related internship in the Washington, D.C.-area.

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and CEPSA researcher Paula Newberg, recently published a research brief titled Governance as Vulnerability: Preliminary Lessons from Pakistan. In the brief, Newberg analyzes Pakistan's recent legislation regarding climate change mitigation under analysis and demonstrates that Pakistan, while acknowledging the potential negative impact of climate change, also contends with comparatively minimal resources to combat the forthcoming effects of climate change.

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Alan J. Kuperman was featured in a KVUE news segment on September 16 concerning the future President’s authority in regards to the nuclear arsenal.

Dr. Zoltan Barany, a Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar, recently published the report "Armed Forces and Democratization in Myanmar: Why the U.S. Military Should Engage the Tatmadaw" with the Center for Strategic & International Studies, where he also serves as a senior associate. In his report, Dr. Barany argues that the United States military should engage the Tatmadaw (the Burmese military) with aims of encouraging and supporting a speedy professionalization process and continued withdrawal from the political sphere.