Click here for the full text of the report drafted by LBJ School students who participated in the ISP-sponsored Policy Research Project during the 2015-16 academic year on the oversight of U.S. Intelligence. The PRP was led by ISP Director Steve Slick and Clements Center Executive Director Will Inboden. The students briefed the report's findings and recommendations to PD/DNI Stephanie O'Sullivan, DIRNSA Adm. Michael Rogers, and other IC officials during a May 2016 visit to Washington, D.C.

Based on their findings, Slick and Inboden wrote the op-ed "U.S. must Streamline Intelligence Processes" for The Dallas Morning News, and can be accessed here.

The Strauss Center is very pleased to announce the acceptance of nine graduate students to its 2016-2017 class of Brumley Next Generation Graduate Fellows program. Now entering its second year, the program’s new class consists of a remarkable group of graduate students drawn from schools and departments across campus.

In partnership with the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Civic Service, the Strauss Center is very pleased to announce the acceptance of nine undergraduate students to its 2016-2017 Next Generation Scholars (NGS) program.

The Strauss Center's program on Complex Emergencies and Political Stability in Asia (CEPSA) has developed a methodology to determine areas of climate security vulnerability in South and Southeast Asia. The CEPSA Climate Security Vulnerability Model v1.0 (ACSV 1.0), developed by Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Dr. Joshua Busby, CEPSA Consultant Todd Smith, CEPSA Research Assistant Nisha Krishnan, and former CEPSA GIS Research Assistant Charles Wight, currently focuses on 11 countries in Asia and identifies areas of chronic climate security vulnerability.

In the new June issue of the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data (ACLED) project’s Conflict Trends Report, researchers give a snapshot of political violence in Africa as well as an in-depth analysis of a stabilization in the conflict environment in Libya. The report also includes briefs on escalating offensives and protests in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a geographical shift in clashes in South Sudan, restricted political violence in Sudan due to the rainy season, and increased conflict activity and the threat of the Islamic State in Tunisia.

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