As a 2016 Crook Fellow, Brent Perdue is interning with a solid waste management community organization called the Zurza Environmental Sanitation Foundation (or Fundación de Saneamiento Ambiental de la Zurza, FUNDSAZURZA). Zurza is an informal settlement in the National District municipality of the Greater Santo Domingo region. In his first blog post, Brent provides an overview of the state of solid waste in the Santo Domingo region.

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Paul Miller bridges the gap between academia and policymaking in his recent article "Graveyard of Analogies: The Use and Abuse of History for the War in Afghanistan." Miller has served as Director for Afghanistan and Pakistan on the National Security Council staff, and as an intelligence officer for the Central Intelligence Agency. He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2002 while serving as a military intelligence officer in the army. His article evaluates the historical analogies that have been used by policymakers and the press throughout the war in Afghanistan.

Distinguished Scholars Will Inboden, Jeremi Suri and Alan Kuperman have addressed Great Britain's exit from the European Union in recent publications and interviews.

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Huaiyin Li recently contributed to the July issue of Modern China with the article "Worker Performance in State-Owned Factories in Maoist China - A Reinterpretation." In his article, Dr. Li reexamines worker performance in state-owned enterprises under the policies of Mao Zedong, and challenges conventional assumptions of worker inefficiency in China during this period.

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.

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