The Strauss Center is pleased to announce that Jim Langdon, co-creator and founding board member of the Center, has been honored with a 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Texas Exes.

In a recent article published in the Israel Affairs journal, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar aand Director of UT's Center for Israel Studies Ami Pedahzur examines the impact of territorial disputes on Israel’s political system.

In a recent interview in On Target, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and LBJ School Professor Eugene Gholz discussed the impact of perceptions on the rare earth element (REE) market. In the interview, Gholz responded to host Ali Veshi’s concerns with rare earth supply and the dominant position of the Chinese in REE market, and concluded that fears of a shortage or a Chinese embargo are unfounded.

In a recent interview on Wisconsin Public Radio, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and LBJ School Professor Jeremi Suri discussed the recent announcement that the U.S. will increase its military presence and personnel in Iraq. In the interview, "What’s Next for U.S. Strategy in Iraq," Suri argues an increase in personnel on the ground is misguided as it gives credence to militant claims of U.S. hegemony, provides additional opportunity to target American interests in the region, and is part of a middle of the road strategy that continues to fall short.

In a recent interview, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and LBJ School Professor Alan Kuperman argues that good intentions led to disastrous outcomes in the case of U.S. intervention in Libya. On "Between the Lines with Tom Switzer," Kuperman called the intervention in Libya unwarranted, claiming it led to a “cascade of tragic consequences” that continue to impact not only Libya, but the stability of the region.

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