In a recent blog post for Political Violence at a Glance, Strauss Center Security Studies Student Fellow Andrew Boutton shares the conclusions of his recent work examining the relationship between foreign aid and terrorism. In the piece, “Security Aid and the Counterterrorism Racket,” Boutton explains that while countries which experience anti-American terrorism typically receive U.S. aid to combat these threats, countries struggling with non-U.S. focused terrorism do not.

The Next Generation Scholars (NGS) program was launched in 2010 with the goal of providing new research and mentorship opportunities to promising UT undergraduate students interested in careers in international security and law. The success of the NGS program has since led to its expansion in 2015 to include a focus on civic engagement through partnering with the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Service. To read more about our incoming scholars, see here.

In a recent op-ed in the Houston Chronicle, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and LBJ Professor Jeremi Suri reflects on the U.S. experience with sacrifice and urges Americans to think deeply about the costs and responsibilities associated with war. In the article, "Addressing the Burden of War is Our Patriotic Duty", Suri argues that this Memorial Day Americans should acknowledge the changes wrought by war and the costs associated with these engagements.

In a recent article in the Weekly Standard, Clements Center Director and Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar William Inboden warns that the next President will take the helm in an era characterized by grave threats to U.S. leadership and international stability. In his article with co-author Dan Blumenthal, "Toward a Free and Democratic China," Inboden argues it is imperative that the future President and pursuant policies address the most serious of these threats, the one posed by a resurgent China.

In a recent article published in Time, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and UT History Professor H.W. Brands argues that while President Reagan is long revered, he is little understood. In his article, "You're Remembering Reagan Wrong," Brands explains that the failure to recapture or replicate Reagan’s appeal is due to misconceptions that he was either a visionary or a communicator, when in fact he was a brilliant politician in addition to both.

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