As a 2016 Crook Fellow, Patricia Zavala spent her summer interning with the United Nations Development Programme in Geneva, Switzerland. In her role, Particia worked with the organization's Climate Vulnerable Forum, designed to implement innovative policies to address climate change in the world's most at-risk countries.

The Strauss Center's Complex Emergencies and Political Stability in Asia (CEPSA) program has released the new CEPSA climate dashboard, an online platform that displays data on physical, socio-economic, demographic, and political insecurities to assess how these factors contribute to "climate security" vulnerability in South and Southeast Asia.

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and former Associate Director Celeste Ward Gventer, recently reviewed Rosa Brooks’s new book “How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything” for The Washington Post

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Joshua Busby recently wrote an article for the Washington Post on the lack of urgency in appropriating U.S. funds to combat the Zika virus. While the Centers for Disease Control and agencies in Florida have responded quickly to the threat of Zika spreading in the United States, Congress has not passed appropriations designed to fund Zika containment and vaccine production efforts. Congress previously failed to appropriate funds for Zika efforts in February of this year. Now, after the Obama administration has officially declared a state of emergency in Puerto Rico, there are new expectations of Congress to appropriate funding for Zika response.

In her third blog post as a 2016 Crook Fellow, Anna Koons discusses how her internship in Washington, DC this summer taught her valuable lessons regarding the need for both private and public sector development.