Walter Russell Mead of Foreign Affairs Magazine recently reviewed The Power of the Past: History and Statecraft, edited by Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Jeremi Suri and Duke University Assistant Professor Hal Brands. Additional Strauss Center Distinguished Scholars Mark Lawrence and H.W. Brands are contributors to the book which addresses a large and growing gap between policymakers and professional historians.

Jake Barnett, a 2015-2016 NextGen Scholar, is a senior majoring in Plan II and History Honors. He has just finished his honors thesis, a study of institutional behavior and counterinsurgency doctrine with relation to intelligence operations in the Vietnam War. He also currently conducts research with the Conflict and Development team for Innovations for Peace and Development, a program he became involved with through the Brumley Next Generation Scholars program.

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Rana Siu Inboden contributed a chapter to a book recently published by Oxford University Press titled Rising China’s Influence in Developing Asia. In the chapter, “China's Influence on Developing Asian States During the Creation of the United Nations Human Rights Council, 2005-7”, Inboden and Dr. Rosemary Foot discuss China’s influence during UN institutional reform of the UN human rights bodies.

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and CCAPS researcher Alan Kuperman’s new book,Constitutions and Conflict Management in Africa: Preventing Civil War Through Institutional Design, was recently reviewed by Mia Swart, Professor of International Law at the University of Johannesburg, in the International Journal of Constitutional Law. Swart describes the book as ambitious, optimistic, and outstanding.

Strauss Center Senior Fellow Kevin Rosner was recently featured in a Saudi Gazette article on cybersecurity in the Persian Gulf. Dr. Rosner is also a senior fellow for the Institute for Analysis of Global Security. The article was published in advance of Dr. Rosner’s presentation on Asymmetric Warfare and Critical Energy Infrastructure Protection at the Infrastructure Security Conference (Infrasec) in April 2016.

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