In a recent article for Open Democracy’s Open Global Rights blog, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and LBJ School Professor Josh Busby debates the efficacy of framing issues and causes in the vernacular of human rights. In the post, "Human rights and health? The long road to the mainstream," Busby argues that when it comes to health, it is questionable whether rights-based rhetoric has resulted in more access to health care for more people.

In a post for Foreign Policy’s Shadow Government blog, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and Clements Center Executive Director Will Inboden examines Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s foreign policy prerogatives as laid out in his August 11, 2015 speech at the Reagan Presidential Library. In the article, "Jeb Bush is Staking His Own Foreign Policy Path," Inboden called Bush’s speech a striking and coherent critique of Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy track record.

This fall, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and UT Government Professor Scott Wolford will celebrate the release of his new book, The Politics of Military Coalitions. In the book, forthcoming from Cambridge University Press, Wolford examines why states form military coalitions, which nations and partners they choose to partner with, and the impact of these choices on peace and stability.

In a recent article in the Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and LBJ School Professor Rana Siu Inboden assesses recent scholarship on the Chinese government’s human rights behavior.

In a recent article in the Toronto Star, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and LBJ School Professor Alan Kuperman comments on what may be the final export of highly enriched uranium (HEU) from the U.S. to Canada. The article, "Final shipment of weapons-grade uranium due at Ontario facility this year," reports that the latest export, approved in June, may be the last given the commitment made by the current Canadian government to stop producing medical isotopes at an aging nuclear reactor.

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