In recent article in The New York Times on the secret prepartion by four U.S. government lawyers for the SEAL Team 6 raid that ultimately led to the death of Osama bin Laden, Strauss Center Director and UT Law School Professor Bobby Chesney is quoted as saying, "the proposed raid required answers to many hard legal questions, some of which were entirely novel despite a decade’s worth of conflict with Al Qaeda.” 

In a recent Foreign Policy article “When Selfies Are a Tool of Intelligence”, Elias Groll quoted Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and Director of UT’s Intelligence Studies Project Steve Slick concerning the greater availability of open source intelligence.

Strauss Distinguished Scholar and LBJ School Associate Professor Josh Busby recently contributed to a panel in Eco SXSW on climate and heat adaptation in the developing world. The panel discussed the challenges that heat-wave-prone regions in developing countries face as climate change continues to increase temperatures. In particular, the panel focused on the Indian city of Ahmedabad and the successes of its preparedness plan and early warning system, the first of its kind in Southeast Asia.

A Daily Nation article titled “Democracy in Africa and how to Improve it,” written by Nic Cheeseman and Alexander Noyes, quotes Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Alan J. Kuperman in reference to his new book, Constitutions and Conflict Management in Africa: Preventing Civil War Through Institutional Design.  The article examines the role of democratic reform in Africa and how it may inadvertently promote conflict.

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and Clements Center Executive Director Will Inboden recently contributed to a chapter in the John Hay Initiative’s new book, Choosing to Lead: American Foreign Policy for a Disordered World in collaboration with Peter Feaver.

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