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.

In his second blog post, Crook Fellow Aaron Milner discusses the potential impact of millenial-driven development given governments' abilities to mobilize young people.

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Zoltan Barany recently published a report for the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC, where he is a Senior Associate. The paper focuses on the difficulties of establishing a national Yemeni army since the establishment of the independent state in the 1960s. Barany’s report, “The Challenges of Building a National Army in Yemen”, explains how the failure of Yemen to establish a cohesive national military institution has directly contributed to the country’s continuing instability.

As a 2016 Crook Fellow, Aaron Milner is spending his summer in Washington, D.C. as an intern with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Aaron's role is to research how to scale development innovation technology such as smart cities to countrywide levels. In his first blog post, Aaron applies his research to the state of traffic in Austin, Texas.

In her third and final blog post as a 2016 Crook Fellow, Laura Richards describes the Hackathon event she coordinated over the summer as an AidData intern.