In the new June issue of the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data (ACLED) project’s Conflict Trends Report, researchers give a snapshot of political violence in Africa as well as an in-depth analysis of a stabilization in the conflict environment in Libya. The report also includes briefs on escalating offensives and protests in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a geographical shift in clashes in South Sudan, restricted political violence in Sudan due to the rainy season, and increased conflict activity and the threat of the Islamic State in Tunisia.

In early June, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Michael E. Webber advised PhD student Nathaniel Putnam's article laying out how the Department of Defense can increase energy efficiency and energy security. Putnam and his advisors focus on how logistics, specifically transportation of resources, can be made more energy efficient at base camps.

Strauss Center Director Bobby Chesney has recently contributed to Lawfare with articles on American airstrikes against terrorist targets in Somalia and Yemen.

Many aspects of the cybersecurity challenge--and especially those that rise to the level of major public-policy disputes--beg for an approach that integrates perspectives not just from computer science and engineering but also from law, public affairs, and business administration. Does that sound right to you? If so, we are hiring a fellow for the coming academic year (2016-17).

The Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 William H. Crook Fellowship awards. This year the Center is funding seven outstanding LBJ School students, who will be spending their summer working in the Dominican Republic, Nepal, Switzerland, Uganda, and Washington, D.C.