The Strauss Center is thrilled to congratulate The University of Texas at Austin students Nina Guidice (LBJ School), Richelle Ramey (LBJ School) y (School of Law), Nate Legum (School of Law), and Zuli Nigeer Yasen (Middle Eastern Studies) on winning the Most Engaged Award in this year's "Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge," organized by the Atlantic Council from March 15-18 in Washington D.C. The Strauss Center was proud to sponsor the team's participation in the sixth annual competition on cyber policy.

Strauss Distinguished Scholarand LBJ School Clinical Professor Paul Pope joined a Page One podcast to speak about the relationship between intelligence communities and special forces in fighting threats to national security. The podcast explores how the intelligence community has become more integrated since 9/11, and why military special forces now increasingly focus on collaboration with the intelligence community to fight terrorism and other emerging threats.

The Center for Climate and Security in partnership with the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University have released a new report, “A Responsibility to Prepare – Strengthening National and Homeland Security in the Face of a Changing Climate.” Strauss Center Distinguished Scholars Ashley Moran, Joshua Busby, and Cullen Hendrix serve on the Climate and Security Advisory Group (CSAG) which has issued the report.

Commenting in the Washington Times on the administration’s announcement that Gina Haspel would be nominated to replace Mike Pompeo as CIA Director, ISP Director Steve Slick said “the nomination of Gina Haspel to replace Pompeo as director is historic on at least two counts."

The Texas National Security Review, a collaboration between War on the Rocks and the Texas National Security Network is launching a new podcast: 'Horns of a Dilemma.'