From March 13-16, the Robert Strauss Center’s Mexico Security Initiative Policy Research Project took 13 graduate students on an exciting field trip visit to Mexico City. The objective of this visit was to have students speak directly with professionals who focus on Mexico’s security issues, and who are the architects or analysts of the Mexican government’s policies—as well as for the group to tour the facilities where these practitioners work.

Robert Chesney, Director of the Robert Strauss Center and Charles I. Francis Professor in Law at the University of Texas School of Law, was quoted in the New York Times on March 7, in an article titled “Wikileaks Releases Trove of Alleged C.I.A. Hacking Documents.”

Kori Morris, International Relations senior and Under-Secretary-General of Crisis for HAMUN 41 and 42 in Model UN, is paired with Dr. Michael Mosser this semester as part of the Brumley Next Generation Undergraduate Scholars program...

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Joshua Busby recently published the blog post "India Makes Progress on Solar, But Barriers Remain" with Sarang Shidore, a visiting scholar at the LBJ School, for the Council on Foreign Relations. Dr. Busby's latest contribution analyzes India's progress on four barriers obstructing solar energy's rise in India - too aggressive bids in auctions for solar power projects, poor financial health of Discoms (power distribution companies), inadequate grid capacity, and relative neglect of the rooftop segment - identified one year ago.

William Inboden, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar, Executive Director of the Clements Center, and Associate Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs recently wrote a post on Foreign Policy’s “Elephants in the Room” series titled “A Strategic Human Rights Agenda for the Tillerson State Department.”