This week, scholars who had participated in a Strauss Center symposium on Constitutions and Conflict Management in Africa: Preventing Civil War Through Institutional Design saw their essays published as a special section of the journal Ethnopolitics titled “Can Constitutional Design Avert Ethnopolitical Violence?”

In the forthcoming book, Sustainable Security: Rethinking American National StrategyStrauss Center Distinguished Scholar and LBJ School Associate Professor Joshua Busby contributes a chapter on the incorporation of climate change into national security strategies and the tensions that arise from the competition for limited resources for national programs and initiatives.

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Jason Cons’ new book, Sensitive Spaces: Fragmented Territory at the India-Bangladesh Border, has been pre-released ahead of its publication on April 11, 2016. It is available for pre-order from the University of Washington press, and a preview is available on Google Books.

CEPSA's Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset (ACLED) is designed for disaggregated conflict analysis and crisis mapping. ACLED-Asia covers real-time information on political violence, riots and protests, and its most recent Conflict Trends Report includes a general overview of the violence recorded in South and Southeast Asia throughout 2015.

Strauss Center Director and Univeristy of Texas Law Professor Bobby Chesney recently weighed in on the national conversation about personal device encryption and national security. Last week, the FBI took Apple to court and demanded they unlock an iPhone 5C used by San Bernadino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook. This specific case, Chesney argues, is occurring in the wider context of “going dark”.

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