Robert Chesney (Director of the Robert Strauss Center and Charles I. Francis Professor in Law at UT Law) and Steve Vladeck (Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Law at UT Law) have just launched "The National Security Law Podcast." The weekly podcast will provide a review of the latest legal controversies associated with the U.S. government's national security activities and institutions.

Stephanie Leutert, the Strauss Center’s Mexico Security Initiative Fellow, recently co-wrote a post on Lawfare with Savitri Arvey titled “What Comes Next for Trump’s Border” as part of the “Beyond the Border” series that will provide an in depth look at security challenges in Mexico and Central America.

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Scott Wolford recently published an article in the Journal of Politics entitled “The Problem of Shared Victory: War-Winning Coalitions and Postwar Peace” (January 2017).

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Joshua Busby recently published a Council on Foreign Relations Discussion Paper entitled “Water and U.S. National Security.”

On January 11, the Strauss Center’s Mexican Security Initiative sponsored a field trip visit to the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas, for students of its “Cartel Violence in Mexico” class. These students are currently engaged in the in-depth study of the security challenge posed by organized crime in Mexico and Central America, and the various policy responses the Mexican federal government has attempted in response.