Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and CEPSA researcher Paula Newberg, recently published a research brief titled Governance as Vulnerability: Preliminary Lessons from Pakistan. In the brief, Newberg analyzes Pakistan's recent legislation regarding climate change mitigation under analysis and demonstrates that Pakistan, while acknowledging the potential negative impact of climate change, also contends with comparatively minimal resources to combat the forthcoming effects of climate change.

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Alan J. Kuperman was featured in a KVUE news segment on September 16 concerning the future President’s authority in regards to the nuclear arsenal.

Dr. Zoltan Barany, a Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar, recently published the report "Armed Forces and Democratization in Myanmar: Why the U.S. Military Should Engage the Tatmadaw" with the Center for Strategic & International Studies, where he also serves as a senior associate. In his report, Dr. Barany argues that the United States military should engage the Tatmadaw (the Burmese military) with aims of encouraging and supporting a speedy professionalization process and continued withdrawal from the political sphere.

The September issue of the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data (ACLED) project’s Conflict Trends Report analyzes recent trends in political violence in Asia. The report includes briefs on the uptick of riots and protests in India, with cow slaughter triggering caste violence; the rise in ISIS activity in Bangladesh, which includes July’s hostage crisis in which 20 hostages were killed; and an examination of the highly differing rates in political violence in the Pakistan- and Indian-administered halves of territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar, Dr. Joshua Busby, co-authored a contribution to the Washington Post's  "The Monkey Cage" titled "Elephants are in danger. Our research could help save them." Dr. Busby and 2015 Crook Fellow Leo Carter argue for a principled, measured approach to reversing the endangered status of elephants.

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