Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Zoltan Barany recently published a report for the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC, where he is a Senior Associate. The paper focuses on the difficulties of establishing a national Yemeni army since the establishment of the independent state in the 1960s. Barany’s report, “The Challenges of Building a National Army in Yemen”, explains how the failure of Yemen to establish a cohesive national military institution has directly contributed to the country’s continuing instability.

As a 2016 Crook Fellow, Aaron Milner is spending his summer in Washington, D.C. as an intern with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Aaron's role is to research how to scale development innovation technology such as smart cities to countrywide levels. In his first blog post, Aaron applies his research to the state of traffic in Austin, Texas.

In her third and final blog post as a 2016 Crook Fellow, Laura Richards describes the Hackathon event she coordinated over the summer as an AidData intern.

The Strauss Center’s Senior Student Associate Program offers students at The University of Texas the opportunity to be exposed to current topics in global affairs, network with top experts, and gain practical professional skills. Students may work on major events, program initiatives, communications and outreach projects, writing projects, and may also assist with short-term tasks or specific daily needs of the Strauss Center.

In his third and final blog post as 2016 Crook Fellow, Brent Perdue shares the results of his final consultation report with FUNDSZURZA. Brent spent his summer auditing the organization's solid waste management operations in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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