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.”

The February 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 regional violence in Pakistan, the effects of the capture of Osama Bin Laden, insurgency in India, and a special focus on India and Pakistan relations in 2016. 

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Eugene Gholz recently co-authored an article with Umul Awan and Ehud Ronn in Energy Research & Social Science entitled “Financial and Energy Security Analysis of China’s Loan-For-Oil Deals” (February 2017). Dr. Gholz's latest contribution analyzes China's growing concerns about energy security, its soaring dependence on imported oils, and its "loan-for-oil" agreements as an energy security policy.

Intelligence Studies Project Director Steve Slick was recently the guest speaker at the Texas Exes meeting in San Angelo, Tx, where he spoke about current U.S. national security concerns.