Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Huaiyin Li recently published "Everyday Power Relations in State Firms in Socialist China: A Reexamination" in the journal Modern China. In his article, Professor Li reinterprets power relations in state-owned enterprises during the Mao era with the benefit of interviews from nearly 100 retirees.

Strauss Center Director Bobby Chesney recently spoke with KUT’s Texas Standard about media reports that the Obama administration is planning a retaliatory cyber action against Russia.

Celeste Gventer, former Associate Director of the Strauss Center, recently contributed to a publication by the RAND Corporation: Security Sector Reform in Ukraine. In it, Gventer and others assess what changes are necessary, and possible, in Ukraine's current political environment (the report's authors note the difficulty of affecting constitutional changes) to realize positive changes in effectiveness, efficiency, transparency, and broader accountability.

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar, Paul D. Miller, contributed to a piece in POLITICO Magazine, authored by Mark Perry. In "Afghanistan 15 Years On: Obama's Sorriest Legacy," Perry discusses the 15-year evolution of United States involvement in the war in Afghanistan, and highlights a widely held opinion among experts that a key to long-term stabilization of Afghanistan involves pushing the Afghan government to solve its own problems, rather than to rely on NATO and ISAF troops to do so in their stead.

Strauss Center Mexico Security Initiative Fellow Stephanie Leutert recently joined Benjamin Wittes on a podcast for Lawfare's "Beyond the Border" series (sponsored by the Strauss Center) on the epidemic of violence plaguing Mexico and Central America. How bad is the violence in these countries? Why do the U.S. rarely consider violence in these countries to be relevant to national security? What is causing the crisis and the waves of migration it generates? What can be done to stop it?