Strauss Distinguished Scholar Joshua Busby co-authored a Council on Foreign Relations blog post on “Bright Future? Fourth Annual Review of Solar Scale-Up in India,” with Sarang Shidore, which addressed the future of India’s solar sector that is trying to meet the government’s 100GW target by 2022. The authors argue that the utility-scale slowdown implies that the 2022 goals will be a stretch. Despite the growth of installed capacity from 2.5GW in 2014 to 26GW in 2018, estimates suggest India will have at most about 65GW in 2022.

AUSTIN, Texas - Nicholas “Nick” Rasmussen, the former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), and Dr. Michele Malvesti, a scholar and former White House counterterrorism advisor, will teach and advise students at the University of Texas-Austin. Rasmussen and Malvesti will hold joint appointments as Senior National Security Fellows at UT’s Strauss Center for International Security and Law, Clements Center for National Security, and Intelligence Studies Project.

The Strauss Center is very pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2019-2020 Brumley Next Generation Graduate Fellows and Undergraduate Scholars programs. These unique opportunities provide research training and mentorships to exceptional undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin. The program is made possible by the generous support of Jon and Rebecca Brumley.

David Kneeland, 2nd-year Masters student in the LBJ School of Public Affairs, is a Brumley Next Generation Fellow at the Strauss Center, working in our Cybersecurity Studies program. Under the guidance of Professors Matt Tait and Michael Sulmeyer, David is performing research for his year-long Brumley project. He's goes into detail for us here:

Beginning in August 2018, the Mexico Security Initiative’s Policy Research Project has been working with FM4 Paso Libre, an NGO that offers humanitarian assistance to migrants in transit and also conducts research on migration in Mexico. The 16 graduate students in the class are conducting research on four timely topics, including 1) the integration of refugees into Mexican society; 2) the challenges for unaccompanied children; 3) the current state of migration detention centers; and 4) the legacy of the country's 2014 migratory enforcement policy Programa Frontera Sur.