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In an opinion piece for the Los Angeles Times, Charles A. Kupchan and Peter L. Trubowitz discuss U.S. foreign policy.  

The greatest challenge facing the next president will be bringing the nation's foreign policy back into balance with its political will. For most of the last 50 years, bipartisanship at home steadied U.S. statecraft abroad. But today, Congress is bitterly divided over the Iraq war, as is the public. Even after Gen. David H. Petraeus testified to Congress that the "surge" was working, a Rasmussen poll revealed that 82% of Democrats want the forces home within a year, while 71% of Republicans believe that the troops should remain in Iraq until the mission is complete.

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at The University of Texas at Austin announced today it is forming a groundbreaking partnership with the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), a world-renowned university dedicated to the study of international politics and diplomacy.

On September 24, 2007, renowned lawyer and public servant Ambassador Robert S. Strauss and the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP announced a contribution of $7.5 million to The University of Texas at Austin to establish a new research center on global affairs. The Center, named after Ambassador Strauss as the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, was founded to provide the imagination, leadership and intellectual innovation required to help meet the challenges of the 21st century.

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law announced today the Helen and Robert Strauss Fellows for 2007-2008.

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law announced today the members of its leadership team. The Center named James M. Lindsay as Director; Francis J. Gavin as Director of Studies; Kenneth Flamm as Director of the Technology, Innovation and International Security Program; and Jill Angelo as Associate Director.

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