The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law will welcome guests from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) to The University of Texas at Austin campus on Thursday, March 22. The purpose of the visit is to discuss a potential partnership between MGIMO, the Strauss Center and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas that could include collaborative research, faculty and student exchanges, internships and conferences and symposia.

Eugene Gholz, Daryl G. Press, and Benjamin Valentino write on Iraq in this article for the New York Times.  

The Iraq Study Group's recommendation that the United States withdraw its combat forces from Iraq reflects a growing national consensus that our military cannot quell the violence there and may even be making matters worse. Although many are hailing this recommendation as a bold new course, it is not bold enough. America will best serve its interests in the Persian Gulf by withdrawing its ground-based military forces not only from Iraq, but from the entire region.

In a recent New York Times op-ed, Assistant Professor Alan Kuperman argues that the key to rescuing Darfur is to reverse recent incentives.