The Armed Conflict Location and Event Database (ACLED) is now tracking conflict events in Asia as a part of the Strauss Center's new program on Complex Emergencies and Political Stability in Asia (CEPSA). ACLED is directed by Dr. Clionadh Raleigh, Strauss Center Associate and Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sussex.

Distinguished Scholar Joshua Eisenman recently testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission for the hearing “The Foreign Investment Climate in China: Present Challenges and Potential for Reform.” The Commission has a legislative mandate to “monitor, investigate and submit to Congress reports on the national security implications” of the economic relationship between the two countries.

Distinguished Scholar Alan Kuperman recently spoke to The Washington Times about the meaning behind the public speeches of former Libyan ruler, Col. Moammar Gadhafi, which have been used by supporters of the NATO-led intervention in Libya as evidence of his genocidal intentions.

Austin, Texas – The William P. Clements, Jr. Center for History, Strategy & Statecraft and the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at The University of Texas at Austin have named Stephen Slick as the inaugural director of the Centers’ joint Intelligence Studies Project (ISP). The program brings together scholars, policymakers and intelligence officials to explore the past, present and future of intelligence and national security. Slick will also serve as a Clinical Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs where he will teach courses on intelligence and national security.

Distinguished Scholar Jeremi Suri recently spoke to U.S. News and World Report about the effects that the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia may have in the Middle East. The King's passing was not entirely unexpected, as at 90 years old he had been hospitalized for over three weeks. But the change in power, now held by the King's half-brother Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, takes place at a particularly delicate time for the Gulf states given instability in neighboring Yemen and Bahrain.

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