Summer 2014 Crook Fellow Rachel Markowitz sends in her first blog post from Rwanda. Rachel is spending the summer in Kigali, interning with Search for Common Ground, an organization that seeks to build dialog about conflict management strategies through media outlets including radio and television.

Robbie Paras, a 2014 Crook Fellow doing a development internship abroad this summer, checks in below with her first blog post. Robbie is interning in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia with the Asia Foundation, working on three interrelated projects focusing on women's entrepreneurship and economic development.

In a piece in this week's Washington Post Monkey Blog, "Was Obama wrong to withdraw troops from Iraq?", Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Jason Brownlee argues that, contrary to the loud denunciations of some foreign policy hawks that the Obama Administration's decision to withdraw troops from Iraq three years ago directly led to the current unraveling of the Iraqi state, there is no indication that a prolonged U.S. presence would have provided stability.

This week a federal court released the so-called 'drone memo,' a document providing the Obama Adminstration's legal justification for targeting and killing U.S. citizen Anwar al Awlaki in Yemen in 2011. Strauss Center Director Bobby Chesney, an expert on national security law, weighed in on the import of the released memo in both The Wall Street Journal and NPR's All Things Considered.

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and Clements Center Director William Inboden recently contributed to an online forum hosted by Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs. The discussion focused on violent extremism and religious freedom and asked a number of scholars to explore how governments and populations can respond to the increasing number of non-state threats to religious freedom.

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