In a recent article in the Boston Globe, the author discusses Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Jason Brownlee's ongoing work on regime change and the Arab Spring as part of a larger conversation about democracy promotion. In the article, How can America really promote democracy abroad?, Brownlee's research is pointed to as evidence calling into question traditional conceptions of regime change and democratic transition.

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law is pleased to announce its new class of ten Next Generation Scholars for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Dr. Jeremi Suri was interviewed by KVUE on the legacy of the recently-canonized Pope John Paul II. Speaking of the Pope's influence beyond the faithful, Suri states that he considers John Paul II to be one of the most important figures in bringing down the Soviet Union: he legitimized opposition to the Soviet Union, he inspired people, and he shared with the non-communist world the horrors of life under communism.

On April 22, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Jeremi Suri sat down with the Texas Standard's David Brown to discuss the ongoing situation in Ukraine. During the interview, "The Best Way to Think of Putin Is Mussolini," Suri expanded on historical analogies for the current crisis.

In a post for Foreign Policy's Shadow Government blog Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and Clements Center Director Dr. William Inboden discussed President Obama's recent trip to Asia and assessed the efficacy of the administration's pivot to Asia. In his post, When Asian Leaders Look at Obama, They See Ukraine and Syria, Inboden argues that not only has the administration failed to allocate much-needed resources to support the pivot, recent failures to uphold the international rules-based order in places like Ukraine have hampered the pivot as Asian leaders question U.S. resolve.

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