In an article for U.S. News & World Report, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and Clements Center Director William Inboden discusses the Obama Administration’s refusal to use the term Islamic terrorism in describing recent terrorists attacks in the Middle East. In his article, An Irreducibly Religious Movement, Inboden argues that if they are to defeat the threat posed by jihadi terrorism, the Administration must call it what it is. 

In an interview on Good Day Austin, Intelligence Studies Project Director and Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Steve Slick discussed the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by the Islamic State in Libya and commented on why such violent acts are perpetuated and what this means for U.S. policy.

In a recent post for Shadow Government, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and Clements Center Director Will Inboden reflects on the capabilities and legacy of former Secretary of State George Schultz. In the piece, Rescuing George Schultz, the Best Secretary of State You’ve Never Heard Of, Inboden argues that Schultz was both a highly talented manager and skilled practitioner of statecraft, a rare combination in U.S. diplomatic history.

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.

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