Distinguished Scholar Alan Kuperman recently wrote an article for The Jerusalem Post titled Is pending Iran nuclear deal a ‘fool’s bargain’? This piece addresses the perils of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1)'s soon-to-be-finalized nuclear deal with Iran. Although the agreement aims to prevent Iran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons and avoid regional proliferation, Kuperman argues these outcomes are unlikely.

The Strauss and Clements Centers were represented by Intelligence Studies Project Director Steve Slick at a March 3, 2015 symposium on A Decade of IC Integration & The Challenges Ahead hosted in Arlington, Virginia by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance. The March symposium in the Washington area followed on INSA’s participation in the October 2014 Clements, Strauss, ISP event at the University of Texas-Austin, Intelligence Reform and Counterterrorism after a Decade: Are We Smarter and Safer? which brought together leading intelligence and counterterrorism officials,

Strauss Center Associate Director Ashley Moran was recently quoted in an article for Trajectory Magazine on how the geospatial community has addressed the lack of adequate mapping data in the context of the West African Ebola epidemic of 2014. This outbreak—particularly challenging given the size of the affected area, the risk of global spread of the disease, and the duration of the crisis—triggered an overwhelming response from the geospatial community.


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In an article for Foreign Policy’s Shadow Government blog, Clements Center Director and Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Will Inboden lamented the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. In the post, Remembering Boris Nemtsov and His Dream of a Free Russia, Inboden said that Nemtsov’s death “poignantly illustrates the connection between international aggression and domestic repression.”

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