Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Alan Kuperman wrote an Op-ed for the Los Angeles Times on the risks of a nuclear Iran. Kuperman writes that those not in favor of taking military action against Iran rely on the idea that the Iranian government is a rational actor and as such would never use nuclear weapons offensively or risk provoking retaliation.

The CCAPS program's new mapping tool that links areas vulnerable to climate change and violent conflict throughout Africa is featured in this Scientific American article. The article notes that CCAPS developed this mapping tool in order to visually demonstrate the intersection between climate change vulnerabilities, conflict, and aid in Africa. Some of the goals of this project are to improve policymakers' understanding of the vulnerabilities and to potentially direct the use of future resources to enhance regional stability.

Strauss Center's Mack Brown Distinguished Chair, Jeremi Suri, was featured in UT's Texas Exes publication The Alcalde for his interview for the Game Changers lecture series. Suri discussed three elements he deems crucial for society to progress: dreaming, making connections, and improving.

The Strauss Center has two internship positions open for the summer of 2012.  Students will work on creating short videos on Strauss Center programs and initiatives and reach out to former Crook Fellows for a progress report.  

Strauss Scholars Terri Givens and William Inboden will be participating in the German Marshall Fund's Brussels Forum this weekend. The forum is an annual meeting where the most influential North American and European intellectual, political and business leaders discuss issues facing North America and Europe.

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