In an interview with PRI, Strauss Center Director and UT Law Professor Robert Chesney discussed Edward Snowden's legacy and the changes resulting from his revelations. In the interview, To see the changes Edward Snowden wrought, just look at your smartphone, Chesney explained that rather than statutory or legal responses, the biggest change resulting from Snowden's disclosure is the nature of the relationship between the private sector and the intelligence community.

Read more: Chesney Discusses Snowden Legacy on PRI

In a Sunday Book Review for the New York Times, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and UT History Professor Mark Lawrence discusses Debi and Irwin Unger and Stanley Hirschon's recent biography of General George C. Marshall. According to Lawrence, the authors take a critical look at one of the most revered generals in US history—and ultimately conclude he is "less than awe inspiring."

Read more: Lawrence Reviews George Marshall Biography in New York Times

In a recent post for Foreign Policy’s Shadow Government blog, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and Clements Center Director William Inboden asks, Is Finland Rejecting Finlandization? In assessing the current conflict in Ukraine, Inboden points out that many have resurrected Finlandization as a potential solution: allow Russia to keep the territory it has seized and defuse the situation by halting developments in Ukraine’s relationship with the West.

Read more: Inboden: Finland Reconsidering Finlandization

In a recent op-ed for the Texas Tribune and interview with Bloomberg, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and UT Engineering professor Michael Webber discusses the recently revived debate over the Keystone XL pipeline. In the interview and his op-ed, The risks and rewards of Keystone XL, Webber explains that changing economic and geopolitical conditions must be taken into account when contemplating approval or disapproval of the project.

Read more: Webber on Right Way to Think about KXL

This summer Distinguished Scholar Dr. Alan Kuperman participated in the 14th annual Herzliya Conference, Israel and the Future of the Middle East, where he shared his policy paper titled Iran Nuclear Deal Unlikely to Halt Regional Proliferation. In the piece, which was recently published in Iran-The Day After Simulation: Geo Political Implications (Herzliya, Israel: Institute for Policy and Strategy, 2014), Kuperman argues that "unless Iran's program is stopped by military action or regime change, regional nuclear proliferation may be inevitable"—despite the current negotiations between the permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) and Tehran.

Read more: Kuperman on Iran's Nuclear Deal and Nuclear Proliferation in the Middle East
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