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Peter Feaver and Jim Golby publish "The Myth of ‘War Weary’ Americans" in the Wall Street Journal

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Dec 02, 2020

Jim Golby, Clements Center Senior Fellow, and Peter Feaver, Clements Center Academic Board of Reference member and Duke University Professor, survey the American public on withdrawing troops from Afghanistan and analyze the results in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal.

Jim Golby publishes "Trump Makes a Bad Situation Worse in Afghanistan" in the Atlantic

Nov 30, 2020

Senior Fellow Jim Golby examines President Trump's decision to reduce U.S. troops in Afghanistan and considers the consequences. 

Reflections on a Lifetime in Intelligence

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Nov 30, 2020

This episode of Horns of a Dilemma is a powerhouse of intelligence knowledge. Adm. (Ret.) William McRaven, former chancellor of the University of Texas at Austin and retired U.S. Navy four-star admiral, sits down with John Brennan, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, to discuss Brennan’s new book, Undaunted: My Fight Against America’s Enemies, At Home and Abroad. This is a wide-ranging discussion that covers the history of the CIA, the decision-making styles of the presidents Brennan worked for, the events of 9/11, and some of the more controversial projects with which the CIA was involved.

McRaven and Brennan were introduced by Stephen Slick, director of the Intelligence Studies Project at the University of Texas at Austin.

A Study in Power: The Life of James A. Baker III

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Nov 23, 2020

In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, Bobby Chesney, director of the Strauss Center for International Security and Law, and Will Inboden, executive director of the Clements Center at the University of Texas at Austin, sit down with Peter Baker and Susan Glasser to discuss their new book, The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Time of James A. Baker III. James Baker was the secretary of state for George H.W. Bush at the end of the Cold War and the man who helped orchestrate the remarkably broad coalition that prosecuted the first Gulf War. While those are substantial diplomatic achievements, Glasser and Baker point out that James Baker’s accomplishments were much broader than that and included substantial involvement with political campaigns including running the re-election campaign of Gerald Ford and others.

UT Board of Regents Unanimously Names the Late Bill Powers as President Emeritus

Nov 19, 2020

We are delighted at the news of the late Bill Powers being unanimously named as President Emeritus. We owe the very establishment of the Clements Center to Powers' support and vision. Will Inboden, Clements executive director and William Powers, Jr. chair, writes, "Bill’s enthusiasm for the Clements Center also came because as a Navy veteran he knew firsthand the importance of a strong national security policy, as a scholar, he appreciated the value of diplomatic and military history, and as a university president he embraced the cultivation in our students the values of citizenship, patriotism, and service to country."