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Sovereignty Sharing in Fragile States Podcast

Nov 05, 2019

Sovereignty as a concept conveys that a single entity has the legitimate authority to exercise governance over a particular territory. So, how can an exclusive individual right be shared? John Ciorciari, associate professor at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan and director of the Weiser Diplomacy Center and the International Policy Center, explores these questions at a talk he recently gave at the University of Texas. Specifically, he asks what sovereignty sharing is and why it matters, and what the conditions are under which it could work. Ciorciari uses examples from Cambodia, Liberia, and Guatemala to illustrate what sovereignty sharing looks like in practice, and why it matters. This talk took place at the University of Texas at Austin and was sponsored by the Clements Center.

Executive Director Will Inboden and Academic Board Member Peter Feaver author new op-ed on Syria for Foreign Policy

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Nov 04, 2019

In their latest article for FP's "Elephants in the Room", Inboden and Feaver argue that foreign policy realists have failed to properly account for the costs of U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria. 

Law and National Security: Legitimacy, Security, and ‘Tom Clancy Stuff’ podcast

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Oct 23, 2019

In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, TNSR‘s executive editor, Doyle Hodges, sits down with Laurie Blank, clinical professor of law and director of the International Law Clinic at Emory University, and Bobby Chesney, Clements Center faculty fellow and Strauss Center director. They discuss the field of national security law broadly, including why Americans have turned increasingly to law to address questions related to national security, even as public confidence in institutions associated with law has declined. They also dive into how law confers legitimacy on the process of national security decision-making and what the limitations of law are in addressing national security questions. Join us for a fascinating discussion on law, security, technology, and society.

ISP Senior Fellow J. Paul Pope publishes op-ed on Syria in the Austin-American Statesman

Oct 15, 2019

Pope argues that withdrawing support from Kurdish allies in Syria endangers U.S. national security in a recent op-ed for the Austin-American Statesman. 

An Unseen but Outsized Influence: A History of the National Security Council with John Gans

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Oct 11, 2019

In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, John Gans, director of communications and research at Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania, sits down with several members of the University of Texas faculty to discuss his new book, White House Warriors: How the National Security Council Transformed the American Way of War.