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Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Governor Clements' Inauguration

Jan 16, 2019

Today we remember the 40th anniversary of Bill Clements' historic inauguration as the 42nd Governor of Texas. On January 16, 1979, Bill Clements took the oath of office and assumed governorship over the State of Texas. During the course of his two nonconsecutive terms as governor, the former Deputy Secretary of Defense and oil company executive successfully pared down the state’s budget, improved public schools, diversified the economy, and made strides in improving Texas’ relations with Mexico. On this special anniversary, we honor his enduring legacy of leadership and public service to our state and our nation.

Former Postdoctoral Fellow Galen Jackson publishes new article in Security Studies

Jan 09, 2019

Dr. Jackson examines American policy toward Israel's nuclear program during the 1960s to determine how nonproliferation goals are prioritized in US foreign policy. 

Senior Fellow Francis Gavin releases new article in the Texas National Security Review

Jan 09, 2019

Dr. Gavin explores the purpose and consequences of nuclear weapons as new geopolitical and technological developments reignite the debate over their critical role in shaping American grand strategy.

Horns of a Dilemma: Keynote Address by Senator Ben Sasse

Jan 04, 2019

The next installment of Horns a Dilemma is National Security Forum’s keynote address by Sen. Ben Sasse. The senator was introduced by Admiral Bobby Inman, Centennial Chair in National Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. 

Associate Director Celeste Ward Gventer pens new op-ed for the Houston Chronicle

Jan 03, 2019

Gventer warns of a potential "Space Pearl Harbor" if the U.S. does not adequately defend its space capabilities and satellite systems which enable American military superiority.