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An Interview with Robert Jervis – Reflections on Political Science, Politics, and Policy

Aug 13, 2019

In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, chair of the Texas National Security Review Editorial Board Frank Gavin interviews political scientist Robert Jervis. In a wide-ranging interview that reaches all the way back to Jervis’ undergraduate days at Oberlin College in the late 1950’s, Gavin explores the factors which shaped Jervis’ career, the state of the political science field today, especially as it relates to security studies, and how political scientists deal with challenges ranging from the expansiveness of their theoretical claims to balancing political considerations in policy-relevant work.  This interview was recorded during the University of Texas Clements Center’s Summer Seminar on History, Statecraft, and Diplomacy.

New Horns of a Dilemma podcast expands on TNSR roundtable exploring a nuclear no-first-use policy

Aug 05, 2019

This episode of Horns of a Dilemma expands on a recent roundtable in the Texas National Security Review that examines the question of adopting a nuclear no-first-use policy. Dr. John Harvey, a scientist and former senior Defense Department official, and Jon Wolfsthal, a former senior adviser to President Barack Obama, debate whether such a policy adds or detracts from stability in the event of a crisis, and how it affects the calculus of deterrence.

Board Chairman George Seay makes the case for strengthening the US-UK relationship in The Hill

Aug 03, 2019

Seay offers recommendations on increasing military and economic ties between the transatlantic allies in his latest op-ed for The Hill. 

War on the Rocks podcast: Ask Me No Questions, and I'll Tell You No Lies

Jul 29, 2019

Recorded at the 2019 Clements Center Summer Seminar, Alexandra Evans, Jim Goldgeier, Tanvi Madan, Doyle Hodges, and Ryan Evans field questions on international security from the junior scholars in attendance that they considered oft-ignored or ill-explored.

Spring 2019 Newsletter

May 30, 2019

Here's what happened at the Clements Center this semester! If you would like to subscribe to our Events or Newsletter email list, please sign up here