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A Conversation with Rep. Mac Thornberry on Defense Policy Podcast

Sep 24, 2019

In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, William Inboden, executive director of the Clements Center for National Security, and Robert Chesney, director of the Strauss Center for International Security and Law, sit down with Texas congressman Mac Thornberry for a wide-ranging discussion on defense policy. Congressman Thornberry is a ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, where he served as chairman from 2015 to 2019. This talk took place at the University of Texas at Austin and was sponsored by the Clements Center and the Strauss Center.

Horns of a Dilemma: Emerging Threats, Technology Challenges, and Institutional Change

Apr 22, 2019

In this second installment of the 2019 Intelligence Studies Project Symposium, Robert Chesney, director of the Strauss Center for International Security and Law, moderates a panel on emerging threats, technology challenges, and institutional change. Panelists include Michelle Van Cleave, former national counterintelligence executive, Matthew Travis, deputy director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency, Samantha Ravich, fellow at the Foundation for Defense and Democracies, Michael Daniel, former special assistant to the president and White House cybersecurity coordinator, and John Carlin, former assistant attorney general for national security

Strauss Center Director Robert Chesney pens new op-ed in The New York Times

Feb 19, 2019

Chesney writes on the "alarming judicial precedent" of President Trump's declaration of a national emergency over the security of the southern border. 

Trump Will Need a New Law to Put Mattis Back in the Pentagon

Nov 22, 2016

Professor Robert Chesney discusses the law in place that may prohibit Marine General James Mattis from becoming the next Secretary of Defense in his latest article for War on the Rocks

The Legal Argument Behind Drone Strikes

Nov 22, 2016

Strauss Center Director and UT Law School Professor Robert Chesney was recently interviewed by The Cipher Brief about the legal use of drone strikes abroad.