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Director of the Intelligence Studies Project, Stephen Slick, makes the case for American safety this November in Foreign Policy

Oct 09, 2020

Stephen Slick, Director of the Intelligence Studies Project, a joint partnership between the Clements Center for National Security and the Strauss Center for International Security and Law, dives into the implications for American Safety in this year's presidential election for Foreign Policy.

Director of Research Aaron O'Connell and Faculty Fellow Jeremi Suri pen article for Not Even Past

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Oct 07, 2020

Clements Center Director of Research Aaron O'Connell published "The War in Afghanistan is Nineteen Years Old: What Can it Teach us about Violence in American History?" for Not Even Past on the 19th anniversary of US entry into Afghanistan. Faculty Fellow Jeremi Suri contributed to this article.

Global Democracy in the Era of Trump

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Oct 05, 2020

In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, Will Inboden, executive director of the Clements Center at the University of Texas at Austin, sits down with Evelyn Farkas, president of Farkas Global Strategies and former deputy assistant secretary of defense, to discuss global politics in the era of Trump.

Dr. Farkas provides a survey of global politics and the retrenchment of freedom since 2005. She then places this in the context of the Trump administration, concerns among some U.S. allies and partners overseas about Washington’s commitment to democracy around the world, and whether we are seeing a reduction of democratic principles within America that mirrors some of the developments we have seen in other countries.

Lawyers Trying Lawyers: How The Doolittle Raids Shaped Military Commissions

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Sep 28, 2020

In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, Aaron O’Connell, associate professor of history at the Clements Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and Michel Paradis, a law professor at Columbia Law School and Georgetown Law Schooldiscuss Paradis’ book, Last Mission to Tokyo, which examines the aftermath of the Doolittle Raid. In April 1942, Col. Jimmy Doolittle led a group of Army aviators launching B-25 bombers from Navy aircraft carriers to bomb Tokyo on a one-way mission. All but eight of the raiders escaped captivity. However, those eight were tried for war crimes by Japan and sentenced to death. Three were executed and five had their sentences commuted. Paradis’ book takes a look at the trial of the Japanese lawyers after the war who arranged the military commission and trial of the Doolittle Raiders.

Senior Fellow Jim Golby publishes article for CSIS

Sep 28, 2020

Clements Center Senior Fellow Jim Golby publishes "Rearming Arms Control Should Start with New START Extension" for The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) as part of the CSIS executive education program Understanding the Russian Military Today. Golby argues Trump should extend New START w/out preconditions because "it will buy the time needed for the United States to place itself in a more advantageous strategic position to influence Russian, Chinese, and NATO allies’ behavior in the future.