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Usha Sahay, Editor-at-Large for War on the Rocks, Releases a New Podcast on Nuclear Weapons

Oct 22, 2020

Editor-at-Large for War on the Rocks, Usha Sahay, releases new limited-run podcast A Most Terrible Weapon. Written and hosted by Sahay for the interested non-expert who is keen to learn about the role nuclear weapons play in our society and history. This new endeavor was made possible through the generous sponsorship of the Carnegie Corporation and the MacArthur Foundation.

Biden, Trump, and the Future of U.S. Foreign Policy

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Oct 19, 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 Jim Golby, senior fellow at the Clements Center, to discuss the similarities and differences in foreign policy between a second Trump administration or a Biden administration. Their conversation covers a variety of foreign policy topics as well as discovering differences in process, personality, and procedure between the two potential administrations.

UT Celebrates Free Speech Week

Oct 19, 2020

During this week, UT will celebrate a commitment to free speech and demonstrate how diverse perspectives are welcomed on campus and are integral to the educational environment.

New Article on Anti-Communism and the Nature of the Chinese Regime Co-authored by Grad Fellow Daniel Samet

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Oct 12, 2020

Graduate fellow, Daniel Samet, encourages a clear position on communism in the U.S. power competition with China in his new article for The Bulwark. 

Military Pensions: Politics, Policy, and Reform

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Oct 12, 2020

In the latest episode of Horns of a Dilemma, Clements Center Senior Fellow Jim Golby sits down with National Security Fellow Brandon Archuleta to talk about his new book, Twenty Years of Service: The Politics of Military Pension Policy and the Long Road to Reform. Archuleta’s book unpacks the forces that are behind the long persistence of a retirement system that was, as he puts it, “cliff vested,” where soldiers who remained for less than 20 years would receive nothing and those who remained for over 20 years would receive a generous pension. He also looks at the forces that enabled reform in the pension system in 2018.

Archuleta is an active duty Army officer and the views and opinions he expresses are his own and not those of the U.S. Department of Defense, the Department of the Army, or any other aspect of the military.