Horns of a Dilemma: The Changing Nature of the U.S.-China Relationship

Jan 22, 2019
Horns of a Dilemma: The Changing Nature of the U.S.-China Relationship

In the final episode from the Texas National Security Forum, Clements Center Faculty Fellow and Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Josh Eisenman moderated a discussion on China with Christopher Johnson, former Central Intelligence Agency analyst, Kelly Magsamen, former principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific affairs, and Jim Steinberg, former deputy secretary of state. 

Faculty Affiliate Aaron O'Connell writes new commentary piece for War on the Rocks

Jan 18, 2019

Dr. O'Connell provides historical context for U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan and offers commentary on President Trump's latest Afghan campaign.

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. 

Horns of a Dilemma: Five Policymakers Talk Strategies, Tactics and Tools

Jan 14, 2019

From the Texas National Security Forum, Clements Center Associate Director Celeste Ward Gventer moderated “Strategies, Tactics, and Tools” with Elbridge Colby, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Peter Feaver, former Special Advisor for Strategic Planning at the National Security Council, Mary Beth Long, former Assistant Secretary of Defense, and Andrew May of the Office of Net Assessment at the Department of Defense.

Former Postdoctoral Fellow Galen Jackson publishes new article in the Security Studies Journal

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.