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

Nov 22, 2016
Trump Will Need a New Law to Put Mattis Back in the Pentagon

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. 

Clements Senior Fellow Robert Chesney quoted in The New York Times

Jul 22, 2015

Strauss Center Director and Clements Senior Fellow Robert Chesney was quoted in a New York Times article by Charlie Savage on Obama's promise to close Guantanamo Bay.

Ambassador Robert S. Strauss, 1918-2014

Mar 19, 2014

It is with heavy hearts that we learned the news that Ambassador Robert S. Strauss has passed away. William Inboden, Clements Center Executive Director and Distinguished Scholar at the Strauss Center, said: "With the death of Ambassador Strauss, we have lost a great Longhorn, a great Texan, and a great American."  

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates Provides Keynote Remarks at Inaugural Gala

Nov 21, 2013

The Clements Center for History, Strategy and Statecraft hosted its inaugural gala on November 21st, 2013 at the University of Texas. Over 300 friends and guests attended the event to commemorate the launch of the historic center.