ISP Director Assesses the State of the Intelligence Community

Jan 12, 2017

In his January 11 essay for Foreign Policy, ISP Director Steve Slick took a deep look at the current state of the intelligence community and its analysts. Given the current tumultuous political climate surrounding the presidency and intel community, Director Slick offers his expertise on the topic. 

Student Opportunities: CIA Summer Internship Applications

Dec 15, 2016

Summer internship opportunities for students interested in employment with the CIA opened up today, December 15, 2016. The applications for the Directorate of Operations Undergraduate Internship Program, which caters to freshman only, are now available.

Michael Gibbs Reviews Khlevniuk's New Book

Nov 23, 2016

ISP Brumley Next Gen Fellow Michael Gibbs recently reviewed Oleg Khlevniuk's Stalin: New Biography of a Dictator (Yale University Press, 2016) for the Lawfare Blog.

Slick and Inboden Discuss "Does Bevo Spy for the CIA?"

Nov 14, 2016

ISP Director Steve Slick and William Inboden, Clements Center Executive Director, were recently interviewed on the UT Austin Student Government's Podcast "Politics by the Horns" about the role the University plays in studying and shaping national security and intelligence policies.

ISP Director Proposes Change to Intelligence Briefings Provided to Presidential Candidates

Nov 08, 2016

In a November 4 essay posted on Foreign Policy’s "Shadow Government” site, Intelligence Studies Project Director Steve Slick proposed that future presidents curtail the practice of offering pre-election intelligence briefings to the major party candidates.

Strauss Center and Intelligence Studies Project Host NSA’s General Counsel

Nov 07, 2016

Glenn Gerstell, the General Counsel of the National Security Agency (NSA), visited the University of Texas at Austin last week to discuss his experiences leading NSA’s Office of General Counsel (OGC) and to share insights on legal issues currently confronting the U.S. Intelligence Community.

ISP Sponsored Course for UT Austin Undergraduate Students

Nov 02, 2016

During the 2017 spring semester, the Intelligence Studies Project, a joint initiative of the Strauss and Clements Centers, and the LBJ School will offer undergraduates the opportunity to learn about US intelligence and its role in national security from a uniquely qualified ensemble of senior intelligence and policy practitioners, distinguished scholars and guest speakers invited to campus for other events organized by the ISP. The course is PA 325 “Intelligence and National Security” and will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1100-1230. Please contact ISP Senior Fellow and LBJ Professor J. Paul Pope (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with any questions about this new course.

ISP Director Reviews Jay Solomon's book for Lawfare

Oct 31, 2016

Steve Slick recently reviewed Solomon's The Iran Wars: Spy Games, Bank Battles, and the Secret Deals that Reshaped the Middle East (Random House, 2016) for the Lawfare Blog.

ISP Senior Fellow Paul Pope Reviews David Priess's book for Lawfare

Oct 27, 2016

Intelligence Studies Senior Fellow Paul Pope recently contributed to the Lawfare Blog with a book review of David Priess’s The President’s Book of Secrets: The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America’s Presidents from Kennedy to Obama (PublicAffairs, 2016).

Fusing Drug Enforcement: A Study of the El Paso Intelligence Center

Oct 26, 2016

Damien Van Puyvelde, Deputy Director of the National Security Studies program at the University of Texas at El Paso, recently published the article “Fusing Drug Enforcement: A Study of the El Paso Intelligence Center” in Intelligence and National Security.