UT Report on Chinese-Built Infrastructure in Papua New Guinea

September 21, 2023

Student researchers at The University of Texas at Austin, led by ISP Senior Research Program Manager Kim Nguyen, recently published an open-source assessment on the strategic value of Chinese-built infrastructure projects in Papua New Guinea. The report assessed China’s investments in Papua New Guinea, an area of growing strategic competition between China and the West.…

Read More

2021-2022 Public Attitudes on US Intelligence

September 1, 2023

ISP-Sponsored Surveys During the Biden Presidency Affirm Continued Strong Public Support for the Intelligence Community But Also Signal Growing Partisanship The Chicago Council on Global Affairs recently published the results of two annual polls sponsored by UT-Austin’s Clements-Strauss Intelligence Studies Project. The surveys conducted in 2021 and 2022 confirm that most Americans believe US intelligence…

Read More

2023 “Bobby R. Inman Award” Winners Announced

August 2, 2023

The Intelligence Studies Project of the University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce the winner and two semifinalists in the ninth-annual competition recognizing outstanding student research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security.   The recipient…

Read More

ISP Concludes Texas Intelligence Academy 2023

June 13, 2023

The University of Texas at Austin’s Strauss-Clements Intelligence Studies Project hosted the fourth running of the Texas Intelligence Academy (TIA) from May 16 to 25, 2023 in the National Capital Area. The TIA 2023 cohort comprised 15 undergraduate students from…

Read More

Freedom’s Price: Vladimir Kara-Murza Punished for Criticizing Russia’s War in Ukraine

April 27, 2023

Message from the Director We draw your attention to a Moscow court’s recent sentencing of Russian politician, journalist and historian Vladimir Kara-Murza to 25 years in a penal colony for an earlier treason conviction for his public criticism of Russia’s…

Read More

Call for Papers: 2023 “Bobby R. Inman Award” for Student Scholarship on Intelligence

April 18, 2023

The Strauss-Clements Intelligence Studies Project of The University of Texas at Austin announces the 9th annual competition recognizing outstanding student research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security. The winner of the “Inman Award” will receive a…

Read More

National Counterterrorism Center Director Visits UT-Austin

April 14, 2023

On April 4, 2023, National Counterterrorism Center Director Christine Abizaid visited The University of Texas at Austin for a public talk on “Countering Terrorism in an Era of Great Power Competition.” After her remarks, she participated in a moderated discussion…

Read More

DNI Avril Haines Meets with Students During UT-Austin Visit

February 8, 2023

During a January 26, 2023 visit to Austin, Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Avril Haines met with UT undergraduate and graduate students participating in national security programs offered by the Clements Center for National Security, Strauss Center for International Security…

Read More

ISP Events


- Bobby R. Inman, former Director of the National Security Agency and Deputy Director of Central Intelligence

"There has been far too little focus in the academic world on the Intelligence Community and the critical role it plays in our country's national security. The Intelligence Studies Project will position the University of Texas at Austin to be a leading academic center on U.S. intelligence."



- Robert M. Gates, former Secretary of Defense and Director of Central Intelligence

"The Intelligence Studies Project at UT Austin - anchored by the Inman Chair - will allow new generations of young people to learn from and about Admiral Inman, and to learn about intelligence: its many disciplines and dimensions, its structure, how it operates, its strengths and weaknesses, how it is used, and how it can be improved."