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Apply Now for Texas Intelligence Academy 2024

September 28, 2023

**INFORMATION SESSION – October 24, 2023 at 5:00PM in UT-Austin’s Flawn Academic Center (FAC) 430.** The Intelligence Studies Project is now accepting applications to participate in Texas Intelligence Academy (TIA) 2024. The TIA is a competitive, all-expenses paid, intensive academic program for UT undergraduate students focused on intelligence and national…

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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…

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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…

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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 of the “Inman Award” is A.J. Dilts, a 2023 graduate of Harvard…

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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 UT-Austin, UT-El Paso, and UT-San Antonio. The TIA students participated…

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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 war of aggression in Ukraine. Many of you will recall…

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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 cash prize of $5,000, with two semifinalists each receiving a…

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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 with ISP Senior Fellow Paul Pope and fielded questions from…

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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 and Law, and the Strauss-Clements Intelligence Studies Project. Director Haines described…

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UT’s Global (Dis)Information Lab Report on Russian Filtration Sites Spotlighted on ODNI’s Public Daily Brief

December 5, 2022

A team of student researchers at The University of Texas at Austin’s Global (Dis)Information Lab (GDIL), led by ISP Senior Research Program Manager and GDIL Fellow Kim Nguyen, recently released an assessment on Russian filtration operations in their war with Ukraine, which was published on the Office of the Director…

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