Speaking to thousands in what was described as the George & Barbara Foundation’s largest-ever virtual event this week, former Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker gave his strategic insights on recent developments following the U.S. withdrawal from the country.
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Texas A&M Prof: Afghan Soldiers ‘Not Willing To Die’ For The U.S-Backed Government
After more than 20 years and billions of dollars of support from the United States, the Afghan national security forces have collapsed to Taliban fighters just days after President Joe Biden withdrew troops.
Recapping The 6th Annual Texas Women, Peace, and Security Symposium
On November 20, 2020, the Program on Women, Peace, and Security at the Bush School of Government and Public Service hosted the 6th Annual Symposium on Women, Peace, and Security. The title of the event was “1325 + 20: Celebrating the Anniversary of UNSCR 1325 and Looking Towards the Future.” Symposium Highlights | Symposium Agenda […]
Robertson Foundation Names Four Bush School Students as 2022 Fellows
Four Texas A&M University Bush School of Government and Public Service students were named to the Class of 2022 Robertson Fellows.
6th Annual Texas Women, Peace, and Security Symposium
The Texas A&M Bush School of Government and Public Service will host the 6th Annual Texas Women, Peace, and Security Symposium on Friday, November 20, 2020, from 8:30 AM to 1 PM.
Kosovo, Serbian Students Forge Unlikely Friendship at Bush School
Vesa Bashota, an Albanian from Kosovo, and Anita Mitic, a Serb from Serbia, currently live in Texas as Fulbright students. For most, we make for an improbable duo, but for us it was an instant connection that has weathered a pandemic, the first year of graduate school, two hurricane seasons, and a meeting between our two countries in the White House.
Bush School Distinguished Professor Valerie Hudson Published Book Regarding the Importance of Women for Global Security
Global history records an astonishing variety of forms of social organization. Yet almost universally, males subordinate females. How does the relationship between men and women shape the wider political order? The First Political Order is a groundbreaking demonstration that the persistent and systematic subordination of women underlies all other institutions, with wide-ranging implications for global security and […]
Bush School Students Meet with Latvian Officials Regarding Research for the Atlantic Council
Students in the Master of International Affairs program at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, had the unique opportunity to visit Riga, Latvia, for their capstone research project. Dr. Gabriela Thornton led this capstone, which focused on exploring all the forms of retrenchment in Grand Strategy, looking more into the […]
Student Feature: Romanian Fulbright Scholar Olga Bodrug Reflects on First Semester at the Bush School
By Olga BodrugOriginally from Moldova, Olga Bodrug earned an undergraduate degree in Romania before coming to the Bush School where she studies International Affairs. I feel honored I had the chance to spend the last semester of the decade in the United States. I am very grateful to the Fulbright Program and the Institute of […]
Recapping The 5th Annual Texas Women, Peace, and Security Symposium
The Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Symposium provides a timely opportunity to address the challenges and opportunities of the WPS agenda by discussing them in a bi-partisan environment, developing connections between Texas, regional, and national stakeholders. This symposium was held on November 15, 2019, at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M […]