John Vidal / The Guardian
Climate scientists have linked the massive snowstorms and bitter spring weather now being experienced across Britain and large parts of Europe and North America to the dramatic loss of Arctic sea ice.
Mose Buchele / StateImpact
StateImpact interviewed Vice Admiral Lee Gunn, USN (Ret.) about the national security threat of climate change.
Henry Meyer & Ilya Arkhipov/ Bloomberg
U.S. National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon will visit Moscow next month to discuss issues including missile defenses, said Yuri Ushakov, President Vladimir Putin’s foreign-policy aide.
Jeffery Lewis/ Foreign Policy
Last week, newly installed SecDef Chuck Hagel sidled up to a podium, flanked by Undersecretary for Policy Jim Miller and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Sandy Winnefeld, to announce four significant changes to the U.S. missile defense program.
AP/ Washington Post
North Korea’s military warned Tuesday that its artillery and rocket forces are at their highest-level combat posture in the latest in a string of bellicose threats aimed at South Korea and the United States.
Reuters/ NY Times
Syrian opposition leaders took Syria‘s seat at an Arab League summit for the first time in Doha on Tuesday, live television coverage showed.
Azam Ahmed/ NY Times
Eight suicide bombers stormed the headquarters of a special unit of the Afghan police in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Tuesday morning, killing five officers and wounding four.
ASP Recently Published Reports
Andrew Holland and Xander Vagg
The American Security Project releases the preliminary results of a new resource on climate change and national security: The Global Security and Defense Index on Climate Change. The Index analyzes how governments around the world and their militaries plan for and anticipate the strategic threats of climate change.
On Our Flashpoint Blog
Last week, Deputy Secretary of Defense Ash Carter visited U.S. allies in Asia, the latest emissary sent forth to reinforce the shift of U.S. military and diplomatic focus from the Middle East and Central Asia to the Pacific
Nation Branding and Global Politics: A Conversation with Sir Martin Sorrell
Join ASP for an insightful conversation on nation branding with Sir Martin Sorrell, founder and CEO of the world’s largest advertising group.
A Conversation with Anita Friedt: Nuclear Priorities 2013
Join us for a conversation with Anita Friedt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, on the State Department’s nuclear priorities in 2013.
Join us for a conversation with Linton Brooks, Ambassador and former Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), on the future of the U.S. nuclear deterrent.