Choe Sang-Hun / New York Times
The American military made a rare announcement that two nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bombers ran a practice bombing sortie over South Korea on Thursday, underscoring Washington’s commitment to defend its ally amid rising tensions with North Korea.
Walter Pincus / The New York Times
The United States has quietly taken on the huge task of trying to organize regional ballistic missile defense networks, not only among NATO countries but also among nations in East Asia and the Middle East.
Tim Weiner / The Chicago Tribune
President Barack Obama says Iran might have a bomb in a year. To hold back the day, the U.S. and Israel have conducted cyberwar, and Israel has apparently assassinated Iranian scientists. But even if Israel attacks to stop Iran’s bomb-making now, the day will dawn.
Banks in Cyprus have reopened after a two-week closure amid EU-IMF bailout talks, with orderly queues for cash and strict limits on daily withdrawals.
Earlier this month, President Obama proposed spending $2 billion over the next decade to find an alternative to operating cars and trucks on oil — an idea that has been catnip to the political class.
ASP Published Today
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
One of the best benefits of learning a new language is you begin to understand your own a lot better. With that in mind, it is worth looking at China for an important window into how a country that some expect will become the world’s largest economy in a few years is wrestling with a political system and a leadership class struggling to stay connected to the nation’s wider population.
On Wednesday, The American Security Project hosted Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, Anita Friedt to discuss the State Department’s nuclear priorities.
Andrew Holland was quoted today in an Macleans article that discussed environmental protests over the Keystone XL pipeline.
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