The Economist recommends that Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto reform Mexico’s energy business, even if it requires abandonment of the Pact for Mexico.
World Nuclear News
New rates were set by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to take account of inflation.
Mark Drajem / Bloomberg
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board plans to publically rebuke the Obama’s administration lack of action to impose recommended energy field changes.
Minority children will form the core of the U.S. workforce, but many remain impoverished and under educated.
David Biello / Slate
Agriculture is the second-largest cause of greenhouse gas emissions, but many American farmers are not undertaking efforts to combat climate change.
Richard Weitz / World Politics Review
Warnings of challenges surrounding the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan were heard at last week’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Emily Pickrell / Fuel Fix
Shell’s Olympus platform left Ingleside, Texas to make its way to Mars B Field in the Gulf of Mexico.
Martin LaMonica / Technology Review
A new research facility investigates ways countries can prepare for an energy system that relies on renewable energy.
Tom Phillips, Harriet Alexander / The Telegraph
Drug agents raided a ship travelling from Cuba to North Korea, and found missile components underneath a cargo of sugar.
On Our Flashpoint Blog
The political crisis in Egypt requires a reorientation of U.S. foreign policy, the first step being to acknowledge that the true crisis exists in the country’s imminent economic collapse.
Andrew Holland spoke with General Muniruzzaman, the President of the Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Stories about the impacts of climate change on security in the South Asia region.
The steadily worsening effects of climate change- drought, floods, heat, rising sea levels, and severe storms- pose serious threats to the U.S. energy sector. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) details this issue in their newly published report, “U.S. Energy Sector vulnerabilities to climate change and extreme weather.”
On Wednesday, ASP collaborated with the Harvard Business School for a panel discussion on slipping American Competitiveness. The panel, featuring competiveness expert Dr. Michael Porter, examined the business and national security implications of our diminishing global leadership.
ASP in the News
The National Defense Magazine recently published an article reviewing ASP’s American Competitiveness Day Panel Discussion. The article quotes Dr. Michael Porter and Dr. Jan Rivkin of the Harvard Business School as well as ASP Board Member Mr. Norman R. Augustine. The principals of the panel spoke to the effect slipping American Competitiveness has on our national security.
Harvard Business School professor Dr. Michael Porter’s remarks at the American Security Project’s Capitol Hill Panel, “Restoring American Competitiveness: A National Security Crisis” were quoted by the Washington Free Beacon. Principals of the HBS and ASP spoke about America’s slipping competitiveness and areas for reform.
ASP’s Matthew Wallin published an op-ed today in Medium exploring the current state of America’s public diplomacy.