Jonathan Amos / BBC
Elon Musk continues speaking of a “Hyperloop” that would provide rapid transit between LA and San Francisco.
Tom Mitchell, Richard Milne / Financial Times
Climate changes have opened up a short cut that may reduce shipping times between China and Europe. A Chinese cargo ship attempted the first Chinese commercial transit of the Northeast Passage, above Russia.
David Cameron wrote in the Daily Telegraph that all of the UK should benefit from shale gas drilling, clarifying previous statements on future locations of drilling.
India unveiled a home-built aircraft carrier, becoming the fifth country able to produce this type of ship.
Scott Neuman / NPR
India also activated the reactor aboard the INS Arihant, and is the first nuclear-powered submarine built by a country other than the U.S., U.K., France, Russia or China.
Anna Nemtsova / Foreign Policy
Nemtsova considers the Russian President’s domestic versus international image.
Tino Andresen / Bloomberg
Germany has designated a clear preference for clean energy, and traditional utility markets are struggling to form new business models.
Marya Hannun / Foreign Policy
Hannun investigates four different Twitter analytics tools to see which politicians “rule the Twitterverse”.
ASP Recent Publications
The security of our nation inherently depends upon the strength of our ability to compete in the global market place while simultaneously raising living standards at home.
This report explores several types of public diplomacy aimed towards Iran, and looks into some of the challenges and potential of these programs as part of an overall strategy for addressing U.S. national security interests.
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Louisiana has experience its fair share of severe storms, but the loss of wetlands means the Gulf Coast is losing one of its key insurance policies against climate change.
On the Bay of Bengal’s coast these problems of a changing climate combine with already existing social problems like religious strife, poverty, political uncertainty, high population density and rapid urbanization to create a very dangerous cocktail of already security threats.
ASP in the News
Brad Plumer, of The Washington Post’s WonkBlog wrote an interesting article on the ongoing academic research on the link between climate change and violence, and linked to a blog post written by ASP’s Andrew Holland.
ASP Adjunct Fellow Paul Rockower’s piece on Free France’s public diplomacy during WWII has subsequently appeared in the Huffington Post.