Adam Goldman and Scott Wilson / Washington Post
Within months of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s capture in Afghanistan, the Obama administration began considering plans for a rescue.
Olga Dzyubenko / Reuters
The United States on Tuesday handed back its only Central Asian airbase to the government of Russia’s close ally Kyrgyzstan, as President Barack Obama winds down U.S. involvement in Afghanistan and Moscow makes a comeback in its old imperial backyard.
Peter Baker / New York Times
President Obama met on Wednesday for the first time with the newly elected president of Ukraine and pledged American support for efforts to stabilize a country torn by corruption, economic turmoil and a violent pro-Russian insurgency broadly believed to be fomented by Moscow.
Dylan Lovan / AP
In the shadow of Paradise Fossil Plant’s aging smokestacks, where white steam and carbon dioxide rise into the sky, outdated coal-fired generators are being replaced with one that runs on natural gas.
Amy Larkin / Guardian
Events such as the Ukraine crisis and the hostilities between China and Vietnam are driving home the old lesson that fossil fuels and peace don’t mix.
Frances Robles / New York Times
After a decade apart, 13-year-old Robin Tulio was finally heading to the border to be with his mother. Like so many others across Central America, Robin said his mother believed that the Obama administration had quietly changed its policy regarding unaccompanied minors.
William Wan / Washington Post
It was a quiet day in Tiananmen Square. Even as tens of thousands gathered in Hong Kong and global headlines marked the 25th anniversary of China’s brutal crackdown on student protesters, there was no trace of remembrance at the site of their killing.
Adrian Croft and David Brunnstrom / Reuters
NATO’s top military commander accused Russia on Wednesday of destabilizing eastern Ukraine through the use of Russian-backed forces and demanded that it stop interfering.
Sabrina Tavernise / New York Times
Rebel fighters in Ukraine’s troubled east have scored a major victory, capturing a border guard command base here after besieging it for two days and then overwhelming a second base that housed Ukrainian internal security forces.
On Our Flashpoint Blog
Under mounting criticism that his foreign policy lacks coherence, direction, and strength, Barack Obama outlined his view regarding the role the U.S. ought to play in world affairs for the remainder of his presidency in a commencement speech to graduating cadets at West Point.
The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science, is processing the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Act request from for strategic United States (U.S.) involvement in advancing fusion energy.
June 05 @ 8:30 – 9:30AM
Join us to hear from three key experts about the different responses to the threat of terrorism from Morocco, Egypt and Yemen – and what the implications will be for U.S. policy to the region and wider counterterrorism efforts.
June 10 @ 12:30 – 1:30PM
Join us at ASP on June 10, 2014 as Jay Leveton presents the findings of the 2014 ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey and what this means for the Middle East.
June 10 @ 7:00 – 9:00PM
Join us June 10, 2014 at 7:00pm for a discussion at the University Presbyterian Church in San Antonio, Texas. In 2014-2015, the American Security Project (ASP) is undertaking a grassroots effort to build a consensus among Americans around the country from left to right, and especially among the non-political, that climate change is not simply a low-priority ‘green’ issue: but instead it is a pressing national security threat.
June 11 @ 5:30 – 8:00PM
Join us June 11, 2014 at 5:30pm for a discussion at the Spanish Trail Country Club in Las Vegas, Texas. In 2014-2015, the American Security Project (ASP) is undertaking a grassroots effort to build a consensus among Americans around the country from left to right, and especially among the non-political, that climate change is not simply a low-priority ‘green’ issue: but instead it is a pressing national security threat.
June 12 @ 6:30 – 9:30PM
Join the HBS Club on June 12, 2014 at the Embassy of France as they discuss new research on improving the educational system of the United States.