Tracy Jan / The New York Times
The school’s prized fusion reactor was dead; its federal funding axed. Then its political allies went to work.
Iraq’s prime minister has asked parliament to declare a state of emergency, after Islamist militants effectively took control of Mosul.
Nicole Perlroth / The New York Times
CrowdStrike believes its report offers the final proof. “We’ve got the gun, the bullet and the body,” Mr. Meyers said of evidence connecting attacks on its clients, in the space and satellite sectors, back to Unit 61486.
Trent Opstedahl / Prairie Business
Zsolt Foldi traveled nearly 5,000 miles from Hungary to work on a North Dakota farm.
Reporting by Lidia Kelly and Gabriela Baczynska; Editing by Mark Trevelyan / Reuters
Russia would consider any further expansion of NATO forces near its borders a “demonstration of hostile intentions” and would take political and military measures to ensure its own security, a senior diplomat was quoted on Monday as saying.
Reporting by Mostafa Hashem and Mohamed Abdellah; Writing by Stephen Kalin; Editing by Tom Heneghan / Reuters
Egypt has transferred the assets of the Al-Arish port in the Sinai Peninsula from a civilian-run agency to the armed forces, citing national security reasons in an area where militant attacks have increased in the past year.
On Our Flashpoint Blog
HUD Announces Winning Proposals for Flood Mitigation Project
On June 2nd, 2014, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced the winning proposals of the Rebuild by Design contest. Initiated in response to the widespread destruction caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, Rebuild by Design seeks to develop policy-based solutions that will protect U.S. cities most threatened by extreme weather events. The six winners all proposed resiliency strategies to better protect the areas most affected by the flooding and storm surges of Hurricane Sandy.
Reflections on D-Day
BGen Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret) and Matthew Wallin / American Security Project
Today marks the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, the largest amphibious invasion in history. On that day over 150,000 troops landed in German-occupied France, and thousands never returned home.
Al Qaeda 3.0: Three Responses to the Changing Nature of Al Qaeda – Event Review
On Wednesday June 5th, the American Security Project (ASP) hosted Said Temsamani, Zack Gold, and Timothy Fairbank in a talk titled, “Al Qaeda 3.0: Three Responses to the Changing Nature of Al Qaeda.” The speakers considered the threat that the new “Al Qaeda 3.0” poses to Morocco, Egypt, and Yemen, and what both the U.S. and its partners are doing to counter it.
Obama Supports Poroshenko, Meets with Global Leaders at G7 Summit
Victoria Burnside Clapp
Speaking at a press conference Wednesday in Warsaw, Poland, President Obama stated that the US needs to stand “solidly behind” Ukraine as it moves into this new stage of its leadership. These remarks came during a two-day ceremony to celebrate 25 years of Polish independence, following Obama’s first formal meeting with Ukraine’s president-elect, Petro Poroshenko.
TTIP Benefits Go Well Beyond Economics
For decades, the European Union has been the gold standard among transnational organizations, gradually linking sovereign nations together through the free movement of labor and the formation of a currency union. For a European, passing from Germany to France isn’t all that different from an American going from Maryland to Pennsylvania. With organizations like the United Nations and the World Trade Organization routinely unable to act on pressing matters, the EU stands as a striking success in the realm of global governance.
SAN ANTONIO EVENT – Climate Change: Risks for National Security
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.
LAS VEGAS EVENT – Climate Change: Risks for National Security
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.
Lasting Impact: A Call to Business and Education
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.
June 24 @ 12:30 – 1:30PM
A Briefing and Q&A with Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom, Assistant Administrator Alexander Their and Special Representative for QDDR Thomas Perriello.