Turkey Takes Aim

Since the deadly terrorist attacks that killed 30 in Suruc two weeks ago, President Recep Erdogan has initiated an air campaign on the Islamic State (Daesh in Arabic). Yet, the Turkish government’s efforts have been aimed largely at Kurdish positions in northern Iraq more than Daesh positions in Syria. While initial airstrikes were on Daesh […]

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The Iran Nuclear Deal and the Middle East

After the signing of the historic nuclear deal between the P5+1 nations and Iran, regional actors denounced the deal for fear it spelled a new regional balance of power, and added to the Islamic Republic’s regional influence. The U.S.’s largest allies in the Middle East were quick to shun the deal. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin […]

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Panel Recap: Can the IAEA Effectively Verify the Iran Nuclear Agreement?

The Iran Nuclear Agreement placates one major concern regarding international security. This deal ensures that Iran’s nuclear program will be severely limited to peaceful purposes.

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Syria’s Future Crisis: A Lost Generation

This past weekend, intense fighting between Daesh and Syrian-Kurds in areas of Northern Syria forced more than 23,000 Syrians to cross into Turkey, adding to the 1.7 million registered Syrian refugees already living in the country. Since the onset of the Syrian Civil War in March 2011, nearly 4 million Syrians have fled the country […]

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Secretary Hagel Rejoins The American Security Project

The Board of Directors of the American Security Project officially welcomed one its founders, former senator and former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel in rejoining the board.

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58 Million Have Right to Education: How do we deliver?

The United States and its allies must understand the critical nature of education in the developing world. In their acts of barbarity, terrorist organizations like Boko Haram have revealed the weakness at the heart of their ideology. Their belief structure is a house of cards which can only stand on a foundation of ignorance.

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Combating Cyber Terrorism – The Need for a United Front

Cyber terrorism is already being used around the world - companies and governments need to work together to combat this growing threat.

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What We Are Reading

International News Coverage ASP Reports Africa- Promoting Investment and Extending America’s Security American Security Project The American Security Project hosted a high-level conference to discuss the mutually beneficial impacts of U.S. private investment on the African continent, opportunities for practical investment, and how to effectively manage the accompanying risk.   Environmental Security Pentagon: Climate change […]

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What We Are Reading

International News Coverage ISIS, Terrorism and Counter Terrorism House Votes to Authorize Aid to Syrian Rebels in ISIS Fight Jonathan Weisman | The New York Times An unusual but overwhelming coalition in the House voted Wednesday to authorize the training and arming of Syrian rebels to confront the militant Islamic State, backing President Obama after he […]

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