Iran’s Fragile Rise

While the recent nuclear framework agreement between the P5+1 and Iran is a major step towards ensuring that Tehran does not obtain nuclear weapons, some justifiably point out that a final deal might turn Iran into a “second Saudi Arabia,” albeit one that will wreak much havoc throughout the Middle East and beyond. As Benjamin […]

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ASP Conference: Africa – Promoting Investment and Extending America’s Security

On October 2nd, ASP will host a day long conference to discuss opportunities for US private investment on the African continent & its impact on US security.

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Africa- Promoting Investment and Extending America’s Security: Panel Three

How to Invest and Manage Risk Join ASP on October 2nd for a half-day event bringing together experts from the public and private sector, as well as policy makers and members of the media to discuss the mutually beneficial impacts of US private investment on the African continent, opportunities for practical investment, and how to effectively […]

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Africa- Promoting Investment and Extending America’s Security: Panel Two

Opportunities for Investment in Africa Join ASP on October 2nd for a half-day event bringing together experts from the public and private sector, as well as policy makers and members of the media to discuss the mutually beneficial impacts of US private investment on the African continent, opportunities for practical investment, and how to effectively manage […]

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Balancing the Risks and Benefits: Chinese Investment into U.S. Energy

The United States and China are the two largest consumers of energy in the world, and these countries require substantial investments in order to meet their energy needs. Although Chinese investment into the U.S. energy sector could create many benefits and opportunities, it could also create several national security risks. Read more »

GAO finds Pentagon still faces a tough foe: itself

In a report this month, the GAO found that while the DoD is working to implement its plans to organize and streamline the very systems it uses to run the defense bureaucracy, it’s falling short. While the GAO report is focused on the business systems used by the Pentagon, it is an important subject because these are the very tools used to make decisions involving more than half a trillion dollars a year in taxpayer money. If the IT systems themselves are not up to snuff, it will be hard to enact the kind of oversight and management that is expected today. Read more »