Global Security Forum 2015

On Monday, November 16th, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted the Global Security Forum 2015 in Washington, DC. The event featured panels of government officials, think tank fellows, and business professionals to discuss the major national security issues facing the nation and the possible solutions to these bedeviling quandaries.

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What Constitutes Credibility in US Public Diplomacy     

Whether it is the United States or “local voices” engaging in messaging, understanding how these actors are perceived is crucial when determining the proper course for communication.

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Winning the Social Media War Against ISIS

Let’s stop here. There is no war online against ISIS in which the United States can seize victory, because there is no online victory to be seized. “Winning” a war implies specific objectives that can actually be met. On the internet, there is no clear ground to be gained, and no reliable way to measure […]

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Iranian Human Rights Defenders Coming Out Massively in Support of the Iran Deal

Dr. Trita Parsi, President of the National Iranian American Council, shows the Iran nuclear deal continues to gain more international support from groups.

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Understanding the Iran Nuclear Deal | August 4, 2015 ASP event

“Therefore it is a good deal for the world, a good deal for America, a good deal for our allies and our friends, and we believe it richly deserves your support.” – Secretary Kerry In ASP’s Understanding the Iran Nuclear Deal event, ASP board member Adm. William J. Fallon, USN (Ret.), award winning author Dr. […]

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American Security Project 2015-07-27 18:42:40

American Security Project announces the launch of The Business Council for American Security (BCAS), a permanent membership group supporting ASP.

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Arming Egypt

Two years after imposing a weapons ban on Egypt, the US lifted the sanctions in March. Reinstating the $1.3 billion in annual military aid to Egypt, the new policy intends to shift away from “cash-flow financing” (buying on credit) by 2018. This flow of aid has been widely debated. In order to understand his change […]

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Talk with Special Envoy Amos Hochstein: Energy Security – A Transatlantic Dimension

On May 27th, the German Marshall Fund hosted an event in Washington, DC discussing energy security and its effects on American-European ties. Senator Richard Lugar, Senior Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund introduced the talk. He harkened back to the Russian-induced European energy crises of 2005 and 2009, and the challenges faced then, in […]

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Bringing Cuba Into the Digital Age

In a post for DipNote, the State Department’s Official Blog, Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda outlined how the US plans to help Cuba usher in the Digital Age. “Titled the “Cuba Digital and Telecommunications Advancement Act” (the “Cuba DATA Act”), the legislation would reaffirm the authority of the President to permit exports of telecommunications and technology services […]

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Senator Gary Hart on What’s Wrong with U.S Foreign Policy in TIME Magazine

In an online article out today and in this week’s TIME Magazine issue, foreign affairs columnist Ian Bremmer looked at “the drift that has afflicted U.S. foreign policy, and the desperate need for a new direction,” just as he does in his new book Superpower: Three Choices for America’s Role in the World. Bremmer asked leaders in […]

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