Brian Vastag / The Washington Post
Already, the United States has cut way back on investment in fusion. In the 1980s and early 1990s, the Energy Department spent about three times more than it does now.
Tom Whitehead / Telegraph
The Arab Spring has spawned a new generation of British-born terrorists after al-Qaeda lured dozens of would-be bombers abroad to train for possible attacks on the UK, the head of MI5 warned.
Rob Taylor/ Reuters
In his trip to Pakistan, US General John Allen, NATO’s top commander in Afghanistan, will review border coordination with General Ashfaq Kayani after recent cross-border activity by Haqqani militants including several attacks in Kabul.
Rod Nordland / New York Times
Angered by the arrest of a man who firebombed the offices of a local television station, supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad set up roadblocks in downtown Beirut, causing Lebanon to worry it will be dragged into its neighbor’s conflict.
The Associated Press
The U. S. deputy energy secretary says the United States and Russia are planning to enhance cooperation in nuclear reactor design, while maintaining joint efforts to prevent nuclear materials from falling into the wrong hands.
Lalit K Jha / PTI News
After a gap of more than four years, the US and China held the fifth round of security dialogue during which the two sides discussed about arms control, non-proliferation, disarmament and other international security issues.
National Defense Magazine
The debate over whether a missile defense system the Obama administration plans to deploy in Europe will actually work got testy as a senior State Department official squared off with a leading critic of the program during a panel discussion June 25.
John Parnell / RTCC
The outcome document of the United Nation’s Rio+20 conference indicates a growing awareness among global politicians that climate change is a real and present threat. With no binding agreements to reduce emissions, though, the question of whether concrete progress will be made remains.
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A combination of public and private partnerships could make fusion the solution to some of the greatest challenges of the 21st. It is vital that we make fusion part of the public energy discourse.
In what many considered a surprising turn of events, Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood was confirmed as Egypt’s President-elect on Sunday. The confirmation of Morsi’s win is a milestone – however ambiguous – in what has so far been a tenuous democratic transition in Egypt.
Algae-based biofuel has emerged at the forefront of alternative fuel options. Recent breakthroughs in algae production technology have improved algae’s promise as an economical and environmentally beneficial alternative fuel
This is a subject that ASP has been following closely since the budget was first released in February, when BGen Stephen A. Cheney USMC (Ret.) , ASP’s CEO, wrote that we were “shocked and appalled that the Administration’s budget for the Department of Energy cuts crucial funding for fusion energy sciences.”
A compilation of recent opinion-editorials supporting the ratification of the Law of the Sea Treaty. They show the wide-ranging and bipartisan support for the treaty.
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