Center for Strategic Communication

Through Innovation and Investment, the U.S. Can Lead in Next-Generation Energy, Nuclear Fusion

Nick Cunningham and Andrew Holland/ AOL Energy

Right now America’s energy policy is hampered because politicians only plan around four-year cycles.


David Shaver: We didn’t think in Afghan terms

David Shaver/ Postbulletin

ASP recently published a report in which it says we have learned five major lessons in Afghanistan.


Iran airs “confessions” in killings of nuclear scientists

Yeganeh Torbati / Reuters

Iranian state television aired what it described as confessions of individuals accused of assassinating Iranian nuclear scientists, saying they worked as Israeli agents to sabotage the country’s nuclear program.


US general asks cut in nuclear stockpile

Bryan Bender / The Boston Globe

The Pentagon calls the stockpile an “active reserve.” Others call it a hidden nuclear arsenal. International arms control treaties do not apply to it and officials rarely discuss it publicly. But now, the nation’s backup supply of nuclear weapons may be next up for major cuts.


Security changes made at Y-12 after protesters intrude

Associated Press

Security changes are being implemented at a Tennessee complex that stores and processes uranium after three protesters were able to intrude into a high-security area.


New study links current events to climate change

Associated Press

The relentless, weather-gone-crazy type of heat that has blistered the United States and other parts of the world in recent years is so rare that it can’t be anything but man-made global warming, says a new statistical analysis from a top government scientist.


Russian Drones Lag U.S. Models by 20 Years

David Axe/Danger Room in Wired

While the Russian military plans to develop or acquire long-range, jet-powered drones to replace its aging fleet of bombers, its new fleet of drones will not be combat ready until at least 2040, according to Moscow’s long-range aviation commander.


Libya’s NTC sets date for power transfer

Al Jazeera

Libya’s National Transitional Council has announced that it will hand over control to a newly-elected legislative assembly on August 8th, despite an increase in violence throughout the country.


Syria premier defects to anti-Assad opposition

Khaled Yacoub Oweis/ Reuters

Syria’s prime minister defected to the opposition seeking to overthrow what fleeing premier Riyad Hijab called the “terrorist regime” of President Bashar al-Assad, marking one of the highest profile desertions from Damascus.


U.S. Spending Bills Suddenly Irrelevant

Kate Brannan/ Defense News

Rather than try to pass appropriations bills for fiscal 2013, U.S. congressional leaders have decided instead to pass a six-month-long stopgap spending measure that would keep funding at 2012 levels until the end of March.


On Our Flashpoint Blog


US Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue speaks at ASP

Lauren Haigler

US Chamber President Tom Donohue spoke at ASP on American competitiveness, Law of the Sea Treaty, and the link between economic strength & national security.


Has the DOE Loan Program Been a Failure?

Robert Gardner

“Solyndra is an anecdotal piece of a much larger loan guarantee program that has been successful at stimulating market growth but has not delivered large job growth”


Learning from Crisis Response in Kyrgyzstan

Joshua Foust

A story about civil military relations reveals a surprising insight into crisis response.


The US, China, and Africa: Reframing Economics in the US Strategic Space

Ashley Boyle   

In Africa, the US is playing a game of catch up with China and arguably missing out on an enormous economic opportunity along the way.


We don’t want a weapons of mass destruction summer

Mary Kaszynski

A WMD disaster would ruin more than just our summer plans. As partisan squabbling and election year rhetoric heat up, let’s remember that there are serious threats out there that require our undivided – and non-partisan – attention.


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