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Iran Sets Conditions for IAEA Team to See Parchin Military Site

Ladane Nasseri and Yeganeh Salehi / Bloomberg

Iran’s Foreign Ministry said it will consider allowing International Atomic Energy Agency officials to inspect a military site suspected of housing nuclear work once the country’s right to enrich uranium is recognized by Western powers.

A threat that demands action

Fissile Materials Working Group / Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

For years, American politicians on both sides of the aisle have agreed that nuclear terrorism is one of the most serious national security threats the United States faces.

Barack Obama ‘seriously considering’ hosting climate summit

Suzanne Goldenberg / Guardian

Barack Obama may intervene directly on climate change by hosting a summit at the White House early in his second term, environmental groups say.

Cursed With Plenty

David Rothkopf / Foreign Policy

America is on the verge of an energy boom. But will abundant shale gas create more problems than it fixes?

Tensions rise between nuclear neighbors Pakistan and India

Rob Crilly / Telegraph

Indian officials summoned Pakistan’s High Commissioner to New Delhi for a dressing down as grisly details of the attack were confirmed by an army spokesman.

2012 hottest year on record in contiguous U.S., NOAA says

Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post

Temperatures in the contiguous United States last year were the hottest in more than a century of record-keeping, shattering the mark set in 1998 by a wide margin, the federal government announced Tuesday.

Online Challenge: Bureau Uses Web to Help Develop PD Tenets

Liza Davis / State Department, Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Office of Policy and Resources

When Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine joined the Department in April 2012, she made it a top priority to strengthen the profession of public diplomacy (PD) at the Department.

ASP Published Today

Narcotrafficking in the Americas – An issue of national security

William Chokowski

As reflected in recent statements by federal leaders including the President, Secretary of Defense, and Director of National Intelligence, narcotrafficking presents a serious threat to American national security. The instability caused through the Western Hemisphere by nacrotrafficking is of a transnational nature that permeates societies across political, economic, and cultural mediums.

In the News

ASP Fellow Joshua Foust featured on HuffPost Live regarding Pakistan’s new Green Book

ASP Fellow Joshua Foust was featured on HuffPost Live discussing Pakistan’s new Green Book and the future of Pakistani military doctrine. The segment is embedded below.   A link for the complete discussion can be found here.

ASP Fellow Joshua Foust speaks to MSNBC about Brennan nomination

“Brennan was instrumental in expanding the drones program, but he’s also been instrumental in scaling it back,” Joshua Foust, a former defense and intelligence consultant who has worked with the US Army and fellow at the American Security Project, told “Putting him in charge of the CIA, right after he’s been quoted saying the CIA needs to abandon its paramilitary efforts and go back to its roots is notable.”

On Our Flashpoint Blog

Australia: A Poster Child for Climate Change

Xander Vagg

The Land Down Under has always been vulnerable to sudden and violent changes in climate, from the well-known hole in the ozone layer to record-setting heatwaves in 2009 to the gradual degradation of the Great Barrier Reef. More importantly, these environmental difficulties have often acted as a harbinger of problems yet to come for the rest of the world.

Will Drought Force Brazil to Ration Energy?

Nicholas Cunningham

An unusually hot and dry summer in Brazil is curtailing energy production from its hydroelectric dams. The drought is threatening to force the government into rationing energy for the first time since 2001, when another severe drought hit the country.

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