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A natural gas strategy Democrats should heed

Editorial Board/ the Washington Post

Natural gas can lower U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by displacing coal-fired power plants. The Washington Post Editorial Board says Democrats should allow more production to move forward.

Ask What You Can Do for Your Country: Combating Climate Threats to Our National Security

LtGen Norm Seip and BGen Steven Anderson/ The Huffington Post

By investing in Biofuels, as well as using more solar and renewable power, U.S. military leaders are moving in the right direction. But we need to work together on more aggressive, widespread and faster action by many groups nationwide.

Diplomat Confirms Iran Nuclear Upgrade

The Associated Press

VIENNA (AP) — Adding weight to its announcement of a nuclear upgrade, Tehran has shown high-level U.N. officials high-tech equipment positioned at its main uranium enrichment site meant to vastly accelerate output of material that can be used for both reactor fuel and atomic arms, a senior diplomat said Thursday

Iran sought nuclear parts in China: report

American Foreign Policy

Iran tried to smuggle thousands of specialized magnets through China for its centrifuges, in an effort to speed its path to reaching nuclear weapons capability, according to a new US report.

U.N. nuclear talks with Iran fail, no new meeting set

Fredrik Dahl/ Reuters

U.N. inspectors returned on Thursday from talks in Tehran withno deal on reviving a nuclear investigation and no date for a new meeting, failing to produce even a small signal of hope for a big power diplomacy aimed at averting a war

North Korea’s Nuclear Test: Fallout

The Economist

To the chagrin of his neighbors, a young despot appears determined to continue his family’s atomic blackmail.

North’s Test Re-ignites Debate in South on Nuclear Weapons

The Wall Street Journal

The Obama administration is set to announce new regulations that would force the average gas mileage of new cars and trucks to nearly double in the next 13 years.

Exclusive: North Korea tells China of preparations for fresh nuclear test


North Korea has told its key ally, China, that it is prepared to stage on or even two more nuclear tests this year in an effort to force the United states into diplomatic talks with Pyongyang, said a source with direct knowledge of the message.

On Iran, There’s Time

Ray Takeyh/ Council on Foreign Relations

On Feb. 26, the United State and Iran will once more resume their diplomatic ritual, in the so-called six-party talks, over Iran’s disputed nuclear program. As the two perennial adversaries eye one another, there are competing paradigms about how to deal with Tehran.


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Lost In Translation: The Power of Listening

Livia Pontes Fialho

North Korea’s latest, and first “successful” nuclear test, has raised concerns as to the direction of Kim Jong Un’s new government. Less than a year ago when he came into power, that was not what some analysts hoped for or even expected.

Oil You Need Is Love

Danielle Parillo

On this Valentine’s Day, it seems we must pay tribute to our one and only true love: oil.

Event Review: Realizing the Potential of U.S. Unconventional Natural Gas

Theodore MacDonald

Headlining the CSIS event were two members of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), and Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska).