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5 April 2013

North Korea moves missiles, warns foreign embassies to evacuate

Jessica Phelan / Global Post

North Korea has warned foreign embassies to consider evacuating their staff from Pyongyang, amid reports that it now has two missiles in place on its east coast.

White House says US helped Czech Republic remove stocks of highly enriched uranium

Associated Press / The Washington Post

With help from the U.S., the Czech Republic has eliminated its stockpile of highly enriched uranium, becoming the 10th country to remove all such material since President Barack Obama began pushing to rid the world of nuclear weapons, the White House said Friday.

In Sign of Warming, 1,600 Years of Ice in Andes Melted in 25 Years

Justin Gillis / The New York Times

Glacial ice in the Peruvian Andes that took at least 1,600 years to form has melted in just 25 years, scientists reported Thursday, the latest indication that the recent spike in global temperatures has thrown the natural world out of balance.

Could Hydrogen Breakthrough Revive The Fuel-Cell Car?

Jeff McMahon / Forbes

Researchers at Virginia Tech have found a way to efficiently extract hydrogen from plant materials, overcoming one of the obstacles that led the Obama Administration to put hydrogen fuel-cell technology on the back burner.

Diplomacy and the Digital Age

Arturo Sarukhan / The Huffington Post

In an era in which social media and public policy are increasingly converging, policymakers have to be smarter and faster. That the world has changed drastically in the past two decades is self-evident, but some of those sea-changes have directly affected the way we conduct the business of public policy and diplomacy.

ASP Recently Published


Read our latest collection of our writings in this edition of American Security Quarterly – with special lead of American Competitiveness

The Global Security Defense Index on Climate Change: Preliminary Results

Andrew Holland and Xander Vagg

The American Security Project releases the preliminary results of a new resource on climate change and national security: The Global Security and Defense Index on Climate Change. The Index analyzes how governments around the world and their militaries plan for and anticipate the strategic threats of climate change.

On Our Flashpoint Blog

Removal of Highly Enriched Uranium from the Czech Republic

Katharyn Nicolle

The United States has successfully secured 68 kilograms of highly enriched uranium, enough to make two nuclear weapons, from the Czech Republic.

Interview – Debt ceiling again looms large for states, city government

August Cole

America’s competitive position has state and local roots, even if most of the policies that impact our standing are decided inside the Beltway.

America’s National Labs Critical to Energy Security

BGen Stephen A. Cheney USMC (Ret.)

America’s national labs are critical to driving innovation in the years to come, which will help solve many of the most vexing problems facing our country today such as threats from climate change and energy insecurity.

Event Recap: MGen Muniruzzaman on Climate Change and Global Security

Xander Vagg

General Muniruzzaman joined the American Security Project’s CEO Brigadier General Stephen Cheney and Senior Energy & Climate Fellow Andrew Holland onstage yesterday for a discussion of the effects climate change wreaks on national security both in Bangladesh and around the world.

Words and Deeds

August Cole

There is no better sign of the importance of image and narrative in the 21st Century global economics and politics than can be found in the quarterly financial statements of the advertising industry.

Upcoming Events

A Conversation with Tobias Ellwood MP: The UK in the EU and the future of Transatlantic Cooperation

Wednesday, April 10 at 8:30 AM – The European Union (EU) is going through major political and economic changes. There is much debate on the future of the United Kingdom within institutions of the EU. Join us to discuss these issues and many more with Tobias Ellwood MP.

The Future of the U.S. Nuclear Deterrent: A Conversation with Amb. Linton Brooks

Monday, April 15 at 12:30 PM – Join us for a conversation with Linton Brooks, Ambassador and former Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), on the future of the U.S. nuclear deterrent.

The Geopolitical Implications of U.S. Natural Gas Exports

Tuesday, April 16 at 1:30 PM – Join us for a discussion on how U.S. natural gas exports can achieve geopolitical goals by enhancing the energy security of America’s closest allies.

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