Eric Schmitt / the New York Times
The nation’s top intelligence official said Thursday that a one-paragraph assessment about North Korea’s ability to arm a nuclear missile was mistakenly declassified by the Pentagon’s intelligence agency, an inadvertent disclosure that revealed competing views on te country within the United States’ spy agencies.
Andrew Holland / Energy Trend Insider
ASP’s Senior Fellow on Energy and Climate policy discusses the devolution of the term ‘energy security’ into an ambiguous buzzword and calls for pundits to be specific about the real energy issues they are concerned about.
Julian Pecquet / the Hill
Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday warned Congress against forcing the Obama administration’s hand in dealing with Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons program.
John Heilprin / Associated Press
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Thursday painted a dim picture of the world’s environmental progress, two decades after he founded the environmental group Green Cross International.
Emma Graham-Harrison / the Guardian
President Hamid Karzai is determined to curb CIA operations in Afghanistan after the death of a US agent and 10 Afghan children in a battle he believes was fought by an illegal militia working for he US spy agency
The international community has steadfastly dodged the issue of recognition and protection for “climate refugees”- people forced to relocate to another country as a result of the risks and hazards of a changing climate. Now, the first global initiative to address humanitarian options is underway.
Associated Press / NPR
Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf criticized allegations against him as “politically motivated” Friday, following his arrest in a case involving his decision to fire senior judges while in power.
Baba Ahmed / Associated Press
Mali’s interim president on Friday sought to reassure international partners that the country fighting a war with radical Islamic fighters will be ready to hold democratic elections by July as promised.
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