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Michael Porter, the creator of the competitiveness advantage theory, stressed that the economic divide in America is only set to get worse during a panel discussion hosted by the American Security Project and the Harvard Business School.
Asjylyn Loder / Bloomberg
U.S. oil production jumped last week to the highest level since January 1992, cutting consumption of foreign fuel and putting the U.S. closer to energy independence.
John M. Broder / New York Times
The nation’s entire energy system is vulnerable to increasingly severe and costly weather events driven by climate change, according to a report from the Department of Energy to be published Thursday.
Adam Entous / Wall Street Journal
Since Egypt’s military overthrew President Mohammed Morsi last week, the job of trying to coax the Egyptian military to restore order and democracy in ways that satisfy Washington’s standards has largely fallen to newly minted Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
Thomas J. Bollyky and Anu Bradford / Foreign Affairs
Hammering out a transatlantic trade deal won’t be easy. Beyond the traditional barriers to free trade — tariffs and quotas — negotiators will need to address the real obstacle to transatlantic commerce: inconsistent regulations.
New initiatives announced in Washington by both countries – who jointly account for 40% of greenhouse gas emissions.
Clean Energy Investment Rises 22% Led by U.S., China
Sally Bakewell / Bloomberg
Clean-energy investment rose 22 percent in the second quarter from the prior three months as increased spending in the U.S., China and South Africa countered a slump in Europe.
Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles / Reuters
North Korea said on Wednesday that it would not give up its nuclear deterrent until the U.S. ends its “hostile policy” towards Pyongyang, but that it was ready to revive international talks on its nuclear program frozen since 2008.
Al-Qaeda could gain access to Syria’s stockpiles of chemical weapons with “catastrophic” consequences, a parliamentary committee has warned.
Yelena Osipova / Center on Global Interests
Over the past decade, soft power has become one of the hottest issues around the world. Trying to regain its international status, Russia, too, has joined the long list of countries spending millions on charming foreign publics.
Caitlin Dewey / Washington Post
In the war for Middle Eastern hearts and minds, the U.S. Digital Outreach Team is on the virtual front lines. But that outreach appears to have crossed a new line.
On our flashpoint blog
Hyperbole and broad assertions of devastation to the military was already tried to get Congress to act in a more responsible way, that has not worked. It’s time for specifics on the effects of sequestration.
On Wednesday, ASP collaborated with the Harvard Business School for a panel discussion on slipping American competitiveness.
The United States and China came to an agreement on July 10 to work together on several key areas to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
On July 8th, 2013, former C.I.A. Director James Woolsey spoke at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) on the subject of energy security.
The U.S. Air Force recently published a report outlining its strategic vision for science and technology over the near-, mid- and long-term.
Cultural diplomacy’s aim is to promote understanding between two nations based in the knowledge of one other’s customs and mores. It is through this cultural understanding that meaningful relationships can be built and developed. These meaningful relationships are the building blocks on which future diplomatic interactions can be built.
Climate Change is increasingly recognized as a direct national security threat. Rising greenhouse gas emissions contribute to an increasing frequency and severity of floods, droughts, wildfires, and hurricanes. The damage of these disasters is vast. Swiss Re estimated the property damage of Hurricane Sandy at $ 70 billion and of Hurricane Katrina at $ 230 billion.
This week we keys issues around America’s Competitiveness and how they impact national security. The United States ranked 7th in the World Economic Forum’s 2012/2013 global competitiveness report, just a few years after being ranked first – and this has big impacts on our national interest and overall security.
Basic and early research is critical for developing the breakthrough technologies of the future, and this research is essential for solving our long-term energy challenges. However, many speculative energy projects are simply too risky for investors, so the U.S. created a new type of research organization in 2007 to explore the vast potential of these future technologies.
ASP in the news
Harvard Business School professor Dr. Michael Porter’s remarks at the American Security Project’s Capitol Hill Panel Restoring American Competitiveness: A National Security Crisis were quoted by The Washington Free Beacon.
ASP’s Matthew Wallin published an op-ed today in Medium exploring the current state of America’s public diplomacy.
The American Security Project congratulates it’s Chairman Gary Hart on his appointment as the chair of the State Department’s International Security Advisory Board (ISAB).
Andrew Holland, Senior Fellow for Energy and Climate with the American Security Project, was recently quoted in a piece by Ethanol Producer Magazine about a survey conducted by Research Now that identifies American attitudes towards oil and renewable fuels as a response to high gas prices.
Andrew Holland, Senior Fellow for Energy and Climate with the American Security Project, was recently quoted in a piece by The Detroit Bureau about American interest in renewable fuel options in response to recent gas price jumps.