The Economist recommends that Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto reform Mexico’s energy business, even if it requires abandonment of the Pact for Mexico.
U.S. nuclear liability premiums adjusted
World Nuclear News
New rates were set by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to take account of inflation.
Chemical Board to rebuke unacceptable delay on U.S. rules
Mark Drajem / Bloomberg
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board plans to publically rebuke the Obama’s administration lack of action to impose recommended energy field changes.
Future U.S. economic competitiveness increasingly tied to well-being of minority children
Minority children will form the core of the U.S. workforce, but many remain impoverished and under educated.
Why don’t farmers believe in climate change?
David Biello / Slate
Agriculture is the second-largest cause of greenhouse gas emissions, but many American farmers are not undertaking efforts to combat climate change.
Global Insights: Troubles ahead of U.S. transition in Afghanistan
Richard Weitz / World Politics Review
Warnings of challenges surrounding the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan were heard at last week’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Shell’s biggest oil platform heads for deep-water Gulf
Emily Pickrell / Fuel Fix
Shell’s Olympus platform left Ingleside, Texas to make its way to Mars B Field in the Gulf of Mexico.
A sneak peek of the national grid on renewables
Martin LaMonica / Technology Review
A new research facility investigates ways countries can prepare for an energy system that relies on renewable energy.
North Korean ship caught smuggling weapons and missile material through Panama Canal
Tom Phillips, Harriet Alexander / The Telegraph
Drug agents raided a ship travelling from Cuba to North Korea, and found missile components underneath a cargo of sugar.
On Our Flashpoint Blog
Crafting a new policy for the crisis in Egypt (No, not the political one)
The political crisis in Egypt requires a reorientation of U.S. foreign policy, the first step being to acknowledge that the true crisis exists in the country’s imminent economic collapse.
ASP Podcast- Gen. Muniruzzaman: the effects of climate change and security in SE Asia
Andrew Holland spoke with General Muniruzzaman, the President of the Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Stories about the impacts of climate change on security in the South Asia region.
Department of Energy reveals climate change risks to energy sector in new report
The steadily worsening effects of climate change- drought, floods, heat, rising sea levels, and severe storms- pose serious threats to the U.S. energy sector. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) details this issue in their newly published report, “U.S. Energy Sector vulnerabilities to climate change and extreme weather.”
Event Recap – Restoring American Competiveness: A National Security Crisis
On Wednesday, ASP collaborated with the Harvard Business School for a panel discussion on slipping American Competitiveness. The panel, featuring competiveness expert Dr. Michael Porter, examined the business and national security implications of our diminishing global leadership.
ASP in the News
ASP Board Member Norman Augustine and American Competitiveness Principles Quoted by National Defense Magazine
The National Defense Magazine recently published an article reviewing ASP’s American Competitiveness Day Panel Discussion. The article quotes Dr. Michael Porter and Dr. Jan Rivkin of the Harvard Business School as well as ASP Board Member Mr. Norman R. Augustine. The principals of the panel spoke to the effect slipping American Competitiveness has on our national security.
Dr. Michael Porter Quoted at ASP’s American Competitiveness Panel
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. Principals of the HBS and ASP spoke about America’s slipping competitiveness and areas for reform.
Matthew Wallin Publishes Op-Ed on Current State of U.S. Public Diplomacy Medium
ASP’s Matthew Wallin published an op-ed today in Medium exploring the current state of America’s public diplomacy.