Center for Strategic Communication

Zero Degrees of al Qaeda

J.M. Berger / Foreign Policy

With Twitter’s blind analysis of who you follow, jihadists are easily connecting with new potential extremists.

Egypt crisis: Deaths as Cairo violence resumes


More Egyptians have died in central Cairo as clashes between security forces and protesters.

Ecuador approves Yasuni park oil drilling in Amazon rainforest


After an  UN-backed scheme to raise money from richer nations to offset lost oil profits failed, Ecuadorian President Correa has ended the initiative that prevented oil drilling.

Why You Should Care About Yucca Mountain

Kyle Stock / Bloomberg Business Week

Yucca Mountain, a ridge in the desert of southern Nevada and the government’s controversial pick for a nuclear wastebasket, is back in play … kind of.

How Carbon Dioxide Regs Could Actually Hurt Renewables

Kevin Bullis / MIT Technology Review

By forcing changes in how gas power plants operate, greenhouse regulations could actually make it more difficult for utilities to use renewables.

Beirut car bomb death toll rises


After a bomb blast rocked southern Beirut yesterday, tolls of people killed continues to rise.

ASP Recent Publications

FACT SHEET- American Competitiveness and National Security


The security of our nation inherently depends upon the strength of our ability to compete in the global market place while simultaneously raising living standards at home.

U.S. Public Diplomacy Towards Iran


This report explores several types of public diplomacy aimed towards Iran, and looks into some of the challenges and potential of these programs as part of an overall strategy for addressing U.S. national security interests.

On Our Flashpoint Blog

The Promise of Advanced Biofuels

Andrew Holland

One of the best ways to reduce our oil use is to develop biofuel replacements. Corn ethanol has gone a long way- it now makes up 10% of the U.S. fuel supply.

Loss of Louisiana Wetlands Increases Vulnerability to Climate Change


Nicholas Cunningham

Louisiana has experience its fair share of severe storms, but the loss of wetlands means the Gulf Coast is losing one of its key insurance policies against climate change.

ASP in the News

ASP’s Andrew Holland Cited in Washington Post

Brad Plumer, of The Washington Post’s WonkBlog wrote an interesting article on the ongoing academic research on the link between climate change and violence, and linked to a blog post written by ASP’s Andrew Holland.

Paul Rockower in the Huffington Post: The Public Diplomacy of Free France During WWII

ASP Adjunct Fellow Paul Rockower’s piece on Free France’s public diplomacy during WWII has subsequently appeared in the Huffington Post.