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Lord Stern: It would be Absurd to Underestimate Climate Change Risks
The Guardian

“The IPCC report shows the risks are ‘immense’, and it would be unscientific to ignore the evidence.”

Russia Pioneers Floating Nuclear Power Plants
Andrei Kislyakov / Russia Beyond the Headlines

“Environmentalists have hindered the development of floating nuclear power plants in other countries, while Russia is gearing up to test its first vessel of this kind.”

Canada’s Pipeline Boom Brings Message Changes: Oil and Gas Pipelines are a hot-button issue again
Margo Mcdiarmid Environment Unit / CBC News

“That boom has made pipelines a hot-button issue — and that is changing the way companies try to get public support for their projects.”

“Environmental groups say people are focusing on pipelines for another reason: because they tap into concerns over climate changes that are hard to articulate.”

Ex-FBI Agent Pleads Guilty in National Security Leak

“An ex-FBI agent has agreed to plead guilty to leaking information to a reporter about an al-Qaeda bomb plot and to child pornography charges.”

Against All Odds: Turkey’s Newest Art Fair
Georgina Adam / BBC Culture

“Political unrest and bitter commercial rivalries almost derailed Turkey’s newest art fair. Georgina Adam looks at the problems of selling art in developing markets.”

Obama Addresses Syria Crisis, Iran Nuclear Program at U.N. General Assembly
Scott Wilson / The Washington Post

“President Obama on Tuesday challenged the United Nations and its members to respond more actively to resolve the civil war in Syria, and announced that he would use the remainder of his time in office to pursue better relations with Iran in the hope of resolving the controversy surrounding that country’s nuclear program.”

Iran President brings ‘charm offensive’ to U.N., but will Obama buy it?
Michael Martinez / CNN

“Iran insists its nuclear program is for peaceful energy, but the United States and others suspect it’s for atomic bombs.”

Brazil’s President Condemns NSA spying
Colum Lynch / National Security

“Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday delivered a stinging rebuke of electronic espionage by the National Security Agency, telling a gathering of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly that American eavesdropping constitutes “a breach of international law and an affront” to Brazil’s sovereignty.”

Upcoming ASP Events

Bangladesh at a Crossroads: A Political and Security Outlook
ASP and Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies are hosting an event on October 1st to discuss security issues of Bangladesh and the stability of the wider South Asian region.

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