26 September 2013
What happens if you add lots of wind and solar power to the grid?
Brad Plumer / Washington Post
The national electricity grid must address complications regarding the input of wind and solar power, now that they are more significant sources of energy across the United States.
Climate Change has Reached Our Shores
Christopher J. Loeak / New York Times Op-ed
Christopher J. Loeak, President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, emphasizes the need for international action on climate change and highlights the threats the Islands face from climate change.
IPCC climate report: last-minute Stockholm talks make slow progress
Fiona Harvey / The Guardian
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is still negotiating its assessment of the costs of climate change internationally. The IPCC is set to publish its 5th Assessment Report on the science of global warming by the end of the week.
Militant group attacks Kenyan border towns
Tom Odula and David Rising / Business Week
Al-Shabab, the Somali Islamic extremist group, has attacked two Kenyan towns near the Somali border after its attack earlier this week on the high-end mall in Nairobi. Al-Shabab is demanding international forces be withdrawn from Somalia.
ICC Upholds 50-Year Jail Term in Sierra Leone War Crimes Case
Marlise Simons and Alan Cowell / New York Times
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has upheld a 50-year jail sentence against Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia, on charges of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity.
On Our Flashpoint Blog
Natural Resource Scarcity is a Threat to Our Security (Part 1)
Natural resource scarcity is a threat to national and international security. The first part of this op-ed covers the threat of water insecurity internationally.
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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