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Secret Route through Turkey

Nick Paton Walsh/CNN

A route that was once little used is now a busy, if unofficial, border crossing.  It leads from the airport to a local safe house and then, at night, to the often porous fence between Syria and Turkey.


Losing Louisiana

Katy Reckdahl/

Small fishing towns in Louisiana, like Isle de Jean Charles, are experiencing rising sea levels and increased flooding.  Louisiana has lost 1,900 square miles of land over the past 80 years.


Germany and Nazi Art

Jennifer Collins/USA Today

Jewish groups in Germany are demanding authorities locate the owners of a valuable cache of artwork, including pieces by Pablo Picasso and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, found in a Munich apartment and believed to have been seized during the Nazi reign.


The Royal Navy

Duncan Redford/The Telegraph

Once two new Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers have been completed, some 940 BAE employees in Portsmouth will be made redundant.


Environmentalists win in Venice

Sara Miller Llana/Christian Science Monitor

The Italian government has announced it will begin to limit the number large ships that ply the waters of Venice by next year.  This is considered a victory for environmentalists seeking to preserve the city’s sustainability.


On Our Flashpoint Blog


An Open Letter from Top Scientists

Farhad Mizardeh

Scientists write an open letter imploring the international community to support nuclear power.


Gauging the Iranian Public

Matthew Wallin

The fact that Rouhani is currently president, whether elected by the Iranian people or merely “permitted” by Supreme Leader Khamenei, is not an insignificant step. That there is so much opposition within Iran is indicative of divisive political winds that could tear down the scaffolding currently helping to maintain the diplomatic process.


ASP Events

A Conversation with Laura Rozen and Barbara Slavin: Reporting on Iran
Since the election of Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, the Islamic Republic has sought to strike a deal with the P5+1 in order to end sanctions. Laura Rozen and Barbara Slavin will discuss the latest round of talks. Join us for a conversation on the current state and future prospects for diplomatic solution to Iran’s nuclear program.

The Future of Nuclear Power – A Conversation with Christine Todd Whitman
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 0830 – 0930: The political debate on nuclear power has been stuck on the same debates for 30 years, but the technology has rapidly advanced. What is the outlook for the American nuclear industry? Governor Whitman will address these questions, and more.

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