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Russia Ordered to Release Greenpeace Activist

Karin Matussek & Nicholas Brautlecht/Bloomberg Businessweek

Russia must release a Greenpeace ship and crew members once the Netherlands pays surety of 3.6 million euros, a UN court ruled today.


Typhoon Haiyan Death Toll Rises


The death toll from Typhoon Haiyan has risen above 5,000, officials in the Philippines say, two weeks after the devastating storm hit the country.


Spying Exposes Indonesia-Australia Relations

Washington Post

Jakarta has recalled its ambassador, announced it “downgraded” relations with Canberra and suspended cooperation on people-smuggling following outrage over reported Australian phone-tapping of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, his wife and eight Indonesian ministers and officials in 2009.


Lebanon Next Battlefield

Maria Abi-habib/The Australian

As new details emerged about twin suicide bombings near the Iranian embassy in Beirut, Lebanese officials described an outburst of violence that reveals the resurgence of al-Qa’ida-inspired groups in the country as a toxic byproduct of the Syrian war.


Battle for Syrian Army Base


Syrian activists say at least 24 rebels have died in battle for a military base near a northern opposition-held city but that government troops have managed to hold on to it.


ASP in the News

Secretary Hagel to Speak at Hailfax International Security Forum

Defense Secretary, and ASP founding board member, Chuck Hagel will discuss the Department of Defense’s new Arctic strategy at the Halifax International Security Forum later today.


Kustra: What We’ve Won in Afghanistan

ASP’s Adjunct Fellow Mark Kustra wrote an oped in this morning Wall Street Journal regarding the discussions in Kabul on the US-Afghan security agreement and key other issues to take forward.


ASP Events

Egypt: Past, Present, and the Future – A Conversation with Dr. Mona Makram-Ebeid

To gain a thorough understanding of Egyptian politics, Dr. Mona Makram-Ebeid will discuss the recent changes, the upcoming constitution, and the rights of women and Christians in the country.

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