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ASP Event – Egypt: Past, Present, and the Future – A Conversation with Dr. Mona Makram-Ebeid
Be sure to catch our upcoming event on Egypt; the recent changes, upcoming constitution, and the rights of women and Christians in the country.

ASP Statement on the Iran Agreement
American Security Project
Check out American Security Project’s statement on the recent Iran agreement.

Climate Change is an Issue of National Security
American Security Project
Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke at the Halifax Security Forum detailing the national security implications of climate change.

Thai protesters occupy government buildings, cut power
USA Today (Bangkok)
Tens of thousands overran several buildings and cut power to the Finance Ministry in an attempt to topple the current government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

EU, Russia face off before divisive summit
Washington Post
Lithuania, a former Soviet State, now holds the presidency of the European Union and will use its influence to seal an economic cooperation pact that would weaken Russia.

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait tighten controls on clerics
Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have begun censoring and tightening control on clerics for fear that they could use their influence to stir trouble in an already volatile region.

Egypt PM sees constitutional referendum in January
Egypt’s interim Prime Minister said he expects a referendum on the constitution. The referendum will take place in January and be overseen by the High Elections commission.

Oil price falls as Iran deal eases supply fears
The Telegraph
The price of crude oil falls as much as $3 dollars a barrel after the recent negotiations with Iran over their nuclear program. The new accord should unlock 800,000 barrels a day, easing fears of supply shortages.

50 injured in Savar clash
A clash in Savar, Bangladesh left at least 50 injured after area workers attacked the local fire service office.



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