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Ukrainian riot police charge protesters after nation’s bloodiest day, death toll rises to 25

Associated Press

As thick black smoke rose from the barricades encircling the protest camp in central Kiev on Wednesday, the Ukrainian president blamed opposition leaders for the deadly violence that erupted between riot police and protesters in the capital in which at least 25 people died and 241 were injured.


Court halts Thai use of force, protest ban

Al Jazeera America

A Thai court ordered the government Wednesday not to use force against protesters who are seeking the prime minister’s resignation, a day after violent clashes between riot police and demonstrators left five people dead.


The End of the New ICBM

Stephen Young / Defense One

Last week, at a conference full of advocates for modernizing the United States’ nuclear triad, something big happened: the idea of developing a new, nuclear-armed, ground-based long-range missile fell off the table.


USTR pledges more transparency over trade negotiations

Shanghai Daily

U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman on Tuesday promised more transparency over trade negotiations with Asia Pacific and European Union (EU) countries.


Al Qaeda-linked group claims Beirut bombings

Erika Solomon / Reuters

The al Qaeda-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades claimed a twin bomb attack in Beirut on Wednesday, saying such attacks would continue until Hezbollah forces withdrew from the fighting in Syria and its own fighters were released from Lebanese jails.


I.M.F. Study Details Perils of Iranian Economy

Rick Gladstone / NY Times

The International Monetary Fund issued a sobering appraisal of Iran’s economy on Wednesday, warning that years of government mismanagement aggravate by the impact of West’s antinuclear sanctions had left the country vulnerable to anemic growth and rampant inflation that require urgent attention.


Turkey increases control of Internet

Al Jazeera America

Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved a new law Tuesday which critics said aims to increase government controls over the Internet.


ASP Recent Publications

Fact Sheet — Executive Authority in US Trade Policy

Brendan Connell

There has been an increasing discussion regarding the possibility of Congress granting the US presidency “fast track” authority in free trade agreements. This report gives the facts.


America’s Energy Choices – 2014

American Security Project

Three years after ASP first released “America’s Energy Choices” in 2011, the U.S. remains stuck in a political stalemate over energy. Even so, the energy choices made years or even decades ago by politicians, businesses, and consumers have led to a revolution in how the U.S. produces energy. The reality of change in America’s energy system is far different from the stagnation of the political debate.


On Our Flashpoint Blog

Iran-Pakistan-India: Can a Pipedream Become Reality?

Nathan Alvarado-Castle

Renewed interest in the Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) gas pipeline has surfaced amid the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) agreement outlined by the P5+1 with Iran.


The End of the New ICBM

Nathan Daniels

Yesterday, Defense One released an article detailing how at a Nuclear Deterrence Summit last week full of advocates that support modernizing the nuclear triad, the notion of developing new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) was dismissed.


Event Recap: Defense Budget Issues 2015 with Dr. Larry Korb

Nathan Daniels

The American Security Project hosted an event titled, Defense Budget Issues for FY15: A Conversation with Dr. Lawrence J. Korb, moderated by BGen. Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret.) CEO, American Security Project.


Fusion News: Nature-Laser Fusion Experiment Extracts Net Energy from Fuel: Nature New & Comment

Kathy Duong

The National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California have, for the first time, extracted more energy from controlled nuclear fusion than was absorbed by the fuel to trigger it.


Gaps in Physical Infrastructure Resilience: How a Sniper Attack May Change the Energy Industry

Andrew Charles Wills

Last year there was organized attack on a Silicon Valley substation, an attack which could have disabled the power supply across large portions of the California Bay area – find out why this was important.

Egypt – Challenges and Opportunities

Paul Hamill

Over the last few days’ business leaders from Egypt have been in D.C. discussing the challenges and opportunities facing the private sector in the new Egypt.

Fusion Power: Alcator C-Mod Returns to Operation

Andrew Holland

ASP strongly supports this move to regain US leadership in fusion research. After passage of the Omnibus Appropriations bill, fusion experiments at the Alcator C-Mod work in MIT resumed for the first time in months.


ASP in the News

ASP’s Pittsburgh Event on

A recent article quoted American Security Project’s Brig. General Stephen Cheney, CEO, Andrew Holland, Senior Fellow for Energy and Climate, and Rear Admiral Dr. David Titley.


ASP’s Andrew Holland on America’s Fusion Race in Defense One

American Security Project’s Andrew Holland, Senior Fellow for Energy and Climate, was quoted in a recent article by Defense One’s Patrick Tucker.

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