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Missing Malaysian Jet May Never Be Found, Head of Search Warns

Mark Memmott / NPR

Analysis of radar images and some communications data have focused the search on an area of the southern Indian Ocean about 1,100 miles west of Perth, Australia. But that zone is about the size of the state of New Mexico and it’s not certain that’s where the jet ended up.

Turkish Party Disputes Local Election Results

ABC News

Turkey’s main opposition party says it is contesting local election results in the capital Ankara, where its candidate appears to have narrowly lost to the ruling party.

After Trading Fire, North and South Korea Trade Insults

Choe Sang-hun / The New York Times

A day after exchanging artillery fire across their disputed sea border, North and South Korea hurled insults at each other on Tuesday, with the North rejecting an ambitious overture from the South’s president, Park Geun-hye.

Release of Israeli spy could spur broader deal as Kerry detours to Mideast in bid to save talks

William Booth & Anne Gearan / The Washington Post

The potential release by the United States of a convicted Israeli spy could become the linchpin for a broader deal that would keep Israeli-Palestinian peace talks underway at least through 2015, breaking a stalemate that has threatened to derail negotiations overseen by Secretary of State John F. Kerry.

David Cameron orders inquiry into activities of Muslim Brotherhood

Nicholas Watt / The Guardian

David Cameron has ordered Whitehall officials to launch an investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood – drawing on assessments by MI5 and MI6.

U.S. Nuclear Bomb Designs Vulnerable, Says Government Watchdog

Diane Barnes / Defense One

A U.S. Energy Department investigator has lashed nuclear-arms offices for failing to keep a detailed paper trail of how they build and care for each bomb.

NATO sees no evidence Russia pulling back troops from Ukrainian border

Griff Witte & Will Englund / The Washington Post

NATO has seen no evidence that Russian troops are pulling back from the Ukrainian border, the alliance’s leader said Tuesday, a day after the Russian Defense Ministry announced that a motorized infantry battalion would return home.

Gazprom hikes Ukraine gas price by a third

BBC News

The company’s chief executive Alexei Miller says the change was because Kiev has failed to pay its bills. He said its current debt to Russia stood at just over $1.7bn (£1.02bn). Russia had previously offered Kiev a subsidy, but the recent political crisis in Ukraine has led to a deterioration in relations.

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Event Recap: #Egypt – A Conversation with Dr. Aboulghar

Kathy Duong

On Monday, March 31, The American Security Project hosted A Conversation with Dr. Aboulghar, moderated by BGen. Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret.) CEO, of the American Security Project. Since the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, Egypt has faced numerous problems and Dr. Mohamed Aboulghar, founder and leader of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, has played a big role in combating these problems and shaping Egypt’s future.

Notes from Egypt
Dina Khayat

The news that Marshall Sisi announced his intention to run for president overshadowed an otherwise tense ten days. On the eve of the third anniversary of the referendum on the first constitutional amendment following January 2011 uprising, the Moslem Brotherhood called for demonstrations. Their English Ikhwanweb page called for ‘peaceful, creative resistance’ beginning March 19, ‘in a fresh escalation of [the] revolt’ that they declared was to last until April 1.

UAE Takes Lead Role in the Gulf on Climate Action

Andrew Holland

Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber of Abu Dhabi writes an important op-ed in Gulf News about the importance of finding solutions to climate change, titled “The Climate Change Challenge.” The UAE should be a model for other energy producing countries in the region; it is preparing for the threats of climate change, and it is investing heavily in developing solutions.

ASP Recent Publications

National Security and America’s Space Challenge

American Security Project

The U.S. military and intelligence community is increasingly dependent on its satellite capabilities to do everything from communicating securely to targeting precision weapons. Billions of taxpayer dollars are spent trying to expand and protect this strategic edge. Unlike the public, military planners cannot afford to take reliable and secure access to space for granted. Yet our space launch policy deserves more attention today than it has received in recent years. Russia’s incursion into the Crimea provides an opportunity to reassess the national security implications of current space programs, particularly the role of Russian suppliers.

American Security Quarterly V3 Issue 1
American Security Project

We see it in the news nearly every day.  The world is rapidly shifting before our eyes as countries sprout up, struggle to gain a foothold in our international community, and sometimes fall just as quickly.  One equally important trend is the interrelationship between the United States and international players on this stage.  Never before have we seen the level of interdisciplinary security issues that we see today occurring in all corners of the globe.

National Security and Climate Change

Andrew Holland

The American Security Project, as a national security-focused think tank, believes that concern about climate change should be a non-partisan issue. While we know that the argument about solutions will be partisan, both sides should start with a common understanding that climate change poses real threats to national security.

ASP Upcoming Events

University of Tennessee Martin Discussion: Climate Change: Risks for National Security

April 7, 7:30 – 9:00 P.M.

Join Lieutenant General John Castellaw, USMC (Ret.) and Brigadier General John Adams, US Army (Ret.) to discuss how climate change is creating new threats to American’s national security.

Belmont University Discussion: Climate Change: Risks for National Security

April 8, 2:00 – 4:00 P.M.

Join Lieutenant General John Castellaw, USMC (Ret.) and Brigadier General John Adams, US Army (Ret.) to discuss how climate change is creating new threats to American’s national security.

Weather, Climate, and National Security

April 23, 12:30 – 1:30 P.M.

John ASP as Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney USMC (Ret.) of the American Security Project and Mr. Bryan Norcross of the Weather Channel discuss changes in climate and weather and the relationship they have with our national security.

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