Ukraine PM says will stick to austerity despite Moscow pressure
Reuters / Natalia Zinets, Richard Balmforth, and Paul Ingrassia
The Kiev government will stick to unpopular austerity measures “as the price of independence” as Russia steps up pressure on Ukraine to destabilise it, including by raising the price of gas, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk told Reuters.
EU to set up court for Kosovo crimes
Associated Press / Nebi Qena
The European Union plans to set up an international tribunal focusing exclusively on crimes allegedly committed by Kosovo’s ethnic Albanian rebels during their war with Serbia, The Associated Press has learned.
Mali is on alert over the deadly Ebola virus after three suspected cases were reported near the border with Guinea, where 86 people have died.
Kerry Says ‘It’s Reality Check Time’ in Stalled Middle East Talks
NY Times / Michael R. Gordon & Jodi Rudoren
Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that the Obama administration planned to re-evaluate its approach to Middle East peacemaking and decide whether it was worth continuing its effort in light of the inability of Israeli and Palestinian negotiators to make progress.
Associated Press photographer killed, reporter wounded in Afghanistan
Washington Post / Kevin Sieff
A photographer for the Associated Press was killed and a reporter was wounded on Friday when an Afghan police officer shot each of them multiple times.
The U.S. is still indispensable when it comes to free trade
Washington Post / David Ignatius
Name a foreign policy issue on which China and most of the rest of the world’s nations are struggling to keep up with a U.S. initiative. If you guessed “free trade,” you’re correct.
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Senators Call on DOD for Competition in Air Force Space Launch Program
Yesterday, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and six other Senators called on the Department of Defense to allow more competition within the U.S. Air Force’s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program.
Event Recap: The Battle on the Final Frontier – A Discussion of National Security and Space
The last time that the mass media looked at national security and space, we were in a very different time. The United States was embroiled in the Cold War and the danger of nuclear annihilation was at the forefront of most people’s minds.
Event Recap: Egypt – A Conversation with Dr. Aboulghar
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.
Climate change threatens America’s national security around the world by acting as a “threat multiplier” that will undermine stability and draw American forces into conflict. However, we should not think that this is a problem solely for the rest of the world to deal with.
National Security and America’s Space Challenge
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.
American Security Quarterly V3 Issue 1
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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 occurring today on all corners of the globe.
University of Tennessee Martin Discussion “Climate Change: Risks for National Security”
April 7, 7:30- 9:00 P.M.
Join us April 7, 2014 at 7:30pm for a discussion at the University of Tennessee Martin. In 2014-2015, the American Security Project (ASP) is undertaking a grassroots effort to build a consensus among Americans around the country from left to right, and especially among the non-political, that climate change is not simply a low-priority ‘green’ issue: but instead it is a pressing national security threat.
Belmont University Discussion “Climate Change: Risks for National Security”
April 8, 2:00-4:00 P.M.
Join us April 8, 2014 at 2pm for a discussion at Belmont University. In 2014-2015, the American Security Project (ASP) is undertaking a grassroots effort to build a consensus among Americans around the country from left to right, and especially among the non-political, that climate change is not simply a low-priority ‘green’ issue: but instead it is a pressing national security threat.
Weather, Climate & National Security
April 23, 12:30-1:30 P.M.
Join ASP as Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret)., of 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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