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Obama Outlines Foreign Policy Vision of ‘Might and Right’ Defense

Tom Cohen / CNN

President Barack Obama on Wednesday outlined a foreign policy vision of “might doing right,” arguing that modern pragmatism requires both a strong military and the diplomatic tools of alliances and sanctions to exert influence and provide global leadership.

Ukraine General, 13 Troops Killed in Downed Chopper

Doug Stanglin / USAToday

A Ukrainian general and 13 servicemen were killed Thursday when pro-Russian rebels shot down a military helicopter near Slovyansk in the restive eastern regions of Ukraine, according to outgoing president Oleksandr Turchynov.

Egypt’s Sisi Wins Election, Faces Economic Challenges

Stephen Kalin, Maggie Fick / Reuters

Former Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi won a landslide victory in a presidential election on Thursday but a low turnout threatened to deprive him of the strong mandate he needs to fix the economy and face down an Islamist insurgency.

On the Road to Green Energy, Germany Detours on Dirty Coal

Fred Pearce / Environment360

While Germany continues to expand solar and wind power, the government’s decision to phase out nuclear energy means it must now rely heavily on the dirtiest form of coal, lignite, to generate electricity.

WSJ’s Shameful Climate Denial: The Scientific Consensus is not a Myth

Lindsay Abrams / Salon

97% of scientists agree that man-made climate change is happening, and a transparent Op-Ed fails to argue otherwise.

Edward Snowden’s Interview: 10 Things We Learned

Catherine Shoichet / CNN

Slammed by top U.S. government officials and facing espionage charges in the United States, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden described how he sees himself during an interview with NBC “Nightly News” broadcast Wednesday. And he defended his decision to leak documents about classified U.S. government surveillance programs.

Weather Versus Climate Change

National Geographic

Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks down the differences between weather and climate change.


On Our Flashpoint Blog

EU Elections: Implications for the US – Event Review

Dan Day

American Security Project hosted Paul Adamson, Phillipe Maze-Sencier, and Geoffrey Harris for a discussion centering on the political, social, and economic implications of last weekend’s European Parliamentary elections.

Six Key Take-Aways from President Obama’s Foreign Policy Speech

John Bugnacki

On May 28th, President Obama laid out his foreign policy at West Point, below are what I feel are six key take-aways.

Statement on the Egyptian Election

BGen Stephen A. Cheney USMC (Ret.)

On behalf of the American Security Project, I would like to congratulate the Egyptian people on democratically electing Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to the office of the President.

Obama Speech Shows Climate Change as a Key Part of America’s Foreign Policy

Justin Tolentino

On May 28, 2014, President Obama spoke at West Point’s commencement. In his speech to the graduating cadets, Obama touched on a range of foreign policy issues in a speech some said amounted to an emerging “Obama Doctrine.” This includes climate change as a “creeping national security crises.”

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