China pledges to limit carbon emissions for first time
Adam Vaughan and Tania Branigan / The Guardian
China, the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter, will limit its total emissions for the first time by the end of this decade, according to a top government advisor.
European Reassurance Initiative: Obama announces $1bn fund
President Barack Obama has announced plans for a $1bn fund to increase US military deployments to Europe, during a visit to Poland
Asking the Right Questions About U.S. International Broadcasting
Matthew Wallin and Jed Williard / The Diplomat
Before reforming U.S. international broadcasting, Congress must decide what its objectives are first.
Australia experiences its hottest two years on record
High temperatures, which are forecast to continue through winter, are a clear sign of climate change, report warns.
Voting begins in war-torn Syria; Bashar al-Assad expected to win
Jethro Mullen / CNN
Polls for the Syrian presidential election opened Tuesday against the backdrop of a bloody and protracted civil war.
China’s Solar Panel Production Comes at a Dirty Cost
Austin Ramzy / the New York Times
Although China may be a cheaper place than Europe for producing solar panels, the savings comes at a higher cost to the environment, a new study says.
Kerry to Israel: U.S. intends to work with new Palestinian government
Barak Ravid / Haaretz
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday and said that the U.S. plans on working with the new Palestinian unity government.
California is two steps ahead on climate rules proposed by EPA
Evan Halper / The Los Angeles Times
When California launched its landmark global warming law in the final years of the George W. Bush administration, it was a risky act of defiance from a state frustrated by federal inaction on climate change.
On Our Flashpoint Blog
North Korea and the Nuclear Domino Effect
Last week, South Korean President Park Geun-hye made a statement warning against another North Korean nuclear test, signaling a potential domino effect in the region.
June 05 @ 8:30 – 9:30AM
Join us to hear from three key experts about the different responses to the threat of terrorism from Morocco, Egypt and Yemen – and what the implications will be for U.S. policy to the region and wider counterterrorism efforts.
June 10 @ 12:30 – 1:30PM
Join us at ASP on June 10, 2014 as Jay Leveton presents the findings of the 2014 ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey and what this means for the Middle East.
June 10 @ 7:00 – 9:00PM
Join us June 10, 2014 at 7:00pm for a discussion at the University Presbyterian Church in San Antonio, Texas. 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.
June 11 @ 5:30 – 8:00PM
Join us June 11, 2014 at 5:30pm for a discussion at the Spanish Trail Country Club in Las Vegas, Texas. 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.
June 12 @ 6:30 – 9:30PM
Join the HBS Club on June 12, 2014 at the Embassy of France as they discuss new research on improving the educational system of the United States.