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In Victory for Obama, Court Backs Rules on Power Plants

Adam Liptak / The New York Times

The Supreme Court, in a 5-to-4 decision, largely upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate emissions from stationary sources.

Insurgents in Iraq Seize Main Border Crossing with Jordan as Kerry Arrives for Talks

Liz Sly / The Washington Post

The militants’ capture of Turabil late Sunday followed the fall of three more towns in Iraq’s western Anbar province.

Fighting Strains Ukraine Ceasefire, Putin Urges Dialogue


Fighting flared between Ukrainian and pro-Moscow separatist forces, both sides reported on Sunday, further straining a unilateral ceasefire declared by Ukraine as Russian President Vladimir Putin pressed Kiev to talk to the rebels.

Israeli Air Strikes Hit Syrian Military Targets

The Guardian

Israeli military confirms it has carried out attacks on Syrian military in retaliation for explosion that killed teenager.

The Coming Climate Crash

Henry M Paulson Jr. / The New York Times

Carbon dioxide emissions like those from coal-fired power plants should be taxed to spur energy innovation.

Burning at Both Ends

The Economist

War in Iraq has lifted the oil price a little. Its long-term impact will be bigger.


On Our Flashpoint Blog

ASP Board Member Christine Whitman Testifies on Climate Change

Colin Taylor

On June 18, 2014 American Security Project Board Member and former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Christine Todd Whitman testified on climate change in front of the Senate Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Security.

Public Diplomacy Among US Bishops and Iranian Religious Leaders

Theresa Shaffer

On June 14, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops went to Iran to meet with the Iran Supreme Council of the Seminary Teachers of Qom (Shia Islam) to sign a joint declaration opposing actions that, “endanger the life, health, dignity and welfare of others, including the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.”

QDDR-Briefing Note

Maggie Feldman-Piltch

It has been four years since the publication of the 2010 QDDR. With the release of the 2014 Review close at hand, many still do not have a firm grasp on the impact of refocusing foreign policy to rely on civilian power.


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