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As Pakistan wages an offensive against militants, tensions with Afghanistan rise

Tim Craig and Shaiq Hussain / Washington Post

Pakistan has evacuated more than 450,000 civilians from a terrorist-plagued district in the northwestern part of the country, but its offensive against the militants there is complicated by fresh tension with neighboring Afghanistan.


EU signs pacts with Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova


The three countries have signed partnership agreements with the European Union, in a move strongly opposed by Russia. The pact – which would bind the three countries more closely to the West both economically and politically – is at the heart of the crisis in Ukraine.


5 New Forms of Energy Crazy Enough to Work

Nick Cunningham / Real Clear Energy

In this age of rising greenhouse gas emissions, everyone is looking for ways to scale up clean energy and cut back on fossil fuels. That typically involves the usual approaches: solar, wind, nuclear power, and hydropower. But what if there are other technologies out there that could take a bit of fossil fuels?


U.S. Oil Could Rescue Iraq

Bryan Walsh / Time

If civil war engulfs all of Iraq, oil prices are likely to skyrocket. But U.S. exports could change the game.


The UK is making it a legal duty to maximize greenhouse gas emissions

George Monbiot / Guardian

Buried in the infrastructure bill is an astonishing contradiction on the UK’s approach to oil and climate change.


German government cancels Verizon contract in wake of U.S. spying row


The German government has cancelled a contract with U.S. telecoms firm Verizon Communications Inc. as part of an overhaul of its internal communications, prompted by revelations last year of U.S. government spying.


Iraq buys Russian jets to ‘destroy the terrorists’ dens’ after long delays waiting for U.S. F-16s

Alaa Shahine and Selcan Hacaoglu / Bloomberg News

Iraq has bought used fighter jets from Russia and Belarus to battle Islamist militants after long delays in the delivery in F-16 planes from the U.S. left troops without air support, Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki said.


Israel names suspects in abduction of three teenagers, blames Hamas

Ruth Eglash / Washington Post

Israel released the names late Thursday of two Palestinians it says are behind the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers who disappeared while making their way home from their religious school in the West Bank two weeks ago.


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Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren Urges Support for Fusion R&D (Video)

Justin Tolentino

On March 25, 2014, Rep. Zoe Lofgren testified before the House Budget Committee stressing the importance of fully funding domestic fusion research. Here as ASP, we understand the importance of R&D in the area of fusion as it can stymie the national security risks of burning fossil fuels – namely climate change and fossil fuel dependence.


Event Review: Deputy Secretary Higginbottom on the QDDR

Maggie Feldman-Piltch

On June 24th, the American security Project hosted an opportunity for Congressional engagement on the upcoming Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review with Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom, Special Representative Tom Perriello, and Assistant to the Administrator of USAID Alex Their.


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