Ken Silverstein / Forbes
While science may be the motivating force behind climate activism, the movement will be likely led by major corporations that are attaching their brands and their revenues to environmental progress.
George Jahn, Bradley Klapper / Associated Press
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says “very real gaps” persist between world powers and Iran over the contours of a nuclear agreement as a Sunday deadline for a deal approaches.
Katy Steinmetz / Time
Supporters of a long-shot measure that would split California into six states plan to submit 1.3 million signatures to election officials on July 15.
Iraq’s parliament has elected Salim al-Jabouri as speaker, breaking weeks of political deadlock amid a jihadist-led Sunni rebellion in the north and west.
Jim Gomez / ABC
About 300,000 people moved to safer ground from their homes in Sorsogon, Albay and four other provinces threatened by flooding, landslides and storm surges, many of them wary because of the widespread deaths and destruction wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in the country’s central region last November.
Ian Traynor / The Guardian
Jean-Claude Juncker, the controversial choice to head the EU executive for the next five years, has been confirmed as next president of the European by a comfortable majority of MEPs in the new European parliament.
Kashmira Gander / The Independent
An Iranian court found them guilty of using the pages to spread anti-government propaganda, attempts to undermine national security, and insult Iran’s leaders.
Rahim Faiez / Associated Press
A suicide bomber blew up a car packed with explosives near a busy market and a mosque in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing 89 people and wounding more than 40 in one of the deadliest attacks since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion.
ASP Recent Reports
ASP’s White Paper, “Fusion Power – A 10 Year Plan for American Energy Security” provides a detailed plan on how to accelerate the development of fusion power.
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After continued growth in the tourism industry over the last decade, Florida is now ranked below only New York in volume of international visitors per year, promising a bright future for the state’s economy.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released its report on climate change adaptation in the Department of Defense (DOD) succinctly titled “DoD Can Improve Infrastructure Planning and Processes to Better Account for Potential Impacts”.
This list of additional resources on international development will be updated throughout the summer.
Victoria Burnside Clapp
On July 10th, the House Armed Services Committee held their latest in a series of hearings focused on acquisition reform.
July 16 @ 12:30 – 1:30PM
Join the American Security Project and Clements Worldwide on July 16th, as an expert panel will discuss the latest situation in Iraq, assess potential outcomes, and determine how individuals and businesses can effectively manage risk in the region moving forward.
September 30 @ 9:00AM – 4:30PM
The next steps in building a cleaner, more resilient energy system and economy will not be easy. The American Security Project intends to build on its years of research into energy security and climate policy by initiating a study into the next generation of energy policy. Join ASP and our panelists as we discuss the next generation of energy technology and climate policy.