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Putting America’s Energy Leverage to Use

John Hoeven and John McCain / The Wall Street Journal

Today, the U.S. has the leverage to liberate our allies from Russia’s stranglehold on the European natural-gas market. Thanks to new technologies such as hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, America is producing more than 30.2 trillion cubic feet of natural gas a year, but only using 26.6 trillion.


Russia wants Apple, SAP to cooperate against foreign spying

Maria Kiselyova / Reuters

The suggestion that two of the world’s flagship technology companies disclose some of their most sensitive business secrets comes as the United States and Europe debate their most severe sanctions yet against Russia for its role in Ukraine.


Argentina defaults for second time

BBC News Business

Argentina has defaulted on its debt – for the second time in 13 years – after last-minute talks in New York with a group of bond-holders ended in failure.


Sierra Leone declares emergency as Ebola death toll hits 729

Umaru Fofana / Reuters

Sierra Leone declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine Ebola victims on Thursday, joining neighboring Liberia in imposing tough controls as the death toll from the worst-ever outbreak of the virus hit 729 in West Africa.


Landslides trap 170 people or more in western India

Harmeet Shah Singh / CNN

Landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains may have trapped 170 people or more in a village in western India, a senior official said Wednesday.


On Our Flashpoint Blog


The Complex Relations That Bind Europe, Russia, and America

Justin Tolentino

On Wednesday July 30th, 2014, in conjunction with LNG Allies, ASP conducted an event on energy policies: “Beyond Rhetoric: How The U.S. Can Help Enhance European Energy Security”. The event discussed concrete steps that the US can take now and in the future to bolster Europe’s energy security.


10 Key Facts About Fusion

Paul Hamill

Check out the top 10 facts on fusion energy


Climate change will make issues like regional instability, extremism and terrorism more challenging for our country

Jon Breed

If there’s one thing my service as a Naval Officer and my time at the Pentagon has made very clear, it’s that the United States can no longer wait to confront the threat posed by climate change.


Officials Push Congress to Renew AGOA

Dan Day

Debate over the renewal of the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) which is set to expire at the end of September heated up on Tuesday with officials pushing Congress to strike a deal.


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September 30 @ 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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.

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