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  • 04/10/2014

    WHITE PAPER – National Security and Space – The Next Space Race: Competition

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    This paper goes into detail on the next steps the United States should be considering to enhance our national security, secure our access to space, as well as to gain value for money from taxpayers.

  • 04/03/2014

    Tennessee and Climate Change

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    As members of the American Security Project prepare to visit Tennessee to discuss the threats of climate change, ASP has published a short document detailing some of the threats that climate change poses to the state.

  • 04/01/2014

    National Security and America’s Space Challenge

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    America’s long-term strategic advantage and economic security depend on policies that create safe, reliable and affordable satellite launch capabilities. U.S. power cannot be measured in the 21st Century without accounting for the safety and security of our military space access.

  • 03/13/2014

    AMERICAN SECURITY QUARTERLY V3 Issue 1

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    Never before have we seen the level of interdisciplinary security issues that we see today occurring in all corners of the globe. Read more in this edition of ASQ.

  • 03/11/2014

    ASP Briefing Note: National Security and Climate Change

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    A briefing note on climate change and national security. Find out the facts here.

  • 03/06/2014

    ASP Briefing Note: The Ukraine Crisis and the Geopolitics of Energy

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    A briefing note on the Ukraine Crisis and the Geopolitics of Energy – click to find out the facts and way forward the United States could take.

  • 02/19/2014

    Mapping the Conflict in Aleppo, Syria

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    Over the course of four months American Security Project supported Caerus Associates and First Mile Geo in what may be the highest fidelity, time series analysis of the ongoing human tragedy unfolding inside of Aleppo, Syria.

  • 01/30/2014

    Fact Sheet — Executive Authority in US Trade Policy

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    There has been an increasing discussion regarding the possibility of Congress granting the US presidency “fast track” authority in free trade agreements. This report gives the facts.

  • 01/28/2014

    WHITE PAPER: America’s Energy Choices – 2014

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    Three years after ASP first released “America’s Energy Choices” in 2011, the U.S. remains stuck in a political stalemate over energy. Even so, the energy choices made years or even decades ago by politicians, businesses, and consumers have led to a revolution in how the U.S. produces energy. The reality of change in America’s energy system is far different from the stagnation of the political debate.

  • 01/27/2014

    PERSPECTIVE: Five Choices on Energy that We Need to Make

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    We are in the midst of an energy revolution. There are key choices on energy we must make, but our government has become complacent about the problems of our energy future. This means that we are still coasting on the choices made in response to the crises of the 1970s – we are not responding to the challenges of the 21st Century.

  • 01/02/2014

    Top Ten Blog Posts of 2013

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    Last year was a busy year for ASP, exploring the issues of climate security, next generation energy and investment, the links between a strong economy and enhanced national security, chemical weapons, as well as the vital U.S. and Egypt strategic relationship.

    This reports collects together the top ten blog posts on ASP website in 2013, we hope you find them interesting and useful.

  • 12/09/2013

    Fact Sheet – Egypt

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    Egypt’s social and political landscape has been at the forefront of several discussions over the past several years. With neighboring countries like Libya, Syria, Tunisia, and Israel, it is no wonder that Egypt’s current situation is so precarious. Egypt was not immune to the revolutionary tide that swept North Africa and the Middle East.

  • 10/24/2013

    AMERICAN SECURITY QUARTERLY V2 Issue 4

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    We all watched with great apprehension the stalemate over the budget, national debt, and the Affordable Care Act these past weeks. The anecdotes of impact were everywhere, from closed national monuments to denied child care. But what was not so prominent in the news was the impact to our reputation and business overseas, and, ultimately, American Competitiveness. Read more about that in this edition of ASQ

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  • 04/15/2014

    China’s Xi talks up military role in space

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    Both China and the U.S. know the strategic value of space, even if it has not been militarized in the conventional understanding of the word. Armed satellites do not square off against one another in a warlike manner, but no modern military can fight as it wants to without reliable space-based communications and surveillance.

  • 04/10/2014

    ASP’s Holland on KCRW’s To the Point: “Climate Change: Will we Have to Get Used to It?”

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    ASP’s Holland discussed climate change and national security on KCRW’s “To The Point” with Warren Olney. Take a listen!

  • 04/10/2014

    Does the US-Japan Impasse Spell Doom for TPP?

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    With top US trade negotiators failing to reach a complete agreement with Japan over any of the most contentious trade issues, many are left feeling a sense of cynicism regarding the precious Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). But does that necessarily mean that TPP will be ultimately run off its tracks?

  • 04/10/2014

    Ebola Outbreak a Regional Threat

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    Over the past week, a flight from Guinean capital, Conakry, has been quarantined. Neighboring countries have closed their boarders. France has gone on “high alert”. And investors are fleeing Guinea’s market concerned over what the WHO has called the “most challenging” outbreak of Ebola ever.

  • 04/10/2014

    Castellaw and Adams in The Commercial Appeal: If military sees climate risk, why do we deny?

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    Today, LTG John Castellaw, USMC (Ret.) and BGen John Adams, USA (Ret.) of ASP were invited to write a column for The Commercial Appeal of Memphis, TN regarding the impacts of climate change on the region.

  • 04/10/2014

    Guest Post: Egypt’s Political Process Continues – but needs world support

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    While every country in the world is important, Egypt merits the attention and concern of all nations due to its natural position as the leader of the Middle East and Africa; its counter-terrorism efforts; the importance of securing its border with Israel; the Suez Canal; and its key position on both the Red Sea and the Mediterranean.

  • 04/10/2014

    Cheney: The Pentagon’s review of the RD-180 engine is an important step for US space program as well as our national security

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    The RD-180 rocket engine is built by NPO Energomash, a largely Russian state-owned enterprise based in Khimki. The engines are currently used as the primary propulsion system of the Atlas V rocket, the backbone to US payload launches.

  • 04/07/2014

    ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey 2014 Results Released

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    On Monday, ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller released the results of its sixth annual Arab Youth Survey, a poll conducted to gain insight into the opinions, attitudes, and aspirations of the 200 million youth in the Middle East and North Africa. The 2014 report is the largest yet, including results from 3,500 Arab youths aged 18-24 in 16 countries.

  • 04/07/2014

    U.S. Official: Iran Nuclear Agreement Moving Along, Drafting to Begin in May

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    During a State Department background briefing on Friday, a senior U.S. official was confident that all parties are still committed to seeking a comprehensive, peaceful solution to the Iranian nuclear program within the 6 month time frame, and that the drafting of the plan is to begin next month.

  • 04/04/2014

    The Cuban Twitter: Doomed from the Start

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    With news breaking this week about USAID’s creation of a “Cuban Twitter,” it’s a perfect time to discuss the alignment of public diplomacy goals and the tools used to accomplish them. In this case, the tools, goals, concept, and the executor of the plan were all misaligned, dooming the project from the start.

  • 04/03/2014

    Tennessee and Climate Change

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    As members of the American Security Project prepare to visit Tennessee to discuss the threats of climate change, ASP has published a short document detailing some of the threats that climate change poses to the state.

  • 04/03/2014

    Senators Call on DOD for Competition in Air Force Space Launch Program

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    Yesterday, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and six other Senators called on the Department of Defense to allow more competition within the U.S. Air Force’s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program. This comes at a time when there is much concern over the reliance on Russian technology and engines, such as the RD-180, which serves as the backbone of the Pentagon’s premier space launch vehicle used for military-space operations.

  • 04/03/2014

    Event Recap: The Battle on the Final Frontier – A Discussion of National Security and Space

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    On April 1st, ASP hosted an event featuring Lt. General Norman Seip and August Cole to discuss the connection between space technology and U.S. national security interests for the 21st century.

Must Reads

  • 01/28/2014

    WHITE PAPER: America’s Energy Choices – 2014

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    Three years after ASP first released “America’s Energy Choices” in 2011, the U.S. remains stuck in a political stalemate over energy. Even so, the energy choices made years or even decades ago by politicians, businesses, and consumers have led to a revolution in how the U.S. produces energy. The reality of change in America’s energy system is far different from the stagnation of the political debate.

  • 03/21/2013

    The Global Security Defense Index on Climate Change: Preliminary Results

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    The American Security Project releases the preliminary results of a new resource on climate change and national security: The Global Security and Defense Index on Climate Change. The Index analyzes how governments around the world and their militaries plan for and anticipate the strategic threats of climate change.

  • 03/13/2013

    WHITE PAPER: Fusion Power – A 10 Year Plan to Energy Security

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    Fusion energy holds great promise to meet America’s energy needs. Energy from fusion is clean, safe, secure and abundant. ASP’s new White Paper report provides a detailed plan on how to accelerate the development of fusion power.

  • 01/29/2013

    WHITE PAPER: Advanced Biofuels and National Security

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    ASP’s White Paper report, “Advanced Biofuels and National Security” builds on ASP’s long history of demonstrating the importance of reducing oil use for national security and highlighting the work of the Department of Defense in promoting alternative fuels. This report demonstrates that developing advanced biofuels are important in reducing America’s dependence on oil; this dependence presents real national security threats to the United States and the American military.

  • 01/24/2013

    PERSPECTIVE: Understanding the Strategic and Tactical Considerations of Drone Strikes

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    This American Security Project report, the second in our series on drone strikes and targeted killing, examines the known data to generate a series of ten metrics to gauge the effects of the program. This paper presents a factual, apolitical discussion of the many aspects of the lethal drones program, and suggests how policymakers and the public can make it more effective.

  • 11/28/2012

    WHITE PAPER: American Competitiveness Report – An Issue of National Security

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    This report examines interrelated elements of American present vulnerabilities: business climate, infrastructure, national debt, labor market and immigration, defense industrial base, as well as education and healthcare. And turning these to the strengths they once were. In keeping with ASP’s core mission of examining more than military might when assessing national security, the report also reframes one of the recurring questions of international relations: What factors really make us strong and safe?

  • 11/01/2012

    Climate Security Report

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    Climate change poses a clear and present danger to the United States through its effects on our global allies as well as its direct effects on our agriculture, infrastructure, economy and public health.
    This report aims to move past the current debate about climate change and towards a real, informed discussion about its security implications—both global and domestic.

  • 08/07/2012

    WHITE PAPER – The New Public Diplomacy Imperative

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    The New Public Diplomacy Imperative takes a look at the strategic necessity for strong American public diplomacy. Author Matthew Wallin examines many of the issues in contemporary public diplomacy, and recommends best practices for policy makers and public diplomacy practitioners.

  • 06/26/2012

    FACT SHEET: Law of the Sea – separating fact from fiction

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    Although the Law of the Sea Treaty has been overwhelmingly backed by the private sector, military officials, Democrats and Republicans – including the previous George W. Bush Administration, unfortunately a minority partisan opposition seeks to block the treaty’s ratification.

  • 11/07/2011

    REPORT: Nuclear Security Index

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    The spread of nuclear weapons continues to be an urgent national security concern for the United States. The analysis included within the NSI is intended to encourage productive, informed debate about nuclear security challenges while also encouraging broader citizen participation in that debate. The NSI was produced with the American public in mind and it distills this highly technical subject and the complex debate surrounding it.

  • 05/26/2011

    Pay Now, Pay Later: A State-by-State Assessment of the Costs of Climate Change

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    The American Security Project released a series of 50 reports which analyze and project possible economic losses—or in some cases, gains—on a state-by-state basis as a result of unmitigated climate change. The project, “Pay Now, Pay Later” (PNPL), draws attention to the costs of inaction for each state if we fail to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.