Andrew Holland Quoted in The News & Observer

posted on September 21, 2012 at 9:23 am


Senior Fellow for Energy and Climate Andrew Holland was quoted in an article from The News & Observer on the competition between coal and natural gas in the electric power sector.

Joshua Foust discusses Afghanistan in The Washington Post

posted on September 20, 2012 at 2:20 pm

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“‘The Taliban are fighting a political war while the United States and its allies are still fighting a tactical military war . . . We remain focused on terrain. They are focused on attacking the transition process and seizing the narrative of victory.’”

ASP Fellow Joshua Foust quoted in The National Interest

posted on September 20, 2012 at 2:08 pm

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“The training mission [in Afghanistan] is the foundation of the current strategy. Without that mission, the strategy collapses. The war is adrift, and it’s hard to see how anyone can avoid a complete disaster at this point.”

August Cole: For EADS-BAE Deal to Succeed, Congress Is Crucial

posted on September 17, 2012 at 9:15 am


A potential EADS-BAE deal is another sign of the crossroads moment for the global defense industry, and it lays bare two realities. The first is that for all the U.S. desire to use globalization to increase competition among the Department of Defense’s contractors, Europe’s efforts to land high-profile Pentagon contracts have flamed out.

PAST EVENT – ASP & The American Geophysical Union – “Science Supporting National Security”

posted on September 14, 2012 at 12:19 pm

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Wednesday, 19 September – 9:30-11:00am – 2325 Rayburn House Office Building: Scientific and technological innovations help secure our nation from natural and man-made threats to our safety. Research and development in fields as diverse as Arctic research and supercomputing contribute immensely to national security. Our experts will discuss the scientific advances keeping us safe, and what innovations we need to meet current and future security challenges

ASP Fellow Joshua Foust discusses drones in PBS Need to Know

posted on September 14, 2012 at 10:03 am

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“Both the U.S. and Pakistan benefit greatly from remaining quiet on drone strikes. The U.S. wants to keep its freedom of action and Pakistan wants to avoid taking responsibility for the strikes due to some anger among the urban elites. In this sense, more transparency would make strikes more difficult, politically, for all parties… but in the long run that might be an acceptable price to pay if we get more data and more access to affected areas in return.”