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The Arctic at the Center of World Affairs

President Obama’s visit to Alaska for the GLACIER conference is an important reminder about America’s Arctic, and about the importance of climate change. ASP’s work on the Arctic has focused on three overlapping themes: energy, climate change, and national security.Read more...

Risks of Arming Syrian Opposition Group Against ISIS

As the quest to fight and eliminate the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/Daesh) continues, the US government has considered many options to secure victory, including aiding opposition groups in the region. One group that has surfaced as a potential ally is Ahrar al-Sham, a large opposition force in Syria. Although the group is more than willing to fight ISIS, the US government remains skeptical when it comes to providing monetary aid and weaponry because of the group’s Islamist affiliations.Read more...

Iranian Human Rights Defenders Coming Out Massively in Support of the Iran Deal

Dr. Trita Parsi, President of the National Iranian American Council, shows the Iran nuclear deal continues to gain more international support from groups.Read more...