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FACT SHEET - America’s Infrastructure: Challenges and Opportunities

For decades the American infrastructure has been allowed to decay. Poor quality of wireless broadband access, deteriorating roads, unsafe bridges, and power interruptions are all indicators of a lack of investment in infrastructure. This fact sheets details come of the challenges and opportunities ahead for America's infrastructure.Read more...

FACT SHEET - American Competitiveness & National Security

The security of our nation inherently depends upon the strength of our ability to compete in the global market place while simultaneously raising living standards at home. “American Competitiveness” thus includes a wide array of interconnected issues, linking economic prosperity and national security imperatives. This fact sheet provides an overview of the fundamental factors that compromise American Competitiveness, their relation to national security, and provides suggested reforms to reverse current downward trends.Read more...

FACT SHEET - U.S.-EU Trade & the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

The United States and European Union recently began negotiations on what would be, if completed, the largest trade agreement in world history. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) intends to eliminate barriers to transatlantic trade, including tariffs, duties, and burdensome regulations. This fact sheet provides a detailed history of U.S.-EU trade relations, and explains the goals, economic benefits, and security imperatives of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.Read more...

PERSPECTIVE - The Defense Industrial Base

The defense industrial base is tied to American competitiveness in the 21st Century. For that reason, leaders in the private and public sector must take steps to thrive during a drawn out period of changing expectations while also remaining committed to keeping the country strong through innovation, long-term investment and disciplined management.Read more...

FACT SHEET: Threat Finance and Financial Intelligence

Threat finance is an enabling factor of crime and terrorism, and therefore, a challenge to both national and international security. The integration of global financial systems, as well as technological innovation and proliferation, has reduced barriers to threat finance and money laundering while making it difficult for authorities to detect or disrupt these illicit operations. The American Security Project has compiled this fact sheet to provide an overview of threat finance and the methods used to launder money, as well as measures aimed at countering these activities.Read more...

Need to Know in National Security

ASP is organized around the belief that honest public discussion of national security requires a better-informed citizenry–one that understands the dangers and opportunities of the 21st century, the spectrum of available responses, and the benefits and drawbacks of each course of action. Here you can find a collection of our fact-sheets and other related papers to assist in “what you need to know in national security”.Read more...

U.S. Export Controls: Emerging Consensus On Increasing Risk

The American Security Project recently released a new report examining the US export control system and the need for greater transparency, predictability, as well as the need to protect fewer things better. The report, authored by ASP Senior Fellow Evelyn N. Farkas, specifically argues that the United States needs to develop a system which prohibits the transfer of critical military and dual-use technologies to countries, entities, and individuals that pose a real or potential threat to the United States; protects the technological edge of the U.S. military; fosters a strong defense industrial base; and facilitates interoperability and cooperation with U.S. allies and foreign partners. Click Here to Read the Full ReportRead more...