Sophia Saifi, Syed Ali Shah, and Juliet Perry / CNN
ISIS has claimed responsibility via its Amaq media wing for a deadly attack Monday night on a police academy in Quetta, Pakistan.
UN human rights staff have received reports of atrocities being committed by Islamic State militants as Iraqi government forces close in on Mosul.
Lisa O’Carroll and Alice Ross / The Guardian
Up to 2,000 people were expected to leave the Calais refugee camp on Tuesday, as isolated scuffles broke out on the second day of an attempt by the French government to clear the site.
William Pentland / Forbes
Tangent Energy Solutions, a start-up company based in Kennett Square, PA that specializes in distributed energy management, said today that it would form a joint venture agreement with industrial equipment maker Cummins.
Michael S. Derby / The Wall Street Journal
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams said the best time for the U.S. central bank to raise rates again likely will be at its policy gathering in December.
Michelle Davis / Bloomberg
A decade after the triple-A failures of the subprime era, grade inflation is back on Wall Street. This time, Moody’s Investors Service and S&P Global Ratings Inc. are cutting companies slack on mergers and acquisitions, an analysis of credit-ratings data by Bloomberg News found.
Stephen Kalin and Maher Chmaytelli / Reuters
An elite unit of the Iraqi army paused its week-long advance on Mosul as it approached the city’s eastern edge on Tuesday, waiting for other U.S.-backed forces to close in on Islamic State’s last major urban stronghold in Iraq.
At least 12 people have been killed in an attack in Kenya claimed by Somalia-based militant Islamist group al-Shabab.
Emily Cadman / The Independent
Climate change could spark the world’s next financial crisis, according to Paul Fisher, who retired this year as deputy head of the Bank of England body that supervises the country’s banks.
Edward Wong / The New York Times
Ankle-deep sand blocked the door of their new home. Pushing bicycles through the yard was like wading in a bog. The “lake” part of Miaomiao Lake Village turned out to be nothing but a tiny oasis more than a mile from the cookie-cutter rows of small concrete-block houses.
Alastair Gale / The Wall Street Journal
North Korean coal prices have surged by 40% in value recently, boosting funds for Pyongyang’s advancing nuclear program and undermining U.S.-led efforts to force it into talks by choking its finances.
Ben Kentish / The Independent
Russia has promised “asymmetric” retribution if the U.S. imposes new sanctions on Moscow over its bombing campaign in Syria
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A carbon tax is a simple idea: tax emissions, and people will emit less in order to save money. The state of Washington is currently contemplating the tax provision I-732, which would introduce a revenue neutral carbon tax to the state.
In almost exactly 2 weeks, the historic Paris Agreement comes into effect. The agreement has the potential to alter the future of our world; moving us away from our current trajectory toward dangerous climate change.
Here in Washington, DC, the country approaches a landmark election season. The early days of a new Administration are key in setting the agenda for the next four years, and ASP is beginning to lay the groundwork for an argument that now is the time to invest in the next generation of energy technology.
Brig. Gen. Stephen Cheney was quoted on issues facing the United States in the Asia-Pacific in Wyatt Olson’s October 2 article “Naval Rivalry with China, North Korean Missile Threats Await Next President” in Stars and Stripes.
In September Dante Disparte, ASP BCAS Chairperson and Daniel Wagner, Managing Director of Risk Solutions for Risk Cooperative and previously featured guest on ASP’s weekly podcast, were featured in the Harvard Business Review.
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Certain Russian terrorism policies – covert and overt – were aimed at securing Putin’s electoral position and intentionally prolonging the Syrian crisis as a way to express dissatisfaction with the global status quo.
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