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Perspective – Women in the Military

Women in the U.S. military comprise approximately 17 percent of personnel and are a vital part of modern force structure, providing numerous benefits to the Armed Forces. Despite their importance, women face many structural and cultural challenges in their military experience.

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Call-to-Action: Evidence-Based Care of Overweight and Obesity in the United States Armed Forces

American Security Project and over 50 signatories call on the Department of Defense to improve their identification and treatment guidelines for overweight and obesity.

The U.S.-India Relationship: Navigating Strategic Multi-Alignment

Prioritizing economic growth over great power alignment, India remains strategically neutral on key geopolitical divides in the 21st century. To strengthen its partnership with the world’s most populous democracy, Washington will need to maximize Delhi’s benefits while ensuring strong commitment to human rights and democratic values.

Key Reads

Strengthening Deterrence in the South China Sea

The United States needs to begin outwardly signaling and calling for more defense responsibility from its partners and allies in the Indo-Pacific. ...

LNG Tanker Clean Ocean sailing out of an American port. Image credit Maciej Margas.

Security Implications of Biden’s Liquified Natural Gas Pause: Real or Inflated?

Given the U.S.’ unprecedented surplus of LNG, and new reports suggesting demand may be in decline, there’s no risk in taking time to consider impac...

Forum on China-Africa Cooperation

The U.S. is Losing the Great Power Competition in Africa

Renewing African trust and engagement will be a difficult diplomatic challenge requiring both creative traditional and public diplomacy, but it is ...

ASP In the News: LTG Daniel Christman Discusses Ammunition Production in Real Clear Defense

In Real Clear Defense, LTG Daniel Christman explores the multiple points of vulnerability of U.S. small arms ammunition production.

Mapping Florida’s Resilience Through a National Security Lens

Florida is home to USSOUTHCOM, USCENTCOM, and USSOCOM, as well as many key national security facilities. As such, any disruption in operations can ...

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Iran’s Attacks in the Middle East: Ideological or Practical?

Last Tuesday, the Iranian government launched a series of missile strikes against what it called “terrorist hideouts” in Iraq, Syria, and Pakistan....

Research and Programming

Climate Security

Through research and public engagements, ASP is fostering dialogue and building consensus on the national security impacts of climate change.

Nuclear Security

The spread of nuclear weapons and increasing numbers of nuclear forces worldwide represents the greatest danger to mankind.

Energy Security

ASP's energy security research covers the spectrum of energy sources, from nuclear, wind, and solar, to fusion and other innovative technologies.