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Analysis and Commentary

Dishonest Policymaking Stings The European Commission On Honeybee Health

by Henry I. Millervia The Daily Caller
Friday, May 25, 2018
Misconceptions about the physical and biological world can persist long after the science is settled.
Analysis and Commentary

Hawaii Volcano And China Sea Islands Alter World's Geography

by Markos Kounalakisvia McClatchy DC
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Kilauea’s volcanic lava flows are not only burning down Hawaiian homes on their path towards the Pacific Ocean but also creating new territory, adding landmass to the American state and making the Big Island even bigger.
In the News

Trump Can’t Block Tweets From Ex-Guantanamo Guard And A ‘Grammy-Losing Songwriter,’ Judge Rules

quoting Michael McConnellvia San Jose Mercury News
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

President Trump’s blocking of his critics on Twitter is unconstitutional, a judge ruled Wednesday in a decision that addresses a fairly new issue for our time: the relationship on social media between those who govern and the governed.

In the News

With Fentanyl, China Uses Opium War Tactics Against Us

quoting Markos Kounalakisvia American Thinker
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Federal prosecutors in Mississippi charged [Chinese national] Yan, 41, in September with leading an empire built on the manufacture and sale of drugs related to fentanyl, one of the world's deadliest and most profitable narcotics. So strong that it's been studied as a chemical weapon, the drug has saturated American streets with breathtaking speed: It kills more people than any other opioid, including prescription pills and heroin, because it's so easy to overdose. 

The Network:\

featuring Jamil Jaffer
Monday, May 21, 2018

The Network is a group of high-level digital security experts from across government, the private sector and security research community invited by The Washington Post to vote in surveys on the most pressing issues in the field. Our regular surveys will highlight insights from some of the most influential people in cybersecurity. They include members of Congress and the Trump administration, the country’s top security researchers and senior leaders at companies as varied as Facebook, General Motors and Visa.

In the News

Media Favor California Solar Mandate That Will Cost $10K Per Home

quoting Lee Ohanianvia News Busters, Media Research Center
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

California is king when it comes to environmental regulations, but the latest decision to mandate solar panels comes at a high price. For homeowners.

In the News

Women In Leadership Panel Discussion Marks Release Of Sally Ride Postage Stamp

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Sally Ride Science (UC San Diego)
Thursday, April 5, 2018

Sally Ride blasted off aboard shuttle Challenger on June 18, 1983, to become the first American woman—and, at 32, the youngest American—in space. She flew on Challenger again in 1984 and later was the only person to serve on both panels investigating the nation’s space shuttle disasters—the Challenger explosion in 1986 and the breakup of Columbia in 2003.

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Building Resilient Infrastructure

by Alice Hillvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

America’s existing infrastructure hasn’t been built to deal with the natural disasters we’ll face this century. New and replacement infrastructure must be built to be resilient to future climate disruptions. While it may sound costly, the return to building resilient infrastructure will save more money in the long run.

In the News

Thomas Friedman’s World May Be Flat, But No One Else’s Is

featuring Niall Fergusonvia The Online Library of Law and Liberty
Monday, May 21, 2018

We know a noun has pervaded our sensibilities when we derive a verb from it. “Network” appears in 16th century English, and was meant literally: a work of netting, coarse or fine. As an abstraction meaning any complex design of threadlike entities, from a river system to a political economy, the word didn’t arrive until the early 19th century.


California’s Solar Rooftop Mandate Doesn’t Make Economic Sense

by Lee Ohanian, Ted Temzelidesvia San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, May 18, 2018

This month, the California Energy Commission voted to require that almost all new California housing include rooftop solar panels. The commission estimates that after three years, the solar mandate will have the same effect on carbon reduction as eliminating 115,000 cars. But this represents only 0.8 percent of California’s registered motor vehicles.


Research Teams

The Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.

The Arctic Security Initiative addresses the strategic and security implications of increased Arctic activity and identifies opportunities for shaping a safe, secure, and prosperous Arctic.