Potomac Institute for Policy Studies experts are warning that potential long-term health effects of the BP oil spill are both troubling and unclear. Cleanup workers and Gulf Coast residents are reporting symptoms that include headaches and respiratory problems. In a Los Angeles Times article, Center for Neurotechnology Studies Director Prof. James Giordano, PhD, says there is "overwhelming evidence" that compounds found in crude oil are dangerous, while Dr. Stephen Cunnion of the Institute's Center for Health Policy and Preparedness says more follow-up on individuals exposed to oil spills is needed. Click here to read the full Los Angeles Times article.
Prof. Yonah Alexander, Director of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies International Center for Terrorism Studies, says Israel's raid on an aid flotilla bound for Gaza has focused the world’s attention on expanding Middle East security challenges. At the same time, the raid has become the center of an international controversy that poses fresh challenges for the Obama administration. Prof. Alexander contributed to Canada's Global National network news coverage of the raid story. Click here to watch Global National's story including Prof. Alexander's comments.