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  • U.S. Supports Argentina’s Bid to Prosecute Iran’s Agents in 1994 Buenos Aires Attack
    by Guest Writer on July 16, 2019 at 11:45 am

    7/15/19 Terrorism Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The United States is backing a renewed Argentine effort to prosecute Iranian and Hezbollah agents accused of plotting a deadly 1994 attack on a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. read mor […]

  • PA Doubles Pay-to-Slay Salary of Terrorist Behind Murder of Three Israeli Teens
    by Guest Writer on July 16, 2019 at 11:44 am

    7/15/19 Terrorism Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments After reports earlier this week that the Palestinian Authority (PA) stepped up its support for the “pay-to-slay” policy by which it pays monthly salaries to terrorist prisoners and their families, it now emerged that the PA also doubled the monthly salary it pays to convicted terrorist Hussam Kawasme. read mor […]

  • DHS S&T announces $35M Funding for Terrorism Prevention, Counterterrorism Research
    by Staff on July 16, 2019 at 11:42 am

    7/15/19 Counterterrorism Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) on Monday announced $35 million in funding opportunities for a new DHS Center of Excellence (COE) for Terrorism Prevention and Counterterrorism Research (TPCR). read mor […]

  • Climate Change Is Driving Many California Wildfires
    by Staff on July 16, 2019 at 11:36 am

    7/15/19 Wildfires Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Against a backdrop of long-term rises in temperature in recent decades, California has seen ever higher spikes in seasonal wildfires, and, in the last two years, a string of disastrous, record-setting blazes. This has led scientists, politicians and media to ponder: what role might warming climate be playing here? read mor […]

  • Can the “Masters of the Flood” Help Texas Protect Its Coast from Hurricanes?
    by Guest Writer on July 16, 2019 at 11:34 am

    7/15/19 Hurricanes Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments On a sunny Friday in late May, a jubilant wedding party scrambled to the top of a colossal sand dune in this tiny Dutch beach town for a photoshoot, bridesmaids’ arms flailing as their high heels sunk in. The wedding ceremony had just ended at an outdoor venue nestled behind the six-story mountain of sand, which blocked the view of the North Sea. read mor […]

  • “Safe Third Country” Agreements with Mexico and Guatemala would be Unlawful
    by Staff on July 16, 2019 at 11:33 am

    7/15/19 Perspective Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments News reports that the United States seeks to sign “Safe Third Country” agreements with Mexico and Guatemala – possibly as soon as today – mark the latest phase in the Trump Administration’s efforts to keep Central American asylum seekers from reaching the country. read mor […]

  • The Coming AI Metamorphosis
    by Staff on July 16, 2019 at 11:33 am

    7/15/19 Perspective Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Humanity is at the edge of a revolution driven by artificial intelligence. It has the potential to be one of the most significant and far-reaching revolutions in history, yet it has developed out of disparate efforts to solve specific practical problems rather than a comprehensive plan. Ironically, the ultimate effect of this case-by-case problem solving may be the transformation of human reasoning and decision making. read mor […]

  • Russia’s Election Hackers Are Back—and Targeting George Soros
    by Staff on July 16, 2019 at 11:33 am

    7/15/19 Perspective Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The Russian intelligence agency behind 2016’s election attacks is training its sights on billionaire financier George Soros, the Daily Beast has learned. The move comes hot on the heels of a surge in U.S.-focused hacking by Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate with similarities to 2016 in targeting and methodology.  read mor […]

  • Child Separation Policy: Allegations of Mistreatment Substantiated
    by Staff on July 12, 2019 at 11:46 am

    7/12/19 Migrant children Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Between April 2018 and June 2018, the Trump administration separated at least 2,800 children from their parents at the southern border under the “zero tolerance” policy that Attorney General Jeff Sessions instituted in April 2018, and a related policy which DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen instituted a few weeks later to refer all parents who made unauthorized border crossings for prosecution. read mor […]

  • Lack of Data on Missing Migrant Children Leads to Gaps in Protection
    by Staff on July 12, 2019 at 11:44 am

    7/12/19 Migrant children Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  0 This year’s Fatal Journeys 4 report, by the International Organization for Migration (IOM)and co-edited by University of Bristol academic Ann Singleton, focuses on missing migrant children, giving the growing number embarking on dangerous migrant journeys. According to IOM data, nearly 1,600 children have been reported dead or missing since 2014, though many more go unrecorded. read mor […]

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