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  • UN calls for repatriation of IS wives, children in Syria
    by Staff on April 18, 2019 at 11:46 am

    4/18/19 ISIS Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is calling on countries to repatriate thousands of wives and children of Islamic State militants in Syria, who are living in dire conditions in the al-Hol camp in al-Hasakeh governorate in northeast Syria. read mor […]

  • Deterring Russian intimidation and aggression: Unconventional approaches
    by Staff on April 18, 2019 at 11:44 am

    4/18/19 The Russia connection Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Amid concerns that Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are vulnerable to Russian intimidation and hybrid warfare, a new RAND Corporation report concludes that unconventional defense plans could help deter and counteract Russian aggression.  “Total defense and unconventional warfare capabilities can complement the existing conventional defense efforts of the Baltic states and NATO, improve warning of an attack, augment initial defenses, and buy time for national and NATO conventional responses,” said read mor […]

  • “Hardened” schools are not safe from gun violence
    by Staff on April 18, 2019 at 11:41 am

    4/18/19 School safety Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Hardening of schools seems to be a questionable endeavor, given the dearth of evidence regarding effectiveness, says a Ball State University researcher. read mor […]

  • How Columbine became a blueprint for school shooters
    by Guest Writer on April 18, 2019 at 11:41 am

    4/18/19 School safety Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments When twelve students and one teacher were killed in Littleton, Colorado twenty years ago, it not only became what at the time was the worst high school shooting in U.S. history. It also marked when American society was first handed a script for a new form of violence in schools. read mor […]

  • Exposure to mass violence on the media leads to cycle of distress
    by Staff on April 18, 2019 at 11:40 am

    4/18/19 Mass violence Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The more people watch, listen or scroll through hours of news coverage of events such as terrorist attacks, the more likely they are to develop stress symptoms that in turn increase their media consumption during the next mass violence event, according to a nationwide study. read mor […]

  • S&T seeking partners for first responder technology R&D
    by Staff on April 18, 2019 at 11:38 am

    4/18/19 First responder technology Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate(S&T) saidit was inviting industry, academia, laboratories, and the innovation community to submit white papers related to twelve first responder technology funding opportunities. read mor […]

  • Climate change: Our greatest national security threat?
    by Guest Writer on April 18, 2019 at 11:37 am

    4/18/19 Considered opinion: Climate & national security Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  0 The climate century is here: the earth is warming, humans are to blame, and we must take immediate action now to prepare for climate change’s massively disruptive consequences. read mor […]

  • Environmental “secondary perils” an increasing threat: Swiss Re
    by Staff on April 18, 2019 at 11:36 am

    4/18/19 Climate threats Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Insured losses from natural catastrophes in 2018 were $76 billion, the fourth highest one-year total, according to the latest sigma report from the Swiss Re Institute, and more than 60 percent of the losses resulted from secondary perils. The insured losses from natural catastrophes in 2017 and 2018 together were $219 billion, the highest ever for a two-year period. In 2017, when aggregate natural disaster insurance claims were the highest ever in a single year, more than half were due to secondary perils. read mor […]

  • Defending the Earth from asteroids
    by Staff on April 18, 2019 at 11:34 am

    4/18/19 Planetary security Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments A mere 17-20 meters across, the Chelyabinsk meteor caused extensive ground damage and numerous injuries when it exploded on impact with Earth’s atmosphere in February 2013. read mor […]

  • A risk analysis of Huawei 5G; immigration enforcement dominates DHS; Iranian cyber-espionage tools, and more
    by Staff on April 18, 2019 at 11:32 am

    4/18/19 Our picks Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  0 A risk analysis of Huawei 5G (Nicholas Weaver, Lawfare) read mor […]

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