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Jaax speaks on ebola, biological warfare



Jaax speaks on ebola, biological warfare
Dr. Jerry Jaax, Colonel (Ret.), U.S. Army Veterinarian Corps, and former Kansas State University Associate Vice Provost for Research Compliance, visited Fort Leavenworth on 1 May as part of the Simons Center’s Interagency Speaker Series. Jaax is a world renowned expert in the field of pandemic infectious disease control, serving … Read More

House passes Intelligence Authorization Act



House passes Intelligence Authorization Act
On May 3, the House of Representatives passed the Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA) for Fiscal Year 2017. The bill ensures that the programs and activities of the U.S. intelligence community are authorized by law, fully resourced, and subject to rigorous congressional oversight. The IAA provides urgent funds and authorities to… Read More

Hague Institute appraises Obama’s mass atrocity prevention efforts



Hague Institute appraises Obama’s mass atrocity prevention efforts
In April the Hague Institute for Global Justice released a report assessing the Obama administration’s efforts in mass atrocity and genocide prevention. The report identifies lessons for the Trump administration as well as other governments and non-state actors who share the goal of preventing and stopping mass atrocities. President Obama… Read More

Tillerson addresses State employees



Tillerson addresses State employees
Yesterday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addressed State Department employees, speaking about changes and inviting them to “approach this effort that we’re going to undertake with no constraints to your thinking.” This was Tillerson’s second address to State employees since assuming the responsibilities of Secretary of State. Tillerson spoke about … Read More