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State releases 2016 country report on terrorism



State releases 2016 country report on terrorism
On July 19, the State Department released the 2016 Country Reports on Terrorism. The annual Country Reports on Terrorism provide policy-related assessments and country-by-country breakdowns of foreign government counterterrorism cooperation, and contain information on state sponsors of terrorism, terrorist safe havens, foreign terrorist organizations, and the global challenge of chemical,… Read More

Featured Article: Disrupting the Foreign Fighter Flow…



Featured Article: Disrupting the Foreign Fighter Flow…
Featured article: Disrupting the Foreign Fighter Flow: Interdiction and Prosecution by Jan Schwarzenberg U.S. persons travelling to other lands to become foreign fighters are a threat to domestic security in the U.S. Numerous reports over the past decade note the presence of foreign fighters arriving in conflict areas such as… Read More

Featured Article: Plutonium and Picasso – A Typology of Nuclear and Fine Art Smuggling



Featured Article: Plutonium and Picasso – A Typology of Nuclear and Fine Art Smuggling
Featured article: Plutonium and Picasso – A Typology of Nuclear and Fine Art Smuggling by Joshua D. Foss The global security environment continues to evolve. Globalization, advances in technology, and greater connectedness of people and economies have enabled transnational organized crime and new and existing illicit markets to expand. Never… Read More

House releases terrorism financing report



House releases terrorism financing report
Last week, the House Financial Services Committee’s Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing released a bipartisan report of its 12 month long probe into the threat terror financing poses to the U.S. financial system. The task force’s report focuses on financial crimes that support terrorist acts or organizations. According to… Read More

News You Can Use: 11/09/16



News You Can Use: 11/09/16
National Security Trump Victory Brings Uncertainty Abroad, The Wall Street Journal US election 2016 results: Five ways a Donald Trump presidency changes the world, BBC News Americans dislike the Islamic State more than Putin or Assad. Here’s how that shapes policy preferences., Brookings How the next administration will reshape DHS,… Read More

News You Can Use: 08/19/16



News You Can Use: 08/19/16
National Security Syring on Threats: ‘The Game Has Been Escalated’, Defense News FBI documents viewed in secure areas of the U.S. Capitol, Reuters Pentagon: We’re Closer Than Ever to Lasers That Can Stop Iranian, North Korean Missiles, Government Executive An alleged ‘agent’ of Iran transferred from Guantanamo to the UAE,… Read More

News You Can Use: 08/12/16



News You Can Use: 08/12/16
National Security What Does Expanding the Definition of War Mean for the U.S. Military?, Foreign Policy 15 Years After 9/11, Is America Any Safer?, Defense One Military Officials Distorted ISIS Intelligence, Congressional Panel Says, The New York Times Missile Defense Agency Sees Its Research Focus Drop, Defense News The U.S.… Read More

News You Can Use: 08/05/16



News You Can Use: 08/05/16
National Security State Department Looks to Combat African Terrorism with Prevention Program, USNI News White House unveils plan to boost drones, The Hill Pentagon buys WMD detection system, C4ISR Net Political Hacking May Prompt U.S. to Aid Election Security, Bloomberg 3 reasons Russia’s Vladimir Putin might want to interfere in… Read More

IAP 17W (November 2015) Countering Cyber Extremism



IAP 17W (November 2015) Countering Cyber Extremism
by Megan Penn, Joshua K. Miller and Jan Schwarzenberg Violent extremist organizations have increased their online presence using the Internet to establish an online brand, communicate with members, and radicalize sympathizers. The regular use of online media, forums, and communications has altered the way that governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and… Read More