2018 Annotated Worldwide Threat Assessment- Interactive Website
On February 13, 2018 Director of National Intelligence Daniel R. Coats presented the 2018 Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community to the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee. The assessment addressed a variety of topics critical to homeland security, ranging from cyber threats to interstate conflict: “Competition among countries will increase in the coming year as major powers and regional aggressors exploit complex global trends while adjusting to new priorities in US foreign policy. The risk of interstate conflict, including among great powers, is higher than at any time since the end of the Cold War.”
The Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) created an interactive resource, titled Annotated Worldwide Threat Assessment 2018, highlighting Global Threats (Cyber Threat, WMDs- Proliferation, Terrorism, Counterintelligence, Emerging and Disruptive Technology, Technology Acquisitions and Strategic Economic Competition, Space and Counterspace, Transnational Organized Crime, Economic and Energy, and Human Security). The interactive site also highlights Regional Threats (East Asia, Middle East/North Africa, South Asia, Russia and Eurasia, Europe, Africa, and the Western Hemisphere). Each section includes detailed information via tabs, maps, and supplementary related articles and resources that are available through HSDL.
This CHDS interactive resource provides an excellent platform to understand Coats’ threat assessment in greater detail and in relation to current events and recently-released documents and sources. CHDS has produced these multi-media enhanced, annotated versions of the “Worldwide Threat Assessments of the US Intelligence Community” since 2014. Editions from previous years are available here.