Author: Andrea Topete

Muslim militant with black fabric obscuring his head and face can be seen facing away. A rifle is draped over his shoulder.

Violent Islamist Extremism in 2017

The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change released a report titled Global Extremism Monitor: Violent Islamist Extremism in 2017. This monitor analyzed 27,092 incidents of violent Islamist extremism on a global level. The study states, “at least 84,023 people in 66 countries died during the year because of this problem.” Key...

Globe connections

Cloud Smart: A New Computing Strategy

The United States office of Management and Budget released a new report titled Federal Cloud Computing Strategy. This report is the product of the Report to the President on Federal IT Modernization and Executive Order 13800, both released in 2017, and the effort to update the Government’s legacy Federal Cloud...

hands tied behind back

Bringing Americans Home

The New America Foundation released a new report titled “Bringing Americans Home: The First Non-Governmental Assessment of U.S. Hostage Policy and Family Engagement“. The premise of this study are interviews with 27 participants that are former American hostages, family members of current and former U.S. hostages, and others detained unlawfully...

2019 Trafficking in Persons Report Released

The United States Department of State has released the 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report. This paper is a guide for the pubic to see the full range of human trafficking. Although many governments, communities, and organizations help survivors of human trafficking. Some many have a narrow understanding of traffickers and...

arid earth with a dried out tree

United Nations Releases Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction for 2019

Recently the United Nations for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) released their Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2019. Due to our economic and environmental activities has gotten us to this position. There are also suggestions on how we can slow down this amendable fate. The report  follows the Sendai...