Author: Emily Bruza

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2018 Status of Global Religious Freedom

Congress’s 2018 Report on International Religious Freedom was released on June 21, 2019. The report, covering each country’s policies that violate religious beliefs, practices, denominations, and the United States’ role in promoting freedom of religion, is released annually and semi-annually by the U.S. Department of State and joins the repository...

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Top Ten Global Challenges Facing the G20

The Council of Councils (CoC), a Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) initiative, has released its 2019 Report Card on International Cooperation generally focused on the performances of the Group of Twenty (G20). The CoC is a group of foreign policy institutes from 24 countries, who were asked to prioritize the top global challenges and rank the results 1-10,...

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Protecting Soft Targets and Crowded Places — Everyone’s Responsibility

In April of 2019,  The Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released the Security of Soft Targets and Crowded Places Resource Guide. Soft targets and crowded places are any easily accessible, public areas such as malls, houses of worship, and event venues that consistently attract large...

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National Health Security at Record High Despite Increasingly Aggregated Population

The National Health Security Preparedness Index, which “tracks the nation’s progress in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disasters and other large-scale emergencies that pose risks to health and well-being in the United States” has released its 2019 Summary of Key Findings. The Index examines six categories of health...