Author: Emily Christian

Global Peace in 2020

The Institute for Economics and Peace has released the 2020 Global Peace Index as well as a consolidated briefing.  The 14th edition of the Global Peace Index ranks the state of peace in 163 countries based on 23 different indicators.  According to the results, global peace has deteriorated in 2020. The Global Peace Index incorporates factors across three domains:...

Civil Liberties, Far-Right Antisemitism, and the COVID-19 Crisis: 2 New Henry Jackson Society Reports

The Henry Jackson Society has released 2 new reports related to security and the COVID-19 pandemic.    Leaving Lockdown: The Impact of COVID-19 on Civil Liberties and National Security in the UK & US discusses the trade-off between civil liberties and effective security in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Broken into four sections, the...

Reopening America

The Brookings Institution has released Reopening America a report that examines many facets of American efforts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The publication is the first in a two-volume series Reopening America and the World presented by dozens of Brookings scholars who explore various aspects of global recovery in an effort to inform the public conversation about COVID-19, and help leaders take their next steps...

Survey of American Risk Perceptions and Emotional Responses to COVID-19

Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication have released a new report Americans’ Risk Perceptions and Emotional Responses to COVID-19 based on findings from a scientific national survey.  The survey of 3,933 adults reveals that most believe that the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted daily life across America. The findings show that...

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Testing Blueprint: Opening America Up Again

The Trump Administration has released a new Blueprint for Testing Plans and Rapid Response Programs intended to help states implement testing programs laid out in the Opening Up America Again Guidelines. The blueprint describes general responsibilities of Federal, State, local, and tribal governments, in addition to the private sector and...

Roadmap to Recovery: A Public Health Guide for Governors

National Governors’ Association has released Roadmap to Recovery: A Public Health Guide for Governors to help states navigate reopening in a way that maximizes the public’s health and well-being. The roadmap expands upon the recently released White House guidance “Guidelines for Opening Up America Again”, incorporating key considerations for governors...

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Policing Protests: A Guide for Police

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation has released Policing Protests Lessons from the Occupy Movement, Ferguson & Beyond: A Guide for Police which details best practices for law enforcement handling protest movements. The document touches on the history of political protest in the United States, noting “the rapid emergence of the...

In Focus: 2019 Novel Coronavirus

New In Focus now available on 2019 Novel Coronavirus. A short collection of reports from the Congressional Research Service and other organizations providing information about the new coronavirus recently identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Additionally, publishers including Elsevier, Wiley, and Springer Nature, have made recent studies related to the 2019 novel coronavirus available to...

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White House Releases Latest National Drug Control Strategy

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), has released its most recent National Drug Control Strategy which outlines the Trump Administration’s efforts to combat drug trafficking and use. The report highlights one strategic outcome– “building a stronger, healthier, drug-free society today and in the years to come...