Author: James Kent

Reducing Violent Crime and ‘Carnage’ in American Cities: Evidence-Based Recommendations

In his first few days in office, President Trump reiterated campaign commitments to clean up violent crime. In a tweet directed at the city of Chicago, President Trump claimed he would “send in the Feds” if Chicago didn’t fix “the horrible ‘carnage’”. Although the President did provide some statistics to...

Cash to Chaos: Dismantling ISIS’ Financial Infrastructure

During its rise to power, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) excelled at fundraising. The ability to control vast territories and generate revenue flows from diverse sources allowed it to become the most well funded terrorist organization in history. Even with recent significant losses in territory, including an...

Climate Change and Its Effect on National Security

Over the past decade, extreme weather conditions have continued to escalate with pockets of devastation across the United States. These conditions, sparked by long-term changes in climate, put stress on local areas to deal with disasters. However, the instability brought from increasing catastrophes also has far reaching effects across social,...