Author: Vincent Milano

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Chinese Disinformation Campaign Against the Hong Kong Protests

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute has released a new report analyzing the Chinese Government’s social media campaign against the recent Hong Kong protests.  Titled Tweeting Through the Great Firewall: Preliminary Analysis of PRC-linked Information Operations on the Hong Kong Protests, the study analyzes roughly 3.6 million tweets from over 900...

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A New Approach for Disposing of Nuclear Materials

The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research has recently released a report exploring a new approach for nuclear disarmament titled Watch Them Go: Simplifying the Elimination of Fissile Materials and Nuclear Weapons. Fissile materials, such as forms of uranium and plutonium, are materials capable of sustaining a nuclear chain reaction....

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Resisting U.S. Sanctions with Cryptocurrency

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies has released a report titled Crypto Rogues: U.S. State Adversaries Seeking Blockchain Sanctions Resistance. The report examines how digital currency technology is used by foreign adversaries to try and offset economic sanctions. Specifically, the study focuses on the efforts made by Venezuela, Russia, Iran...

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Rising Heat Levels in the United States

As summer gets underway, the Union of Concerned Scientists has released a report titled, Killer Heat in the United States: Climate Choices and the Future of Dangerously Hot Days. The analysis focuses on the effects of rising temperatures in the United States, and the potential dangers of staying on our...

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2019 Global Peace Index Released

The Institute for Economics and Peace  has released the 2019 Global Peace Index (GPI), which ranks the level of peacefulness for over 160 independent states and territories around the world. The study measures peacefulness “using three thematic domains: the level of Societal Safety and Security; the extent of Ongoing Domestic...

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Terrorist Assets Report for 2018 Released

The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control has released its Twenty-seventh Annual Report to the Congress on Assets in the United States Relating to Terrorist Countries and Organizations Engaged in International Terrorism for calendar year 2018. The United States implements economic sanctions against terrorist organizations and state sponsors...

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Islamic Extremism on Telegram

The George Washington University Program on Extremism just released Encrypted Extremism: Inside the English-Speaking Islamic State Ecosystem on Telegram, a study into the usage of the Telegram messaging software by Islamic State (IS) sympathizers. Telegram is a multimedia messaging application that is accessible by smartphones, tablets, and computers. Telegram users...

The United States’ Approach to Global Health Security

The White House has released the United States Government Global Health Security Strategy, which “outlines the United States Government’s approach to strengthen global health security, including accelerating the capabilities of targeted countries to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks.” The importance of this Global Health Security Strategy goes...

Preparing for Disaster at the Local Level

The New America Foundation recently released a publication titled “All Disasters Are Local. Resilience Should Be, Too,” about the upsurge being observed in natural disasters and steps that can be taken to be better prepared. The report is a summary of presentations and talks from various experts and participants who...