Author: Vincent Milano

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Concerns in U.S. Policy for Addressing Propaganda and Disinformation

In a policy paper released by the George Washington University’s Program on Extremism, Dr. Haroro J. Ingram argues that the propaganda and disinformation threats of state and non-state actors “threaten not only the stability and security of nations but democracy itself.” Titled Persuade or Perish: Addressing Gaps in the U.S....

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U.S. National Counterintelligence Strategy

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center has released the National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States of America for 2020-2022 (Strategy). This Strategy updates the last released in 2016, and offers new viewpoints and methods for dealing with foreign intelligence threats to the nation. Since 2016 the foreign counterintelligence landscape...

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2019 National Preparedness Report Released

FEMA has released its 2019 National Preparedness Report for calendar year 2018, which “summarizes the progress made and challenges that remain in building and sustaining the capabilities needed to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the threats, hazards and incidents that pose the greatest risk to the...

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2017 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics Released

The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Immigration Statistics has released its annual report of immigration statistics, the 2017 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics (2017 Yearbook). The data presented in the 2017 Yearbook goes back as far as the 1860’s, consisting of measurements in the following subject matter: Lawful Permanent Residents,...

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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...