Category: On the Homefront – the HSDL Blog

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COVID-19 and Aviation: Framework for Recovery

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Government issued guidance to airports and airlines on how to minimize public health risks without compromising aviation security while preparing for an increase in travel volume. The new report published jointly by the U.S. Departments of Transportation, Homeland Security, and Health and...

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The Thin Line Between Real and Deep Fake

In a new study from the Counter Extremism Project, Drs. Hany Farid and Hans-Jakob Schindler tackle the issue of deep fakes, defined in the report as “videos manipulated by artificial intelligence (AI) misused for political manipulation.” The alteration of photos and videos can be simplistic, or sophisticated, but both can have...

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Violence Against Health Care: Research Analysis

As part of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Health Care in Danger Initiative, RAND Europe in collaboration with Elrha published a new report, “Researching Violence Against Health Care: Gaps and Priorities.” The report identifies key elements that are currently missing in research on violence against health care....

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A Different Kind of Infektion

Graphika‘s latest report, Secondary Infektion, is named after a sophisticated Russian disinformation operation that specializes in drumming up discord between Russia and their perceived enemies and critics. The organization’s negative effects span dozens of countries, in seven different languages, and across more than 300 web-based platforms. While the ramifications are many,...

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In Focus: Police Reform

New In Focus now available on Police Reform. A collection of reports focused on the assessment of current policing procedures and recommendations for reform, in response to longstanding concerns over excessive use of force, disproportionate application to people of color, and how improved policing practices can promote effective crime reduction while...

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CRI-TAC Law Enforcement Solutions Second Annual Review

The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) has released Law Enforcement Solutions by the Field, for the Field: Collaborative Reform Second Annual Review, its second report focused on the Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC). CRI-TAC provides technical assistance for law enforcement personnel,...

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In Focus: Moral Injury

New In Focus now available on Moral Injury. A collection of reports focused on the recognition, assessment, and recommendations of coping with Moral Injury in first responders. The National Center for PTSD states moral injury can occur when, “in traumatic or unusually stressful circumstances, people may perpetrate, fail to prevent, or...

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:...