Category: On the Homefront – the HSDL Blog

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In Focus: Fentanyl and Opioid Crisis

New In Focus available with resources on Fentanyl and the Opioid Crisis. Each HSDL In Focus brings together short lists of resources in the HSDL collection that are highly relevant to current events. This list includes recently released reports on the continuing crisis of fentanyl and opioid addiction in the...

Extreme Weather Events Will Be More Frequent In the Future: Climate Study

The Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS) recently published a report revealing a substantial link between climate change and various global extreme weather events of 2017. Titled “Explaining Extreme Events of 2017: From a Climate Perspective,” the report offers 17 analyses that comprise: Droughts in the U.S. Northern Plains and...

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2018 National Strategy for Countering WMD Terrorism

President Donald J. Trump has released a National Strategy for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism that focuses on preventing the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by terrorists. The Strategy highlights the growth in terrorists’ “capabilities and aspirations” to pursue WMD enabled by the advances in dual-use technology...

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Strengthening National Resiliency During Power Outages

The President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) released a report based on an in-depth study of physical and cyber risks to critical infrastructure, including the nation’s power grid, drinking water and wastewater systems, transportation, communications, healthcare, and financial systems. Surviving a Catastrophic Power Outage: How to strengthen the Capabilities of...

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Global Terrorism Index 2018

The Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP) in collaboration with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) led by the University of Maryland has released its annual Global Terrorism Index (GTI). The report represents “a comprehensive study analysing the impact of terrorism for 163 countries...

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In Focus: Asylum and the Border

New In Focus available with resources on Asylum and the Border. Each HSDL In Focus brings together short lists of resources in the HSDL collection that are highly relevant to current events. This list includes recently released reports on immigration, asylum and border security issues. More information in general is...

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New Data on Climate Change in the United States

Upon a mandate by the Global Change Research Act of 1990, the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) released the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4). In its second volume, the report utilizes the scientific methodology presented in Volume I, the Climate Science Special Report (CSSR), 2017. Volume II expands on...