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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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2019 Internet Crime Report Released

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center has released the “2019 Internet Crime Report“, which provides a detailed overview of the 467,361 Internet-facilitated crime complaints issued in 2019. According to the report, complaints were mostly submitted about the following types of crimes: Phishing/Vishing/Smishing/Pharming, Non-Payment/Non-Delivery, Extortion, and Personal Data...

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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...

In Focus: 2019 Novel Coronavirus

New In Focus now available on 2019 Novel Coronavirus. A short collection of reports from the Congressional Research Service and other organizations providing information about the new coronavirus recently identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Additionally, publishers including Elsevier, Wiley, and Springer Nature, have made recent studies related to the 2019 novel coronavirus available to...

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White House Releases Latest National Drug Control Strategy

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), has released its most recent National Drug Control Strategy which outlines the Trump Administration’s efforts to combat drug trafficking and use. The report highlights one strategic outcome– “building a stronger, healthier, drug-free society today and in the years to come...

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Beyond “Ban” or “No-Ban”: Responding to Online Extremism

The Henry Jackson Society’s Centre on Radicalisation & Terrorism has released a report exploring freedom of speech, online extremist content, and regulation by technology companies. The report emphasizes the balancing act of respecting civil liberties, while simultaneously acknowledging the need to police online content in the interest of public safety....

DHS Releases Report to Help Combat Illicit Trade

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released Combating Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods which provides best practices for the U.S. Government and private sector stakeholders to combat illicit trade. According to the report “despite public and private efforts to-date, the online availability of counterfeit and pirated goods continues...