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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...

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Threat of Muslim-American Terrorism Remains Low

The Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy released the eleventh annual report on Muslim-American Involvement with Violent Extremism, 2001-2019. Each year, the reports cover data on Muslim-American terrorism suspects and perpetrators in relation to previous years. In 2019, the report indicates...

DHS Releases Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a first-of-its-kind Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking, the Importation of Goods Produced with Forces Labor, and Child Sexual Exploitation. Having declared achieving the end of human trafficking a national priority, the United States seeks to “leverage all of [its] authorities in this...

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Global Human Rights and The China Problem

The Human Rights Watch has released its World Report 2020, which is the organization’s annual review of global human rights practices. The report opens with a keynote essay by Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, titled “China’s Global Threat to Human Rights.” Roth claims that “China’s government sees...

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In Focus: Iran

New In Focus now available on Iran. A short collection of reports from the Congressional Research Service and other organizations providing overviews of escalating tensions, implications, and U.S. policies pertaining to Iran. Please Note: An HSDL account may be required to view some resources.