Category: On the Homefront – the HSDL Blog

Place-Based Visas Provide Pathways for Economic Development

A new report by the Economic Innovation Group (EIG) provides an in-depth analysis of the U.S. demographic trends and the consequences on certain impacted communities. Specifically, the report explores the relationship between the current immigration policy and the long-term economic development. As the population growth is consistently slowing down, many...

In Focus: Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)

New In Focus now available on Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP). On March 26, 2019, the President issued Executive Order 13865 on Coordinating National Resilience to Electromagnetic Pulses (EMP). This In Focus includes resources for further reading on this topic. Each HSDL In Focus brings together short lists of resources in the HSDL...

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Cryptocurrencies as a Means of Funding Terrorism

The RAND Corporation recently released a publication examining the possibility of terrorists using cryptocurrencies to fund their organizations. Titled “Terrorist Use of Cryptocurrencies: Technical and Organizational Barriers and Future Threats,” the report focuses on two key questions. The first is understanding to what extent terrorist organizations are currently using—or not...

Bipartisan Local Support for Immigration Reform: Protecting Immigrants and Economic Shareholders

Immigrants fill crucial gaps in local economies and therefore Congress must act to reform federal standards that end up hurting various state and local economic shareholders, a new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center argues. The report, titled “A Call for Clarity and Compromise: The Perspectives of State and Local...

An Approach to Communicating the Threat of Global Catastrophic Biological Risks

The Johns Hopkins Center for Health and Security recently released a report that provides recommendations for communicating global catastrophic biological risks (GCBRs) to government officials and the public in order to enhance future prevention measures. Titled “Risk Communication Strategies for the Very Worst of Cases,” the report’s findings are the...

In Focus: Countering Violent Extremism

New In Focus now available on Countering Violent Extremism. According to the Department of Homeland Security, “The term ‘countering violent extremism,’ or CVE, refers to proactive actions to counter efforts by extremists to recruit, radicalize, and mobilize followers to violence. Fundamentally, CVE actions intend to address the conditions and reduce the...

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Global Human Rights in 2018

The U.S. Department of State released its annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2018. These reports can be accessed through an interactive webpage that allows the user to select issues and countries of interest to generate a specific report. These reports focus on violations of human rights in...