Tagged: global

The National Security Implications of a Changing Climate

The subject of climate change and its implications are continuously disputed. The global warming repercussions are downplayed or exaggerated depending on one’s perspective and news source. As the country moves towards a new election, the prioritization of this issue will be hotly debated. Candidates will provide their various perspectives and...

The Global Slavery Index 2013 Paints a Bleak Picture of Modern Slavery

Modern slavery is a complex and ongoing problem around the world. From forced labor to human trafficking, slavery is characterized by the dispossession of basic freedoms and the treatment of humans as a commodity. In all of its forms, modern slavery deprives people of their humanity, objectifying them in the...

2012 Country Reports on Terrorism Released by the U.S. Department of State

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism has released the 2012 Country Reports on Terrorism (CRT). This document comes in the wake of the 2012 Global Counterterrorism Forum, whose 30 founding members represent many UN countries with a universally agreed-upon Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. The CRT details terrorism reports on...

2013 Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community

Statement for the Record, Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, March 12, 2013 Today, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held a hearing on current and projected national security threats to the U.S. The Director...

2012 Global Terrorism Index

The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) has released their newest report titled “2012 Global Terrorism Index” (GTI). This report “is a comprehensive body of work which systematically ranks the nations of the world according to their terrorist activity” over the past ten years. In addition to the report, IEP...

Feeling the Heat? New Report on ‘U.S. Temperature Trends’

A new report has been released on climate trends in the U.S. titled, “The Heat Is On: U.S. Temperature Trends.” Climate Central, the organization who published the report, uses original research that is peer-reviewed to “educate and inform Americans” on issues pertaining to climate change. The report shows that the...

Strengthening America’s Global Engagement

As Bob Boorstin, director of Corporate and Policy Communications at Google, states, “Everyone has the potential not only to be a consumer of information, but a creator.” We now live in such an interdependent and interconnected world, that isolation from it is simply not an option. Technology is at the...

New Report Says Global Warming to Bring More Extreme Weather

The report “In the Path of the Storm: Global Warming, Extreme Weather, and the Impacts of Weather-Related Disasters in the United States” from the Environment America Research & Policy Center found that 4 out of 5 Americans have been directly impacted by weather disasters. The report “examined county-level weather-related disaster...