Tagged: security

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Beijing’s Global Media Influence

According to a report released by Freedom House, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is advancing its multibillion-dollar global campaign to use “covert, coercive, and potentially corrupt” ways to influence public opinion through mass media as well as maintain both its overseas policy priorities and its power in China. However, local...

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Space Security Challenges, Commercial Actors, and Norms of Behavior

The Aerospace Corporation’s Center for Space Policy and Strategy released a report that examines potential space-related security norms that would serve the interests of both commercial and military entities and analyzes how commercial actors can contribute to their development and implementation. This report, titled Commercial Normentum: Space Security Challenges, Commercial...

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Examination of U.S. Capitol Police’s Physical Security Efforts for January 6

The U.S. Capitol Police is responsible for protecting the members of Congress, as well as all staff, facilities, and visitors. However, on January 6, 2021, thousands of protestors surrounded the U.S. Capitol, where they attacked and injured several law enforcement officers and eventually breached the building. In light of those...

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Protecting Soft Targets and Crowded Places — Everyone’s Responsibility

In April of 2019,  The Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released the Security of Soft Targets and Crowded Places Resource Guide. Soft targets and crowded places are any easily accessible, public areas such as malls, houses of worship, and event venues that consistently attract large...

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Humanitarian Aid Struggling to Meet Needs of Global Humanitarian Crises

The 2018 World Disasters Report released by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) paints a bleak picture of the state of global humanitarian aid. This report describes a humanitarian sector ill-equipped to meet the needs of all people living in crisis globally. In 2017,  humanitarian...

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Transnational Organized Crime Underpins Global Conflict

The Norwegian Center for Global Analyses (RHIPTO), International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), and the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime released a joint report in September detailing the connection between transnational organized crime and global conflicts. The report states that 96% of an annual USD31.5 billion in illicit flows is...