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Strength Analysis Multi-Jurisdictional Intelligence Sharing: Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN)

EXTREMIST VS . TERRORIST: SHOULD IT MATTER TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PRACTITIONERS? There are obstacles to information sharing between the U.S. Intelligence community and state/local law enforcement agencies, most emanating from the USA Patriot Act. Designation as terrorism may or may not bring additional benefits to threat Protection and Prevention (two elements of Disaster Readiness, for … Read more

Thinking Strategically About “Boring” Issues

In his 2014 book, American Insecurity, David Rothkopf stated one ofthe challenges for U.S. national security leadership is being caught up in thenews cycle. Thinking about current issues, he argues, does not allow themto prepare for the opportunities and dangers that may lie ahead, in otherwords – to think strategically. As an example, Rothkopf uses … Read more
President Biden and China President on National Security

China has been designated a serious threat to national security for the United States since former president Donald J. Trump took office. During his administration, former president Donald J. Trump spewed countless negative connotations across podiums, conveying his concerns about the cyber attacks he believed China was responsible for deploying. Such cyber attacks were attributed … Read more


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Foreign Terrorist Organizations & Rogue Nations: Social Media Disinformation Campaigns

As part of a standard “SWOT” Analysis – the aspect of Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs) is an important set of threats that create risks for any country’s emergency management practitioners. Emergency managers, not just law enforcement, need to keep in mind their organization’s disaster readiness (resiliency) along the standard path of Protect/Prevent/Prepare, Respond, Recover and … Read more
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Implications of China Bri & Infiltration into Afghanistan

With the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO forces expected on or before September 11, 2021 from Afghanistan, China has, for several years, been working to build alliances with the Taliban as well as with the current Afghan administration. China has been doing this to help build its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) into Afghanistan where … Read more