Category: Homeland Security News

Grid reliabilityImproving Grid Reliability in the Face of Extreme Events Published 7 May 2021 The nation’s power grid remains vulnerable to disruption from extreme events including wildfires, severe storms, and cyberattacks. Variable generation resources and load volatility also present operational challenges to grid stability. To mitigate disruptions before they snowball, grid planners and operators must

ExtremismUnderstanding 21st-Century Militant Anti-Fascism Published 5 May 2021 Anti-fascist militancy has existed for as long as fascism has, but militant anti-fascism is still largely neglected across both academic and policy-practitioner communities.A new study says that there is a need for a more robust, evidence-based understanding of the antifa phenomenon, especially in a context where militant

BOOKSHELF: Measuring Russia’s StrengthStoner’s Quantitative and Qualitative Assessment of Russia’s New Strength By Paul Saunders Published 5 May 2021 Understanding Russia’s power and the Russian leadership’s goals is a necessary task in formulating effective policy. Moreover, as Russia has become considerably more powerful over the last two decades, the stakes in accurately discerning the Kremlin’s

The Russia connectionRussian Mercenaries in Great-Power Competition: Strategic Supermen or Weak Link? By Molly Dunigan and Ben Connable Published 5 May 2021 Russia’s worst-kept secret is its increasingly heavy reliance on private security contractors—really, mercenaries—to maintain a Russia-favorable global status quo and to undermine its competitors’ interests. This reliance on mercenaries stems from a known

RefugeesBiden to Quadruple Refugee Cap By Steve Herman Published 4 May 2021 U.S. President Joe Biden, who initially decided to keep intact his predecessor’s historically low number of annual refugee admissions, Monday announced he is quadrupling this year’s total. Two weeks ago, the White House announced that the cap for the current fiscal year would