Category: Homeland Security News

WATER SECURITYClimate Changes Lead to Water Imbalance, Conflict in Tibetan Plateau Published 23 June 2022 Climate change is putting an enormous strain on global water resources, and according to researchers, the Tibetan Plateau is suffering from a water imbalance so extreme that it could lead to an increase in international conflicts. Climate change is putting an

TERRORISMTaliban Faces Growing Armed Resistance Across Afghanistan By Amin Saikal Published 22 June 2022 Ten months into their extremist theocratic rule in Afghanistan, the Taliban are facing growing resistance in different parts of the country. Contrary to the Taliban’s claim that an atmosphere of calm and security prevails in Afghanistan, there has been growing resistance

CHINA WATCHDon’t Cut Research Ties with China: U.K. Academics Published 22 June 2022 A new study involving more than 80 U.K.-based academics from a range of disciplines and institutions finds a resounding appetite for continued collaboration with Chinese colleagues, despite acknowledged tension over security concerns. A new study from the not-for-profit research institute RAND Europe involving more than

NUCLEAR SOURCESRadioactive Sources: Discussing Safety and Security Published 22 June 2022 Today, radioactive sources are used in many areas including energy, medicine, industry, food and agriculture, research, and in environmental monitoring and protection. “Radioactive sources are all around us, offering immense societal and economic benefits, but they may also pose a risk. Managing these sources

CRITICAL MINERALSU.S. Invests $74M in Federal-State Partnership for Critical Mineral Mapping Published 22 June 2022 The Department of the Interior announced that, thanks to a substantial investment from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, over $74.6 million will be distributed in 30 states to invest in geoscience data collection, mapping, data preservation, and scientific interpretation of areas

OUR PICKSIran-Israel War Is Coming | Lessons for the Next Pandemic | Explosion at a Texas Energy Plant, and more Published 22 June 2022 ·  Deal or No Deal, Iran-Israel War Is Coming to the Middle East ·  Microsoft: Russian Cyber Spying Targets 42 Ukraine Allies ·  U.S. Investment in Ukraine’s Energy Security Focuses on Cybersecurity for

COASTAL CHALLENGESDeveloping Novel Hybrid Reef-Mimicking Structures Published 22 June 2022 Despite previous efforts to implement storm mitigation solutions — including concrete breakwaters — damage due to storm surge and flooding continues to devastate coastal areas around the world. In response to these threats, DARPA has launched the Reefense program to develop self-healing, hybrid biological, and