Category: Homeland Security News

NUCLEAR ACCIDENTSImproved Nuclear Accident Code Helps Policymakers Assess Risks from Small Reactors Published 22 February 2022 New software will help the global nuclear industry in assessing the consequences of nuclear accidents. The Maccs code, developed by Sandia researchers, can also evaluate the potential health and environmental risks posed by advanced nuclear reactors and small modular

RUSSIA-UKRAINE CRISISProspect of War in Ukraine Raises Questions About Europe’s Natural Gas Supply By Rob Garver Published 18 February 2022 The possibility of a Russian invasion of Ukraine is what an armed conflict in Eastern Europe raises the question of the repercussion to the energy supply of the countries of the European Union, which have

DETERRENCEAddressing the Challenges to U.S.-Russia Strategic Stability Published 18 February 2022 What are the origins of the current divergence in U.S. and Russian threat perceptions regarding preemption? What are the practical consequences of Russia’s threat perceptions for U.S. interests? Could changes to current policies address Russian concerns while delivering the benefits afforded the United States

ARGUMENT: POST-INVASION UKRAINERussia Planning Post-Invasion Arrest and Assassination Campaign in Ukraine: U.S. Officials Published 18 February 2022 Russia has prepared a detailed list of prominent Ukrainian opponents of Russia ad anti-corruption activists, and of Belarusian and Russian dissidents living in exile in Ukraine, who would be hunted down and killed by Russian special forces should

COVID VACCINESCOVID Vaccines Offer Lasting Protection against Reinfection: Studies By Mary Van Beusekom Published 18 February 2022 Two new studies suggest good, durable protection of COVID-19 vaccines against recurrent infection. NEJM editor-in-chief said that COVID-19 survivors can still benefit from subsequent vaccination, although the ideal time to vaccinate is yet unknown: “There is an advantage,

DETERRENCEAddressing the Challenges to U.S.-Russia Strategic Stability Published 18 February 2022 What are the origins of the current divergence in U.S. and Russian threat perceptions regarding preemption? What are the practical consequences of Russia’s threat perceptions for U.S. interests? Could changes to current policies address Russian concerns while delivering the benefits afforded the United States