Category: Homeland Security News

EXTREMISMWhat Prevention and Treatment of Substance Dependence Can Tell Us About Addressing Violent Extremism By Ryan Andrew Brown, Rajeev Ramchand, Todd C. Helmus Published 10 January 2022 Hate, violence, and their co-occurrence—violent extremism—represent increasing threats to society. Experts say that in order to deal effectively with extremism, there is a need for new approaches and

OUR PICKSMore Americans Are Saying They’re ‘Vaxxed and Done’ | Supply Chain Woes | One Major Driver of America’s Murder Spike, and more Published 10 January 2022 ·  Why More Americans Are Saying They’re ‘Vaxxed and Done’ ·  DHS Warns of Uptick in Threats to Lawmakers, Extremist Online Chatter ·  Why More American Children Are Dying by Gunfire

EARTHQUAKE RESILIENCEEnhancing Earthquake Resilience by Updating Steel Building Standard Published 10 January 2022 Since the mid-1990s, a type of steel column that commonly features slender cross-sectional elements has become more prevalent in buildings along the West Coast of the United States and in other seismically active regions. Although these columns have complied with modern design

DEMOCRACY WATCHThe “Sore Loser Effect”: Rejecting Election Results Can Destabilize Democracy and Drive Terrorism By James Piazza Published 6 January 2022 Acceptance of electoral defeat, something political scientists call “loser’s consent,” is essential for stability and order in democracies. The refusal by a candidate or a party to accept defeat a potentially dangerous situation for