Archive for Security

NATO Encyclopedia

This work presents overviews of all the missions and policies that fall under the aegis of NATO. Given the rising tensions between NATO and Russia (read this entry – Relations with Russia), this resource provides a plethora of information. You can search this work via an alphabetical index or a thematic index.

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Live – House Hearing on Russian Election Interference

FBI Director James Comey testifies today before the House Select Intelligence Committee on whether or not there is evidence pointing to Russian meddling in the just-concluded presidential election. Also, this hearing will undoubtedly touch on President Trump’s unsupported allegations that he was wiretapped by former President Obama. The hearing begins at 10am EDT; C-SPAN will permanently archive this proceeding, so if you can’t watch it live, you can visit at a later date.

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“Terrorism and the Internet”

This special sub-section in the online February 8, 2017 issue of  Criminology & Public Policy provides unfettered access to articles ranging from how to quantify such behavior to how to counter its influence. The bibliographies contain references that refer to the 2016 election results, just to indicate how current the research is.

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National Security Reports – February 2017 Update

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National Academies Press – Security Monographs

This august body sponsors research, seminars and symposiums on a wide variety of topics from agriculture to transportation. So it should come as no surprise that over 500 books are available in the “Conflict and Security” link. The works range from Building Community Disaster Resilience to Reliability Growth: Enhancing Defense System Reliability, and you have the ability to do keyword searching of this sub-section of the Press as you do in any of the other areas covered, such as climate change (128 books); computers and information technology (281 books); and law and justice (79). The works can be as current as 2017 and usually are supplemented with informative bibliographies  that contain links where available.

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Latest “Global Trends” Report from the Director of National Intelligence

Global Trends: Paradox of Progress is the sixth report in this series of analyses of global trends and future scenarios. As the letter from the DNI states: “Experience teaches us how much history unfolds through cycles and shifts, and still human nature commonly expects tomorrow to be pretty much like today—which is usually the safest bet on the future until it is not.”

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10 Hot Spots for 2017

According to the International Crisis Group, considered among the world’s finest think tanks, these are the areas in the world to be most concerned about. Each report contains links to other ICG reports as well as outside sources. You can also search for previous iterations of this feature.

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