Opioid Executive John Kapoor Found Guilty In Landmark Bribery Case – https://www.npr.org/711346081 This is sickening to hear!
The GEC at the State Department has the mission to direct, lead, coordinate, and synchronize the U.S. Government’s efforts to understand and counter state and non-state-sponsored propaganda and disinformation. It was great to join the discussion of a very talented and knowledgeable group from academia and the NGO sectors to hear their experience a lot […]
New Zealand and Sri Lanka have many things in common; they are island states, have a history with the Commonwealth and have some of the most beautiful real estate on the planet. Now unfortunately they are linked by two of the worst terrorist incidents in recent history. Much will be said, and much will be […]
The George W. Bush Presidential Center is home to the Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the Bush Institute. — Read on http://www.bushcenter.org/explore-our-work/developing-leaders/central-america-prosperity.html
Fascinating conversation at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) with Rebecca Weiner Assistant Commissioner of Intelligence Analysis @ NYPD., moderated by Bruce Hoffman. Most of the conversation was not for attribution but I think I can say the NYPD has created highly innovative approach to prevent, disrupt/deter and investigate terror incidents. I was surprised to […]
Yesterday, my colleagues and I from Development Services Group had the pleasure of attending GMU TRACCC’s conference: “Research Findings: Illicit Hubs, Tobacco Trade, And Convergence With Illicit Commodities”, where three distinguished experts in European security and illicit trade, Xavier Raufer, Simona Maloria, and Yulia Krylova, moderated by TRACCC’s director Louise Shelley, discussed the findings in […]
Most of a life ago, my colleagues and I arrived in Sri Lanka as young and curious Canadian World Youth volunteers. This was a period thick with the separatist sentiment in Quebec, and a Sri Lanka with simmering north-south tensions. We were too young, naïve or perhaps self-absorbed in our own struggles to foresee that […]
Let me add my name to the chorus that believes the best way to end the massive displacement taking place in the Northern Triangle countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador is to help not punish This help though needs to be done differently more strategically and yes with conditions. In my nearly 6 years […]
Was a privilege to have Mike Morrel a 33 year veteran and former acting Director of the CIA brief our joint #DSG and #GMU team on the importance of good data to enable good analysis as part of our Global Terrorism Trends and Analysis Center (GTTAC) work. He also told the group that to do […]
Great to participate in a small group round table on the research from the Globsec on the Pathways to Jihad. Important to get the facts to break the myths and most importantly listen to the signals that incite extremism.