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Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

International Policy

Bill bolsters US-Israel strategic alliance

Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Chris Coons (D-DE) recently introduced legislation designed to strengthen the U.S.-Israel strategic alliance. The United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2020 authorizes $3.3 billion in annual security assistance consistent with the Memorandum... Read More »

Senate bill seeks to reduce international corruption

The U.S. Senate recently advanced a bipartisan bill designed to fight international corruption. The Combatting Global Corruption Act (S. 1309), introduced by Sens. Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Todd Young (R-IN), would encourage greater transparency in U.S. foreign and security assistance and publicize... Read More »

United States, Panama sign security agreement

Security officials from the United States and Panama struck an agreement this week that would improve collaboration between the two countries in battling security threats. The Security Cooperation agreement will strengthen cybersecurity cooperation and policy planning, enhance customs processes... Read More »

NATO committee discusses electronic warfare strategies

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) held its Electronic Warfare Advisory Committee (NEWAC) meeting this week to discuss electronic warfare (EW) and strategies and initiatives to counter it. Electronic warfare (EW) is a military action that exploits electromagnetic energy to provide... Read More »

DIA examines Iran’s military capability

The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has released findings regarding Iran’s military capability, providing details on that nation’s defense and military goals, strategy, plans, and intentions. “As Tehran expands its capabilities and role as both an unconventional and conventional threat... Read More »

Few countries prepared for global disease outbreaks

Countries are not prepared for the possible international spread of new or emerging pathogens or for the deliberate or accidental release of dangerous agents, according to a new index that assesses the capabilities of 195 nations. The Global Health Security Index is a joint project by the... Read More »

OPCW training targets ports, maritime chemical safety

Doha, Qatar, served as the site of a training initiative focusing on addressing risks arising from chemical accidents and the potential misuse of toxic chemicals in ports and maritime venues. “We aim to raise global standards and set norms for the safety, security, and efficiency of ports and... Read More »