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A Question for UN Ambassador Haley on Israel-Palestine Negotiations

U.S. UN Ambassador Nikki Haley recently told the Palestinian Authority UN Representative that previous UN conversations between the Palestinian Authority and Israel have caused defensiveness, but her comments are likely to cause more of the same.

London Terror Attack – Will Attacks Occur as ISIS Loses its Grip?

Security Debrief contributors Dr. Doron Pely and Dr. Erroll Southers discussed the recent terror attack in London. What can we learn about the motivation of the attacker, the method of attack and the evolving investigation?

Forget About Direct Negotiations Between Israelis and Palestinians

President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu are ignoring three realities of dispute resolution practices.

Wanted: A Better Homeland Security Budget

The Administration’s proposed budget cuts to several agencies threaten progress and would make the country less safe.

Trump’s Travel Ban – How Not to Negotiate with Muslims

The Trump administration President Trump needs to consider and understand the essential elements of Muslim and Arab conflict management practices.

U.S. Border Security Must Guard Against Biologic Threats

By Tim Stephens
A missing element in existing border security measures is a means to ensure we don’t increase the threat from disease outbreaks.

Torture Renewed – A Scare from the Trump Administration

By Mike Martin
President Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven countries is drawing widespread protest. But there is another yet-unsigned order that is potentially more troubling: a revival of CIA black sites and detainee torture.

The U.S. Department of Energy – A Policy and Operational Enigma

By Beverly Ausmus Ramsey, PhD
Despite the importance of its mission, the Department of Energy is not well known to the homeland security community. As we enter the next administration, it is worth considering the scope, value and complexity of DOE’s missions to homeland and national security.

Pearl Harbor – Let Its Lessons Never Be Forgotten

WWII veterans made the United States a superpower. We owe it to them to remember their service and the lessons the war taught us.

The Rewards of Veteran Entrepreneur Service

After military service, many veterans continue to serve the public in another way: entrepreneurship.