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Earl Gregg Swem Library

A Review of the FBI’s Investigations of Certain Domestic Advocacy Groups

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Environment,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines

Reports on whether the FBI targeted groups for investigations based on their First Amendment expressions of view  rather than legitimate law enforcement purposes. The groups that were investigated included The Thomas Merton Center, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and Greenpeace.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Justice

Review of the Department of Homeland Security’s Approach to Risk Analysis

Categories: Homeland Security,Terrorism

Argues that the capabilities of the Department to assess potential national threats, with the exception of natural disasters,  need improvement.  From the National Research Council

Tsunami Warning and Preparedness: An Assessment of the U.S. Tsunami Program and the Nation’s Preparedness Efforts

Categories: Geology/Mining,Homeland Security,Weather/Disasters

The nation’s ability to detect and forecast tsunamis has improved since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, but current efforts are still insufficient to meet the challenges posed by tsunamis generated near land that leave little time for warning.  From the National Research Council

Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Foreign Affairs

2008 study that tried to stimulate thinking about the future by identifying key trends, such as globalization, demography, the rise of new powers, the decay of international institutions, climate change, and the geopolitics of energy, which might pose challenges for leaders in the future.  From the U.S. National Intelligence Council.

Global Governance 2025: At a Critical Juncture

Categories: Climate Change,European Union,Foreign Affairs,Immigration/Migration,Science/Technology

An assessment of the long-term prospects for global governance frameworks.  It provides a contribution to the international debate on the way forward for global, regional, and bilateral institutions and frameworks to meet emerging challenges, such as climate change, migration flows, and new technologies.  From the U.S. National Intelligence Council  and the European Union’s Institute for Security Studies.

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