Despite dwindling resources, many older adult Israelis exhibited impressive resilience during the initial period of the Israel-Hamas war, Bar-Ilan University study finds

Following the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war, Bar-Ilan University Prof. Amit Shrira led a study measuring acute stress and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms among Israelis between November-December 2023, shedding light on the impact of the conflict on mental health across generations.

UAlbany Experts Available to Discuss the Escalating Israeli–Palestinian Crisis

ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct. 11, 2023) —Just before dawn on Saturday, Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that controls the Gaza Strip and that is designated as a terrorist organization by the U.S. government, launched a surprise attack on Israel. Since then,…

GW Expert Available: Japan Moving Towards Opening First of Its Kind NATO Liaison Office

Japan is working towards opening a NATO liaison office. The country’s foreign minister told CNN Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has repercussions beyond Europe’s border and Russia’s war forced Japan to reconsider regional security. Japan is not a NATO country and opening an…

UC San Diego Expert Shares Insights on War in Ukraine

Jesse Driscoll, associate professor of political science at the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy, has authored a new book, “Ukraine’s Unnamed War.” Driscoll traveled to Ukraine to begin researching the book in 2014. In this Q&A and video, Driscoll discusses how the current conflict emerged from the ragged settlement of 2014-2016 and shares insights on what to expect as the largest war in recent European history grinds forward.

Missile strikes in Poland — UNLV professor Christian Jensen is an expert in European politics and can talk about what this means for global security.

With the missile strikes over the border of Poland, and U.S. intelligence blaming Russia, the ongoing war in Eastern Europe is getting closer to home for NATO-protected countries. What does this mean for world security? The Ukraine conflict? Western Europe?…

UCLA’s Operation Mend Healing the Wounds of War

UCLA Health’s Operation Mend will celebrate 15 years of serving post 9/11-era wounded warriors and their families by walking with patients, their family members, physicians, staff, and supporters in the 2022 New York City Veterans Day Parade. They will be joining an estimated 25,000 marchers who gather to honor veterans, raise awareness of those who serve them, and to salute members of our currently serving military.

European energy standoff amid reports of damage to the Nord Stream pipelines. UNLV professor Christian Jensen specializes in the politics of the European Union.

With reports of heightened energy tensions following the escalation of the war in Ukraine, UNLV professor Christian Jensen is a perfect source for answers. He specializes in the politics of the European Union and its neighbors, and his work has…

‘Beam Me Up:’ Nation’s First Quantum Drone Provides Unrivaled Security

Researchers are developing the nation’s first drone-based, mobile quantum network for unhackable wireless communication. The network includes drones, a ground station, lasers and fiber optics. In war, these drones would provide one-time crypto-keys to exchange critical information, which spies and enemies would not be able to intercept. Quantum protects information using the laws of nature and not just by a clever manmade code.

Nuclear War Could Trigger Big El Niño and Decrease Seafood

A nuclear war could trigger an unprecedented El Niño-like warming episode in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, slashing algal populations by 40 percent and likely lowering the fish catch, according to a Rutgers-led study. The research, published in the journal Communications Earth & Environment, shows that turning to the oceans for food if land-based farming fails after a nuclear war is unlikely to be a successful strategy – at least in the equatorial Pacific.

Researchers use drones, machine learning to detect dangerous ‘butterfly’ landmines

Using advanced machine learning, drones could be used to detect dangerous “butterfly” landmines in remote regions of post-conflict countries, according to research from Binghamton University, State University at New York.

Applying Deep Learning to Automate UAV‐Based Detection of Scatterable Landmines

Recent advances in unmanned‐aerial‐vehicle‐ (UAV‐) based remote sensing utilizing lightweight multispectral and thermal infrared sensors allow for rapid wide‐area landmine contamination detection and mapping surveys. We present results of a study focused on developing and testing an automated technique of…

Military waste has unexpected consequences on civilians, the environment

The military waste that results from the United States military’s drive to remain permanently war ready has unexpected consequences on civilians and the environment, according to a new book by a faculty member at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Doomsday Clock and Nuclear and Climate Threats

New Brunswick, N.J. (Jan. 23, 2020) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick Professor Alan Robock, an expert on nuclear winter, climate change and geoengineering, is available to discuss the Doomsday Clock moving to within 100 seconds of midnight today. “Humanity continues to face two…