Iranian officials claim Israel was behind a weekend drone strike on a defense factory. The attack comes as tensions between Iran and the West are growing over Tehran’s advancing nuclear program, ongoing crackdown on peaceful anti-government protests and the supply…
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.
Research and Experts Available on the Russia-Ukraine war
Expert commentary on the latest events around the Russia-Ukraine war. We at Newswise have put together this list of experts, research, and sources for expert commentaries about the current war between Russia and Ukraine. Reporters can get a free press…
Blessing or curse? How the pandemic and the war impact energy transitions
The Covid-19 pandemic and the return of military conflict to Europe are two of the present’s defining crises. A new IIASA-led study sheds light on their ramifications for the global energy system.
English Professor’s Book Probes How Cold War Policies Helped Create Post-Colonial Literature
A new book by Peter Kalliney, William J. and Nina B. Tuggle chair in English in the University of Kentucky’s College of Arts & Sciences, looks at ways in which rival superpowers used cultural diplomacy and the political police to influence writers.
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…
U.S. presidential narcissism linked to longer wars
U.S. wars last longer under presidents who score high on a measure of narcissism, new research suggests.
Queen’s academics launch new international guidelines on reparations in post-conflict societies
Researchers from the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Essex, in partnership with REDRESS, have launched new international guidelines, the ‘Belfast Guidelines on Reparations in Post-Conflict Societies’.
DOD’s overhaul of U.S. combat operations “fails” to acknowledge role of collateral damage
The Department of Defense released an action plan to help reduce civilian casualties during war. The 36-page plan directs broad changes at every level of military planning, doctrine, training and policy. Paul Lushenko is a doctoral student at Cornell University and co-editor of…
How nuclear war would affect earth today
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has brought the threat of nuclear warfare to the forefront. But how would modern nuclear detonations impact the world today? A new study published today provides stark information on the global impact of nuclear war.
‘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.
Military aid to Ukraine comes amid ‘diplomatic dance’ on world stage
President Joe Biden is expected to announce an additional $800 million security assistance to Ukraine today following a similarly sized measure earlier this month. Sarah Kreps is a professor of government at Cornell University and faculty at the Jeb E.…
Mass atrocities in Ethiopia could get worse as federal state loses ground
The yearlong war in Ethiopia appears to be escalating. The government has declared a national state of emergency as rival forces threaten to move on the capital, and tomorrow the findings of a human rights investigation in the blockaded Tigray…
Kabul bombings indicate fragile American position in Afghanistan
As evacuations continue from Afghanistan, the U.S. Department of Defense confirmed that two suicide bombers detonated in Kabul today, killing at least 12 U.S. service members. David Silbey, associate professor of history at Cornell University, studies wars of the 20th…
Self-reliance index offers opportunity to track sustainable, longer-term progress for refugees
To help address gaps in measurement and provide organizations with a tool to track the self-reliance of refugees and other displaced populations over time, researchers at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a Self-Reliance Index.
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.
The China-India Border Dispute: What to Know
China and India’s border dispute turned deadly for the first time in more than four decades. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s response will be critical to de-escalation.
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.
Face-to-face contact with police builds trust in fledgling states
CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICEFOR RELEASE: Feb. 13, 2020 Rebecca Valli office: 607-255-6035 cell: 607-793-1025 [email protected] Face-to-face contact with police builds trust in fledgling states ITHACA, N.Y. – After times of major conflict, such as the civil wars…
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…
UNH Experts Available to Discuss Middle Eastern Relations and Homeland Security Related to Conflicts in Iran
DURHAM, N.H.—Three University of New Hampshire faculty members are available to discuss escalating tensions in the Middle East, the effects it will have on homeland security and the ripple effect it may have on terrorism as pressure mounts after the…
Irreplaceable to Iran, Soleimani’s death ‘makes Americans safer’
The killing of Qasem Soleimani, a critical figure in Iran’s military structure, has precipitated important questions about the future of U.S.-Iran relations as well as Iran’s position in the Middle East. Barry Strauss, professor of history at Cornell University, is an…
Post-9/11 wars may have killed twice as many Americans at home as in battle: Analysis
An analysis by a Vanderbilt economist who specializes in the valuation of fatality risks finds that the post-9/11 wars may have resulted in more than twice as many indirect deaths back home as were lost in battle, due to the diversion of war costs from the U.S. economy and the subsequent impact on the nation’s health.