Question: Faced with the growing worldwide threat of terrorism, the international community continues to explore new methods and overall approach to confront it. For example, one perspective combines cultural considerations with political, economic, legal, and social methods. Cultural diversity in all its aspects—the arts, heritage, religion, media, science, education, youth, and sports—can play an important role in preventing the development of terrorist mentality dissuading would-be terrorists cutting them off from wider support. Discuss whether this approach can have an effective and meaningful impact on preventing or reducing acts of terrorism. Provide cited examples and recommendations to support your replies. Required: There is no right or wrong answers but you must support your response with critical thinking, relevant examples and cited sources. Post a substantive initial response (300 words minimum not including citations) to the initial discussion question. Your posts must be based on factual academic information (not personal opinion) supported with citations to at least two (2) academic references. Please use the correct APA format in citing any source material you use. Refer to the APA Manual link posted in the Discussion area.
The case study is a review of a current homeland security issue and one that affects the US. Current issues include but are not limited to border control, funding allocation, infrastructure, cyber warfare, biotechnology, intelligence, transportation security, incident response, civil liberties, resource allocation, capabilities, and immigration. Make sure you can identify an issue relating to a topic. ————————————————————————————————————–Requirements: Minimum of 5 pages not including pictures, graphics, charts and cover and reference page. APA Citations May choose any of the topics listed but would like it done on Border Control Please include intro, body, and concluding paragraphs.
Instructions DHS works closely with international partners, including foreign governments, major multilateral organizations, and global businesses, to strengthen the homeland security of the United States. These agreements involve international trade, security, travel, and global economies. For example, DHS is engaged internationally and has stationed homeland personnel in over 75 foreign nations. Select one of DHS’s international agreements and provide background, the purpose and benefits of the agreement, the key stakeholders, and the terms of the agreement. In your conclusion, make a recommendation if DHS should remain in the agreement and if so, should the agreement be expand. For background, review DHS’s fact sheet on international engagement: https://www.dhs.gov/news/2011/12/02/fact-sheet-dhss-international-engagement.
Instructions You are the newly appointed President’s Homeland Security Advisor for a new administration. You have spent the last 15 years as a senior non-political member (Senior Executive Service) of the Department of Homeland Security. Write a White Paper that assesses the state of national resilience as an element of homeland security. What strategies are in place, where do you believe the gaps are, and how should they be addressed? Your paper can focus on specific element if desired such as transportation, banking, energy, and even the impact of COVID on national resilience. Technical Requirements -Your paper must be at a minimum of 3-5 pages (the Title and Reference pages do not count towards the minimum limit). -Scholarly and credible references should be used. A good rule of thumb is at least 2 scholarly sources per page of content. -Type in Times New Roman, 12 point and double space. -Students will follow the current APA Style as the sole citation and reference style used in written work submitted as part of coursework. -Points will be deducted for the use of Wikipedia or encyclopedic type sources. It is highly advised to utilize books, peer-reviewed journals, articles, archived documents, etc. (CO-1, CO-2, LO1.1, and LO2.1) CO-1: Analyze the key elements of resilience in the context of homeland security. CO-2: Evaluate how resilience has been put into practice within the transportation sector. LO1.1: Assess Resilience as a framework. LO2.1: Argue Resilience Theory.
Question: Americans consider the U.S. as a nation of giving, compassionate people. They willingly support any number of domestic and international causes that bring relief and hope to those in need. But the increased need for global disaster assistance, some analysts point to what they call “Donor Fatigue.” This describes a situation where people no longer give to causes that they supported in the past. Among the causes attributed to this phenomenon is overstretched budgets, negative reaction to pressure tactics, and mismanaged donation campaigns. Another factor cited is that some programs provide assistance that is not warranted. Critics point to the National Flood Insurance Program as an example. For example, the National Flood Insurance Program is experiencing problems because of extensive flooding in the past few years. The program had to pay out more money than it was able to take in. Many insurance companies refuse to underwrite flood insurance in certain locations because the potential liability exceeds the premiums they can charge. The US National Flood Insurance Program resulted from the recognition that private insurance companies can’t provide coverage at affordable rates that would allow them to be profitable. Critics assert that taxpayers should not be required to subsidize those who choose to build in known floodplains – they know the risk, they should accept the risk. Support your position if the National Flood Program subsidizes the risk of a minority of Americans and should be continued or discontinued. Support your position with cited examples and recommendations.
Please develop a college level research paper addressing both of the following topics: 1. In 2011, the U.S. Government released the first ever (and only) strategy to specifically address homegrown violence inspired by radical ideologies (Empowering Local Partners to Prevent Violent Extremism in the United States) which was followed by a more detailed Strategic Implementation Plan for Empowering Local Partners to Prevent Violent Extremism in the United States. These documents resulted from the identification of violent extremism and terrorism inspired by al-Qaeda as the “preeminent security threats” to the United States. Analyze this strategy and evaluate its effectiveness today to deal with the full range of domestic terrorism threats including from right wing, left wing/anarchist (Antifa) and Jihadi homegrown threats. Describe what elements you think are missing or should be reinforced in order to have a comprehensive and effective strategy to deal with homegrown terrorist attacks (regardless of the underlying ideology or political motivation). 2. Terrorism is politically motivated violence against non-combatants in order to spread fear (terrorize) and to force some change in policy. Terrorists attack indirectly (in civilian disguise) and against “soft targets” in order to strike fear and get attention to gain support for their cause (recruits, funding, propaganda). They seek revenge, renown, and reaction and are all about scaring civil society and making themselves known. So global news media agencies and the internet are both perfectly suited tools for terrorists to spread their message. How can we reduce terrorist use of the media and the internet as a tool for their evil purposes? Address both the media and the internet separately in your answer. Thank you.
Question: Currently, the use of social media is being used to implement global change. The concept of globalization has provided both benefits and risks to the world of nations. The concept of transnational risks asserts that one of the factors contributing to these risks is the widespread use of information technology communication such as the Internet, cell phones and social media. These methods of communication can be used to mobilize individuals and groups, acquire resources, and in some cases garner external attention and support. Can social media globalization, as an effective tool to garner activism, constitute a risk to our national security? Explain your position and support it with cited examples and recommendations.
This assignment is a review of a current homeland security event within the last five years unless approved by your instructor. Your topic does not have to be approved by the instructor unless otherwise noted. If you have any questions, please contact your instructor. Analyze the event based on the material covered so far in class. You will prepare three to four pages in length (full pages) (not including cover page, charts, graphs, pictures, graphics, or reference pages) exploring the event and any response to the event. An abstract is not required. The paper is due at the end of week 3 and must be submitted in your Assignment Folder. Examples of current events including but are not limited to terrorism incidents, bombings, mudslides or wildfires in California, the COVID-19 virus, etc. Make sure you relate the event to what we are studying in this class. ————————————————————————————————————– Key Components: Please analyze a current event (past 5 years) related to Homeland Security. Utilize graphics, pictures or charts. Report must be at least 3 full pages not including graphics, cover letter, or reference page.
Question: A theory has been advanced for what is called “Disaster Diplomacy.” For example that g public health disasters could lead to diplomatic breakthroughs with U.S. adversaries such as Iran and North Korea. Its premise is that international disaster response can be a form of diplomacy. Its primary feature is that disaster aid can serve to overcome political differences and create an atmosphere of cooperation between countries that previously were adamantly opposed on most issues. Provide your position on disaster diplomacy and if it can be applied to real world situations. Is this is a realistic concept or idealistic wishful thinking that, at best, produces only temporary, transitory benefits?
Select a current (less than 12 months old) journal article on an international homeland security issue to review in a four- to six-page paper prepared using the American Psychological Association (APA) 7th edition style guide. Identify the issue, review the author’s position, develop pros and cons to the author’s position, and summarize with recommendations. A journal is a scholarly publication addressed to a particular professional audience such as doctors, lawyers, teachers, engineers, or accountants and published by a professional organization. They may contain research articles, reports, and practical articles applicable to the profession. Newspapers are not journals. News magazines and websites are not journals.