Academic journal article Homeland Security Affairs

Notes from the Editor (Volume XI)

Academic journal article Homeland Security Affairs

Notes from the Editor (Volume XI)

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September 2015

The September 2015 issue of Homeland Security Affairs features a research article which examines the threat posed by novel pandemic viruses and which recommends treatment options for states preparing to deal with the onset of such viruses. Also featured in this issue is a research article which uses advanced statistical methods to identify optimal locations for checkpoints to protect critical assets in major urban areas. Rounding out the new issue is an in-depth review of a significant new book on terrorism analysis.

In "Surviving the Storm", Anke Richter and Michael Petrie provide an analysis of the threat to public health posed by novel pandemic viruses. They also provide a comprehensive assessment of available treatment regimens and stockpile arrangements for states preparing for the threat posed by such viruses.

In "Identifying Security Checkpoint Locations to Protect the Major U.S. Urban Areas", Daniel Watkins, Leticia Cuéllar, Deborah Kubicek, Erick Rodriguez, and Phillip Stroud use network and graph theory to develop a framework for identifying the optimal and most cost effective locations for security checkpoints for policy-makers seeking to protect critical assets in major U.S. cities.

Finally, Erik Dahl provides an in-depth review of A Practitioner's Way Forward: Terrorism Analysis, by CHDS faculty members David Brannan, Kirsten Darken, and Anders Strindberg, (Salinas CA: Agile Press, 2014).

June 2015

This month Homeland Security Affairs is publishing a research article examining the threat posed by unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and current policy responses to that threat. …

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