04 Oct 2021

North Korea reopens communication and military hotline with South

Seoul announced Monday that the communication lines between North and South Korea have been restored for the first time in months. This follows Kim Jong Un’s vow last week to restart communication with South Korea. North Korea had responded on the joint line Monday morning and the two countries’ militaries

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16 Aug 2021

Islamic State Propaganda Networks are Thriving says Europol

Europol has warned that although official propaganda from the Islamic State has reportedly declined since 2020 due to disruptions from Western coalition forces, informal supporter networks are alive and well. The law enforcement agency detailed the key trends of last year, noting the persistence of terrorist content across multiple online

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16 Mar 2021

U.S. Outreach to North Korea Has Gone Unanswered, White House Says

According to a White House press release on Monday, the Biden administration previously reached out to North Korea, seeking to open conversations regarding Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs. The administration has not received a response, according to White House press secretary Jen Psaki. The communication attempt follows recent

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11 Jan 2021

Afghan Leaders Sideline Spokesmen in an Escalating Misinformation War

Ahmad Jawad Hijri, the former spokesman for the governor of Takhar Province, was imprisoned and fired after three days after telling the news media about an Afghan airstrike in Northern Afghanistan that wounded children. Top officials from Kabul had stated that only taliban fighters had been killed in the strike,

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13 Dec 2019

Senate Advances Legislation to Preserve T-Band Spectrum for Emergency Personnel

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is prepared to auction off the T-Band in 2021, which is purposed solely for public safety personnel in 11 dense cities to communicate effectively and securely during emergencies. A bill that aims to preserve first responders’ access to the spectrum during crises was introduced in

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