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A makeshift display of bouquets of flowers are on display

AP/Jack Dempsey

Analysis & Opinions - The Atlantic

Rethinking 'Run, Hide, Fight'

| Nov. 20, 2022

Juliette Kayyem writes that the chaos and delays in saving children in Uvalde, Texas, have also raised skepticism about police-response capacities. According to the FBI, nearly 70 percent of all active-shooter incidents end before police arrive; nearly 37 percent of them end in two minutes or less. In the United States, we are vulnerable to gun violence at any moment.

Book Chapter

Emergency Management in North America

| November 2022

The authors argue that emergencies and disasters know no borders, and responses demand cooperation. Highlighting examples of successful cooperation— as well as a few notable failures—they call for a comprehensive North American Emergency Management Compact to address growing challenges that result from a changing climate and interwoven connections.

A close-up of a person scrolling on their smartphone.

AP Photo, File

Analysis & Opinions - Inkstick

Reframing the Debate on Cybersecurity Regulations

| July 17, 2022

In February 2012, the first significant attempt to set mandatory cybersecurity requirements and response plans for critical infrastructure was introduced in Congress. Unfortunately, it was watered down to voluntary standards and failed in the Senate. Opponents of the bill cited fears of overburdening regulations on companies and warnings of over-simplistic box-checking and minimum compliance. Business groups championed the narrative of big government to ensure the bill’s demise — and that narrative persists to this day.

Trucks drive through floodwaters at the U.S.-Canada border crossing in Sumas, Washington. 

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

Policy Brief - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Toward an Integrated North American Emergency Response System

| June 23, 2022

Establishing a North American approach is a key component to more comprehensive and effective emergency management structured to meet current and emerging threats. This paper briefly examines the history of emergency response coordination among the United States, Mexico, and Canada, highlighting some of the major bilateral, regional and non-governmental agreements.