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Defence Against Terrorism

Defence Against Terrorism ebook ISBN: 1614990344
Publisher: IOS Press
Author: Adil Duyan,NATO Emerging Security Challenges Division,NATO Advanced Training Course on Defense Against Terrorism
Number of Pages: 105 
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The traumas resulting from terrorism and political violence have profound implications for the stability and normal operation of modern societies, and a negative impact on the effectiveness and legitimacy of their governments. This publication presents articles from the NATO Advanced Training Course (ATC) Defence Against Terrorism: Different Dimensions and Trends of the Emerging Threat - Terrorism' held in Kabul, Afghanistan in May 2010. This course was attended by serving Afghan officers of various ranks and also by a number of Afghan civilians, and was designed to have a practical focus for the participants, all of whom were involved in counterterrorism operations.

Soil Pollution - An Emerging Threat to Agriculture

Soil Pollution - An Emerging Threat to Agriculture ebook ISBN: 9811042748
Publisher: Springer
Author: Jayanta K. Saha,Rajendiran Selladurai,M. Vassanda Coumar,M.L. Dotaniya,Samaresh Kundu,Ashok K. Patra
Number of Pages: 386 
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The book provides reader with a comprehensive up-to-date overview of various aspects of soil pollutants manifestation of toxicity. The book highlights their interactions with soil constituents, their toxicity to agro-ecosystem & human health, methodologies of toxicity assessment along with remediation technologies for the polluted land by citing case studies. It gives special emphasis on scenario of soil pollution threats in developing countries and ways to counteract these in low cost ways which have so far been ignored. It also explicitly highlights the need for soil protection policy and identifies its key considerations after analyzing basic functions of soil and the types of threats perceived. This book will be a useful resource for graduate students and researchers in the field of environmental and agricultural sciences, as well as for personnel involved in environmental impact assessment and policy making.

Fungal Diseases

Fungal Diseases ebook ISBN: 0309212294
Publisher: National Academies Press
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Forum on Microbial Threats
Number of Pages: 488 
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Fungal diseases have contributed to death and disability in humans, triggered global wildlife extinctions and population declines, devastated agricultural crops, and altered forest ecosystem dynamics. Despite the extensive influence of fungi on health and economic well-being, the threats posed by emerging fungal pathogens to life on Earth are often underappreciated and poorly understood. On December 14 and 15, 2010, the IOM's Forum on Microbial Threats hosted a public workshop to explore the scientific and policy dimensions associated with the causes and consequences of emerging fungal diseases.

The Rise of a New Media Baron and the Emerging Threat of News Deserts

The Rise of a New Media Baron and the Emerging Threat of News Deserts ebook ISBN: 9781469634029
Author: Penelope Muse Abernathy
Number of Pages: 86 
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Over the past decade, a new media baron has emerged that is very different from the publishers that preceded it. The rise of this new media baron coincides with immense disruption in the newspaper industry. With profits and readership declining dramatically, newspaper publishers are grappling with an uncertain future, and many worry about their paper's long-term survival. As a result, many smaller cities and towns could lose their local newspapers and with them the reliable news and information essential to a community's quality of life and democratic institutions. This report, published by the Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media, considers the significant political, social, and economic consequences of the emergence of "news deserts" across entire regions of the country.

The Emerging Threat of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Southern Africa

The Emerging Threat of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Southern Africa ebook ISBN: 0309211603
Publisher: National Academies Press
Author: Academy of Science of South Africa,Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation
Number of Pages: 146 
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Tuberculosis (TB) kills approximately 4,500 people worldwide every day. While most cases of TB can be treated with antibiotics, some strains have developed drug resistance that makes their treatment more expensive, more toxic and less effective for the patient. The IOM Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation and the Academy of Science of South Africa held a workshop to discuss ways to fight the growing threat of drug-resistant TB.

Lone Actors – An Emerging Security Threat

Lone Actors – An Emerging Security Threat ebook ISBN: 1614995850
Publisher: IOS Press
Author: A. Richman,Y. Sharan
Number of Pages: 280 
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Terrorist attacks perpetrated by lone actors have already occurred in several countries, and this phenomenon is emerging as a threat to the security of both NATO members and other countries worldwide. In this context, a lone actor, or 'lone wolf’, is someone who individually prepares or commits violent acts in support of an ideology, group or movement, but who is acting outside of the command structure and without the assistance of any group. Up to now, these individual acts have been seen as almost impossible to forecast, but it is nevertheless important to develop a responsible security policy which takes them into account and incorporates planning for counteraction, prevention and response. This book presents papers, written by leading experts in the field, which reflect the subjects presented at the workshop 'Loan Actors – An Emerging Security Threat', part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme, held in Jerusalem in November 2014. The papers are divided into five sections: the threat of lone actor terrorism; case studies; countering and responding to the threat; legal and ethical aspects; and foresight and policy aspects. The insights, information and recommendations shared in this book will be of interest to all those involved in developing a more efficient response policy to this emerging threat.

Early Observations on Possible Defenses by the Emerging Threat Agent Project

Early Observations on Possible Defenses by the Emerging Threat Agent Project ebook ISBN: 0833052810
Publisher: Rand Corporation
Author: Bruce W. Bennett,Jonathan Kaufman,James Byrnes
Number of Pages: 47 
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The Defense Department is concerned about emerging chemical and biological (CB) weapon agents and the ability of U.S. defenses to counter them. Due to scientific advances that facilitate the development of new and novel CB agents and the fact that uncovering such work will be a difficult intelligence challenge, the Emerging Threat Agent Project (ETAP) undertook a study to examine the challenges of emerging CB agents and propose measures to reduce their risks. The authors conclude that the problem is comprised of two related components. Given the inherent secrecy with which states and other actors will conduct CB agent development, adversary programs could acquire new CB agents years before U.S. defense planners recognize those agents. And, after the U.S. intelligence community recognizes those CB agents as threats, the United States will probably need many more years to establish a comprehensive defense against them. Such gaps in CB agent defense capabilities pose a potentially serious risk to U.S. military operations. To best mitigate this risk, the Chemical and Biological Defense Program (CBDP) of the U.S. Department of Defense needs to augment current work with enhanced efforts to dissuade adversary CB agent development and to deter adversary use of new CB weapons. Successful initiatives in dissuasion and deterrence will depend on CB defensive programs that appear dynamic, progressive, and integrated with other Defense Department and national-level efforts in counter proliferation. Many of these objectives can be met by adding a second track to the current agent-specific science and technology (S&T) effort, a track that focuses on the mechanisms of CB agent effects and interactions with the environment.

Emerging Threats and Security Planning

Emerging Threats and Security Planning ebook ISBN: 0833047310
Publisher: Rand Corporation
Author: Brian A. Jackson,Dave Frelinger
Number of Pages: 19 
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Concerns about how terrorists might attack in the future are central to the design of security efforts to protect both individual targets and the nation overall. This paper explores an approach for assessing novel or emerging threats and prioritizing which merit specific security attention and which can be addressed as part of existing security efforts.


Pandemics ebook ISBN: 9781138048300
Publisher: CRC Press
Author: Dag K J E Von Lubitz,Candace Gibson
Number of Pages: 352 
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Despite the current and very real threat of global pandemics, there is a dearth of published book and reference resources on the subject. Much scholarly research is conducted and published in various journals. There are political analyses, and studies of the socio-economic impact. While healthcare professionals at national and international levels recognize the pressing danger, the introduction and establishment of consistent and effective countermeasures ranges from slow to non-existent. Politically, acquisition of funds to combat the "potential" doom of a speculative pandemic pales in comparison to societal demands of the worldwide "here and now." As in the most recent case of Zika, the disease "out there" can rapidly appear at our own doorstep "right here." Yet, despite vigorous globe-spanning debates that sounds promising, progress in creation of a universal anti-pandemic network is sporadic and inconsistent. Pandemics: The Nature of an Emerging Global Threat seeks to address the numerous critical, but largely ignored issues, that limit our readiness, recognition, and response to pandemic outbreaks. The book stresses the reality and seriousness of the problem and the need to react and mobilize quickly, and "on the fly," rather than offering a ready-made solution. Individual chapters of the book are written by internationally known and very highly respected experts from the US, Canada, Europe, Africa, and South America. Many of the authors have their academic and medical prominence supported by the practical involvement at the very forefront of the war against pandemic outbreaks, and several know the personal pain that counter-pandemic operations involve. The authors are a cross section of professions involved in the fight against pandemics: some operate at the highest levels of national and international institutions, others work as clinicians specializing in infectious diseases, as scientists, specialists in public health, law and its enforcement, military aspects of pandemics or technology. The importance of this book rest on the fact that all authors are active in their respective fields. They offer practical, life-long expertise from hands-on work on the "front lines." They have a profound knowledge of their field, and, as such, recommendations of best practices, theories about what methods work best in a given scenario and environment, and the political impediments to proper response and containment are all based on real, first-hand experience given has worked--and what has not--in responding to pandemics. The opinions, often highly personal and perhaps even controversial, are based as much on theoretical considerations as on their extensive and insightful experience. Hence, the approach is rigorously intellectual and, in a field that often evokes passions, equally rigorously dispassionate. It has to be so: in the modern world of pandemics "past is the prologue." While preparedness plans gather dust on countless shelves of regional, national, and international bodies tasked with pandemic identification, containment, and elimination, it is the readiness to face the new--most likely an entirely new and deadly challenge--that is largely missing. This book intends to open the door to developing such readiness

India as an Emerging Power

India as an Emerging Power ebook ISBN: 1135761760
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Sumit Ganguly
Number of Pages: 234 
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These essays examine India's relations with key powers including the Russian Federation, China and the USA and with key adversaries in the global arena in the aftermath of the Cold War. One positive relationship is that of India's relations with Israel since 1992.

Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial Resistance ebook ISBN: 9788184870602
Publisher: Alpha Science International Limited
Author: Rubina Lawrence
Number of Pages: 349 
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The multi-faceted issue of antimicrobial resistance has fast gained momentum and emerged as a potential global threat. An effort has been made through this compilation, to foray into the realm of renegade microbes that have threatened to wreak havoc worldwide. The contributory papers are descriptive of the incidences of resistant pathogens in the health care sector, agriculture, environment and food, and mechanisms of their evolved resilience. Alternative methods to curb the menace and strategies that might help mitigate the situation have also been discussed and reviewed.

Trade in the Asian Pacific Region

Trade in the Asian Pacific Region ebook ISBN: 9781560723585
Publisher: Nova Publishers
Author: A. M. Babkina
Number of Pages: 143 
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Trade In The Asian Pacific Region

The Global Threat of New and Reemerging Infectious Diseases

The Global Threat of New and Reemerging Infectious Diseases ebook ISBN: 0833034154
Publisher: Rand Corporation
Author: Jennifer Brower,Peter Chalk
Number of Pages: 166 
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This study offers a more comprehensive analysis of the security implications of the spread of infectious diseases than has been done to date. The study examines the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Africa, highlighting this particular crisis as a graphic example of the devastating effects that infectious disease can have on virtually every aspect of a state's functioning viability. It also makes a detailed analysis of the United States, delineating the threat posed by specific diseases; assessing the effectiveness of the existing public health infrastructure; and offering specific actions that can be taken to improve the country's ability to meet this emerging challenge. ISBN: 0-8330-3293-3 Price: $20.00 Est. page count: last roman--xvii

Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Threat to Occupational Health in the U.S. and Canada

Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Threat to Occupational Health in the U.S. and Canada ebook ISBN: 9780849346378
Publisher: CRC Press
Author: William Charney
Number of Pages: 464 
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Hospitals in the US and Canada are ill-prepared for the threat of emerging infectious diseases, especially in the area of protecting healthcare workers, nurses, doctors, and first responders from transmissions. Current protocols from guideline agencies and health organizations and health departments that include state pandemic flu plans do not follow scientific evidence in many of their recommendations. Economics and 'ease of use' are trumping good science in the decision making process. For example, protocols do not demand the most stringent precautions that would protect for healthcare workers from unknown factors of transmission in the case of rapidly emerging diseases. Respiratory protection, negative pressure isolation rooms, training of healthcare workers, personal protective equipment, ventilation designs, triage of surge patients, funding issues are all areas of concern that remain controversial in current occupational health protection models. Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Threat to Occupational Health in the US and Canada offers a critical review of existing plans and infrastructures for emerging diseases and the response capabilities of healthcare delivery systems to protect the occupational health and offers many solutions. The authors perform failure analysis that cannot be found in other texts, and offer positive solutions, strategies, and tactics for strengthening the hospital and the public health response to potentially catastrophic health crises. This book contains invaluable information for managers, professionals, and policy makers in infectious disease organizations, public health organizations, as well as occupational health organizations.