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A Strategic Framework to Improve Coronavirus Response in Africa

The response to the global pandemic by African countries and their external partners has been hampered by a lack of coordination. To streamline efforts to combat the coronavirus in Africa, the U.S. should consider exporting the “Quad Plus” framework used in the Indo-Pacific.


Justice Department Charges Two Chinese Nationals with COVID-Related Hacking

The Justice Department announced the indictments against two Chinese private citizens, Li Xiaoyu (known as  Oro0lxy) and Dong Jiazhi, for unauthorized infiltration of computers and the theft of terabytes of COVID-19 research data. The pair were indicted in the Eastern District of Washington. 

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A Summary of ICE’s Reversal and Re-reversal on Online Class Policy for International Students

The Department of Homeland Security announced a policy that would force international students to leave the country or transfer if their universities went fully online. A week later, the rule was rescinded. What happened?


House Committee Holds Hearing on Federal and State Pandemic Supply Preparedness

On Tuesday, July 14, at 12:00 p.m., the House Homeland Security Subcommittees on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery and Oversight, Management and Accountability will hold a hearing on federal and state pandemic supply preparedness and response. The subcommittees will hear testimony from Craig Fugate, the former administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency; Mark Ghilarducci, the director of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services; and Chris Currie, the director for the Homeland Security and Justice team at the Government Accountability Office.

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