Tag Archives: USA


Diffusione del Covid-19 e attività di ordine pubblico – by F. Bogonovo, L. Cinciripini, M. Zaliani

La pandemia di Covid-19, che dall’inizio del 2020 prosegue senza sosta, ha messo in luce diversi fattori di rischio, tra cui quelli sanitari, sociali e strategici. In particolare, per quanto concerne il rischio strategico è stato evidenziato un impatto significativo sull’efficacia operativa delle forze dell’ordine e di sicurezza e, in questa chiave di lettura, è stato analizzato l’episodio della rivolta di Capitol Hill. Continue reading


US multiagency operation dismantled part of al-Qaeda’s cryptocurrency network. What we learned so far and what to expect – by Daniele M. Barone

On August 13, the US Department of Justice announced that the US government, through a multiagency effort, seized about $2 million in Bitcoin from accounts connected to Al Qaeda, Daesh, and the al-Qassam Brigades (i.e. Hamas’s paramilitary arm) and disrupted their terrorism financing cryptocurrency networks. Continue reading


A Brief Review of the Current Public Safety Homicide Crisis in Major US Cities – by Giovanni Pisapia

Some major US cities have recorded staggering increases in homicides in the first six months of 2020, if compared with the same period in 2019: some increases range from 25% (Philadelphia) to 85% (Minneapolis). This trend is bringing to light a public safety crisis, revealed by a long-term increase in the number of gang-related recorded shootings and reduction of proactive-policing. Continue reading


U.S. riots and police brutality: responding to a homeland security threat – by Maria Chr. Alvanou

Throughout the U.S. there is turmoil due to the death of George Floyd, attributed to the murderous act of a police officer, already arrested and charged. Reactions have ranged from peaceful demonstrations to serious riots in several cities. Events like burning down police stations and vehicles, as well as vandalisms, looting, clashes with law enforcement, etc have created the background for violence connected with further loss of lives. Continue reading