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Latest Threats

Blood will tell; Chinese economic espionage; ISIS terror and Yellow Vests, and more

12/13/18 Our picks Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  0 No evidence for Trump claim on “terrorists”: Government sources (Mark Hosenball and Jonathan Landay, U.S. News) President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that U.S. authorities had “caught 10 terrorists,” citing it as a...

Demagogues on the right and left use digital tools to exploit popular resentment, dissatisfaction

12/13/18 Democracy imperiled Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The digital era has spurred many advancements in many areas of human society, but it has also led to growing instability and inequality, notes Tom Wheeler, a Visiting Fellow in...

The time of the trolls

12/13/18 Democracy imperiled Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The nascent internet played a key role in defeating the military coup in Russia in 1991, notes Andrei Soldatov, co-author with Irina Borogan of The Red Web: The Struggle Between...

Dr. Joseph Brady

Dr. Joseph Brady received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Rhode Island in 2011.  His dissertation, Characterization of Homemade Explosives, focused on the chemistry associated with the detection and destruction of homemade explosives.  In particular, Dr. Brady developed a technique for the field expedient destruction of triacetone triperoxide (TATP) using commercial off-the-shelf materials.  He determined the sensitivity and explosive performance of erythritol tetranitrate (ETN) relative to other tetranitrates (PETN and SMX) in addition to optimizing analytical methods for the 3 materials.  He identified additives that would prevent the use of hydrogen peroxide and various fertilizers as explosive precursors, without interfering with their intended use.  His master’s thesis, Formation of Organic Peroxides in Solution, investigated the possibility of incidental formation of TATP and diacetone diperoxide (DADP) in an industrial process.

                Currently, Joe is an Associate Chemist at Brookhaven National Laboratory.  He is developing energetic polymers as a delivery medium for novel fuel/oxidizer mixtures to defeat chemical and biological weapons for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).  Joe is also working with the Department of State to engage with and enhance the chemical security of our international partners in commerce, industry, academia and law enforcement.  He has provided technical expertise to the National Nuclear Security Agency (NNSA) for various activities.

 

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