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Identifying and Remediating Chemical Contamination in Areas Liberated from ISIS: A Collaborative Approach

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

By Leslie AdkinsIntroduction During Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) attacks and military occupation of Syria and Iraq, ISIS used existing civilian infrastructure to develop, produce, and deploy homemade explosives, chemical warfare agents, and other toxic chemicals. Many areas liberated from ISIS control were exposed to severe chemical contamination, creating a large public health crisis...

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STEP Ukraine 2017 Finalist: Cardiomo, Ready for Official Product Release in 2018

Monday, January 8, 2018

Cardiomo, a CRDF Global STEP Ukraine 2017 finalist, is making strides in the wearable technology market.  Cardiomo, led by founders Ksenia Belkina, CEO and Roman Belkin, CTO, created a small health monitoring device, not much bigger than a flash drive, that adheres to the user’s chest.  The device they created, like most wearable technology, connects to an app.  The Cardiomo...

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Building Nuclear Forensics Capacity in Armenia

Friday, September 15, 2017

“Nuclear terrorism” is among the most fear-inducing phrases one can hear or read. Both print and electronic media are saturated with news articles, think tank analyses, and opinion pieces discussing the threat posed by, and the potential impact of, a nuclear device falling into the hands of a non-state actor.Garnering less press, however, is the much more likely event of an incident...

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