Interfor International‘s Weekly Security Digest - February 7, 2023

Interfor International‘s Weekly Security Digest – February 7, 2023

Interfor’s Weekly Digest | Global Security and Policy Insights- February 7, 2023

Global Security Matters


Infrastructure Threats

  • The FBI announced Friday has offered a $2500 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for damaging electric substations in Moore County and Randolph County, North Carolina. Legislators are seeking tighter security for the electrical system after nine substations were attacked in North Carolina, Washington State, and Oregon over the past three months. Experts warn that right-wing extremists have been targeting power systems.  

Travel Security 

  • Three US tourists were stabbed in Puerto Rico. The tourists got into a confrontation after they began filming in La Perla and were told to stop and leave the area. Nearly two years ago, a US tourist was killed and set on fire after he was warned not to take pictures while buying drugs in La Perla.  


Foreign Affairs  



  • The U.S. will stop buying Covid-19 shots at a reduced price for the entire country and shift vaccine distribution to the private market as soon as early fall.
  • New York city will make the Covid-19 vaccination requirement optional for city employees, in addition to New York City Department of Education employees.
  • China officially lifted all travel restrictions and limitations to Macau and scrapped Covid-19 requirements.


Check out this Op-ed in The Hill about the George Santos due diligence failures, penned by our own Don Aviv and Jeremy Hurewitz.