New Report: China’s Climate Security Vulnerabilities

explores China's security vulnerabilities in the face of expected climate change effects, focusing on its key risks, the Chinese response so far, and identifies important uncertainties as conditions continue to develop. The report also makes several recommendations for the United States as it addresses what the Department of Defense has called the "pacing threat" from China.

Briefer: A Theater View on the Nuclear Sea-Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM-N): Does Optionality Outweigh Warfighting Costs?

By John Moulton Recent world events, new U.S. policy decisions, and budget requests have led to renewed discussion on a specific type of nuclear weapon: the Sea-Launched Cruise Missile-Nuclear (SLCM-N). The following article examines the utility of SLCM-N, considering a…

Briefer: Climate Change a “Top Tier Threat” in the 2022 U.S. National Security Strategy

By Sherri Goodman, Holly Kaufman, and Pauline Baudu The Biden Administration’s new National Security Strategy (NSS), released in October 2022, elevates attention and focus on climate security beyond any prior NSS. The security risks of climate change get the attention…

New Report: Climate Security in Mainland Southeast Asia: A Scenarios Based Assessment

By John Lichtefeld | Project managed by Brigitte Hugh | Edited by Francesco Femia A new report from the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), Climate Security in Mainland Southeast Asia: A Scenarios Based Assessment, explores the socio-political, technological, demographic,…