BRIEFER: Key U.S. Initiatives for Addressing Biological Threats Part 5

By: Dr. Yong-Bee Lim and Christine Parthemore Today the Nolan Center, an institute of the Council on Strategic Risks, is releasing its fifth briefer in its series Key U.S. Initiatives for Addressing Biological Threats, which focuses on the future industrial…

“Missing in Action”: Former Australian security leaders highlight climate-related security threats; call for rapid decarbonisation

A new report released yesterday by the Australian Security Leaders Climate Group calls on the Australian Government to “prevent devastating climate impacts by mobilising all resources necessary to reach zero emissions as fast as possible,” starting with a comprehensive Whole-of-Nation…

RELEASE: The Council on Strategic Risks Selects Erin Sikorsky as New Director of the Center for Climate and Security, and John Conger as Senior Advisor

September 1, 2021 —  Today the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) announced it has selected Erin Sikorsky as its new Director of the Center for Climate and Security (CCS). Ms. Sikorsky previously served as the CCS Deputy Director. The previous…

Beyond the Lab-Leak Question: Focusing on Global Efforts to Address Biological Threats

U.S. Marine Corps chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defense specialists with Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron (MWHS) 3, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, April 30, 2013. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Combat Camera/Released).…

BRIEFER: Key U.S. Initiatives for Addressing Biological Threats Part 4 – The Department of State

By Jackson duPont, Yong-Bee Lim, Christine Parthemore, and Alexander Titus Today the Nolan Center, an institute of the Council on Strategic Risks, is releasing its fourth briefer in its series Key U.S. Initiatives for Addressing Biological Threats, which focuses on…

BRIEFER: Pathogen Early Warning – New Technologies and Approaches

By Bill Beaver, Sid Sharma M.D., Dr. Jacob Swett, Dr. Nikki Teran, Dr. Natasha Bajema, and Dr. Yong-Bee Lim For the world to be ready for the next pathogen outbreak, it needs to bolster early warning via technologies like metagenomic…

BRIEFER: Key U.S. Initiatives for Addressing Biological Threats Part 3 – The Biological Threat Reduction Program

By Bill Beaver, Christine Parthemore, and Dr. Nikki Teran  Today the Nolan Center, an institute of the Council on Strategic Risks, is releasing a briefer on the future of a key yet little-known U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) program for…

The Pentagon Previews Climate Adaptation Plan in Congressional Hearing

By John Conger On July 14, 2021, the Readiness Subcommittee of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee held a virtual hearing on the  installations and environment portfolios of the Department of Defense (DoD).  The witnesses were: Paul Cramer, the Acting…

CSR Expands Ecological Security Program with Significant New Grant

Over the past year, the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) has been at the forefront of investigating the security implications of ecological degradation and exploitation. CSR’s landmark 2021 report, “The Security Threat that Binds Us,” identified multiple pathways through which…