Announcing the Inaugural Cohort of Ecological Security Fellows

The Converging Risks Lab, an institute of the Council on Strategic Risks, is pleased to announce its inaugural class of Ecological Security Fellows. This initiative is a part of the institute’s Ecological Security Program, supported by the VK Rasmussen Foundation.…

A Threat to Ecological Security from Inter-Species Viral Distributions Driven by Climate Change

By Dr. Marc Kodack Most of the security analysis on climate change effects has been focused on human systems and how people need to mitigate and adapt to those effects. However, these same effects will also create multiple opportunities for…

South Asia’s Scorching Heatwave: Another Window Into Our Climate-Insecure Planet  

By Sarang Shidore South Asia’s cruel heatwave in recent weeks has seen land temperatures reach 122 F (49 C) and air temperatures as high as 143 F (62 C) in India and Pakistan. A brutal April was preceded by a…

Unpacking the Pentagon’s $3.1 Billion Climate Request

By John Conger On March 28, the U.S. Federal Budget request for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY2023) was released, officially kicking off the Congressional budget season and the ensuing posture testimonies, staffer briefs, and associated deep dives into the details of…

Read, Watch, Listen: CCS Across the Web | April 2022

By Brigitte Hugh Welcome to “Read, Watch, Listen” from the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), a monthly round-up highlighting some of the articles, interviews, and podcasts featuring the CCS network of experts.   In April, CCS experts were called…

Biosecurity at The Global Synthetic Biology Conference

By Lillian Parr From April 12–14, Built with Biology hosted The Global Synthetic Biology Conference, an annual event that features expert speakers and provides networking opportunities for members of the synthetic biology community. The conference highlighted some exciting new biotechnologies,…

We’re Hiring: Full-Time Positions in the Janne E. Nolan Center on Strategic Weapons

The Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) is expanding our nuclear team in the Janne E. Nolan Center on Strategic Weapons, an institute of CSR. This year, CSR plans to hire 3-5 full time staff members to help advance and expand…

Do Not Underestimate the Links Between Climate Change and Conflict, Experts Warn

General Tom Middendorp (ret.), Chair of the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS), is one of more than a dozen leaders in the fields of climate science, peacebuilding, and security to have endorsed a joint statement released on…

Key Takeaways on Bio-threats from U.S. State Department Nonproliferation Compliance Report

By Ryan Duncombe and Lillian Parr The U.S. State Department has released its 2022 report “Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments.” The report is an important annual resource—and one of the few public,…