RELEASE: The Honorable Rose Gottemoeller and the Honorable Daniel Poneman Join the Council on Strategic Risks Board of Directors 

December 2, 2021— The Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) is excited to announce that Hon. Rose Gottemoeller and Hon. Daniel Poneman have joined CSR’s Board of Directors. Both bring extensive leadership and a positive vision for international security to the…

The Biden Administration’s Whole of Government Approach to Climate Security

President Biden at the Leaders Summit on Climate - 22 April 2021 By Joon Hwang “Climate change is an increasingly destabilizing force—an accelerating destabilization force—and it’s impacting our operational environment, it’s creating new missions, and our allies and partners are…

CSR Webinar: Preventing the Next Pandemic—Leveraging Today’s Tools to Address the Biological Threats of the Future

By Lillian Parr On Monday, November 15, the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) hosted a webinar to discuss innovative technologies for addressing biological risks and how the U.S. government can most effectively invest in them. These technologies span a broad…

U.S. House Hearing on the National Security Implications of Climate Change in the Arctic 

By Dr. Marc Kodack  On November 20, the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Europe, Energy, the Environment and Cyber held a virtual hearing entitled “National Security Implications of Climate Change in the Arctic.” Witnesses providing written statements and answering…

Climate-Forward Diplomacy, Development, and Defense at the Pacific Futures Forum

By Elsa Barron Last month, the Pacific Futures Forum, which is a platform for collaborative dialogue to re-imagine multilateralism in a changing world, hosted critical conversations in the lead up to the COP26 Glasgow summit. The plenary session, “Transforming our…

Nuclear War and Climate Change: The Urgency for Action

Christine Parthemore speaks on nuclear war and climate change at a COP26 side event hosted by the International Forum for Understanding, Nov 1, 2021. Source: International Forum for Understanding By Christine Parthemore I had the honor of delivering a keynote…

BRIEFER: Key U.S. Initiatives for Addressing Biological Threats Part 6

By Dr. Rohit Chitale, Dr. Yong-Bee Lim, and Lillian Parr Today the Nolan Center, an institute of the Council on Strategic Risks, is releasing its sixth briefer in its series Key U.S. Initiatives for Addressing Biological Threats, which focuses on…

From Analysis to Action: Two Events on Climate Security Next Steps

"The science is clear: We have only a brief window to raise our ambition and rise to meet the threat of climate change," U.S. President Joe Biden at the COP in Glasgow. - November 1, 2021 In the wake of…

The Future of Biodefense: Turning the Curse of Knowing into a Blessing

By Jackson duPont This summer was my first time diving into the world of biosecurity. As an intern for the Council of Strategic Risks, I expected to learn about new areas of security, and this experience was particularly salient given…