Council on Strategic Risks Launches New Arctic Security Report, in Partnership with Woodwell Climate Research Center

June 21 2021 —  The Council on Strategic Risks’ Converging Risks Lab and the Woodwell Climate Research Center released a new report today, Temperatures and Tensions Rise: Security and Climate Risks in the Arctic. The publication includes groundbreaking new analysis…

Australia Faces Critical Climate Security Threats, and the Australian Security Leaders Climate Group (ASLCG) is Here to Help

By Lily Feldman The Indo-Pacific is one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to climate change impacts. For its part, Australia is already experiencing record-breaking bushfires and droughts, among other environmental security risks. The country also must deal…

CSR Announces 2nd Class of its Fellowship for Ending Bioweapons Programs

The Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) has accepted a diverse group of 5 professionals, servicepeople, and innovators into the 2021-22 class of its Fellowship for Ending Bioweapons Programs. Together, through mentorship and exchanges of ideas with key leaders in the…

The Biden-Putin Summit: Pivoting in the Right Nuclear Direction

Talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of the United States of America Joseph Biden in Geneva, on 16 June 2021. By Christine Parthemore The first in-person summit between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded…

RELEASE: International Military Council Issues “World Climate and Security Report 2021” Warning of Catastrophic Climate Risks and Urging Significant Greenhouse Gas Reductions

June 7, 2021 —  Today the Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS) released its second annual World Climate and Security Report, which warns of the compound security threats posed by the convergence of climate…

Climate Security: A Tale of Two Defense Hearings

An aerial view of Offutt Air Force Base affected by major flood waters March 17, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by TSgt. Rachelle Blake) By John Conger Sometimes you want to hear from the very top, and sometimes you want…

Covid and Climate Change Push South Asia Toward a Complex Emergency

By Sarang Shidore and Andrea Rezzonico  As Cyclone Tauktae hurtled toward India’s west coast on May 17, a grim scenario outlined in  Amitav Ghosh’s eloquent meditation on climate change, The Great Derangement, suddenly loomed as a distinct possibility. A direct…

Initial Reactions to the Biden Budget: Takes Systemic Security Risks Seriously, But More Is Needed

Perhaps more than any executive branch budget submission in history, the first budget released by the Biden administration today takes the gravity of transnational, systemic security risks seriously and begins significant investments in addressing them. Yet there will be more…