A Blueprint for the U.S. Department of Defense’s Strategic Assessment of Climate Change

This is an excerpt from an article published in War on the RocksBy Kate Guy and Erin Sikorsky One could be forgiven for thinking that a rising China is the only threat that the Department of Defense is preparing to…

National Summit Calls for More Research into “Weather Forecasting” for Infectious Diseases

By Bill Beaver and Yong-Bee Lim  With good reason, the U.S. government is prioritizing pathogen early warning and taking biological threats seriously. In its National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness, the Biden Administration announced plans to support…

Report Highlight: Climate Security and the Strategic Energy Pathway in South Asia

By Sarang Shidore, Rachel Fleishman and Dr. Marc Kodack Climate change is not just an environmental issue in South Asia; it is also a major security concern. When overlaid with pre-existing domestic distress and inter-state rivalries that roil the region,…

To the UN Security Council: Connect Food Security with Climate Security

By Steve Brock and Deborah Loomis The United States has made food security a key theme of its UN Security Council Presidency for the month of March, and today will chair a UNSC open debate on the links between conflict…

EVENT: Building Climate Resilience Abroad – How the US Can Help Allies and Partners With Climate Security Risks

The third panel in our series, “Planning for the First 100 Days and Beyond” March 29, 2021 1 PM -2:30 PM EST Click here to register. This virtual event hosted by the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), an institute…

Climate Security: A Growing Military Concern That Policymakers Should Heed

Abandoned vessels on the South China Sea: Vietnam and the Philippines have called out China for using seafaring militias to attack fishing boats that Beijing claims are violating its territory (Credit: Trey Ratcliff) This is a cross-posted excerpt from AsiaGlobal…

Biden Administrative Initiatives and the American Rescue Plan: Notable Investments Against Bio Threats

President Biden Speaks About The Need For The American Rescue Plan - Feb 11, 2021 By Yong-Bee Lim and Bill Beaver Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, significant challenges remain on how to contain and learn lessons from a…