Note from CSR and CCS Co-Founder on Ten Years of Combating the Greatest Systemic Threats of Our Time

By Caitlin E. Werrell After ten years of work, first as Co-Founder and President of the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), then as Co-Founder and CEO of the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR), I will be stepping back from…

Highlights from the U.S. Navy War College Conference on Climate Change and National Security

Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Arctic and the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua A. Moore By Elsa Barron On January 9th, climate and security experts, many…

Time to Double Down on DoD Investments in Platform Technologies for Combating Biological Threats

US Marines and USNS Mercy in Los Angeles for COVID-19 response, 26 March 2020 (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexa M. Hernandez/Released) By William BeaverThe race to create a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 has shown the world the potential of…

The Biden Administration & Climate Security: Week One

Image by DiogoC300 What a week for climate security! In his inaugural address on Wednesday, President Joe Biden said, “The cry for survival comes from the planet itself,” acknowledged the “climate is in crisis,” and promised “we will be judged...by…

Sherri Goodman on the Climatization of Security for the Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies

By Mackenzie Allen In early December 2020, Sherri Goodman spoke with Bangladeshi retired Major General Munir Muniruzzaman about climate security in South East Asia and the United States. Goodman discussed mainstreaming climate change in foreign policy and national security decision-making…

EVENT: Unprecedented Foresight: Opportunities to Improve Climate Security Risk Assessments in the New Administration – Jan 28

The second panel in our series, “Planning for the First 100 Days and Beyond” January 28, 2020 2-3:30 pm EST This virtual event hosted by the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), an institute of the Council on Strategic Risks,…

The U.S. Congress Overrode Trump Veto on FY21 NDAA: Here are the Climate Security Highlights in the Bill

By John Conger On January 1, the U.S. Senate voted to override Mr. Trump’s veto of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with an 81-13 vote.  A few days earlier, the House voted 322-87 to override the…

A Nuclear Policy Tapestry: From a Code of Responsibility to Greater Stability

Location of Navy and Soviet ships during the Cuban Missile Crisis By Rear Admiral John Gower Concept #2: National Nuclear Decision Protocols: Building on the Code of Responsibility that I and CSR colleagues set forth in previous work, a clear…

Looking Back: The Center for Climate and Security 2020 Wrap-Up

As we begin 2021, we wanted to take a look back at the work of the Center for Climate and Security during the past year. Thanks to the dedication of our staff, fellows and Advisory Board, we’ve made significant progress…

Nuclear Weapon Sole Purpose: The Strongest Future for U.S. National Security and Global Stability

By the Hon Andrew Weber and Rear Admiral John Gower Concept #1: Nuclear Weapon Sole Purpose: Days before President Trump was sworn in, retired Vice President and now President-Elect Joe Biden Jr, gave a speech at the Carnegie Endowment for…