Climate and National Security in the New “Solving the Climate Crisis” Report

On Tuesday 30 June, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Select Committee on the Climate Crisis issued a landmark report on the threats that climate change poses to the United States. Based on thousands of testimonies, inputs and recommendations from all…

Climate & Nuclear Security in the South China Sea: The Cases of Indonesia and the Philippines

The global community is still struggling to manage the deadly COVID-19 pandemic that has spread throughout the world, and nations bordering the South China Sea have not been spared. The health crisis arrives in a region where climate change, nuclear…

Preparing for the Next Pandemic: A Scenario Exercise

By Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü The following is a hypothetical future scenario that revolves around possible international efforts to counter another pandemic. It is by no means supposed to be a blueprint for an international response mechanism. Nevertheless, the author hopes…

John Conger and Alice Hill Call for a National Resilience Act

In a recent op-ed published in The Hill, the Center for Climate and Security's Director, John Conger, and Council on Strategic Risks Board Member Alice Hill, call for a National Resilience Act requiring that all investments by the U.S. federal…

The New Water Development Report and Implications for Security

By Dr. Marc Kodack Climate change has and will continue to have both direct and indirect effects around the world. Changes in water will be one of the most visible direct effects, whether it is too little water, such as during…

Climate Change Entails More Than Changing Temperatures: Disease and Security Implications

By Leah Emanuel In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Matthew Vollrath, a journalism Master’s student at Stanford, has created a podcast entitled “Life in the Coronaverse.” This five-part series explores the linkages between the coronavirus and climate change, how…

Statement From The Council On Strategic Risks: Black Lives Matter

The Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) recognizes the extraordinary strains on the U.S. democratic system today, which were laid bare viscerally and tragically by the murder of George Floyd, threats of the use of military force against American citizens, and…

An Appeal to the National Security Community to Fight Racial Injustice

This is a cross-post article excerpt from Foreign Policy's "Shadow Government."  Two former U.S. officials argue there is no security abroad without justice at home. By Bishop Garrison, Jon Wolfstahl We have both had the honor of serving our country,…