Release: New Report on Converging Nuclear Energy, Climate and Security Risks in Egypt

Washington, DC, June 12, 2019 - Today the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) released a new report, titled “Nuclear Energy Developments, Climate Change, and Security in Egypt,” through its Converging Risks Lab program. The report explores the ways in which nuclear, climate and security trends are converging in this critical country - an under-explored yet … Continue reading Release: New Report on Converging Nuclear Energy, Climate and Security Risks in Egypt

The South China Sea: A Potential Climate, Nuclear, Security Hotspot

Earlier this year, The Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) convened its multidisciplinary Working Group on Climate, Nuclear, and Security Affairs to further investigate the intersections of these trends.  In the forthcoming weeks, CSR will publish a series of posts expanding on workshop discussions.   The South China Sea: A Potential Climate, Nuclear, Security Hotspot By … Continue reading The South China Sea: A Potential Climate, Nuclear, Security Hotspot

The Future of South Asia: Nuclear, Climate & Security Nexus in India & Pakistan

Earlier this year, The Council on Strategic Risks convened its multidisciplinary Working Group on Climate, Nuclear, and Security Affairs to further investigate the intersections of these trends.  In the forthcoming weeks, CSR will publish a series of posts expanding on workshop discussions.   By Andrea Rezzonico and Christine Parthemore The Working Group on Climate, Nuclear, … Continue reading The Future of South Asia: Nuclear, Climate & Security Nexus in India & Pakistan

Unprecedented Risks, Unprecedented Foresight: A “Responsibility to Prepare” Strategy for the United States in 2020

The Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) is a security policy institute devoted to anticipating, analyzing and addressing core systemic risks to security in the 21st century, with special examination of the ways in which these risks intersect and exacerbate one another. To further this goal, CSR hosts non-partisan centers tackling unprecedented security risks from climate … Continue reading Unprecedented Risks, Unprecedented Foresight: A “Responsibility to Prepare” Strategy for the United States in 2020

Nuclear Strategic Stability & Arms Control in the 21st Century

By Christine Parthemore Last week the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) published a briefer by our colleague, Rear Admiral John Gower, CB OBE, titled “Improving Nuclear Strategic Stability Through a Responsibility-Based Approach: A Platform for 21st Century Arms Control.” Gower paints a daunting and accurate picture of nuclear affairs today, with a new arms racing … Continue reading Nuclear Strategic Stability & Arms Control in the 21st Century

A Smarter Path on Nuclear Modernization

By Andy Weber and Christine Parthemore In the new issue of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, we recommend a smarter modernization program for the U.S. nuclear weapon enterprise. While some worrisome trends in U.S. nuclear policy began while we served in government, the subsequent 2018 Nuclear Posture Review presented several sharp departures from long-held, … Continue reading A Smarter Path on Nuclear Modernization

The INF Treaty and Its Grander Implications

By Christine Parthemore and Andy Weber Last week, the Trump administration announced its intention to withdraw from the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, signed by the Reagan and Gorbachev administrations in 1987 to ban ground-launched cruise and ballistic missiles with ranges between 500 and 5,500 kilometers. These dangerous weapons helped keep Cold War tensions … Continue reading The INF Treaty and Its Grander Implications