Report: Strengthening Global Governance Against Weapons of Mass Destruction

By Christine Parthemore Next week the United Nations Secretary General will convene the Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction in New York City.  Despite its many strengths,…

Report: The Responsibility to Prepare and Prevent – A New Climate Security Governance Framework

A quick read of daily headlines makes it increasingly clear that current governance structures are not fully prepared for the security risks of a changing climate.  In response to these mounting risks, the Center for Climate and Security, an institute…

Cruise Control: The Logical Next Step in Nuclear Arms Control?

By Christine Parthemore and Andy WeberIn January 2019, our colleague Rear Admiral John Gower, CB OBE outlined a logical vision for balancing future progress in nuclear arms control and reductions with the need for maintaining nuclear strategic stability over time.…

The Human and Climatic Effects of an India-Pakistan Nuclear Conflict

By Christine Parthemore On October 2, a team of researchers published the results of extensive work to model the effects of nuclear war between Pakistan and India. The scenario, posited for the year 2025, features a high-casualty terrorist attack on…

NPR on Climate and Security Scenarios

In yesterday's episode of NPR's On Point, Meghna Chakrabarti interviewed journalist Emily Atkin and Francesco Femia, the Council on Strategic Risks' CEO and Co-Founder of the Center for Climate and Security, to discuss the implications of climate change for global…

Planning for a Changing Arctic: A Scenario-Based Discussion Paper

In partnership with the Sandia National Laboratories and the Polar Institute at the Wilson Center, the Council on Strategic Risks, led by Sherri Goodman, Peter Davies, Jim Townsend and Marisol Maddox, developed and executed a Tabletop Exercise Demonstration at the…

Climate and National Security on MSNBC with CCS Director John Conger

The Hon. John Conger, Director of CSR's Center for Climate and Security and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations and Environment, appeared on MSNBC's Velshi and Ruhle show yesterday, to discuss climate change impacts on the U.S. military,…

Werrell and Femia: A Responsibility to Prepare for Climate Change

In an article published today by the IPI Global Observatory, Caitlin Werrell and Francesco Femia, CEOs of the Council on Strategic Risks and Co-Founder of the Center for Climate and Security, highlight the "Responsibility to Prepare" principle regarding climate change, which…

Leading Climate Denier Departs National Security Council – Good News, But Hold the Celebrations

According to reports by E&E News and the New York Times, a leading voice for climate denialism at the White House’s National Security Council, William Happer, has stepped down from his position after a failed effort to suppress climate change analysis from U.S.…