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,…

Goodman on the Climate and Covid Threat and the Energy Opportunity

By Leah Emanuel The Center for Climate and Security’s Senior Strategist, Sherri Goodman, spoke with Ben Hemmings and Joe Coppolino for their podcast and youtube channel, The One Tree Planted Show. In the episode published on May 1, Goodman spoke…

Heeding the Intelligence Warnings of the Next Crisis

By John Conger and Kate Guy In the January 2019 Worldwide Threat Assessment, the Director of National Intelligence offered this clear prediction: “We assess that the United States and the world will remain vulnerable to the next flu pandemic or largescale outbreak of…

Lack of Flood Maps at Many U.S. Military Bases Creates Risks

By Dr. Marc Kodack The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) required that for any proposed major or minor U.S. military construction project within the Department of Defense (DoD), the Pentagon must disclose to Congress whether or not that project is…

Kazakhstan’s new national laboratory is a regional resource for a global cause

By the Hon. Andy Weber and Dr. Richard Pilch On January 1 of this year, a new biosafety lab came online in Kazakhstan.  Recently, some voices in China and the Russian Federation have questioned the impetus for the national biosafety…

CSR Announces Inaugural Class of its Fellowship for Ending Bioweapons Programs

The Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) has selected its inaugural class of the Fellowship for Ending Bioweapons Programs. In this one-year program, five Fellows will work with leading experts from CSR’s team and network to generate ideas for ending the…

Let’s Not Get Caught Flat-Footed on the Next Crisis: Coronavirus, Climate Change, and American Security

By Christine Parthemore and Hon. Sherri Goodman The devastating COVID-19 crisis is driving a national conversation on how we define our security. While this debate is overdue, calls for the nation to reallocate resources from national defense, to threats like the novel…

Climate Change Didn’t Pause for COVID-19: Implications for Military Readiness

By Joan VanDervort As COVID-19 continues to hammer the nation, approximately 61,900 Department of Defense (DoD) personnel (45,600 of which are made up of National Guard) have been called on to support the national response.     “With COVID-19, it’s like…

New Study: Increased Risk of Armed Conflict Onset After Climate Related Disasters

By Dr. Marc Kodack Over the past decade, understanding of the relationship between natural disasters, climate change and conflict has increased significantly. The Center for Climate and Security has been exploring case studies of this relationship since 2012, and four years…