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RELEASE: The Council on Strategic Risks Offers Recommendations for the Next U.S. Administration on Biological, Climate and Nuclear Threats

Washington, DC, October 20, 2020 - Today, the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) released important new policy recommendations: “Confronting Systemic Security Risks: Proposals for the Next U.S. Administration.” The briefer offers policy ideas for consideration by the national security leaders…

We’re Hiring: Full Time Position for Addressing Biological Weapons Threats

The Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) seeks to hire a full-time team member focused on addressing biological weapons threats. CSR is open to diverse expertise and a range of experience levels in candidates. The best candidates will have the vision…

The Center for Climate and Security on CBS News: Suppression of Climate Change Analysis by the White House

CCS research featured on CBS News - October 23, 2020 By Kate Guy On October 22, Center for Climate and Security (CCS) and Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) Advisory Board Member Dr. Rod Schoonover was featured in a CBS News…

Verifying Absence of Nuclear Weapons: Looking Back To Look Forward During the UN First Committee Meetings

By Christine Parthemore Every year for a month, the UN First Committee holds a series of meetings. This year’s are currently in progress, running from October 5 to November 5. The body deals with disarmament issues, among others, so in…

U.S. Navy Tests Solar Power Beaming Technology

By Dr. Marc Kodack The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is developing technologies designed to capture solar power in space, directly by an orbiting satellite, and beaming that captured power back to Earth. One of those technologies is the Photovoltaic RF…

Climate Change Adversely Affecting Aircraft Performance in Greece: Implications for Militaries?

By Dr. Marc Kodack The deleterious effects of high temperatures and humidity on the performance of aircraft are exacerbated in many places around the world under climate change. Last year, in a Center for Climate and Security briefer, these effects were…

The Nobel Prize, CRISPR-Cas9 and Biological Threats

By Christine Parthemore The Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) would like to congratulate Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for receiving the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, announced on October 7th. This prestigious prize was awarded for their work developing…

Lessons from Japan on Battling COVID-19: A CSR Podcast Episode

By Christine Parthemore The United States has now tragically reached more than 210,000 people killed by COVID-19. These victims are among more than 7 million infected---including the President, many from the White House staff and Congress, and military leadership. Just…

Interview with Rear Admiral Ann Phillips on Climate and Security: “You’re the Future. No Pressure!”

This interview is part of a series in which Center for Climate and Security (CSS) and Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) interns interview members of the CCS and CSR Advisory Boards and other key voices in the climate and security…