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Ambassador Üzümcü awarded the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George

Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, a Senior Advisor to the Council on Strategic Risks and former Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, was awarded The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George by the Queen of the United Kingdom.  This honorary award recognizes service in a foreign country or in relation … Continue reading Ambassador Üzümcü awarded the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George

After a Year: A Note from the Former Head of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

By Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, Senior Advisor, Council on Strategic Risks It has been exactly a year since I left my position of Director General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), at the end of my second term of four years. I was elected to this position ten years ago. I always … Continue reading After a Year: A Note from the Former Head of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

CSR Podcast Episode 1: Elizabeth Threlkeld and Neil Bhatiya on Pakistan

What happens in Pakistan is critical to the security and stability of its people, its region, and the world. The inaugural episode of the Council on Strategic Risks Podcast Network features a discussion on Pakistan by South Asia experts (and participants in CSR's Working Group on Climate, Nuclear, and Security Affairs) Elizabeth Threlkeld of the … Continue reading CSR Podcast Episode 1: Elizabeth Threlkeld and Neil Bhatiya on Pakistan

The Security Threat of Extreme Heat

By Christine Parthemore Heatwaves are all over the news this week. Forecasts indicate that two-thirds of the United States will experience a severe heatwave this weekend.  This comes days after the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies issued a new report on the topic. CBS News quoted the organization’s president in describing … Continue reading The Security Threat of Extreme Heat

Femia on TRT World: The Strategic Benefit of Acting on Climate and Security

In an interview segment released on July 17 by TRT World, Francesco Femia, the CEO of the Council on Strategic Risks and Co-Founder of the Center for Climate and Security, spoke with host Ghida Fakhry and WRI's Rebecca Carter about the increasing evidence of a connection between climate change and conflict, the  growing bipartisan consensus … Continue reading Femia on TRT World: The Strategic Benefit of Acting on Climate and Security

A Tribute to Dr. Janne E. Nolan

It is with great sadness that the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) mourns the passing of Dr. Janne E. Nolan, Founding Board Member of CSR, and Member of the Center for Climate and Security’s Advisory Board. Janne was a strong proponent of practical, non-partisan solutions for anticipating, analyzing and addressing systemic risks to security.  She … Continue reading A Tribute to Dr. Janne E. Nolan

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