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Media Advisory: The Council On Strategic Risks Offers Expertise On Biological Threats to Assist With COVID-19 Response

Media Advisory Date: March 13, 2020Contact: Francesco Femia, ffemia at csrisks dot org THE COUNCIL ON STRATEGIC RISKS OFFERS EXPERTISE ON BIOLOGICAL THREATS TO ASSIST WITH COVID-19 RESPONSE Washington, DC - The Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) is focused on anticipating, analyzing and addressing core…

75 Years After the Nuclear Attacks on Hiroshima & Nagasaki, We Must Continue Reducing Nuclear Weapons Threats

By Christine Parthemore This week marks 75 years since the United States attacked two Japanese cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, with nuclear weapons. The solemn annual commemorations on the 6th and 9th of August, respectively, grow more poignant each year as…

Climate Change in Russia and the Weaponization of Wheat

By Leah Emanuel As temperatures in the Russian Arctic rapidly increase and permafrost continues to melt, Russian land feasible for wheat production is beginning to grow. In a new op-ed published in The National Interest, the Hon. Sherri Goodman, Chair…

Goodman and Bergenas: Why the US Needs to Restructure its National Security Strategy

By Vanessa PinneyThis interview is part of a series in which Center for Climate and Security (CCS) interns interview members of the CCS Advisory Board and other key voices in the climate and security field. Vanessa Pinney separately interviewed Sherri…

5 Things to Know About Strategic Risks From the Past Few Weeks

1. On North Korea, COVID-19 and Biological Weapons In a long Politico examination, Andy Weber of the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) and other experts outline their concerns that North Korea’s recently-announced quest for a COVID-19 vaccine could also support…

A Climate Change Framework for the UK’s Ministry of Defence – Lessons for NATO?

By Dr. Marc Kodack The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) recently commissioned RAND Europe to examine climate change’s effects on MOD’s activities, and its attendant security implications, to assist the MOD in creating an updated climate change strategy. This examination…

BRIEFER: Converging Risks in South Asia: Is a Disruptive Transition on the Horizon?

By Sarang Shidore South Asia spans multiple countries that were formerly either directly or effectively a component of British India. These include India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and the Maldives.[1] The subcontinent has had a traumatic history in…

Science suppression is a security threat – whether climate or covid

By Francesco Femia A little over a year ago, the White House tried to block the testimony of a respected professional, Dr. Rod Schoonover – senior analyst and senior scientist in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research at the U.S.…

Why the Nile Constitutes a New Kind of Water Dispute – and Why That’s Dangerous

By Peter Schwartzstein Ever since workers first broke ground on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in 2011, international commenters have fixated on the Nile as a possible harbinger of future ‘water wars’ to come. And almost since then, water…

Event: Center for Climate and Security Director to Speak to Congress Today on Climate Change Threats

UPDATE (7/15/2020): A recorded video of the event can now be found here. At 3pm EST today, the Center for Climate and Security's Director, the Hon. John Conger, will speak to the House Democratic Caucus National Security Task Force about…

US Northern and Southern Command: Climate Change Impacts Our Area of Responsibility

By Dr. Marc Kodack In case you missed it - On March 11, the Full House Armed Services Committee held a hearing on “National Security Challenges and U.S. Military Activity in North and South America.” Witnesses providing written statements and…