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New US Intelligence Community Reports Focus on Climate and Ecological Security Risks

Vice President Kamala Harris swears in Avril Haines as Director of National Intelligence Thursday, Jan, 21, 2021 (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) In two new publicly-available, unclassified reports, the US Director of National Intelligence makes clear the critical…

Managing Complex Emergencies in Complex Times – Lessons from Japan

Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant 1975. Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan By Andrea Rezzonico Anticipating and preparing for complex and simultaneous emergencies is critical as we move further into the 21st century. The coming decades will be characterized…

The National Academies Calls on USGCRP to Adopt Integrated Climate Change Risk Framing

Toned image of Washington DC under menacing clouds By Dr. Marc Kodack In February, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) released independent guidance on high level priorities for the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) as the…

The Leaders Summit on Climate is a Historic Moment in Global Security

U.S. Climate Envoy John Kerry meets with President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, March 9, 2021 By Kate Guy Starting today, the Biden Administration is bringing together global leaders and Heads of State to catalyze ambition in…

8 Questions the U.S. Senate Should Ask Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins On Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Threats

Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins speaks on the plenary session of the Halifax International Security Forum, “Nukes: The Fire and the Fury”, November 18, 2017 By Yong-Bee Lim and Bill Beaver U.S. President Joe Biden has nominated a number of veteran diplomats…

BRIEFER: A Practical Strategy for Nuclear Risk Reduction and Disarmament

By Christine Parthemore and Rear Admiral John Gower, CB OBE In remarks at the White House the afternoon of April 15th, U.S. President Joe Biden spoke of a recent call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, voicing hope that the nations…

Survey of Security Experts Warns of Potentially Catastrophic Climate Threats in the Next 20 Years

By Kate GuyUrgent climate risks are impacting our world today in profound ways, as leaders from the United States and 40 other countries will discuss in the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate later this week. Climate change is no longer…

A Climate Security Plan for NATO: Collective Defense for the 21st Century

This is an excerpt from an article published in Environmental Affairs, a journal from Policy Exchange By Erin Sikorsky and Sherri Goodman Since its founding in 1949, the core organising principle of NATO has remained the same: collective defense. An…

Event: Climate Change, Intelligence, and Global Security

Update (4/28/2021): Watch the videos from the event here. Fri., Apr. 23, 2021 | 12:00pm - 5:30pm Online Series: Intelligence Seminar Series Climate Change, Intelligence, and Global Security is a half-day conference co-sponsored by the Intelligence Project and the Environment and Natural Resources Program…

6 Key Takeaways from the Biden Administration’s Budget Request & Interim National Security Strategic Guidance

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris pose with the full Cabinet for an official group photo in the Grand Foyer of the White House, April 1, 2021. By Yong-Bee Lim and Bill Beaver It is now clear that…