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RELEASE: International Military Council Issues “World Climate and Security Report 2020” at Munich Security Conference

Munich, Germany, February 13, 2020 —  This year climate change is more central than ever at the Munich Security Conference (MSC), the leading international forum for senior military, security and foreign policy leaders, with the release of the inaugural “World…

BRIEFER: Climate Change and the India-Pakistan Rivalry

By Sarang Shidore CSR's forthcoming three tiered study analyzes the complex climate and nuclear security nexus in India. This first briefer, "Climate Change and the India-Pakistan Rivalry," by Sarang Shidore, investigates how climate change & fresh water supplies could impact…

New Zealand Defence Leadership Meets with Council on Strategic Risks

On January 25, New Zealand's Minister of Defence Ron Mark, and a team of senior defense leaders including the New Zealand Secretary of Defence and Chief of the Navy, met with the Council on Strategic Risks' leadership, including from the…

Christine Parthemore Chosen as New CEO of the Council on Strategic Risks

The Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) is pleased to announce Christine Parthemore as its new Chief Executive Officer. Christine has deep experience addressing issues ranging from the security implications of climate change to countering weapons of mass destruction, including in the…

Hypersonic missiles: Three questions every reader should ask

This article is a cross-post from the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists By Ivan Oelrich, December 17, 2019 Interest in hypersonic weapons is taking off. The United States has for decades supported a modest research effort in such weapons, but now, spurred along by…

Report: Strengthening Global Governance Against Weapons of Mass Destruction

By Christine Parthemore Next week the United Nations Secretary General will convene the Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction in New York City.  Despite its many strengths,…

Report: The Responsibility to Prepare and Prevent – A New Climate Security Governance Framework

A quick read of daily headlines makes it increasingly clear that current governance structures are not fully prepared for the security risks of a changing climate.  In response to these mounting risks, the Center for Climate and Security, an institute…

Cruise Control: The Logical Next Step in Nuclear Arms Control?

By Christine Parthemore and Andy WeberIn January 2019, our colleague Rear Admiral John Gower, CB OBE outlined a logical vision for balancing future progress in nuclear arms control and reductions with the need for maintaining nuclear strategic stability over time.…