Biological threats to national security pose a unique combination of risk and opportunity, with the potential for large-scale damage and the bargain of mitigating them.
Call for Applications: Early-Career Fellowship for Reducing Nuclear Weapons Risks
CSR is committed to developing achievable nuclear weapons risk reduction measures, and to mentoring—and learning from—potential future leaders in this field of work.
Pivoting Toward Climate Security: An Interview with Lt. Gen. Richard Nugee (ret.)
Lieutenant General Richard Nugee (ret.) recently joined the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS) as a senior advisor. He is the Non-Executive Director for Climate Change and Sustainability for the UK Government. Previously, he spent a year leading the Climate Change and Sustainability Strategic Approach at the Ministry of Defence at the end of his 36-year military career. The following conversation reflects on his pivot toward climate security and his priorities and hopes for future action. It has been edited for length and clarity.
EVENT: Managing Unavoidable Climate Security Risks: U.S. Investments in Resilience
On April 27th, the Center for Climate and Security (CCS) will host the virtual roundtable, “Managing Unavoidable Climate Security Risks: U.S. Investments in Resilience” from 2:00 - 3:30 pm Eastern Time.
CSR Announces New Staff, Internal Moves
Continuing a trajectory of rapid growth, the Council on Strategic Risks is pleased to announce a new round of hires across its programs and role changes for existing staff. The Center for Climate and Climate and Security (CCS) added expertise across its portfolios, bringing on Tom Ellison, Patricia Parera, and Michael Zarfos to analyze ecological security risks and advance progress in addressing security threats posed by climate change. The Converging Risks Lab also welcomed Lily Boland as a new team member.
Expanding on Future Biological Weapons Convention Verification: An Interview with Dr. Piers Millett
CSR's Dan Regan talks to IBBIS Executive Director Piers Millett on the Biological Weapons Convention, the future of its implementation, and how verification could be pursued amid shifting technologies.
EVENT: Climate Security in NATO’s Backyard: A Discussion with Young Leaders
On April 23, IMCCS will welcome the U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Julianne Smith and NATO 2030 Young Leader Katarina Kertysova for a conversation on a future vision for peace and security.
An Integrated Approach to Pandemic Prevention
Habitat fragmentation, ecosystem degradation, land conversion, deforestation, and wildlife trade have all contributed to the steady increase in disease spillover over the past several decades.
Briefer: India’s Lithium Resources in Kashmir Highlight Conflict Risks Around Critical Minerals
There is an urgent need to prepare for the potential negative security repercussions of expanded mining in India and elsewhere, including via improved mining governance, new technologies, reduced lithium demand, and conflict resolution.
We’re Recruiting: 5-month Consultant for CSR’s Work Examining Climate/Ecological Security and Emerging Diseases
CSR is seeking an independent consultant with a strong background in climate change and ecological issues, and knowledge or eagerness to learn about how these issues are affecting the risk of disease spillover.