Blog

We’re Hiring: Full-Time Positions in the Janne E. Nolan Center on Strategic Weapons

The Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) is expanding our nuclear team in the Janne E. Nolan Center on Strategic Weapons, an institute of CSR. This year, CSR plans to hire 3-5 full time staff members to help advance and expand…

Do Not Underestimate the Links Between Climate Change and Conflict, Experts Warn

General Tom Middendorp (ret.), Chair of the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS), is one of more than a dozen leaders in the fields of climate science, peacebuilding, and security to have endorsed a joint statement released on…

Key Takeaways on Bio-threats from U.S. State Department Nonproliferation Compliance Report

By Ryan Duncombe and Lillian Parr The U.S. State Department has released its 2022 report “Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments.” The report is an important annual resource—and one of the few public,…

New Pentagon Inspector General Report on Climate Resilience in the Arctic: Key Takeaways

By Erin Sikorsky Last week, the Department of Defense (DoD) Inspector General (IG) released a new report evaluating the climate resilience of US military bases in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic that provides a revealing glimpse of some of the challenges…

Integrating Climate Change into the US Global Fragility Strategy: A New “Prologue”

By Erin Sikorsky In early April, the Biden Administration released a “prologue” to the US Global Fragility Strategy, also known as the Strategy to Prevent Conflict and Promote Stability. The initial document was developed under the Trump Administration in response…

New Report: Climate Change, Security and Political Coherence in the South and East China Seas

By Rachel Fleishman Which socio-political, technological, demographic, diplomatic, military, and economic drivers will shape the converging threats of climate change and national security in the South and East China Seas?  This is the motivating question for a new report, from…

No Time for Half Measures: A Security Perspective on the New IPCC Report on Mitigation

By Sofie Bliemel and Brigitte Hugh The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III (WGIII) on Mitigation released its contribution to the Sixth Assessment Cycle (AR6) on April 4 after the longest approval plenary in the IPCC’s history.…

Critical Steps in Biden’s Nuclear Posture Review

By Christine Parthemore President Biden’s Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) will be released soon. When it is, it will make several policy changes that should greatly benefit U.S. security and international leadership. One is that the NPR will reportedly declare that…

On the Verge – An Interview with Tanya Wyatt on Environmental and Wildlife Crime (018)

In this episode, Dr. Natasha Bajema, Director of the Converging Risks Lab, moderates a discussion about environmental crime and wildlife trafficking and their connection to security. The discussants are Dr. Rod Schoonover, Head of the Council on Strategic Risks’s Ecological…

An Interview with CS2P Co-Founder, Sofia Kabbej, on “Questions of Climate Security & Peace”

By Elsa Barron The Climate Security & Peace Project (CS2P) is a team of “young researchers, professionals and students from diverse fields and backgrounds,” and aims to build knowledge on the links between climate and environmental challenges and threats to…