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On the Verge – Sole Purpose Nuclear Doctrine (004)

In this episode, Natasha Bajema, Director of the Converging Risks Lab at the Council on Strategic Risks, interviews Andy Weber and John Gower about their proposal for a sole purpose nuclear doctrine. The Honorable Andy Weber is a Senior Fellow…

Note from CSR and CCS Co-Founder on Ten Years of Combating the Greatest Systemic Threats of Our Time

By Caitlin E. Werrell After ten years of work, first as Co-Founder and President of the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), then as Co-Founder and CEO of the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR), I will be stepping back from…

RELEASE: New Report Calls on Canada to Create a “Climate Security Plan” to Combat Security Threats of Climate Change

Washington, D.C., February 16, 2021 — The Center for Climate and Security, an institute of the Council on Strategic Risks, released a new report today entitled “A Climate Security Plan for Canada.” This report looks at the challenges of climate…

On the Verge – Pakistan and Climate Security (003)

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty speaks with South Asia experts (and participants in CSR’s Working Group on Climate, Nuclear, and Security Affairs) Elizabeth Threlkeld of the Stimson Center and Neil Bhatiya of the Center for a New American Security. They discuss nuclear weapons, climate security issues, the…

A Recipe for Disaster? Dual-Use Knowledge During COVID

By Yong-Bee Lim Nature Protocols published an article on January 29, 2021 that is making waves in the biorisk community. Titled “Engineering SARS-CoV-2 Using a Reverse Genetic System,” this article outlines a detailed protocol on how researchers can engineer variants…

Protecting Against Biological Threats: Recommendations for the Global Posture Review

By Bill Beaver, Yong-Bee Lim, Christine Parthemore and Andy Weber On February 4, 2021, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III released a statement on the initiation of a Global Posture Review (GPR) – a comprehensive review of the U.S.…

Agenda 2021: Prospects for Climate Security and Other Strategic Risks at the UN Security Council

By Evan Barnard, Center for Climate and Security intern, with contributions from Andrea Rezzonico and William Beaver The 2021 United Nations Security Council (UNSC) agenda promises to take on a range of issues central to the Council on Strategic Risks…

RELEASE: Landmark Report from Security Experts Identifies Ecological Disruption as the 21st Century’s Most Underappreciated Security Threat

Washington DC, February 9, 2021 – The Converging Risks Lab of the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) released a landmark report today, The Security Threat That Binds Us, that identifies ecological disruption as a major and underappreciated security threat and…

The Biden Administration and Climate Security: Week 3

Reuters/Rodi Said Last week’s big climate security action in the United States came in the form of another Executive Order from President Biden: this time on planning for the impact of climate change on migration. The order calls for: “…a…