Briefer: A Theater View on the Nuclear Sea-Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM-N): Does Optionality Outweigh Warfighting Costs?

By John Moulton Recent world events, new U.S. policy decisions, and budget requests have led to renewed discussion on a specific type of nuclear weapon: the Sea-Launched Cruise Missile-Nuclear (SLCM-N). The following article examines the utility of SLCM-N, considering a…

REPORT: IMCCS Contributes Chapter on Security to Global Center on Adaptation 2022 Report

By Brigitte Hugh and Elsa Barron  Ahead of the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 27) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Global Center on Adaptation released the State and Trends in Africa…

Briefer: Climate Change a “Top Tier Threat” in the 2022 U.S. National Security Strategy

By Sherri Goodman, Holly Kaufman, and Pauline Baudu The Biden Administration’s new National Security Strategy (NSS), released in October 2022, elevates attention and focus on climate security beyond any prior NSS. The security risks of climate change get the attention…

Read, Watch, Listen: CCS Across the Web | October 2022

By Brigitte Hugh Welcome to “Read, Watch, Listen” from the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), a monthly round-up highlighting some of the articles, interviews, and podcasts featuring the CCS network of experts.   In October, anticipation of the 27th…

New Report: Climate Security in Mainland Southeast Asia: A Scenarios Based Assessment

By John Lichtefeld | Project managed by Brigitte Hugh | Edited by Francesco Femia A new report from the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), Climate Security in Mainland Southeast Asia: A Scenarios Based Assessment, explores the socio-political, technological, demographic,…

Five Climate Security Angles to Consider at the Climate Change Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh

By Erin Sikorsky and Brigitte Hugh As the 27th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change kicks off in Egypt next week, a wide range of climate change issues will be discussed. Wondering how…

CSR’s Parthemore & Gower Speak at the 24th International Conference on Chemical Weapons Demilitarisation 

In September of 2022, CEO of the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) Christine Parthemore and Senior Advisor Rear Admiral John Gower, CB OBE, served as featured speakers at the 24th International Conference on Chemical Weapons Demilitarisation in London. Their address,…