The Human and Climatic Effects of an India-Pakistan Nuclear Conflict

By Christine Parthemore On October 2, a team of researchers published the results of extensive work to model the effects of nuclear war between Pakistan and India. The scenario, posited for the year 2025, features a high-casualty terrorist attack on…

NPR on Climate and Security Scenarios

In yesterday's episode of NPR's On Point, Meghna Chakrabarti interviewed journalist Emily Atkin and Francesco Femia, the Council on Strategic Risks' CEO and Co-Founder of the Center for Climate and Security, to discuss the implications of climate change for global…

Planning for a Changing Arctic: A Scenario-Based Discussion Paper

In partnership with the Sandia National Laboratories and the Polar Institute at the Wilson Center, the Council on Strategic Risks, led by Sherri Goodman, Peter Davies, Jim Townsend and Marisol Maddox, developed and executed a Tabletop Exercise Demonstration at the…

Climate and National Security on MSNBC with CCS Director John Conger

The Hon. John Conger, Director of CSR's Center for Climate and Security and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations and Environment, appeared on MSNBC's Velshi and Ruhle show yesterday, to discuss climate change impacts on the U.S. military,…

Werrell and Femia: A Responsibility to Prepare for Climate Change

In an article published today by the IPI Global Observatory, Caitlin Werrell and Francesco Femia, CEOs of the Council on Strategic Risks and Co-Founder of the Center for Climate and Security, highlight the "Responsibility to Prepare" principle regarding climate change, which…

Leading Climate Denier Departs National Security Council – Good News, But Hold the Celebrations

According to reports by E&E News and the New York Times, a leading voice for climate denialism at the White House’s National Security Council, William Happer, has stepped down from his position after a failed effort to suppress climate change analysis from U.S.…

BRIEFER: Nuclear, climate, and security issues in Nigeria

By Andrea Rezzonico and Christine Parthemore As Africa’s largest economy with a monumentally large and young population, Nigeria is a critical country whose future is often seen as a key factor in regional stability. It is also experiencing a wide…

Ambassador Üzümcü awarded the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George

Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, a Senior Advisor to the Council on Strategic Risks and former Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, was awarded The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George by the Queen of…

After a Year: A Note from the Former Head of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

By Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, Senior Advisor, Council on Strategic Risks It has been exactly a year since I left my position of Director General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), at the end of my second…