Bridging biosecurity and ecological security communities and activities will be critical to reaping the full benefits of effectively preventing, identifying, halting, and mitigating spillover events, and hopefully preventing the next pandemic.
CSR’s Nuclear Risk Reduction Fellowship in 2023 investigated the role of unilateral declarations in risk reduction, specifically exploring a potential unilateral adoption of a sole purpose doctrine by NATO. Despite posing challenges and risks, this approach could lower nuclear usage risks in Europe under certain conditions and pressure Russia into a similar commitment. The sole…
Cyber-biosecurity threats are escalating as malicious actors target critical infrastructure, biotech firms, and research institutions. This briefer provides an overview of the trends and critical risks at the nexus of cybersecurity and biosecurity. It then offers high-level recommendations for addressing these risks.
The results of this exercise show that loss of ecosystem functions and services—and the acceleration of climate change—may contribute to resource scarcity, food insecurity, economic fragility, community displacement, societal unrest, political instability, civil conflict and increased authoritarianism.