RELEASE: New Report by Security Experts Warns of “Great Power Conflict” Potential in Arctic if Climate Change Uncurbed

Washington DC, January 27, 2021 — Today’s forthcoming climate announcements by the Biden Administration speak to the urgency of addressing climate change threats to security. These realities are nowhere more visible than in the Arctic, where the onset of climate change…

Climate Change in the US Arctic: A Growing Concern for Homeland Defense?

By Agata Lavorio Is climate change shaping U.S. Arctic posture? For much of its modern history, the U.S. has been considered a reluctant Arctic state, given its limited interest in the High North. In 2015, a survey by the Arctic…

Emerging Threat: As the Arctic Melts, Russian Plans to Militarize Could Create a Nuclear Hotspot

By Jasmine Owens New opportunities are arising for various countries as climate change devastates the Arctic. However, Russia has already begun to stake its claim by increasing its military presence in the region. The Arctic is experiencing momentous transformations as…

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…