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…

The Biden Administration & Biothreats: Week One

President Biden signing a bill for COVID-19 testing, flanked by Vice President Harris and Dr. Fauci, January 21, 2021 By William Beaver  After stepping away from the podium on Inauguration Day, President Biden got to work on fulfilling campaign promises,…

The Biden Administration & Climate Security: Week Two

White Press Secretary Jen Psaki flanked by Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy - Jan 27, 2021 “This executive order I’m signing today...makes it official that climate change will be the…

A Climate Security Plan for America Part 2: Assess Climate Risks

By Erin Sikorsky Part 2 of 4 in the Climate Security Plan for America blog series See part 1, “Demonstrate Leadership,” here. If the first pillar of the Climate Security Plan for America is all about leadership, the second pillar…

The Center for Climate and Security Applauds the Biden Administration’s Executive Actions on Climate Change

The Center for Climate and Security applauds President Biden’s Executive Orders (EO) on climate change released today, including the EO specifically addressing climate threats to national security titled  “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.”  This EO devotes a…

The Biden Administration & Climate Security: Week One

Image by DiogoC300 What a week for climate security! In his inaugural address on Wednesday, President Joe Biden said, “The cry for survival comes from the planet itself,” acknowledged the “climate is in crisis,” and promised “we will be judged...by…

Sherri Goodman on the Climatization of Security for the Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies

By Mackenzie Allen In early December 2020, Sherri Goodman spoke with Bangladeshi retired Major General Munir Muniruzzaman about climate security in South East Asia and the United States. Goodman discussed mainstreaming climate change in foreign policy and national security decision-making…

EVENT: Unprecedented Foresight: Opportunities to Improve Climate Security Risk Assessments in the New Administration – Jan 28

The second panel in our series, “Planning for the First 100 Days and Beyond” January 28, 2020 2-3:30 pm EST This virtual event hosted by the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), an institute of the Council on Strategic Risks,…

Nuclear Weapon Sole Purpose: The Strongest Future for U.S. National Security and Global Stability

By the Hon Andrew Weber and Rear Admiral John Gower Concept #1: Nuclear Weapon Sole Purpose: Days before President Trump was sworn in, retired Vice President and now President-Elect Joe Biden Jr, gave a speech at the Carnegie Endowment for…

If Biden Reviews Nuclear Weapons Plans, Focus on New & Low-Yield Weapons

By Christine Parthemore Over the past week, there has been a flurry of news reporting that President-elect Biden will likely review U.S. nuclear weapons programs with the aim of reducing some of the excess of current plans. Articles consistently start…