The Biden-Putin Summit: Pivoting in the Right Nuclear Direction

Talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of the United States of America Joseph Biden in Geneva, on 16 June 2021. By Christine Parthemore The first in-person summit between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded…

Climate Security: A Tale of Two Defense Hearings

An aerial view of Offutt Air Force Base affected by major flood waters March 17, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by TSgt. Rachelle Blake) By John Conger Sometimes you want to hear from the very top, and sometimes you want…

Initial Reactions to the Biden Budget: Takes Systemic Security Risks Seriously, But More Is Needed

Perhaps more than any executive branch budget submission in history, the first budget released by the Biden administration today takes the gravity of transnational, systemic security risks seriously and begins significant investments in addressing them. Yet there will be more…

The CSR Team on the Biden Budget and Systemic Threats

To date, the Biden administration appears to be prioritizing work to address the greatest threats to international security and stability, including biological risks, the security implications of climate change, dramatic ecological disruption, and nuclear threats. Analyzing, anticipating, and addressing these…

A Climate Security Plan for America Part 4: Prepare for and Prevent Climate Impacts

By John Conger See Part 1, “Demonstrate Leadership,” here, Part 2, “Assess Climate Risks,” here, and Part 3, “Support Allies and Partners,” here. As the Biden Administration rolls out its first budget request, we revisit the fourth and final pillar…

EVENT: Building Climate Resilience at Home – Preparing for and Preventing the Security Impacts of Climate Change

The fourth panel in our series, “Planning for the First 100 Days and Beyond” May 12, 2021 1 PM -3 PM ET Click here to register. This virtual event hosted by the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), an institute…

Security Highlights from the Leaders Summit on Climate

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. kicks off the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate in Washington, D.C., on April 22, 2021.  By Erin Sikorsky Last week’s Leaders Summit on Climate made history for many reasons -- because of the number…

11 Questions the U.S. Senate Should Ask the Nominee for Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense

U.S. Marine Corps chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defense specialists with Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron suit up in level B hazardous material suits during a training exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, Calif., April 30, 2013.…