Beyond the Lab-Leak Question: Focusing on Global Efforts to Address Biological Threats

U.S. Marine Corps chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defense specialists with Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron (MWHS) 3, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, April 30, 2013. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Combat Camera/Released).…

BRIEFER: Key U.S. Initiatives for Addressing Biological Threats Part 4 – The Department of State

By Jackson duPont, Yong-Bee Lim, Christine Parthemore, and Alexander Titus Today the Nolan Center, an institute of the Council on Strategic Risks, is releasing its fourth briefer in its series Key U.S. Initiatives for Addressing Biological Threats, which focuses on…

10 + 10 Over 10: A Funding Vision for the U.S. Fight Against Biological Threats

U.S. President Biden and Vice President Harris meet with bipartisan group of governors and mayors on COVID relief - Feb 12, 2021 By Andrew Weber and Yong-Bee Lim Operation Warp Speed - the program of major U.S. government investments that…

Biden Administrative Initiatives and the American Rescue Plan: Notable Investments Against Bio Threats

President Biden Speaks About The Need For The American Rescue Plan - Feb 11, 2021 By Yong-Bee Lim and Bill Beaver Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, significant challenges remain on how to contain and learn lessons from a…

RELEASE: The Council on Strategic Risks and Sandia National Laboratories Issue New Report on Lessons from COVID-19 for Stopping Biological Threats

Washington, DC and Livermore, CA, February 24, 2021 —  The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to take devastating tolls on America and the world, with hundreds of thousands of deaths and millions of infections in the United States alone.  In August…

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,…

Interview with CSR Board Member Robert Palay: COVID-19 Has Shown the World How Serious Biothreats Are

This interview is part of a series in which Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) & Center for Climate and Security (CCS)  interns interview members of the CSR and CCS Advisory Boards, along with other key voices in the security field.…

Preparing for the Next Pandemic: A Scenario Exercise

By Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü The following is a hypothetical future scenario that revolves around possible international efforts to counter another pandemic. It is by no means supposed to be a blueprint for an international response mechanism. Nevertheless, the author hopes…