Understanding the Threat of Biological Weapons in a World with COVID-19: Updated Report and Video Release

Today the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) is releasing an update to its report entitled Understanding the Threat of Biological Weapons in a World with COVID-19—with a significantly expanded Part III and an accompanying video call-to-action. The updated report features…

The Deeply Dangerous Spread of Russian Disinformation on Biological Weapons

On Friday, March 11, the U.N. Security Council met at the request of Russia to discuss unsubstantiated and spurious claims that the United States is supporting biological and chemical weapons laboratories in Ukraine—the latest action in a long-running Russian disinformation…

DEADLINE EXTENDED – Call for Applications: Fellowship for Ending Bioweapons (2022 – 2023)

As we enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the devastation that biological threats can cause is clearer than ever. Whether biological threats arise naturally, by accident, or through a deliberate effort to weaponize infectious diseases, they pose grave…

New Report: Understanding the Threat of Biological Weapons in a World with COVID-19 

By Andrea Rezzonico  The Council on Strategic Risks is today releasing Understanding the Threat of Biological Weapons in a World With COVID-19, an in-depth study of how the COVID-19 pandemic could influence the desirability and development of deliberate biological threats…

Interview with CSR’s Hon. Andy Weber Selected as a Top Ten Episode of 80,000 Hours Podcast 

The Council on Strategic Risks is pleased to share that Senior Fellow Andy Weber was selected to be featured as one of ten top episodes of the influential 80,000 Hours Podcast.  His episode was selected as one of ten for…

Yong-Bee Lim Selected for Bulletin of Atomic Scientists’ Editorial Fellows Program

The Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) is pleased to share the announcement that Nolan Center Fellow, Dr. Yong-Bee Lim, has been selected as one of seven fellows to be a part of the inaugural class for the Bulletin of the…

BRIEFER: Key U.S. Initiatives for Addressing Biological Threats Part 5

By: Dr. Yong-Bee Lim and Christine Parthemore Today the Nolan Center, an institute of the Council on Strategic Risks, is releasing its fifth briefer in its series Key U.S. Initiatives for Addressing Biological Threats, which focuses on the future industrial…

CSR Announces 2nd Class of its Fellowship for Ending Bioweapons Programs

The Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) has accepted a diverse group of 5 professionals, servicepeople, and innovators into the 2021-22 class of its Fellowship for Ending Bioweapons Programs. Together, through mentorship and exchanges of ideas with key leaders in the…

U.S. Department of Defense in Focus: Budget Priorities and Questions for New Nominees

By Bill Beaver, Christine Parthemore &  Erin Sikorsky On April 9, the Biden administration announced its topline budget priorities for the U.S. government, including for the Department of Defense (DoD). DoD funding will increase by 1.6%, which ends up being…

Protecting Against Biological Threats: Recommendations for the Global Posture Review

By Bill Beaver, Yong-Bee Lim, Christine Parthemore and Andy Weber On February 4, 2021, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III released a statement on the initiation of a Global Posture Review (GPR) - a comprehensive review of the U.S.…