Increased High Tide Flooding Threatens Coastal Security in the US

By Dr. Marc Kodack The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently published its latest outlook for high tide flooding in the United States, which covers the period May 2020-to-April 2021. According to the report, the increases in coastal flooding described in…

The Himalayan Hotspot: Diplomacy Needed to Address Environmental and Climate Security Risks

By Maya Saidel Heightened militarization in the Himalayan region has impeded diplomatic and multilateral efforts to tackle critical climate issues endangering one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. In early June, at least 20 soldiers perished in a historic clash between…

We’re Hiring: Deputy Director, the Center for Climate and Security

The Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) seeks to hire a Deputy Director for its Center for Climate and Security (CCS). This is an exciting growth opportunity for the right candidate. CSR seeks candidates with the vision and potential needed to…

Event: Center for Climate and Security Director to Speak to Congress Today on Climate Change Threats

UPDATE (7/15/2020): A recorded video of the event can now be found here. At 3pm EST today, the Center for Climate and Security's Director, the Hon. John Conger, will speak to the House Democratic Caucus National Security Task Force about…

US Northern and Southern Command: Climate Change Impacts Our Area of Responsibility

By Dr. Marc Kodack In case you missed it - On March 11, the Full House Armed Services Committee held a hearing on “National Security Challenges and U.S. Military Activity in North and South America.” Witnesses providing written statements and…

John Conger and Alice Hill Call for a National Resilience Act

In a recent op-ed published in The Hill, the Center for Climate and Security's Director, John Conger, and Council on Strategic Risks Board Member Alice Hill, call for a National Resilience Act requiring that all investments by the U.S. federal…

Lack of Flood Maps at Many U.S. Military Bases Creates Risks

By Dr. Marc Kodack The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) required that for any proposed major or minor U.S. military construction project within the Department of Defense (DoD), the Pentagon must disclose to Congress whether or not that project is…

Last Year, the U.S. Intelligence Community Warned of a Coronavirus Pandemic: Will We Heed their Climate Warnings?

By John Conger, Francesco Femia and Caitlin Werrell In the absence of a public hearing and release of the U.S. Intelligence Community’s "Worldwide Threat Assessment" this year, it is instructive to look at last year’s assessment to see what the…

Release: New Report on Converging Nuclear Energy, Climate and Security Risks in Egypt

Washington, DC, June 12, 2019 - Today the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) released a new report, titled “Nuclear Energy Developments, Climate Change, and Security in Egypt,” through its Converging Risks Lab program. The report explores the ways in which…