BRIEFER: Climate, Ecological Security and the Ukraine Crisis: Four Issues to Consider

By Erin Sikorsky, Elsa Barron and Brigitte Hugh In an analysis released early this year, the Center for Climate and Security (CCS) noted that climate change and climate security risks are not separate from other security challenges facing the United…

Center for Climate and Security Fellows Selected for Key Positions in the Biden Administration

The Center for Climate and Security (CCS) would like to congratulate its Senior Research Fellows Kate Guy and Dr. Josh Busby for their appointments in the Biden Administration. Ms. Guy will serve as Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of…

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…

Agenda 2021: Prospects for Climate Security and Other Strategic Risks at the UN Security Council

By Evan Barnard, Center for Climate and Security intern, with contributions from Andrea Rezzonico and William Beaver The 2021 United Nations Security Council (UNSC) agenda promises to take on a range of issues central to the Council on Strategic Risks…

VIDEO: Is Russia overturning the global order? Maybe. It’s complicated.

By Andrea Rezzonico  In the third video of its new series on the intersections of climate change and nuclear developments, the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) posed questions about Russia’s climate, nuclear, and security intersections to four experts with different…

RELEASE: The Council on Strategic Risks Offers Recommendations for the Next U.S. Administration on Biological, Climate and Nuclear Threats

Washington, DC, October 20, 2020 - Today, the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) released important new policy recommendations: “Confronting Systemic Security Risks: Proposals for the Next U.S. Administration.” The briefer offers policy ideas for consideration by the national security leaders…

5 Things to Know About Strategic Risks From the Past Few Weeks

1. On North Korea, COVID-19 and Biological Weapons In a long Politico examination, Andy Weber of the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) and other experts outline their concerns that North Korea’s recently-announced quest for a COVID-19 vaccine could also support…

Science suppression is a security threat – whether climate or covid

By Francesco Femia A little over a year ago, the White House tried to block the testimony of a respected professional, Dr. Rod Schoonover – senior analyst and senior scientist in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research at the U.S.…