BRIEFER: Converging Risks in South Asia: Is a Disruptive Transition on the Horizon?

By Sarang Shidore South Asia spans multiple countries that were formerly either directly or effectively a component of British India. These include India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and the Maldives.[1] The subcontinent has had a traumatic history in…

Why the Nile Constitutes a New Kind of Water Dispute – and Why That’s Dangerous

By Peter Schwartzstein Ever since workers first broke ground on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in 2011, international commenters have fixated on the Nile as a possible harbinger of future ‘water wars’ to come. And almost since then, water…

New Study: Increased Risk of Armed Conflict Onset After Climate Related Disasters

By Dr. Marc Kodack Over the past decade, understanding of the relationship between natural disasters, climate change and conflict has increased significantly. The Center for Climate and Security has been exploring case studies of this relationship since 2012, and four years…

NPR on Climate and Security Scenarios

In yesterday's episode of NPR's On Point, Meghna Chakrabarti interviewed journalist Emily Atkin and Francesco Femia, the Council on Strategic Risks' CEO and Co-Founder of the Center for Climate and Security, to discuss the implications of climate change for global…

Femia on TRT World: The Strategic Benefit of Acting on Climate and Security

In an interview segment released on July 17 by TRT World, Francesco Femia, the CEO of the Council on Strategic Risks and Co-Founder of the Center for Climate and Security, spoke with host Ghida Fakhry and WRI's Rebecca Carter about…