Let’s Not Get Caught Flat-Footed on the Next Crisis: Coronavirus, Climate Change, and American Security

By Christine Parthemore and Hon. Sherri Goodman The devastating COVID-19 crisis is driving a national conversation on how we define our security. While this debate is overdue, calls for the nation to reallocate resources from national defense, to threats like the novel…

Climate Change Didn’t Pause for COVID-19: Implications for Military Readiness

By Joan VanDervort As COVID-19 continues to hammer the nation, approximately 61,900 Department of Defense (DoD) personnel (45,600 of which are made up of National Guard) have been called on to support the national response.     “With COVID-19, it’s like…

Rose Gottemoeller and Andy Weber on the Future of Nuclear and Biological Threats

Correspondent Dana Lewis' most recent "BackStory" podcast covers the worrying increase in global nuclear and biological threats. For the show, Lewis interviews two leading lights in the field: Rose Gottemoeller, former Lead Negotiator for the New Start Treaty, and Andy Weber,…

What International Relations Tells Us about COVID-19

This is an excerpt from an article first published on E-International Relations (April 26, 2020) By Joshua Busby The emergence of a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19) in 2019 may be the most consequential event of the early 21st century, upending modern life, globalization,…

The Responsibility to Prepare and Prevent: The Urgent Need For a Climate-Security Governance Architecture

This article was first published on AsiaGlobal Online (April 29, 2020) By Rachel Fleishman Today’s international security and governance architecture was born of the post-World War II period, when a conflict-weary world sought to prevent another clash of nation-state alliances…

International Response to Pandemics: Is there a need for a new international institution?

By Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, Senior Advisor, The Council on Strategic Risks The whole world is suffering from the devastating effects of the coronavirus. The human losses can only be compared with the consequences of a weapon of mass destruction (WMD)…