BRIEFER – Definitions Matter: The Role of WMD in Shaping U.S. National Security Strategy

By Natasha E. Bajema To develop its national security strategy, the U.S. government typically formulates a set of agreed definitions and concepts about the current threat environment to help delineate top priorities. Once established, these impose clarity on mission spaces,…

Climate Change in U.S. National Security Strategies under Obama, Trump and Biden

By Dr. Marc Kodack As the Biden administration’s national security team ramps up efforts to incorporate climate change and its effects into their agencies and policies, work will begin on crafting a new National Security Strategy (NSS). To guide national…

Goodman and Bergenas: Why the US Needs to Restructure its National Security Strategy

By Vanessa PinneyThis interview is part of a series in which Center for Climate and Security (CCS) interns interview members of the CCS Advisory Board and other key voices in the climate and security field. Vanessa Pinney separately interviewed Sherri…

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…