Release: Experts Publish Handbook on How Emerging Technologies Increase the Risk of Miscalculation, Misinterpretation and Escalation in Nuclear Weapons Decisions

In the next crisis between nuclear-armed states, national decision-makers may confront a much denser fog of war, an increased pressure to act, and a grave lack of understanding about the features of their operating environment—to name just a few of the changes on the horizon—due to a suite of emerging and disruptive technologies including social media, deep fakes, cyber weapons, drones, satellites, machine learning, autonomous systems, hypersonic weapons, and quantum computing.

RECAP: Congressional Biosecurity Luncheon

By Jackson du Pont On Tuesday, September 27th, the Council on Strategic Risks partnered with Building Stronger Futures to host a Congressional Luncheon with Congressman Ritchie Torres [D-NY] and Dr. Beth Cameron. Rep. Torres introduced Dr. Cameron, who currently serves…

Monkeypox and the Convergence of Climate, Ecological, and Biological Security Risks

By Brigitte Hugh, Lillian Parr, and Dr. Dan Regan A recent study published in Nature found that 218 of the 375 infectious diseases that have impacted humanity have been exacerbated by climate hazards intensified by greenhouse gas emissions. In addition,…

Outcomes of Biological Weapons Convention 2022 Consultative Meeting: No Countries Support Russia’s False Allegations

There is a real risk that BWC implementation could slow or stall by the end of this year. This is unacceptable given how biological risks are rising. It would also create an unacceptable dent in confidence in international cooperation for addressing the world's biggest systemic risks.