Understanding the Threat of Biological Weapons in a World with COVID-19: Updated Report and Video Release

Today the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) is releasing an update to its report entitled Understanding the Threat of Biological Weapons in a World with COVID-19—with a significantly expanded Part III and an accompanying video call-to-action. The updated report features…

Biosecurity at The Global Synthetic Biology Conference

By Lillian Parr From April 12–14, Built with Biology hosted The Global Synthetic Biology Conference, an annual event that features expert speakers and provides networking opportunities for members of the synthetic biology community. The conference highlighted some exciting new biotechnologies,…

We’re Hiring: Full-Time Positions in the Janne E. Nolan Center on Strategic Weapons

The Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) is expanding our nuclear team in the Janne E. Nolan Center on Strategic Weapons, an institute of CSR. This year, CSR plans to hire 3-5 full time staff members to help advance and expand…

Key Takeaways on Bio-threats from U.S. State Department Nonproliferation Compliance Report

By Ryan Duncombe and Lillian Parr The U.S. State Department has released its 2022 report “Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments.” The report is an important annual resource—and one of the few public,…

Critical Steps in Biden’s Nuclear Posture Review

By Christine Parthemore President Biden’s Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) will be released soon. When it is, it will make several policy changes that should greatly benefit U.S. security and international leadership. One is that the NPR will reportedly declare that…

CSR Receives Major Grant to Address the Rising Risks of Nuclear Conflict

Part of the impetus to launch the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) was our concern that catastrophic risks were rising. The global security environment is experiencing monumental strains, including from the weakening of long-held norms, clear violations of the rules-based…

The Deeply Dangerous Spread of Russian Disinformation on Biological Weapons

On Friday, March 11, the U.N. Security Council met at the request of Russia to discuss unsubstantiated and spurious claims that the United States is supporting biological and chemical weapons laboratories in Ukraine—the latest action in a long-running Russian disinformation…

Event Summary: How are Biological Threats Evolving?

By Lillian Parr On February 18, the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) hosted a webinar entitled How are Biological Threats Evolving? in a World with COVID-19. Given that we have entered a third year dealing with a relentless global pandemic,…

New Report: Understanding the Threat of Biological Weapons in a World with COVID-19 

By Andrea Rezzonico  The Council on Strategic Risks is today releasing Understanding the Threat of Biological Weapons in a World With COVID-19, an in-depth study of how the COVID-19 pandemic could influence the desirability and development of deliberate biological threats…

Event: COVID-19 Response Technologies & Their Future Role in Pathogen Early Warning

By Lillian Parr Join the Council on Strategic Risks as we host COVID-19 Response Technologies & Their Future Role in Pathogen Early Warning on Wednesday, February 23 from 12:00–12:45 EST. RSVP here. This discussion will be hosted by Christine Parthemore,…