BRIEFER: Connecting Nuclear and Climate Policy in the Biden Administration

Over the past four years, the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) has operated a working group to examine the convergence of two of the world’s greatest challenges: nuclear threats and climate change. Whether countries significantly expand reliance on nuclear energy…

VIDEO: Can Climate Change Increase the Risk of Nuclear War?

By Natasha E. Bajema, Ph.D. Yes. But it’s Complicated. In the second video of its new series on nuclear detonation risks and climate change, the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) posed questions about the impact of climate change on conflict…

VIDEO: Can Climate Change Undermine Nuclear Deterrence?

Some experts are concerned that tensions over water, territory, and other issues may increase nuclear detonation risks in regions like South Asia. An Indian Agni-II intermediate range ballistic missile on a road-mobile launcher, January 26, 2004. Antônio Milena (ABr) By…

RELEASE: Can Climate Change Increase the Risk of Nuclear Conflict?

The Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) Releases a Video Series Exploring the Complex Linkages Between Climate Change, Nuclear Energy, and Nuclear Weapons Washington, D.C., October 28, 2020 —  A new video series from CSR's Converging Risks Lab examines two of…

BRIEFER: Brazil – A Climate, Nuclear, and Security Hotspot

By Andrea Rezzonico and Meggen Watt Petersen Excerpt: This briefer, part of CSR’s series on hotspots experiencing unique combinations of climate, nuclear, and security challenges, examines Brazil’s nuclear developments, environmental challenges, climate change impacts, and socioeconomic landscape. The magnitude of…

RELEASE: The Council on Strategic Risks Offers Recommendations for the Next U.S. Administration on Biological, Climate and Nuclear Threats

Washington, DC, October 20, 2020 - Today, the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) released important new policy recommendations: “Confronting Systemic Security Risks: Proposals for the Next U.S. Administration.” The briefer offers policy ideas for consideration by the national security leaders…

Record Floods Threaten Nuclear Power Construction Site in Bangladesh

Ganges River Delta (Bangladesh and India) By Isabella Caltabiano Bangladesh has experienced intense flooding covering at least a quarter of the country as it goes through monsoon season. NASA has released a map showing the extent of this year’s flooding…

Emerging Threat: As the Arctic Melts, Russian Plans to Militarize Could Create a Nuclear Hotspot

By Jasmine Owens New opportunities are arising for various countries as climate change devastates the Arctic. However, Russia has already begun to stake its claim by increasing its military presence in the region. The Arctic is experiencing momentous transformations as…

More US-Russia Nuclear Talks & The Future of Arms Control

By Christine Parthemore The next meeting of U.S. and Russian officials for nuclear strategic stability began August 16th and wraps today in Vienna. First reported by Russian media, the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Arms Control, Ambassador Marshall Billingslea, followed…

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…