A Threat to Ecological Security from Inter-Species Viral Distributions Driven by Climate Change

By Dr. Marc Kodack Most of the security analysis on climate change effects has been focused on human systems and how people need to mitigate and adapt to those effects. However, these same effects will also create multiple opportunities for…

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

By Lillian Parr On February 23, the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) hosted a webinar (video below) titled COVID-19 Response Technologies & Their Future Role in Pathogen Early Warning. While pathogen early warning capabilities have been growing and improving for…

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,…

BRIEFER: Pathogen Early Warning – New Technologies and Approaches

By Bill Beaver, Sid Sharma M.D., Dr. Jacob Swett, Dr. Nikki Teran, Dr. Natasha Bajema, and Dr. Yong-Bee Lim For the world to be ready for the next pathogen outbreak, it needs to bolster early warning via technologies like metagenomic…

RELEASE: Major Report From Security and Health Analysts Highlights Path Towards a Global Pathogen Early Warning System

July 20, 2021, Washington, DC - As part of a major effort to address growing biothreats, the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) today released a report that both assesses the current state of biosurveillance in the world, and offers strong…

A Recipe for Disaster? Dual-Use Knowledge During COVID

By Yong-Bee Lim Nature Protocols published an article on January 29, 2021 that is making waves in the biorisk community. Titled “Engineering SARS-CoV-2 Using a Reverse Genetic System,” this article outlines a detailed protocol on how researchers can engineer variants…