A Recipe for Perpetual Insecurity? The Case of a Syrian Protected Area

By Peter Schwartzstein As snapshots of Syria’s environmental degradation go, Jebel Abdelaziz, in the northeastern part of the country, is hard to beat. The mountain’s rocky flanks offer little for livestock. The semi-arid surrounding plain offers little for man or…

The Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria and the Need for Unity Against Them

The Deputy Director-General of the OPCW, Mr Hamid Ali Rao, the Director-General of the OPCW, H.E. Mr Ahmet Üzümcü, and the CSP Chairperson, H.E. Ambassador Abdelouahab Bellouki of Morocco, at the Fourth Special Session of the Conference of States Parties…

Climate Change Entails More Than Changing Temperatures: Disease and Security Implications

By Leah Emanuel In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Matthew Vollrath, a journalism Master’s student at Stanford, has created a podcast entitled “Life in the Coronaverse.” This five-part series explores the linkages between the coronavirus and climate change, how…

Femia on TRT World: The Strategic Benefit of Acting on Climate and Security

In an interview segment released on July 17 by TRT World, Francesco Femia, the CEO of the Council on Strategic Risks and Co-Founder of the Center for Climate and Security, spoke with host Ghida Fakhry and WRI's Rebecca Carter about…