The UN Security Council’s Lack of Consensus on Climate and Security

By Dr. Marc Kodack While climate change and its implications for security have been acknowledged many times by international military leaders (see here for example), as well as by senior leaders in the U.S. Department of Defense (here), the United National…

Verifying Absence of Nuclear Weapons: Looking Back To Look Forward During the UN First Committee Meetings

By Christine Parthemore Every year for a month, the UN First Committee holds a series of meetings. This year’s are currently in progress, running from October 5 to November 5. The body deals with disarmament issues, among others, so in…

The New Water Development Report and Implications for Security

By Dr. Marc Kodack Climate change has and will continue to have both direct and indirect effects around the world. Changes in water will be one of the most visible direct effects, whether it is too little water, such as during…