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…

U.S. Navy Tests Solar Power Beaming Technology

By Dr. Marc Kodack The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is developing technologies designed to capture solar power in space, directly by an orbiting satellite, and beaming that captured power back to Earth. One of those technologies is the Photovoltaic RF…

U.S. Secretary of the Army Issues New Policy on Climate Threats to Installations

U.S. Army personnel head out from base to provide aid to North Carolinians flooded by Hurricane Florence, Sept. 15, 2018. ANDREW MCNEIL/U.S. ARMY By Dr. Marc Kodack The U.S. Secretary of the Army has issued a new policy directing that installations address threats…

Increased High Tide Flooding Threatens Coastal Security in the US

By Dr. Marc Kodack The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently published its latest outlook for high tide flooding in the United States, which covers the period May 2020-to-April 2021. According to the report, the increases in coastal flooding described in…

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…

Climate Security in the 2021 U.S. National Defense Authorization Act

By John Conger Both the U.S. House and Senate recently passed their versions of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, but it’s quite possible there will be a delay before a conference bill is completed.  Rather than wait…

Goodman and Bergenas: Why the US Needs to Restructure its National Security Strategy

By Vanessa PinneyThis interview is part of a series in which Center for Climate and Security (CCS) interns interview members of the CCS Advisory Board and other key voices in the climate and security field. Vanessa Pinney separately interviewed Sherri…

Science suppression is a security threat – whether climate or covid

By Francesco Femia A little over a year ago, the White House tried to block the testimony of a respected professional, Dr. Rod Schoonover – senior analyst and senior scientist in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research at the U.S.…

Event: Center for Climate and Security Director to Speak to Congress Today on Climate Change Threats

UPDATE (7/15/2020): A recorded video of the event can now be found here. At 3pm EST today, the Center for Climate and Security's Director, the Hon. John Conger, will speak to the House Democratic Caucus National Security Task Force about…

Climate and National Security in the New “Solving the Climate Crisis” Report

On Tuesday 30 June, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Select Committee on the Climate Crisis issued a landmark report on the threats that climate change poses to the United States. Based on thousands of testimonies, inputs and recommendations from all…