Building Climate-Secure Communities: The USAID Climate Strategy and FY 2023 Budget Request

By Elsa Barron  On Earth Day 2022, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) released a new Climate Strategy for application between 2022 and 2030. The whole-of-agency approach created by this strategy is one that USAID calls “unprecedented” and…

New U.S. Navy Climate Strategy Sets High-Level Goals

By Erin Sikorsky  On May 24, the U.S. Navy released Climate Action 2030, its response to the Presidential directive to integrate climate considerations into all aspects of the Department of Defense. The Navy is the second of the armed services…

Unpacking the Pentagon’s $3.1 Billion Climate Request

By John Conger On March 28, the U.S. Federal Budget request for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY2023) was released, officially kicking off the Congressional budget season and the ensuing posture testimonies, staffer briefs, and associated deep dives into the details of…

Key Takeaways on Bio-threats from U.S. State Department Nonproliferation Compliance Report

By Ryan Duncombe and Lillian Parr The U.S. State Department has released its 2022 report “Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments.” The report is an important annual resource—and one of the few public,…

Integrating Climate Change into the US Global Fragility Strategy: A New “Prologue”

By Erin Sikorsky In early April, the Biden Administration released a “prologue” to the US Global Fragility Strategy, also known as the Strategy to Prevent Conflict and Promote Stability. The initial document was developed under the Trump Administration in response…

Critical Steps in Biden’s Nuclear Posture Review

By Christine Parthemore President Biden’s Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) will be released soon. When it is, it will make several policy changes that should greatly benefit U.S. security and international leadership. One is that the NPR will reportedly declare that…