6 Key Takeaways from the Biden Administration’s Budget Request & Interim National Security Strategic Guidance

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris pose with the full Cabinet for an official group photo in the Grand Foyer of the White House, April 1, 2021. By Yong-Bee Lim and Bill Beaver It is now clear that…

A Climate Security Plan for America Part 3: Support Allies and Partners

By Erin Sikorsky Part 3 of 4 in the Climate Security Plan for America blog series See part 1, “Demonstrate Leadership,” here and part 2, “Assess Climate Risks,” here.  As the Presidentially-mandated deadline approaches for US foreign policy agencies to…

Climate Change in U.S. National Security Strategies under Obama, Trump and Biden

By Dr. Marc Kodack As the Biden administration’s national security team ramps up efforts to incorporate climate change and its effects into their agencies and policies, work will begin on crafting a new National Security Strategy (NSS). To guide national…

The Biden Administration & Biothreats: Week One

President Biden signing a bill for COVID-19 testing, flanked by Vice President Harris and Dr. Fauci, January 21, 2021 By William Beaver  After stepping away from the podium on Inauguration Day, President Biden got to work on fulfilling campaign promises,…

The Biden Administration & Climate Security: Week Two

White Press Secretary Jen Psaki flanked by Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy - Jan 27, 2021 “This executive order I’m signing today...makes it official that climate change will be the…

A Climate Security Plan for America Part 2: Assess Climate Risks

By Erin Sikorsky Part 2 of 4 in the Climate Security Plan for America blog series See part 1, “Demonstrate Leadership,” here. If the first pillar of the Climate Security Plan for America is all about leadership, the second pillar…

The Center for Climate and Security Applauds the Biden Administration’s Executive Actions on Climate Change

The Center for Climate and Security applauds President Biden’s Executive Orders (EO) on climate change released today, including the EO specifically addressing climate threats to national security titled  “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.”  This EO devotes a…

The Biden Administration & Climate Security: Week One

Image by DiogoC300 What a week for climate security! In his inaugural address on Wednesday, President Joe Biden said, “The cry for survival comes from the planet itself,” acknowledged the “climate is in crisis,” and promised “we will be judged...by…

The U.S. Congress Overrode Trump Veto on FY21 NDAA: Here are the Climate Security Highlights in the Bill

By John Conger On January 1, the U.S. Senate voted to override Mr. Trump’s veto of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with an 81-13 vote.  A few days earlier, the House voted 322-87 to override the…

A Climate Security Plan for America Part 1: Demonstrate Leadership

By John Conger Part 1 of 4 in the Climate Security Plan for America Blog Series In late 2019, the Center for Climate and Security-led Climate Security Advisory Group, a group of senior U.S. national security and military experts, including…