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Climate Change, Migration, and Conflict in the Amazon and the Andes

book_alt2 icon Report This report examines the interactions of climate change, environmental degradation, migration, and conflict in this region.

By Max Hoffman and Ana I. Grigera | Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Flooded village in South Asia

Climate Change, Migration, and Conflict in South Asia

book_alt2 icon Report Analyzing South Asia through the prism of climate, migration, and security in Assam and the surrounding region provides useful insights into the underlying trends shaping the entire region and the risks posed by current long-term trajectories.

By Arpita Bhattacharyya and Michael Werz | Monday, December 3, 2012

Climate Change, Migration, and Conflict in Northwest Africa

book_alt2 icon Report Michael Werz and Laura Conley track how the overlays and intersections of climate change, migration, and security create an arc of tension in Northwest Africa comprising Nigeria, Niger, Algeria, and Morocco.

By Michael Werz and Laura Conley | Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Climate Change, Migration, and Conflict

book_alt2 icon Report Growing evidence of links between climate change, migration, and conflict raise plenty of reasons for concern and it’s time to start thinking about new answers to these multifaceted crisis scenarios, write Michael Werz and Laura Conley.

By Michael Werz and Laura Conley | Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Video Series: A Brighter Future for India

play_alt icon Video This video series documents how solar power has the potential to improve livelihoods, health, and the environment while avoiding the need for the costly grid expansion that is a distant reality for many.

By Andrew Satter and Rebecca Lefton | Thursday, July 17, 2014

Climate Change, Migration, and Security in South Asia

play_alt icon Video Climate shifts have the potential to create complex environmental, humanitarian, and security challenges in South Asia. The Center for American Progress examines this vulnerable nexus in the latest installment of our Climate-Migration-Security series.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Arab Spring

The Arab Spring and Climate Change

book_alt2 icon Report The consequences of climate change helped ignite a volatile mix of underlying causes that erupted into the revolutions that have shaken the Arab world over the past two years.

By Caitlin E. Werrell, Francesco Femia, and Anne-Marie Slaughter | Thursday, February 28, 2013

An Indian protestor holds a sign that reads

Understanding the Historical Conflicts Behind Today’s Violence in Assam

article icon Issue Brief Arpita Bhattacharyya looks at past conflict involving South Asian immigrant communities in Assam to understand the roots of the current conflict and examine implications for the future, including the role of climate change in the region.

By Arpita Bhattacharyya | Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Panetta: ‘Climate Change Has a Dramatic Impact on National Security’

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta expressed concern about the defense and development impacts of climate change at a recent Environmental Defense Fund event, writes Arpita Bhattacharyya.

By Arpita Bhattacharyya | Monday, May 7, 2012

Interactive Map: Foreign Aid

cursor icon Interactive John Norris looks at U.S. foreign assistance spending for the past fiscal year and whether it was wisely appropriated.

By John Norris | Monday, March 19, 2012

The Arc Of Tension

Monday, December 12, 2011

United Nations Misses Broader Climate Change Connection

Laura Conley and Michael Werz deconstruct the final statement on climate change and human security issued earlier this week by the U.N. Security Council.

By Laura Conley and Michael Werz | Friday, July 22, 2011

Nigeria’s Multifaceted Problems Challenge U.S. Policy

Nigeria’s quickly changing demographics are playing host to challenges ranging from environmental degradation to internal conflict, write Andrew Sweet and Michael Werz.

By Andrew Sweet and Michael Werz | Thursday, August 5, 2010

Climate Is a Security Issue

Recent Defense Department reports show that the agency is not yet speaking with one voice on climate security like it should be, writes Laura Conley.

By Laura Conley | Monday, April 5, 2010