Climate Change, Migration, and Conflict in the Amazon and the Andes
Rising Tensions and Policy Options in South America
This report examines the interactions of climate change, environmental degradation, migration, and conflict in this region. Read more →
Climate Change, Migration, and Conflict in South Asia
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.
Climate Change, Migration, and Conflict in Northwest Africa
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.
Climate Change, Migration, and Conflict
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.
The Arab Spring and Climate Change
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.
Understanding the Historical Conflicts Behind Today’s Violence in Assam
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.
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.
Interactive Map: Foreign Aid
Interactive John Norris looks at U.S. foreign assistance spending for the past fiscal year and whether it was wisely appropriated.
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.
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.
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.
Quadrennial Defense Review Should Spark Interagency Climate Conversation
The Pentagon’s QDR was a critical step toward comprehensive approaches to climate change, but we should see more of this action in the future, write Michael Werz and Kari Manlove.
Climate Change on the Move
Report The United States should use a sustainable security framework to deal with the challenges climate migration poses, write Michael Werz and Kari Manlove.
Global Warning: The Security Challenges of Climate Change
Report John Podesta and Peter Ogden contribute a chapter on the security challenges of climate change to the new report, "The Age of Consequences."