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Climate-Migration-Security

The intersection of climate change, human migration, and conflict presents a unique challenge for U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century. These three factors are already beginning to combine in ways that undermine traditional understandings of national security and demand a rethink of traditional divisions between diplomacy, defense, and economic, social and environmental development policy abroad.
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Climate Change, Water Security, and U.S. National Security Report

Climate Change, Water Security, and U.S. National Security

The United States must continue to address the global challenges presented by climate change, such as water scarcity, in order to mitigate and prevent the threats they pose to national and international security.

Carolyn Kenney

Food Security and Climate Change: New Frontiers in International Security Report
Wheat stands ready for harvest in a field near Anthony, Kansas, June 21, 2015. (AP/Orlin Wagner)

Food Security and Climate Change: New Frontiers in International Security

Food security and climate change are already contributing to human suffering and eroding state structures. The United States should incorporate food and climate analysis fully into foreign and security policy to anticipate the next crisis.

Tom Daschle, Michael Werz

Climate Change, Migration, and Nontraditional Security Threats in China Report

Climate Change, Migration, and Nontraditional Security Threats in China

This report examines the implications of the nexus of climate change, migration, and security in five Chinese hotspots. Our analyses highlight the overlays of these factors in key regions and discuss their impact on domestic and regional policymaking.

Michael Werz, Lauren Reed

Climate Change, Migration, and Conflict in South Asia Report
In areas of existing conflict in South Asia, added stressors of climate change and changing migration patterns could be a security concern. (AP/Anupam Nath)

Climate Change, Migration, and Conflict in South Asia

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.

Arpita Bhattacharyya, Michael Werz

Understanding the Historical Conflicts Behind Today’s Violence in Assam Report
An Indian supporter holds a placard during a protest against what they say is illegal migration of Muslims from Bangladesh to the northeastern Indian state of Assam. The conflict in the state could get worse as the effects of climate change become more drastic. (AP/Tsering Topgyal)

Understanding the Historical Conflicts Behind Today’s Violence in Assam

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.

Arpita Bhattacharyya

Climate Change, Migration, and Conflict Report

Climate Change, Migration, and Conflict

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.

Michael Werz, Laura Conley

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