Environmental Security and Climate Change

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December 17, 2014 / By David Michel, Ricky Passarelli
The Climate Wars Are Already Here

In the Niger River Basin, climate change, an exploding population, and paltry infrastructure have formed a perfect storm for a new era of conflict. 

By David Michel and Ricky

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November 20, 2014
Madeleine Albright, Ibrahim Gambari to Lead High-Level Commission on Security, Justice & Governance

(Washington, D.C.) Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Nigerian Foreign Minister Ibrahim Gambari will chair a new commission focusing on conflict-affected

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October 16, 2014 / By David Michel
Stimson’s Environmental Security program launches Conflict Basins: Regions at Risk

Dear Friends of the Environmental Security Program, 

Since the Environmental Security Program began its work four years ago, the sustainable and cooperative management of shared water

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September 17, 2014 / By David Michel
Enhancing environmental security

By David Michel: 

Conflict and cooperation over shared environmental resources have characterized human societies from the dawn of civilization — from ancient Mesopotamia, where

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September 08, 2014
Universal lessons from the Napa earthquake

The recent Napa earthquake highlights just how far we’ve come with disaster-proofing cities. But while luckily there were no fatalities, one overlooked issue remains: widespread gas and

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