Environmental Security

Environmental Security

The Environmental Security program explores the intersections of resource management and enforcement with regional and international security. The increasingly complex and transnational drivers of environmental theft and degradation – from booming populations that create unsustainable demand to transnational organized crime – fuel geopolitical tensions, finance conflict, and compromise economic development. Through its engagement with unconventional stakeholders, Stimson works to identify the roots of these threats to peace and stability and put forward innovative and networked solutions.

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Research and Analysis

July 14, 2017 | EXPERT: David Michel

David Michel, Nonresident Fellow in Stimson's Environmental Security program, contributed a chapter on "Iran's Impending Water Crisis" to the book Water, Security, and US Foreign Policy. Book Summary:

July 14, 2017 | EXPERT: Amanda Shaver , EXPERT: Yun Sun

Beijing’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) have released a comprehensive plan for maritime economic development and cooperation across the globe.

June 1, 2017

In advance of the United Nations Oceans Conference in New York next week, the Stimson Center’s Environmental Security team is pleased to officially release our new illegal fishing data

April 12, 2017 | EXPERT: Amanda Shaver , EXPERT: Emma Myers

Last week, U.S. President Donald Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping for the first time. While the two agree on the need to strengthen cooperation between the U.S. and China, there are several agenda items that are likely to become contentious, not least of which is North Korea.

April 7, 2017 | EXPERT: Sally Yozell

On March 13, desperate Somali fishermen hijacked

March 14, 2017

This post is part of the Natural Security Forum blog, which provides quick analysis from the Natural Security Forum team and outside contributors.
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