Environmental Security

Environmental Security

Expanding populations, growing energy use, and mounting resource demands are imposing potentially unsustainable strains on the global environment. Stimson research and analysis on environmental security explores how rising stresses on global ecosystems and shared natural resources could compromise economic development, fuel social conflicts, and undermine political stability in key areas of the world.

 

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Current Research

May 23, 2019

Featured News Somali Pirates Attack Fishing Vessels READ MORE

May 10, 2019

Featured News Food Crisis Threat Lingers Post-Cyclone Idai READ MORE

April 19, 2019

Sierra Leone Closes Waters to Industrial Fishers this Month READ MORE

April 8, 2019

Cyclone Idai Highlights Climate Change Vulnerability READ MORE

April 5, 2019 | EXPERT: Lindsay Getschel

There is no question that climate change is a threat multiplier that plays a role in the instigation and continuation of conflict. READ MORE

March 25, 2019

Distant water fishing (DWF) fleets have roamed the ocean for centuries. Yet in recent years, globalization and innovation have enabled these fleets to become more efficient in their operations. READ MORE

March 19, 2019

The President of the Marshall Islands, Hilda Heine, has outlined how her government is considering the possibility of building artificial islands as a respons READ MORE

March 19, 2019

The European Commission (EC) recently delayed a visit to Vietnam intended to review the country’s efforts to address IUU fishing concerns. READ MORE

March 19, 2019

A recent investigation carried out by Oceana found one in every five fish it tested in the US to be mislabeled. READ MORE

December 10, 2018

As homes and whole towns in California burned to the ground in unprecedented wildfires, themselves spurred by historic drought, the Trump administration quietly released the fourth quadrennial National Climate Assessment (NCA) in a transparent attempt to bury it over the Thanksgiving holiday. READ MORE

May 23, 2018 | EXPERT: Amanda Shaver , EXPERT: Lindsay Getschel , EXPERT: Sally Yozell

Urban coastal centers are facing unprecedented social, economic and structural risks due to the impacts of climate change. READ MORE

March 1, 2018 | EXPERT: Johanna Mendelson Forman

On the eve of the first anniversary the Global Food Security Act (GFSA) of 2016, the Schar School of Public Policy and George Mason University and the Stimson Center convened a group of over fifty experts representing the U.S. Department of State (DOS), the U.S. READ MORE

February 26, 2018 | EXPERT: Amanda Shaver , EXPERT: Sally Yozell

Illegal fishing. Yes, Fishing. This growing international problem is a key factor in geopolitical tensions in the South China Sea, piracy off the Horn of Africa, and the deadly narco-trade across Latin America. READ MORE

February 6, 2018 | EXPERT: Amanda Shaver , EXPERT: Sally Yozell

February 5, 2018 | EXPERT: Amanda Shaver , EXPERT: Brian Eyler , EXPERT: Sally Yozell

On September 14-15, 2017, The Stimson Center in partnership with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) co-chaired a U.S. State Department funded U.S.-ASEAN Conference on Marine Environmental Issues. READ MORE

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