ECSP Report 7

ECSP's 7th annual Report explores the connection between conflict and hunger, and looks at environmental stress and human security in Northern Pakistan. This issue also includes commentaries on the National Intelligence Council's Global Trends 2015 report; and a special forum addressing the question: Is there a population implosion?

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ECSP Report 7

The Environmental Change and Security Project's 7th annual Report explores the connection between conflict and hunger, and looks at environmental stress and human security in Northern Pakistan. This issue also includes commentaries on the National Intelligence Council's Global Trends 2015 report; and a special forum addressing the question: Is there a population implosion? Complete report.

Conflict: A Cause and Effect of Hunger

Ellen Messer, Marc Cohen, and Thomas Marchione
This article highlights certain gaps in the information about the steps that lead from hunger to conflict, and then suggests policies and actions to break these connections.

Environmental Stress and Human Security in Northern Pakistan

Richard Matthew
Environmental and social factors are generating high levels of conflict and insecurity in Northern Pakistan.

Dilemmas for Conservation in the Brazilian Amazon

Margaret E Keck
This article traces the history of conservation efforts in the Brazilian Amazon, and then argues that repeated failure to understand or accommodate the political factors at work in the Amazon undermines efforts to protect the rainforest.

Brazil's SIVAM: As It Monitors the Amazon, Will It Fulfill its Human Security Promise?

Thomaz G. Costa
As Brazil implements its System for Vigilance of the Amazon (SIVAM), the country's leadership touts it as a major effort towards achieving its national security objectives, but lack of transparency and participation raise concerns.

The U.S. National Intelligence Council's Global Trends 2015: Excerpts, Commentaries, and Response

Eugene J. Carroll, Jr, Richard Cincotta, Johanna Mendelson Forman, Michael Hanssler, Arno Weinmann, Liliana Hisas, Leslie Johnston, Michael A. Ledeen, Gavin Kitchingham, Gayl Ness, David Rejeski, Ervin J. Rokke, Judith Shapiro, Michael White, Aleksei Vladimirovich Yablokov, and Ellen Laipson
ECSP invited a wide range of scientists, government officials, nongovernmental activists, and defense analysts from across the globe to write commentaries on Global Trends 2015.

Forum: Is There a Population Implosion

Nicholas Eberstadt, Stan Bernstein, Carmen Barroso, Amy Coen, Sonia Corrêa, and Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue
The Environmental Change and Security Project invited Nicholas Eberstadt and five other population professionals to participate in an on-line forum on the state of demographic trends and population policy.

ECSP Report 7: Special Reports

Shanda Leather, Don Hinrichsen, Henrylito D. Tacio, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Paul P. Appasamy, Anthony Turton, Jeroen F. Warner, and Steve Kiser
Two special reports: The Linkages Between Population and Water: Forthcoming Articles from ECSP, and Environmental Mission Recommendations for the U.S. Intelligence Community.

ECSP Report 7: Reviews of New Publications

Jon Barnett, Jack A. Goldstone, Bryan McDonald, Geoffrey D. Dabelko, Marcia Fraser Macomber, Sunila S. Kale, Elizabeth L. Chalecki, Kelley Sayre, Stacy D. VanDeveer, Anita Sharma, Mark W. Zacher, Jessica Powers, Marc Weiss, Clair Twigg, Baruch Boxer, Simona Wexler, and Richard Thomas
Experts review new publications.

ECSP Report 7: Event Summaries

Event summaries from meetings sponsored by the Environmental Change and Security Program between August 2000 and June 2001.

ECSP Report 7: Updates

Robert Lalasz
This update section highlights the environment, population, and security activities of academic programs, foundations, nongovernmental organizations, government offices, and intergovernmental organizations.

ECSP Report 7: Bibliography

Robert Lalasz
The guide lists by theme literature that has come to the attention of ECSP in the past year on population, environmental change, and security issues.

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