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The Lithium Triangle Initiative: South America's Lithium Triangle and the Future of the Green Economy

THIS EVENT IS TAKING PLACE OFFSITE AT THE INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

 

As the global community pursues sustainable economic development, lithium is playing an increasingly critical role. The metal is used for rechargeable batteries in electric vehicles and for the energy storage needed to expand renewable energy. As a result, global demand for lithium is expected to grow rapidly, and supply will have to keep pace.

 

Black Smoke On The Horizon: Will Attacks on Oil Facilities in Saudi Arabia Spark a Conflagration?

48 hours after oil facilities were attacked in Saudi Arabia, Middle East Specialist David Ottaway thinks the next 48 hours are crucial for the world. In this Need to Know episode, Ottaway walks us through what happened, and what we don't know yet, and how all of this could turn into a much larger power play in the Middle East.

Ice-Diminishing Arctic: Speaker Interview Series

On July 17 and 18, 2019, the US Arctic Research Commission, Wilson Center's Polar Institute, and US National Ice Center hosted the 8th Biennial Symposium on the Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations (IDA). Speakers discussed a wide array of issues facing the Arctic region, including: marine transportation; federal, state, local, and international operations; security; scientific research; infrastructure and investments; governance; policy implications in the region; and much more.

Double Jeopardy: Combating Nuclear Terror and Climate Change

As the consequences of climate change grow ever more dire, it seems imperative that we use every alternative to carbon-based fuels—but does this include nuclear energy? 
 

Disaster Security: Using Intelligence and Military Planning for Energy and Environmental Risks (Book Launch)

From glacier melt in the Andes and hurricanes in New York and Hawaii, to hybrid disasters, cyber operations, and geoengineering, the US military and intelligence community harnesses the foresight provided by scenarios, simulations, and disaster planning to anticipate environmental and security-related disasters.

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