FEBRUARY 2009—New ECSP Report Article Names Four Trends to Watch: Youthful Populations, Changes in Military Personnel, International Migration, and Urbanization
JANUARY 2009—Dabelko Discusses Climate-Security Links in Hamburg, Berlin
JANUARY 2009—CNN's Peter Dykstra and Finland's Tapani Vaahtoranta Now in Residence
Overexploiting natural resources can spur instability and conflict. A six-meeting series, "New Horizons at the Nexus of Conflict, Natural Resources, and Health," sponsored by the Environmental Change and Security Program and supported by USAID, explored ways to improve environmental management and reduce conflict.
Governments and militaries are coming to recognize the security risks posed by high population growth rates, which often correlate with poverty, poor governance, and conflict.
Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Jill Shankleman says Chinese state oil and mining companies have started to think about social responsibility as integral to long-term success and have begun implementing programs to help local communities affected by oil and mineral exploration.
DECEMBER 2008—Latest ECSP Report Covers New Security Issues: Environment, Population, and Health
DECEMBER 2008—Review of National Intelligence Council Report Calls for U.S. Leadership
DECEMBER 2008—"Connecting Sustainability and Health" Lecture Series Features Dabelko
Arid yet dependent upon agriculture, Pakistan is experiencing a potentially devastating water crisis. An expert panel assembled by the Wilson Center's Asia Program presented the different facets of the crisis, from scarcity to sanitation to inefficient usage, and examined possible responses.