Does Natural Resource Scarcity Always Equal Conflict?

Jul 07, 2014
Must competition for resources, particularly in areas most affected by climate change, result in conflict? Or can education prevent conflict and lead to better solutions? Roger-Mark De Souza, Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience with the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program tackles these tough questions and more in this episode of Wilson Center NOW.

Who Owns The Arctic Part 4: Focus on China

Jul 03, 2014
In this Context interview, Anne-Marie Brady, associate professor in Political Science at the University of Canterbury, provided insight into China’s goals for the region and possibilities for Chinese collaboration with the United States.

The Heat is On: Is Climate Change a Threat to National Security?

Jun 25, 2014
The risks associated with climate change, long discussed as distant threats, should be viewed with more urgency and may already be causing problems. That’s the findings of a group of retired high-level military leaders. Their report sounds the alarm bell on planning for the impacts of rising temperatures that are threatening to become a source of conflict and instability.

ChinaFile Quoted CEF's Infograghic on Environmental Impacts of China’s Pork Industry

May 28, 2014
The environmental impact of China's pork industry is becoming too large to ignore.

Climate Change: No Longer a Distant Threat

May 15, 2014
A new report from the CNA Corporation's Military Advisory Board makes clear that when it comes to climate change, “many threats are manifesting faster than anticipated and the risks are accelerating.” Geoff Dabelko discusses the threats and recommendations from the report.

How Does the Media – and Public – Learn Environmental Science? Help Us Find Out

Apr 16, 2014
If people do not know scientists or understand how they work, it follows that they are unlikely to make informed choices on public policy issues or support basic scientific research to address vital issues like climate change and conservation, writes Wilson Center Scholar Louise Lief.

Choke Point: India

Apr 10, 2014
What happens when the world’s second most populous nation reaches an energy, food, and water choke point? Asia Program Associate Michael Kugelman discusses India's looming resource shortages.

New Formula for Foreign Aid Provides New Hope for Success

Apr 10, 2014
Traditionally, U.S. foreign aid has relied heavily on government funded initiatives. But new models built around public-private partnerships are providing hope for better results. A National Conversation discussion focused on this emerging activity and also included a keynote address from USAID Administrator, Rajiv Shah.

Too Hot To Handle: Assessing the Impact of Climate Change

Mar 27, 2014
In this Context interview, Geoff Dabelko, Director of Environmental Studies at Ohio University, spoke about findings from the new report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Environmental Issues 2014: What’s Making News?

Mar 26, 2014
What are the environment issues that will dominate headlines in 2014? That’s the question that was addressed during a recent Wilson Center event. The panel’s keynote speaker, Larry Pearl of Bloomberg BNA, paid particular attention to the perspective of the business community and the stories that will be most important to that constituency.