International Security Publications
Excerpts from recent official statements in which environment and population issues are prominently cited in the context of security and national interests.
The journal Political Geography has devoted an entire issue to exploring the links between climate change and violent conflict.
Excerpts from recent official statements in which environmental issues are cited in the context of security institutions and national interests, and reviews by experts of new publications.
Fire & Water: Technologies, Institutions, and Social Issues in Arms Control and Transboundary Water-Resource AgreementsJul 07, 2011
A recent workshop highlights the closeness of national security and environmental concerns through explicitly comparing the technologies, institutions, and social issues in two seemingly disparate fields: arms control and transboundary water resources.
The authors use population age structure and recent history of civil unrest to project risks of civil conflict into the future.
The author discusses four significant demographic issues in the context of the ecological security framework: population growth, movements, graying, and differential growth.
Environmental and social factors are generating high levels of conflict and insecurity in Northern Pakistan.
Oil spills, water shortages, earthquakes, and desertification are only some of the potential environmental threats to the Persian Gulf region’s security, but multilateral and regional efforts to address these problems could help build bridges between nations, writes Rear Admiral John F. Sigler, USN (Ret.).
Includes table of contents, feature articles, and excerpts from official statements and documents.
The essays in this report reflect an effort to provide background and context for understanding Iran's relations with Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Venezuela; the articles emphasize the foreign policy objectives and strategies of Latin American nations as well as the strategic objectives of the Iranian government. Originally presented at a conference at the Woodrow Wilson Center in July 2008, the papers have since been revised, translated, and updated.