International Security Publications
This issue includes reports from Ecologic - Centre for International and European Environmental Research, the Master of Science in Foreign Service Program at Georgetown University, and the Natural Heritage Institute.
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.
Experts review new publications.
This publication is the result of an ongoing collaboration between UNEP and ECSP, exploring the environment and security nexus. Complete report.
February 2007 - The world as we know it today is rapidly changing. On the one hand, we witness a rise of new military and economic powers; we trace the nearly-invisible threats posed by the international terror networks and see new dividing lines between democracies and authoritarian regimes. On the other hand, two things remain the same: grave threats for global security and a necessity to think and act globally in response. Without our common actions, peace and stability will be in deficit around the world, divided by the haves and have-nots of the universal right to security and development.
The 2000 issue of the ECSP Report features commentaries on commentaries address environment, population, and conflict; and trade and the environment. Complete report.
The policy brief explores the security implications of climate change, and provides policy recommendations for strengthening the United Nations’ capacity to respond to climate-related security threats.
Section 7 reflects on the prospect for environmental cooperation and peacemaking in this and other regions of conflict.
"Population distortions - in which populations grow too young, or too fast, or too urbanized - make it difficult for prevailing economic and administrative institutions to maintain stable socialization and labor-force absorption," says author Jack A. Goldstone.
In this article, the authors examine the post–Cold War pattern of conflict with a focus on the role of agriculture.