The 13th issue of the Environmental Change and Security Program Report details the non-traditional security threats and opportunities facing the world today. Complete report.
PECS News Issue 7 includes articles by Frederick Meyerson and Geoff Dabelko, and a report from the field from the Peruvian Andes.
At its root, the importance of the link between demography and war is the relative capacity of a given political unit’s population to aid in its defense or to threaten other political units, writes Monica Duffy Toft.
In this article, the authors examine the post–Cold War pattern of conflict with a focus on the role of agriculture.
Using geo-referenced data, Clionadh Raleigh and Henrik Urdal find that population growth and density are related to increased civil conflict, but that demographic and environmental factors are generally outweighed by political and economic ones.
Population and fresh water are widely recognized as two of the most important issues facing humanity. Yet too few policymakers are aware of the close links between these two phenomena. Foreword and table of contents.
ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko introduces commentary on the future of environmental security.
ECSP Report 4 includes pieces on the role of environmental degradation in population displacement; U.S. population policy since the Cairo conference; and a synthesis of the connection between environmental transformation and conflict. Complete report.
Literature that has come to the attention of ECSP in the past year on population, environmental change, and security issues.
Section 7 reflects on the prospect for environmental cooperation and peacemaking in this and other regions of conflict.