Security and Defense Publications

ECSP Report 5: Special Reports (Part 1)

Jul 07, 2011
Special Reports: Environment and Security in an International Context: Executive Summary Report, by the NATO/Committee on The Challenges of Modern Society Pilot Study; and State Failure Task Force Report: Phase II Findings.

In Defense of Environment and Security Research

Jul 07, 2011
Since the end of the Cold War, many policymakers and researchers have been rethinking and pushing the boundaries of the definition of security. Perhaps the most extensive and controversial part of this project has been the numerous and varied attempts to identify links among environmental change, conflict, and security.

Entre el crimen y el castigo: Seguridad ciudadana y control democrático en América Latina y el Caribe

Jul 07, 2011
Esta compilación busca aportar una visión comparada de las experiencias en materia de criminalidad y delincuencia y su impacto en la seguridad ciudadna, así como de los mecanismos vigentes en el ámbito hemisférico para hacer frente a esos asuntos.

Political Geography: Special Issue on Climate Change and Conflict

Jul 07, 2011
The journal Political Geography has devoted an entire issue to exploring the links between climate change and violent conflict.

ECSP Report 4: Special Reports

Jul 07, 2011
Special reports: Environmental Degradation and Migration The U.S.-Mexico Case Study, by The Natural Heritage Institute; and Solving China’s Environmental Problems: Policy Options from the Working Group on Environment in U.S.-China Relations, by Aaron Frank.

Conflict: A Cause and Effect of Hunger

Jul 07, 2011
This article highlights certain gaps in the information about the steps that lead from hunger to conflict, and then suggests policies and actions to break these connections.

Population Age Structure and Its Relation to Civil Conflict: A Graphic Metric

Jul 07, 2011
The authors use population age structure and recent history of civil unrest to project risks of civil conflict into the future.

Environment in the U.S. Security Debate: The Case of the Missing Arctic Waters

Jul 07, 2011
This essay asks whether and if so how the United States might employ new understandings of security in the management of Arctic waters issues, and in responding even more particularly to the prospect of intensified use of Russia’s Northern Sea Route.

151. Russian Policy on NATO Expansion In The Baltics

Jul 07, 2011
January 1998 - One of the key issues in the debate over NATO enlargement is the question of the relationship between NATO and the Baltic states and how an expansion of the alliance would affect Russia's relations with Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. While it is clear that the Baltic states will not be entering NATO anytime soon, it is worth noting that the arguments of those who opposed NATO's enlargement because of its impact on Russia have already been proven wrong.

U.S. Military and Environmental Security in the Gulf Region

Jul 07, 2011
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.).

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