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Impact of Climate Change and the Legacy of War on National Security

The impacts of climate change introduce novel challenges in post-conflict communities plagued with abandoned physical remnants of war. The intersection between climate change and prior military conflicts underscores the importance of addressing environmental security challenges in vulnerable communities.Read more...

Event Recap: National US Security Risks in the Face of Sea Level Rise

On June 29th the American Security Project and Florida International University co-hosted a discussion with Dr. Jayantha Obeysekera, Richard Miller, and ASP’s David Haines on national security threats caused by rising sea-levels and how the United States can prepare military bases for increasing climate security threats. Sea-level rise and more extreme weather events are causing risks to military installations, readiness, operations, and strategy.Read more...

G7 Promises: From Climate Pledges to Concrete Action

The Group of 7 (G7) leaders representing the United States, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan met in Cornwall, United Kingdom on June 11-13, 2021, for their first in-person summit since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unlike previous summits, climate change was a main area for discussion. During the Summit the leaders released a communique pledging to take aggressive action to limit global temperature rise by cutting collective emissions in half by 2030 and to advance international climate financing. The G7 also agreed to stop international funding for any coal project that lacked technology to capture and store carbon dioxide by next year but stopped short of setting a firm end date for the burning of coal, the largest global contributor to carbon dioxide emissions causing global warming.Read more...

The Importance of American Infrastructure to International Competitiveness

There has been a lot of recent interest in revitalizing American infrastructure to enhance international competitiveness with the introduction of the infrastructure bill. An important question that we need to address arises with this bill: what is most pertinent to American competitiveness and should be prioritized?Read more...

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