As the new administration continues to form its upper echelon of appointees, it’s an appropriate time to recall a core mission in foreign and domestic policy — security as a highest goal. In this pursuit of ‘national security’, it is time to remember how security must be pursued in the 21st century
Category: Environmental Security
October 27, 2016 — The United Nations today adopted a landmark resolution to launch negotiations in 2017 on a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons. This historic decision heralds an end to two decades of paralysis in multilateral nuclear disarmament efforts.
At StratDem we look out at the security horizon and continue our attempt to develop “New Definitions of National Security” with an emphasis on bringing together “Environment Security with National Security”. Today we look at two key executive presidential actions in this regard, and a poll of American voters on likelihood of nuclear weapons use […]
Canada steps forward with an climate policy vision. Activists out in front, will the vision become a model for the Canadian government and other countries? It’s much easier to draft a vision statement than it is to turn vision into reality
With perspective, given the history of Jeffrey Goldberg, the US President grants exceptional access with lengthy interviews and the result is the April issue of Atlantic, headlined “The Obama Doctrine“. It’s worth reading — and reflecting on how the President sees ‘existential threats’
The Security Horizon — Thin Blue & New Definitions of National Security Rethinking Security in a Changing World: Environmental Security — National Security Earth’s Atmosphere, A Global Trust — A Thin Blue Layer
May 2015 Undercutting Security: Congress Moves to Eviscerate Earth Science Programs. Straight party-line vote sends draconian NASA budget cuts out of committee to the House floor
Enhanced and extended via Environmental Security policy, 21st Century definitions…
“Environmental Security” integral to “National Security”: This week we highlight the Synthesis Report of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the recently published “This Changes Everything”, described by the NY Times as “the most momentous and contentious environmental book since ‘Silent Spring.’”
As the U.S. and other national space agencies have initiated a range of contemporaneous Earth Science programs to monitor the State of the Earth, a new field of security study is developing integrally connected to national defenses and sustainable security. NASA has labeled a number of its programs as focusing on Earth’s “vital signs” and […]
Environmental Security… National Security… “National Security” demands an expanded definition going forward into the 21st century as a result of changing environmental conditions, the dynamics of interactive networks, and new means and open methods of sharing critical environmental information.
400,000 march in NYC before UN Climate Summit. Few observers of negotiations expect diplomatic breakthrough. Impasse prevails. Substantive outcome unlikely. UN struggles to find international consensus and to approve action agenda…
Environmental Security for the 21st Century