The Center for a New American Security has released a great resource page titled “Flashpoints: Security in the East and South China Seas,” which includes an interactive map of major international “flashpoints” in the seas since 1950. The page is worth spending some time on, particularly given the growing importance of the region in terms of international security, and the potentially volatile mix of climate change, food insecurity, resource extraction, trade and territorial dispute that characterize these important waters.
AboutThe Center for Climate and Security explores the security risks of climate change.
TopicsAfrica Arctic China climate-security climate and conflict climate and security climate change climate migration conflict drought energy energy security military national security resiliency risk security stability threat multiplier U.S. Department of Defense United Nations United States UN Security Council vulnerability water
- RT @strobetalbott: 80% of Indians view energy/food/water shortages as threat to country’s security--from @LowyInstitute #IndiaPoll2013: htt…_ 11 hours ago
- RT @javargasc: John Kerry declara el Cambio Climático como un asunto fundamental de la seguridad nacional de EE.UU. wp.me/p1t6fZ-Q3 …_ 16 hours ago
- RT @NewSecurityBeat: RT @sustainablesec: GREAT overview of recent investigations into the role of #ClimateChange in the #ArabSpring http://…_ 16 hours ago
- Spring Thaw: What Role Did Climate Change and Natural Resource Scarcity Play in the Arab Spring?
- On the Record: Climate Change as a Security Risk According to U.S. Administration Officials
- Secretary Kerry Declares Climate Change a “Fundamental Security Issue”
- White House Releases National Strategy for the Arctic Region
- Friedman On Water and Climate Security in Yemen