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Climate and Security Correlations Series

The following are part of a series of multi-author, multi-institution reports published by the Center for Climate and Security and its partners, which are focused on climate and security hot spots throughout the world.


The U.S. Asia-Pacific Rebalance, National Security and Climate Change, full report with foreword by Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, III, USN (ret), former U.S. Pacific Commander
November 2015

Summary: Introduction, list of articles and excerpts
Release event with Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, III, USN (ret), Ellen Laipson, Sherri Goodman, and Eric Schwartz


Arab Spring and Climate ChangeThe Arab Spring and Climate Change, full report with preface by Anne-Marie Slaughter, February 2013

Preface only
Read it in your browser
Release video with Anne-Marie Slaughter and Tom Friedman


Academic Journal Articles

Werrell, Femia and Sternberg, “Did We See it Coming? State Fragility, Climate Vulnerability, and the Uprisings in Syria and Egypt,” SAIS Review of International Affairs, Volume 35, Number 1, Winter-Spring 2015, pp. 29-46

Werrell and Femia, “The Nexus of Climate Change, State Fragility and Migration,” Angle Journal (Imperial College London), November 26, 2015

Femia, Sternberg and Werrell, “Climate Hazards, Security and the Uprisings in Syria and Egypt,” Seton Hall Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, Volume XVI, Number 1, Fall/ Winter 2014, pp. 71


Briefer Series

The following are a series of short, easily digestible briefers by the Center for Climate and Security which focus on exploring the regional, national and international security implications of climate change.



Central Asia & the Caucuses

Middle East

U.S. National Security

International Security



Conference Documents

Femia and Werrell, “Planetary Security: Peace and Cooperation in Times of Climate Change  and Global Environmental Challenges,” Conference Report, The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Hague, Nov. 2-3, 2015

Femia, Francesco in “The Debate Forum: Dangerous Intersection: Climate Change and National Security,” The Environmental Law Institute,, January/February 2016

Femia and Werrell, “Analysis of Syria: Lessons Learned,” Background Paper, Working Group I, Planetary Security Conference, the Hague, Nov. 4, 2015


Slide Decks

Femia and Werrell, “A Catch 22 or an Opportunity? Climate change and instability in the Middle East and North Africa – the cases of Syria and Egypt,” slides prepared for the Arizona State University’s Global Climate Security Webinar Series, Oct. 26, 2015

Femia and Werrell, “Climate Security 101,” July 2015


Book Chapters and Magazine Articles

Chapter 21: Climate change risks to national and international security,” in Climate Change: A Risk Assessment, commissioned by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, July 13, 2015

Combatting climate change in the Asia–Pacific: lessons from the Marshall Plan.”
The Strategist, May 26, 2016

Femia and Werrell, “La geopolitica degli Stati Uniti”
pp80, Nov 2015

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