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New Chatham House Report: Is the U.S. Prepared for Future Threats in the Asia-Pacific?

Chatham House has just released a very interesting report titled Prepared for Future Threats? US Defence Partnerships in the Asia-Pacific Region. The report highlights the growing importance of the region to U.S. interests, explores U.S. defense partnerships with Asia-Pacific nations, assesses whether or not the U.S. is adequately prepared for the threats most likely to emerge in the region (no surprise that the South China Sea looms large in these scenarios), and offers concrete recommendations for mitigating and preparing for those threats. (more…)

Andrew Holland and Cleo Paskal on the National Security Implications of Climate Change

The American Security Project’s Andrew Holland and Chatham House’s Cleo Paskal recently had an interesting and lively discussion¬†on the national security implications of climate change, including direct impacts on DoD infrastructure and indirect impacts to the international security landscape. On a related note, you may also want to check out ASP’s interactive state-by-state assessment of projected climate change impacts in the United States, which includes estimates on the costs of climate change to state infrastructures and economies.

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