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Security Implications of Glacial Melt in Central Asia

The Central Asian region is of critical strategic importance to the United States and its NATO allies. That is why, on top of environmental and humanitarian concerns associated with the phenomenon, rapid glacial melt in the region should be a top concern for national security planners and practitioners. (more…)

Kyrgyzstan: Climate Change, Water and Regional Security

The nation of Kyrgyzstan is a place of geopolitical importance, a provider of critical water resources for the Central Asian region, and a highly unstable place. It also sits in a neighborhood of mistrust, enjoying especially strained relations with Uzbekistan to the southwest, and existing in close proximity to large unstable nations to the east, such as Afghanistan. The effects of a changing climate, which are likely to impact the country’s and the region’s vital water resources, should thus be a matter for serious global and regional attention. (more…)

How China, Russia, the UK and US Militaries Deal With Climate Change

An interesting short piece at e-International Relations on the degree to which the militaries of some of the world’s major powers (China, Russia, UK and the US) incorporate climate change into their planning and operations.