Climate Change and Security in Bangladesh

Issue:Climate change

This case study explores the potential impact of climate change on security and conflict in Bangladesh. As international researchers have started to make the link between climate change, insecurity and conflict, they have raised concerns that Bangladesh’s extreme vulnerability to the environmental effects of climate change may create conditions that put it at risk of greater insecurity and possible conflict.

From Within and Without: Sustainable Security in the Middle East and North Africa

Chris Abbott and Sophie Marsden | Oxford Research Group | March 2009

Issues:Climate change, Competition over resources, Global militarisation, Marginalisation


The Middle East and North Africa is a region of great diversity. It encompasses Arab and many other ethnic populations, theocratic and secular states, democracies and authoritarian regimes. A region of immense wealth and crippling poverty; it is blessed (some might say cursed) with vast resources, not least oil, but has not always proved able to manage them for the benefit of ordinary people. Read more »

Climate change, conflict and fragility: understanding the linkages, shaping effective responses

Issue:Climate change

This excellent report by International Alert examines the growing risk of armed conflict as a result of climate change now being experienced by some of the most fragile regions of the world, and reveals the alarming consequences of continued inaction to enable affected countries to adapt to the consequences of climate driven changes on their populations.

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Climate Wars

Gwynne Dyer | CBC Radio One | January 2009

Issue:Climate change


Global warming is moving much more quickly than scientists thought it would. Even if the biggest current and prospective emitters – the United States, China and India – were to slam on the brakes today, the earth would continue to heat up for decades. Read more »

Tigers and Dragons: Sustainable Security in Asia and Australasia

Chris Abbott and Sophie Marsden | Oxford Research Group | November 2008

Issues:Climate change, Global militarisation


Asia is a region in transition, and transition creates uncertainty. The political, economic and societal landscape is shifting, with major new powers emerging and smaller states attempting to protect their interests in this changing dynamic. At the same time, climate change and the other long-term emerging threats to security will require regional responses and thus a degree of regional unity. Read more »

An Uncertain Future: Law Enforcement, National Security and Climate Change

Chris Abbott | Oxford Research Group | January 2008

Issue:Climate change


Climate change will have serious environmental, socio-economic and security consequences for both developed and developing nations alike. This report explores these consequences and demonstrates that they will present new challenges to governments trying to maintain domestic stability. Read more »

National Security And The Threat of Climate Change

Issue:Climate change

CNA Corporation, a US Department for Defense funded think-tank, published this report in April 2007. The report was produced by CNA's writers and researchers under the guidence of a Military Advisory Board (MAB) consisting of retired admirals and generals.  Read more »

Beyond Terror: The Truth About the Real Threats to Our World

Chris Abbott, Paul Rogers and John Sloboda | Rider | April 2007

Issues:Climate change, Competition over resources, Global militarisation, Marginalisation


Many leading military analysts in the United States are increasingly alert to the link between security and climate change. Is international terrorism really the single greatest threat to world security? Read more »

Al-Qaeda: The True Story of Radical Islam

Issues:Global militarisation, Marginalisation


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