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December 1, 2022

Climate Change
How Will Global Health Survive Climate Change?

Climate change has the potential to become the most significant threat to public health in the coming decades. Dr. Colin Carlson argues that new initiatives, including greater adaptation financing an…

November 14, 2022

Biotechnology
Global Health Security in the DNA Age

Rapid advancements in biotechnology could have massive implications for public health and the global economy. Ryan Morhard, director of policy and partnerships at Ginkgo Bioworks, outlines how global…

October 21, 2022

COVID-19
Preventing and Preparing for Pandemics With Zoonotic Origins

Every viral pandemic since 1900 has been the result of spillover from animals to humans. Public health systems should take the steps outlined by Jay Varma and Neil Vora to limit the potential for spi…

January 18, 2017

Food and Water Security
Water and U.S. National Security

Overview Water and security concerns are inextricably linked in every region of the world. While shared interests have historically facilitated cooperation in managing water, the future could be d…

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January 1, 1999

Space
Space, Commerce, and National Security

Overview Throughout the past decade, space has become increasingly important to all aspects of American life. The information revolution now transforming both private activity and global commerce …

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October 17, 2014

China
Rare Earth Elements and National Security

Eugene Gholz examines the national security and economic consequences of China's central role in the global rare earths market.

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October 25, 2011

Russia
Russia and U.S. National Interests: Why Should Americans Care?

Overview As the United States and Russia approach the twentieth anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union on December 25, 1991, the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and Int…

July 18, 2005

Infectious Diseases
HIV and National Security

Overview The HIV/AIDS pandemic is affecting the security of states throughout the world, weakening economies, military and police forces, government structures, and social structures. This is the …

September 29, 2022

Central America
Climate Change and Regional Instability in Central America

To stave off climate-induced instability in Central America, national governments and regional and international organizations all have a role to play to develop both immediate crisis response and lo…

November 9, 2022

West Africa
Climate Change and Conflict in the Sahel

The African countries of the Sahel stand to be among the most affected by climate change. To help mitigate its effects, Beza Tesfaye argues that the United States should partner with civil society groups and expand climate adaptation and financing efforts.