Sedrik Pocuch Society, Culture, and Security

Climate Change, Human Rights, Capitalism, and Chinese Expansion: How COVID-19 is reshaping the world

The COVID-19 pandemic is the most important global event since World War II. We are living in a historic period that will change our world forever. Although each of these issues warrants in-depth discussion in its own right, this article aims to begin a conversation regarding how the COVID-19 crisis is currently shaping each of Read More…

Security, Trade and the Economy

The Environmental Race to the Bottom: Fact or Fiction?

Introduction Since the mid 20th century, many have feared a global, environmental “Race to the Bottom” in which nation-states compete with one another by lowering their environmental regulations to attract industry to their jurisdictions. Hypothetically, the effect would be to create an advantage for producers in jurisdictions with strict regulations to relocate to the least-regulated Read More…

David Lazzam Security, Trade and the Economy

Special Report: Can One Lawsuit Turn the Tide Against Big Energy in the Battle on Climate Change?

In his special report, David Lazzam discusses the monumental impact the upcoming New York State ExxonMobil lawsuit could have on the future of climate litigation. Will the upcoming legal battle reflect the victories of tobacco regulation?

Cyber Security and Emerging Threats Emma Tallon

The Correlation Between Climate Change, Extremism, and the Rise of Refugees in Nigeria

Climate change related crises are on the rise around the world. Due to there politically and economically fragile nature, climate change adversely impacts developing countries, such as Nigeria. As a result, insurgent group Boko Haram is taking advantage of Nigeria’s vulnerability and mass-displacement, both internal and external, is on the rise.

David Lazzam NATO and Canada

With fires and floods on the rise, should Canada take a more active stance on climate security?

In light of the latest wave of environmental emergencies gripping the country, David Lazzam examines the possibility of introducing substantial climate security goals to our national defence policy. Do the world’s militaries have a role to play in climate change prevention?