Is the ‘2 percent’ rule an effective way to measure a member State’s commitment to NATO? Eric Jackson explores how political manipulation in current defence spending misrepresents a nation’s military readiness and suggests a broader definition for security expenditures.
This article highlights the importance of tuna to Pacific Island states and examines the impact of climate change on economic and food security in the region.
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…
Samer Khurshid assess whether it is justifiable to criticize NATO on climate change or that critics are being too harsh, along with several ideas on combating climate change.
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…
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?
The NATO Association interns discuss how and why governments should do more to combat climate change, and only occasionally get distracted along the way. Featuring David Lazzam, Emma Tallon, and William Lloyd.
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.
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?
In this article, Marian Corera and Justin Dell investigate historical climate policy success stories and explore options for the future.