03 August 2016.
Venezuela's dire economic situation – involving hyperinflation, capital flight and severe shortages of food and medicine – has produced violent protests, looting and the political opposition's calls for intransigent President Nicolas Maduro's recall. Procedures for a recall vote are under way. While replacing Maduro would not instantly solve Venezuela's complex problems, little progress appears possible without it.
13 April 2016.
IISS Fullerton Lecture
Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway
Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
Wednesday 13 April 2016, 5–6pm SGT
10 November 2014.
India Global Forum 2014 Third plenary Session
Felipe Larraín Bascuñán, Former Minister of Finance, Chile; Senior Adviser, IISS
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Essa Al Khalifa, Advisor for Political and Economic Affairs, Court of HRH the Crown Prince of Bahrain
Memduh Karakullukçu, Vice Chairman and President, Global Relations Forum
17 September 2014.
The security threat from global warming is inextricably linked to development. Resource scarcity and environmental change increase the risk of conflict, and institutional capacity is key to minimising this effect.
30 May 2014.
Prior to the Shangri-La Dialogue, Dr Monika Barthwal-Datta, lecturer in International Security at the University of South Wales, addressed a webinar on her Adelphi book, Food Security in Asia: Challenges, Policies and Implications.
Barthwal-Datta began by discussing why threats to food security in Asia ultimately signify a global problem. Home to over half of the world’s population and two-thirds of its poor and undernourished, the region’s capacity to manage its...
30 May 2014.
By Shiloh Fetzek, Research Analyst for Climate Change and Security
Last year, when asked what the biggest threat to long-term security in the Pacific was, the Commander of US Pacific Command, Admiral Samuel Locklear, gave an unexpected answer. He replied ‘climate change’, reflecting the increasingly mainstream view within the security community that climate change is a ‘threat multiplier’ for instability.
With the US expanding its presence in the Asia–Pacific, there...
21 May 2014.
Lecturer in International Security,
School of Social Sciences, University of New South Wales
Wednesday 21 May 2014
11 May 2014.
Stress, scarcity and security; Water security in the Asia-Pacific: snapshot; East Asia; Southeast Asia; South Asia; Australia/New Zealand; Water security in the Asia-Pacific: drivers and trends; Climate change; Conclusion
07 April 2014.
Professor Neil Adger
Professor of Geography, University of Exeter
Professor Clionadh Raleigh
Professor of Geography, University of Sussex
Arundel House, London
Monday 7 April 2014
12 March 2014.
Since taking over from his brother Fidel, Cuban President Raul Castro, noting the connection between national security and food security, has made Cuba’s food sovereignty and agricultural reform a priority.
Cuba imports about 60% of its domestic food requirement, making it highly vulnerable to price increases, changes in food supply and the impacts of natural disasters, writes Alexa van Sickle, for the Guardian’s global development blog. Cuba has faced particular challenges over the...