Over the past five years, Just Security has published a variety of articles analyzing the diplomatic, political, legal, security, and humanitarian issues and the consequences of the international climate crisis. 

The catalog below organizes our coverage into general categories to facilitate access to relevant topics for policymakers, researchers, journalists, scholars, and the public at large. The archive will be updated as new pieces are published.

We welcome readers to use the archive to follow climate change developments and generate new lines of analysis. To search headlines and authors, expand one or all of the topics, as needed, and use CTRL-F on your keyboard to open the search tool.

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The Just Security Podcast: Can the World Move Away from Fossil Fuels?
by Mark Nevitt (@marknevitt), Paras Shah (@pshah518), Tiffany Chang, Michelle Eigenheer and Clara Apt (@claraapt25) (December 22, 2023)

Tracking COP28: Notable Moments and Key Themes
by Clara Apt (@claraapt25) (November 20, 2023)

Climate Mitigation: Moving Beyond National Action to International Action
by Robert S. Taylor (September 27, 2023)

New High Seas Treaty Prepares International Community for Sustainable and Equitable “Blue Economy”
by Sarah Reiter, Angelique Pouponneau (@ANGIEPOPS11) and Kristina M. Gjerde (@4kgjerde) (April 26, 2023) 

Tracking the United Nations 2023 Water Conference: Notable Moments and Key Themes
by Clara Apt (@claraapt25) and Katherine Fang (@fang_kath) (March 22, 2023)

China’s Achilles Heel: Climate Diplomacy in the Developing World
by Taiya Smith (@garnetstrat) and Alexandra Hackbarth (@alexhackbarth) (December 20, 2022) 

Tracking COP27: Notable Moments and Key Themes
by Clara Apt (@claraapt25) and Katherine Fang (@fang_kath) (November 18, 2022)

Loss and Damage at COP27: What’s Been Lost, What Can We Salvage From the Damage?
by Jocelyn Perry (@JocelynGPerry) (November 11, 2022)

The Egypt Climate Summit: Four Key Questions to Help Frame COP27
by Mark Nevitt (@marknevitt) (November 8, 2022) 

Climate Change Diplomacy Has an Authoritarianism Problem
by Kirk Herbertson (@KirkHerbertson) (November 2, 2022) 

Tracking UNGA 77: Notable Moments and Key Themes
by Katherine Fang (@fang_kath) and Clara Apt (@claraapt25) (September 22, 2022) 

Good COP, Bad COP: After the Mixed Results of COP26, What’s Next?
by Ben Abraham and Jocelyn Perry (@JocelynGPerry) (November 24, 2021)

With West Africa and Priority Countries Set, Potentially Game-Changing Global Fragility Act Still Faces Hurdles
by Liz Hume (@Lizhume4peace) and Kate Phillips-Barrasso (@kpbarrasso) (April 11, 2022)

Climate Justice
National Security

Under the Weather – The National Security Risks from Climate Change Could Go Well Beyond What the U.S. Government Thinks
by Bryan Frederick and Caitlin McCulloch (@caitmcculloch) (March 7, 2024)

DOD Can Meet the Need For Climate Intelligence With a Community-Wide Center
by Imran Bayoumi (@BayoumiImran) (February 22, 2024)

This Summer Previewed the Security Threats of Climate Change: The U.S. Needs to Do More
by Elsa Barron (@elsa_barron_), Tom Ellison, Brigitte Hugh (@BrigitteHugh_), Alexandra Naegele and Christopher Schwalm (September 28, 2023)

Burning Threats: How Wildfires Undermine U.S. National Security
by Alice C. Hill (@Alice_C_Hill) and Tess Turner (July 19, 2023)

The U.S. Military Can Help Save the Amazon
by Steven Katz (@steveLkatz) (May 11, 2023)

Why the US Still Can’t Have It All: Biden’s National Security Strategy
by Emma Ashford (@EmmaMAshford) (October 14, 2022) 

Bringing Climate and Terrorism Together at the UN Security Council – Proceed with Caution
by Jordan Street (@jordan_street07) (December 6, 2021) 

Getting Climate Intelligence Right
by Rod Schoonover (@RodSchoonover) and Erin Sikorsky (@ErinSikorsky) (November 3, 2021) 

Is Climate Change a National Emergency?
by Mark Nevitt (@marknevitt) (February 25, 2021) 

Climate Change as a National Security and Foreign Policy Priority: Opportunities and Challenges for the Next Administration
by Mayesha Alam (December 4, 2020) 

Climate Change, National Security, & the New Commander-in-Chief
by Mark Nevitt (@marknevitt) (December 2, 2020) 

An Age of Actorless Threats: Rethinking National Security in Light of COVID and Climate
by Morgan Bazilian (@MBazilian) and Cullen Hendrix (@cullenhendrix) (October 23, 2020) 

Climate Change Denialism Poses a National Security Threat
by Mark Nevitt (@marknevitt) (September 20, 2019) 

Climate Change: Our Greatest National Security Threat?
by Mark Nevitt (@marknevitt) (April 17, 2019) 

Pentagon’s Climate Change Report Lacks Analysis the Law Requires
by Mark Nevitt (@marknevitt) (January 23, 2019) 

Two Notable Omissions in the Mattis National Defense Strategy
by Benjamin Haas (@BenjaminEHaas) and Mark Nevitt (@marknevitt) (January 24, 2018) 

Wishing Away Climate Change as a Threat to National Security
by Mark Nevitt (@marknevitt) (December 20, 2017) 

Military Planning for the Climate Century
by Mark Nevitt (@marknevitt) (October 19, 2017) 

Climate Change and Arctic Security: Five Key Questions Impacting the Future of Arctic Governance
by Mark Nevitt (@marknevitt) (September 14, 2017) 

NATO’s Renewed Focus on Climate Change & Security: What You Need to Know
by Mark Nevitt (@marknevitt) (June 23, 2021)

Why President Biden Should Not Declare a Climate Emergency
by Soren Dayton (@sorendayton) and Kristy Parker (@KPNatsFan) (February 10, 2021)

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IMAGES (left to right): Natural disaster and its consequences (via Getty Images); In this picture taken on September 28, 2022, an internally displaced flood-affected family sits outside their tent at a makeshift tent camp in Jamshoro district of Sindh province (Photo by Rizwan Tabassum/AFP via Getty Images; Trees smolder and burn during the Dixie fire near Greenville, California on August 3, 2021. – Numerous fires are raging through the state’s northern forests, as climate change makes wildfire season longer, hotter and more devastating. (Photo by JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images)