Double Jeopardy: Climate Insecurities and Their Implications for Asian Armed Forces

Below is the abstract for my paper in Defence Studies, Vol. 11,  No. 2 (2011)

Abstract:

This paper seeks to explore and assess the implications of climate insecurities for the armed forces of the Asia-Pacific region, and in particular Southeast Asia. It identifies key issues and trends related to climate insecurities – in the areas of mass migration, diseases, natural disasters and the scarcity of water, food and other resources. It then details the implications for armed forces in the region with reference to the strategic, institutional and operational realms, and contends that climate change will become both a burden multiplier and a threat multiplier in the decades to come.

The paper can be downloaded here.

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