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Type of Resource Article
Title The Index of Human Insecurity
Author Steve Lonergan, Kent Gustavson and Brian Carter
Affiliation Global Environmental Change and Human Security Project
Url http://www.gechs.org/aviso/Aviso6Eng.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract "As our perspective on security changes, it is important to adapt our policy framework to meet this change. One alternative is to focus on human security, recognizing the inter-linkages of environment and society, and acknowledging that our perceptions of our environment and the way we interact with our environment are historically, socially, and politically constructed. In this context, human security is achieved when and where individuals and communities:

• have the options necessary to end, mitigate, or adapt to threats to their human,  environmental, and social rights;

• have the capacity and freedom to exercise these options; and

• actively participate in attaining these options."

Type of Resource 41 Journal Papers + 15 Book Reviews + Reviews of Meetings
Title Report of the Environmental Change and Security Project
Author Various
Affiliation Published by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Url http://ecsp.si.edu/ecsplib.nsf/Publications
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract Scholarly journal with articles contributed various authors with different affiliations. Volume 1 (Spring 1995) includes:

Volume 2 (Spring 1996) includes:

Volume 3 (Spring 1997) includes:

Volume 4 (spring 1998) includes:


Type of Resource Reports
Title The Project on Environment, Population, and Security
Author Peace & Conflict Studies Program
Affiliation University of Toronto
Url http://www.library.utoronto.ca/www/pcs/eps.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract Overview and results of a research project on Environmental Change  and Acute Conflict, which " found that scarcities of renewable resources - including cropland, forests, water and fish - are already contributing to violent conflicts in many parts of the developing world, even though these conflicts often appear to be caused solely by political, ethnic or ideological factors." Site includes details of research and regional examples in Chiapas (Mexico), Gaza, Pakistan, Rwanda and South Africa.

Type of Resource Article
Title The Coming Anarchy
Author Robert D. Kaplan
Affiliation The Atlantic Monthly
Url http://www.theatlantic.com/atlantic/election/connection/foreign/anarchy.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract Article from a popular U.S. magazine for a general audience addresses "how scarcity, crime, overpopulation, tribalism, and disease are rapidly destroying the social fabric of our planet"

Type of Resource Report
Title Official U.S. Statements related to population and security in 1995-6
Author Various
Affiliation Government of the United States of America
Url http://wwics.si.edu/PROGRAMS/DIS/ECS/report1/docs.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract Includes:
  • Statement from the President Clinton on National Security Strategy of Engagement and Enlargement
  • President Clinton's Remarks on Earth Day 1993
  • President Clinton's Address to the 48th United Nations General Assembly, September 27, 1993
  • President Clinton's State of the Union Address, January 25, 1994
  • President Clinton's Remarks on Earth Day 1994, April 21, 1994
  • President Clinton's Remarks to the National Academy of Sciences, June 29, 1994
  • President Clinton's Address to the 49th United Nations General Assembly, September 26, 1994
  • Vice President Gore's Keynote Address to the Commission on Sustainable Development, United Nations, June 14, 1993
  • Vice President Gore's Remarks at the White House Conference on Climate Action, April 21, 1994
  • Ambassador Albright's Keynote Address to the 1994 Symposium for the Environmental
    Defense Fund on the Global Environment: International Issues and Institutions, April 21, 1994
  • Statement by R. James Woolsey, Director of Central Intelligence to the Executive Club of Chicago - "The Future of Intelligence on the Global Frontier," November 19, 1993
  • Statement by William J. Perry, Secretary of Defense, from "A New Security," Today: America's Forces, Protect the Environment (Renew America: 1995)
  • Statement by John M. Shalikashvili, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, from "A Different Kind of Battle," Today: America's Forces Protect the Environment (Renew America: 1995)
  • Statement by Timothy E. Wirth, Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs,before the National Press Club, "Sustainable Development: A Progress Report," July 12, 1994
  • Remarks by Sherri Wasserman Goodman, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for,
    Environmental Security, to the Society of American Military Engineers' National Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, June 1, 1994
  • Statement by Kathleen A. McGinty, Chair, Council on Environmental Quality,
    Executive Office of the President to the Dacor Bacon Foundation, October 7, 1994
  • Bill Proposed by Benjamin Gilman in the House Of Representatives: H.R. 575
    To establish the National Committee on the Environment and National Security, 103rd Congress, 1st Session, January 26, 1993

Type of Resource Report
Title Official U.S. Statements related to population and security in 1995-6
Author Various
Affiliation Government of the United States of America
Url http://wwics.si.edu/PROGRAMS/DIS/ECS/report1/docs.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract Includes:
  • Excerpts from: 1996 U.S. National Security Strategy of Engagement and Enlargement, The White House, January 1996
  • 1996 National Security Science and Technology Strategy, The White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, Excerpts from: "Meeting The Challenge of Global Threats"
  • Statements by Warren Christopher, Secretary of State at Harvard University. Excerpts from: "Leadership for the Next American Century"
  • Secretary Christopher's Memorandum to All Under and Assistant Secretaries on Complete. Text: "Integrating Environment Issues into the Department's Core Foreign Policy Goals" , February 14, 1996 (Publicly Released)
  • Excerpts from Secretary Christopher's Remarks at the Amazon Research Institute Manaus,
    Brazil, March 3, 1996
  • Secretary Christopher's Address at Stanford University. Complete Text: "American Diplomacy and the Global Environmental Challenges of the 21st Century," April 9, 1996
  • Remarks by J. Brian Atwood, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development to the "Conference on New Directions in U.S. Foreign Policy" at the University of Maryland, College Park. Excerpts from "Towards A New Definition of National Security", November 2, 1995

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