- Deterrence: Russia successfully test fires topol missile
- Governance: China labor rights: Factory workers protest in Hong Kong, amid restrictions on mainland
- Climate Change and Security: Dutch government ordered to cut back emissions in landmark court ruling
DETERRENCE: Russia successfully test fires topol missile, Sputnik News (22 August 2015)
In August, Russia fired a Topol ICBM to the Sary-Shagan test range in Kazakhstan. Chinese tested a DF-41 ICBM that may carry multiple warheads. The United States fired a Minuteman missile from Vandenberg, selected randomly from missiles deployed in North Dakota.
- China tests its most dangerous nuclear weapon of all time, Zachary Keck, The National Interest (19 August 2015)
- Minot conducts ICBM test launch on 45 year Minuteman III anniversary, Christopher Mesnard, Air Force Global Strike Command (19 August 2015)
- Chasing gravity’s rainbow, Kwajalein and U.S. ballistic missile testing, Owen Wilkes, Megan van Frank, Peter Hayes, Centre for Defense and Strategic Studies, Australian National University, Canberra (1991) [PDF, 8.8MB]
GOVERNANCE AND CIVIL SOCIETY: China labor rights: Factory workers protest in Hong Kong, amid restrictions on mainland, Mark Hanrahan, International Business Times (13 September 2015)
Protestors from mainland China find more favorable conditions in Hong Kong, where there is greater freedom to express grievances without interference from authorities and protests are more likely to be covered by media outlets. Some mainland tourists are surprised to see protests that they would never expect allowed on the mainland, such as from the Falun Gong movement.
- China’s 168 million migrant workers are discovering their labor rights, Didi Tang, Associated Press (6 April 2015)
- Hong Kong Falun Gong protestors march to end CCP, Lin Yi and Li Zhen, Epoch Times (7 October 2015)
CLIMATE CHANGE AND SECURITY: Dutch government ordered to cut back emissions in landmark court ruling, Mike Corder, Associated Press, the star.com (24 June 2015)
Three BAU approaches to climate change and security:
- In the Arctic the Russians (and the Americans) are coming;
- Europe’s migration crisis is nothing compared to the likely South Asian version; and
- The devil is in the details of the climate-food-security nexus.
Meanwhile in the Netherlands (and Pakistan) courts are asserting climate security rights of citizens against governmental inaction. Soon, governments will take the same tactic re other climate to coerce climate sleep-walker states.
- Russia and America prep forces for Arctic war, David Axe, The Great Debate [blog], Reuters (5 October 2015)
- Will climate change spark an Asian migrant crisis, Vaidehi Shah, Eco Business (2 October 2015)
- The devil is in the details: An investigation of the relationships between conflict, food price and climate across Africa, Clionadh Raleigh, Hyun Jin Choi, Dominic Kniveton, Global Environmental Change, Volume 32, (May 2015), pp. 187–199 [open access]
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