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The Amazon Burns: National & Regional Security Implications

August 27, 2019

Episode Notes:

The Amazon has now been on fire for over three weeks. On Friday, Brazilian President Bolsonaro announced he would send 43,000 troops to battle the blazes. What are the national and regional security implications of the crisis?

Francesco Femia, Co-Founder of the Center for Climate & Security, and CEO for The Council on Strategic Risks, joins the WarCast to discuss the current crisis and what's at stake for Brazil, the Bolsonaro government, and the norms of climate-based national security management going forward.

[ 0:46 ] About the Center of Climate & Security
[ 1:48 ] Causes of Amazon crisis
[ 3:22 ] National security implications
[ 5:36 ] Asserting sovereignty in the midst of transnational threats
[ 8:53 ] Risks and hopes

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