The Red (Team) Analysis Society welcomes Dr Jean Michel Valantin, who will focus on issues and problems related to climate change and national security. Dr Jean-Michel Valantin (PhD Paris) is specialised in strategic studies and defense sociology, and more particularly in environmental geostrategy. He is the author of Menaces climatiques sur l’ordre mondial (Climatic threat on the world order), Ecologie et gouvernance mondiale (Ecology and world governance), Guerre et Nature, l’Amérique prépare la guerre du climat (War and nature: America gets ready for climate war), and of Hollywood, the Pentagon and Washington: The Movies and National Security from World War II to the Present Day.
With his first article, “Climate change, a geostrategic issue? Yes!”, he explains why climate change should also be seen from a geostrategic perspective, and underlines, through concrete examples, that, actually, the evolution in strategic thinking has already started. He thus prepares us to explore:
“These forces [that] are reshaping the whole international relationships web, as well as the fabric of nations, societies and communities. They are causing new kinds of tensions, which are the engines of actual, and coming, conflicts, struggles, revolutions, and wars.”