About the Program
Analyzing Complex Emergencies in Asia
The Strauss Center's program on Complex Emergencies and Political Stability in Asia (CEPSA) explores the causes and dynamics of complex emergencies in Asia and options for building government capacity to prevent and respond to such situations.
The CEPSA program builds on the tools and experience developed under the Center's program on Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS). CEPSA and CCAPS are funded by the U.S. Department of Defense's Minerva Initiative, a university-based, social science research program focused on areas of strategic importance to national security policy.
- What are the relationships between climate change-related disaster vulnerabilities and complex emergencies in Asia?
- What are the implications of these relationships for local, national, cross-border, and regional security?
- What kinds of investments in preparedness and prevention can lessen these vulnerabilities and the incidence of complex emergencies, and strengthen resilience and climate change adaptation?
- Where are investments in preparedness and prevention going, and how are they being targeted?
The CEPSA program publishes research briefs, reports, and codebooks intended for use by researchers, policymakers, and the public.
The Complex Emergencies and Political Stability in Asia (CEPSA) program analyzes how various insecurities converge to impact vulnerability in Asia, and where and how these insecurities could develop into complex emergencies. Researchers have developed a number of new datasets and tools to examine these issues.