- CSEN Expert
Marisol Maddox is an Arctic analyst at the Polar Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. Her research considers the security implications of an opening Arctic with a focus on emerging actorless threats, such as climate change and biodiversity loss, and the ways they influence security strategy, geopolitical dynamics, and the broader threat environment. Maddox spent over a decade studying ecology, organic regenerative agriculture, and resilient systems, and now combines that background with the security field to foster policies that focus on long-term stability. Maddox is additionally a non-resident research fellow at the Center for Climate & Security, a member of the 2021 cohort of the Newport Arctic Scholars Initiative at the U.S. Naval War College, and a member of the NextGen Foreign Policy Initiative of Foreign Policy for America. She is the author of the CSEN Risk Brief on the Arctic and discussed the findings in the Climate Diplomac Podcast "What happens in the Arctic doesn't stay in the Arctic" as well as in another podcast episode "Climate Security around the world: examples of locally informed Solutions".