Position: Research Fellow, Climate Change and Security Programme
Elizabeth Deheza is a Research Fellow on the Climate Change and Security Programme. Currently, she is leading a project looking at climate change, migration and security in Mexico. She took an honours degree in International Relations from San Francisco State University before undertaking a postgraduate study at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and completing the MALD programme at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Prior to joining RUSI, Elizabeth has worked in Kuala Lumpur where she researched Malaysia's foreign policy for the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR). Her current research focuses on climate-related impacts on global security.
RUSI articles and analysis by this author
The Remilitarisation of Latin American Streets
29 Mar 2012
The military was once a central pillar of authoritarian dictatorships in Latin America. Now, democratic governments are relying on them to restore law and order, bypassing failing police forces. This is a high-risk strategy, policymakers need to ensure that civilian control of militaries remain paramount.
RUSI delegation presents agenda-setting report to high-level Mexican officials
25 Nov 2011
Members of the Climate Change and Security Programme have met high-level officials in Mexico to discuss the findings of a new interim RUSI report. Credited for setting the agenda in the country, the report received praise from various officials including the National Security Advisor to the President of Mexico.
The Complex Triangle - Migration, Security and Environmental Change
11 Nov 2011
The operations of Mexican drug cartels and their spheres of influence could be severely impacted by future environmental changes and the resulting movement of people. Such events will present challenges, and even opportunities, for the most powerful cartels and their criminal networks.