Russell Sticklor is a Research Analyst with the Environmental Security Program at the Henry L Stimson Center, where his work focuses on the security implications of climate change, population growth, and natural resource scarcity in South Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. Prior to joining Stimson, he served as a Consultant to the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars' Environmental Change and Security Program, where he conducted research on behalf of the United States intelligence community on the potential regional security impacts of mounting water stress in South Asia over the next 30 years. A journalist by trade, Mr. Sticklor has interviewed water experts and policy makers from around the world, and has traveled on assignment to South Asia for Outdoor America magazine. His written work on environmental security and United States foreign policy has also appeared in World Politics Review, New Security Beat, and Diplomatic Courier, among others. He has edited or co-edited a number of publications, including "Connecting the Drops: An Indus Basin Roadmap for Cross-Border Water Research, Data Sharing, and Policy Coordination" (Stimson, 2013), "Backdraft: The Conflict Potential of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation" (Woodrow Wilson Center, 2013), "Water Challenges and Cooperative Response in the Middle East and North Africa" (Brookings, 2012), "Indian Ocean Rising: Maritime Security and Policy Challenges" (Stimson, 2012), and "Delivering Solutions: Advancing Dialogue to Improve Maternal Health" (Woodrow Wilson Center, 2011). He has an MA degree in international affairs with a concentration in Asian studies from George Washington University, and a BA degree in history from Columbia University.