Russell Sticklor is a Research Analyst with the Environmental Security Program at the Stimson Center, where his work focuses on the security implications of water scarcity and demographic change 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 advised the U.S. intelligence community on the potential regional security impacts of climate change and mounting water stress in South Asia. A journalist by trade, Russell has interviewed water experts and policy makers from around the world, and has traveled on assignment to India for Outdoor America magazine. His written work on environmental security and U.S. foreign policy has also appeared in Diplomatic Courier, New Security Beat, and World Politics Review, 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 holds an MA in International Affairs with a concentration in Asian Studies from George Washington University, and a BA in History from Columbia University.