Russell Sticklor is a Nonresident Research Fellow at Stimson and a writer with CGIAR’s Research Program on Water, Land, and Ecosystems, led by the International Water Management Institute. His research focuses on the intersection of environmental change, population growth, and human security, with an emphasis on water conservation and sustainable agricultural development.
He has contributed research and writing on a number of environmental security topics to major reports released on behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. State Department, and the National Intelligence Council. As a journalist, his work on environmental security has appeared in media outlets including World Politics Review, Christian Science Monitor, Outdoor America, New Security Beat,Gulf News (United Arab Emirates), Diplomat (Japan), RT (Russia), Nation (Pakistan), and Radio Ciudad Del Mar (Cuba). Sticklor has also given lectures about the security impacts of climate change to audiences at the Defense Intelligence Agency, National Defense University, and American Meteorological Society.
From 2011 to 2013, Sticklor worked as a Research Analyst with the Stimson Environmental Security Program. Prior to joining Stimson in 2011, he worked for the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, D.C.); the Diplomatic Courier (Washington, D.C.); National Public Radio affiliate WABE 90.1 FM (Atlanta, Georgia); and Facts on File News Services (New York, New York). Sticklor holds a B.A. in history from Columbia University, and an M.A. in international affairs from George Washington University.
Water and Conflict: A Toolkit for Programming (co-author; U.S. Agency for International Development, 2014).
Underground Water Storage Can Mitigate Cross-Basin Tensions (CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land, and Ecosystems / International Water Management Institute, 2014).
How to Win the Next Mideast War – Over Water (Christian Science Monitor, 2013).
Backdraft: The Conflict Potential of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (co-editor; Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2013).
Connecting the Drops: An Indus Basin Roadmap for Cross-Border Water Research, Data Sharing, and Policy Coordination (co-editor; Indus Basin Working Group, 2013)
The Race to Harness Himalayan Hydropower (Stimson, 2012).
Water Challenges and Cooperative Response in the Middle East and North Africa (co-author; Brookings, 2012).
The Hungry Planet: Global Food Scarcity in the 21st Century (World Politics Review, 2011).
Turning Up the Water Pressure: How Population Growth Is Straining the World‘s Most Vital Resource (Outdoor America, 2010).