Ken Sofer

Summer Fellow, Resource Security Program

Ken Sofer was a summer fellow with the Resource Security Program at New America where he worked on the intersection between climate change, resource competition, and international security. Sofer is a John Parker Compton Memorial Fellow and a Center for International and Strategic Studies Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University where his research focuses on international affairs and science, technology, and environmental policy. Sofer previously worked at the Center for American Progress, where he was the associate director for national security and international policy, managing the team’s research, outreach, and operations. Sofer graduated from the University of Southern California with degrees in international relations and political science. He is originally from Hermosa Beach, Calif.

All Work

RESOURCE SECURITY
The Slow Motion Crisis

This report examines the relationship between climate change and security in Turkey and Iraq.


RESOURCE SECURITY
Natural Security Under President Obama

How has the U.S. fared on key natural security indicators over the past eight years?


RESOURCE SECURITY
Image of the Week

Climate change was frontstage at the Olympic Opening Ceremony.


RESOURCE SECURITY
Will North America Become the Next Saudi Arabia?

Three energy experts discuss the continent's potential as an energy superpower.


RESOURCE SECURITY
Natural Security in the Democratic Party Platform

The Democratic platform highlights the security and economic implications of climate change.


RESOURCE SECURITY
Natural Security in the GOP Platform

The Republican platform highlights key energy, food, and water issues in its 2016 platform.


RESOURCE SECURITY
Fighting for Resources on Two Fronts

Nigeria faces two independent conflicts in its north and south that threaten the production of two of its most important resources.


RESOURCE SECURITY
Feed the Future Gets a Lift From Congress

The Obama administration’s big initiative to improve agricultural productivity gets its funding, but more challenges await.


RESOURCE SECURITY
Wheat Fightin’ Man

The link between wheat prices and social upheaval is well-documented, but what makes some price spikes different from others?


RESOURCE SECURITY
Managing the Mekong

The delicate balancing act between the various life-sustaining resources of the Mekong River Basin are coming under increasing pressure.


RESOURCE SECURITY
This Is Your Brain On Natural Resources

The biggest challenge to managing our food and water resources may be the human mind.


RESOURCE SECURITY
A Hydropower Opportunity for Climate Goals

Retrofitting existing dams to generate hydroelectricity can help bridge the gap on clean energy sources.