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
Food Insecurity Surges in South Sudan

The UN warns of widespread food shortages in the war-torn country, raising further risks of regional destabilization.


RESOURCE SECURITY
Turkish Reconciliation with Israel and Russia Reopens Natural Gas Possibilities

Mending fences with its two potential energy partners could help Turkey become a regional gas hub.


RESOURCE SECURITY
Urban Mega-Deltas: In the Eye of the Storm

Mega-delta cities sit at the intersection of the climate, economic, migration, and security challenges reshaping our world.


RESOURCE SECURITY
More Than Just the Faucet

What tracking my water use for a week taught me about water security.


RESOURCE SECURITY
Can Oil Fund an Independent Scotland Post-Brexit?

Can North Sea oil production make an independent Scotland economically viable?


RESOURCE SECURITY
Food and Oil Shocks Roil Venezuela

The collapse of oil prices has led to food shortages across the country, destabilizing an already fragile society.


RESOURCE SECURITY
The California Drought’s Lessons for Food Security

The drought is hurting one of the world’s most important food producers. How has California’s declining production impacted food prices?


RESOURCE SECURITY
Food Security Poses Governance, Management, and Military Challenges Say Experts

Food and security experts highlighted the multiple layers of challenges posed by food security on international stability at a recent event.


RESOURCE SECURITY
5 Countries to Watch on Water

These five fragile Middle Eastern countries will face increasing water stress over the next quarter-century.


RESOURCE SECURITY
China and India Expected to Drive New Energy Demand Through 2040

The EIA projects a substantial increase in energy demand over the next 25 years, driven largely by the two developing giants.


RESOURCE SECURITY
Arms Race In the Arctic

The U.S. and Russian militaries just took steps to better arm themselves for the newest area of great power competition: the Arctic.


RESOURCE SECURITY
For Oil and Country

Oil is one of the most precious natural resources on the planet, but do countries actually go to war because of oil?