Natural Security

Blogging at the Corner of National Security and Natural Resources

Energy Insecurity in Japan

Made in China 2025 and the Remaking of Global Supply Lines

Under the radar acquisition of component manufacturer highlights a reshaping global supply lines.

A Climate for Conflict: Stories from Somalia

The Pentagon's Fuel Fiefdom


A very personal lesson in the severe weather we're studying

Rewriting the Story of Fukushima, Six Years Later

Fukushima is no longer a story of disaster. Now, six years after the nuclear meltdown, it is about the slow process of building back trust.

Energy and Environment Delegation to Japan with Sasakawa USA

Sharon Burke will be leading the delegation of emerging experts to Japan next week to discuss the US-Japan energy relationship.

A Firsthand Account on the Complexity of Weather

We traveled to Portland, Maine in the middle of a snowstorm and learned a thing or two about the weather.

Mattis on Military Energy Security

In yesterday’s hearing on the nomination of General Jim Mattis (USMC, ret) to be Secretary of Defense, Senator Jeanne Shaheen asked about mi

Too Much Natural Security?

What does natural security really mean? Biomimicry? Environmental crime? Or the geopolitics of natural resources? Here's what it means to me

General Jim Mattis Goes Green?

Will the retired Marine general be a closet environmentalist? Probably not, explains Sharon Burke.

There’s a Periodic Table in my Phone?

An overview of rare earth minerals.