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Managing the Mekong

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

Managing the Mekong

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


Oil Reserves in the South China Sea

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Resource Security News Archive

A list of all resource security news since July 2016.


Cutting Our Grid Off to Spite Our Enemies?

A new bill in the Senate seeks to protect our electricity grid by unplugging it.


This Is Your Brain On Natural Resources

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


A Hydropower Opportunity for Climate Goals

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


Food Insecurity Surges in South Sudan

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


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.


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.


More Than Just the Faucet

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


Can Oil Fund an Independent Scotland Post-Brexit?

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


Food and Oil Shocks Roil Venezuela

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