This week, Hot Commodities looks at oil, gas, and water around the globe and the potential consequences to regional stability. The news isn't good.
Ellen Scholl is a Robert Bosch Fellow currently working in Berlin, where she focuses on energy policy and security. She previously worked on energy issues for the Texas Legislature and the U.S. Congress and completed the U.S. Foreign Service Internship Program during graduate school. Ellen has an M.A. in Global Policy Studies from the LBJ School of Public Affairs and graduated with highest honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Government and Humanities.
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Editor’s Note: Welcome to the first edition of Hot Commodities, our new roundup of news and analysis of energy and security.