Christine Parthemore is a fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where she directs the Natural Security Program and the Natural Security Blog. This program explores national security and foreign policy issues related to natural resources and their consumption, including energy, minerals, land, water, climate change and biodiversity loss. She is the author or co-author of more than a dozen reports on natural resources and U.S. security interests, co-authored a chapter in the 2008 book “Climatic Cataclysm: The Foreign Policy and National Security Implications of Global Climate Change,” and is a guest expert contributor to National Journal’s Energy and Environment blog. Prior to joining CNAS, she worked as an assistant to journalist Bob Woodward on “State of Denial: Bush at War Part III” and “The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat.” Parthemore has a master’s degree from Georgetown University's Security Studies Program. Her academic backgrounds lie in international political economy, unconventional threats and nonproliferation.