Patricia Schouker – Energy and Security Analyst

Extensive experience in global energy market studies, energy security and political risk.

Patricia Schouker is an Energy and Security Analyst, focusing on strategic and persistent threats as well as the intersection of technology and geopolitics. Her recent work has focused on state-sponsored cyber operations/cyber threats and providing key contributions primarily on foreign nation-state actors and their efforts to target the United States in the cyber domain. 

She has extensive experience in global energy market studies, energy security and political risk. Patricia was selected as one of the top 40 most influential individuals in the energy sector by Right Relevance Inc., in San Francisco California and a “top 50 female influencer in blockchain and cyber security” by Onalytica in London. Patricia is also an advisory member of the International Information Integrity Institute at KPMG. 

As a member of Chatham House, she has also led several research projects in the areas of energy security and emerging threats in critical energy infrastructure. She has collaborated with various academic institutions, think tanks, embassies, European institutions and public sector clients on energy security, the geopolitics of energy and investment patterns.

She has published for the National Interest, Pipeline Oil and Gas Magazine, Oxford Politics and International Relations Departments as well as in Foreign Policy Association. Patricia spoke at KPMG Security Forum, Booz Allen Hamilton, the World Congress Information Security Forum and the European Commission, among others. She is a frequent contributor to international media on energy security and international economic issues. Patricia is an Associate Member of the New College at Oxford University as well as a Non-Resident Fellow at the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines. She is also a member of Future Congress, a resource hub to improve science and technology expertise in the U.S. legislative branch. 

Twitter: @Patricia_Energy


Symposium: The Korea War Began 70 Years Ago – A Perspective”, The National Interest, June 2020. 

Russia’s Strategy of Reconquering the Arctic”. The National Interest, May 2020.

Will Diplomatic Progress with North Korea Devolve into Regional Chaos”, The National Interest, May 2020.

Why North Korea’s Anti-Coronavirus Efforts Are So Terrifying”, The National Interest, March 2020. 

Here’s How Kim Jong-Un’s Death Could Change North Korea and Tensions with China”, The National Interest, April 2020.

This Is How The World’s Most Brutal Dictatorship Is Fighting The Coronavirus”, The National Interest, April 2020. 

Billions in the Ground: The Race to Harvest North Korea’s Rare Earth Reserves”, The National Interest, April 2019

The Hanoi Summit – What Happens Next in U.S.- North Korea Relations”, The National Interest, March 2019

Energy Security in North Korea: From Defiance to Survival”, Foreign Policy Association, June 2017

The Legal Option to Stop Nord Stream 2”, Foreign Policy Association, October 2018

What Would U.S. Oil Sanctions do to Venezuela?”, The Inter-American Development Bank, May 2018

The Globalization of Solar Panels: Solar Mamas at Work”, Foreign Policy Association, May 2018

NATO Should Adopt a New Approach to Energy Security”, Oxford University Department of Politics and International Relations, April 2017

Afghanistan Has Only One Hope: Lithium”, The National Interest, November 2016 

The Energy Sector: A Prime Target for Cyber Attacks”, Foreign Policy Association, June 2016

“Can the U.S. Continue to Depend on Shale for Energy Dominance”, Pipeline Oil and Gas Magazine, May 2015

“Balancing China’s Thirst for Energy”, Pipeline Oil and Gas Magazine, August 2015

“OPEC Imperium vs. Shale Empire”, Pipeline Oil and Gas Magazine, September 2015