Michael Klare

PAWSS Professor

Michael Klare, Five College professor of peace and world security studies, and director of the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies (PAWSS), holds a B.A. and M.A. from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of the Union Institute. He has written widely on U.S. military policy, international peace and security affairs, the global arms trade, and global resource politics.

His books include American Arms Supermarket (1984), Low-Intensity Warfare (1988), Peace and World Security Studies: A Curriculum Guide (Fifth Edition, 1989; Sixth Edition, 1994), World Security: Challenges for a New Century (First Edition, 1991; Second Edition, 1994; Third Edition, 1998), Rogue States and Nuclear Outlaws (1995), Light Weapons and Civil Conflict (1999), Resource Wars (2001), Blood and Oil (2004), and The Race for What’s Left (2012).

His articles have appeared in many journals, including Arms Control Today, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Current History, Foreign Affairs, Harper's, The Nation, Scientific American, and Technology Review.

He serves on the board of the Arms Control Association and advises other organizations in the field.

Peace and World Security Studies (PAWSS)
School of Critical Social Inquiry

Recent and Upcoming Courses
CSI-0209: The Rivals: US-China Geopolitics in the 21st Century (Spring 2014)
CSI-149T: Long title: Hot War: The Impact of Climate Change on International Peace & Security (Fall 2013)
CSI-0254: War, Resources, and Sustainability (Spring 2013)
CSI-0254: War, Resources and Sustainability (Spring 2012)


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Michael Klare
PAWSS Professor
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Mail Code SS
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