Michael T. Klare
Michael T. Klare is the Five College Professor of Peace and World Security Studies (a joint appointment at Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst) and Director of the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies (PAWSS), a position he has held since 1985. Before assuming his present post, he served as Director of the Program on National Security of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. (1977-84).
Professor Klare has written widely on U.S. defense policy, the arms trade, and world security affairs. He is the author of: Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America’s Growing Petroleum Dependency (Metropolitan Books / Henry Holt, August 2004); Resource Wars: The New Landscape of Global Conflict (Metropolitan Books / Henry Holt, 2001); Rogue States and Nuclear Outlaws (Hill and Wang, 1995); American Arms Supermarket (University of Texas Press, 1984); and War Without End: American Planning for the Next Vietnams (Knopf, 1974).
Professor Klare is also the defense correspondent of The Nation magazine, a Contributing Editor of Current History, and a member of the Editorial Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. He has contributed articles to the these journals and to Arms Control Today, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Harper's, International Security, Le Monde Diplomatique, Scientific American, TechnologyReview, Third World Quarterly, and World Policy Journal.
Professor Klare received his B.A. and M.A. from Columbia University in 1963 and 1968, respectively, and his Ph.D. from the Graduate School of the Union Institute in 1976.