Michael Klare

Michael Klare
Senior Visiting Fellow & PAWSS Professor Emeritus
Arms Control Association & Hampshire College

Michael Klare is currently the secretary for the Arms Control Association board of directors and a senior visiting fellow working on emerging technologies—such as lethal autonomous weapons and unmanned aerial vehicles—and how arms control strategies can mitigate their adverse impacts.

He is a regular contributor for The Nation magazine and served as the Five Colleges Professor of Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College until his recent retirement. He also taught students at Amherst College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is the author of several volumes including Resource Wars and Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Petroleum Dependency.

His work as a senior visiting fellow will aim to increase our coverage and analysis in Arms Control Today and elsewhere on potential nuclear flashpoints around the globe and help us improve how Arms Control Association resources can be even more useful for university and college instructors.

Recent Events and Presentations

April 19, 2021

ITIF hosted a robust debate on this question. Professor Michael Klare has written that “Biden’s Tough Stance on China Will Lead to Global Climate Doom.” He argued that cooperation is essential and can be done in parallel without weakening the U.S. negotiating position on other matters. ITIF President Rob Atkinson tackled the opposing position.