Michael Klare


Michael Klare is director of the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies, Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts. He is the author of Rogue States and Nuclear Outlaws: America's Search for a New Foreign Policy.

Articles by this Author
The Rise and Fall of the "Rogue Doctrine"

Since 1990, US military policy has been governed by one overarching premise that US and international security is primarily threatened by the “rogue states” of the Third World. These states -- assumed to include Iran, Iraq, Libya,...

North-South vs. East-West

The new US-Soviet agreement banning intermediate-range nuclear forces (INF) in Europe appears to signal a new period of dialogue and cooperation between the two superpowers. It seems that the intense hostilities of the early Reagan era have given...

Intervention and the Nuclear Firebreak in the Middle East

The “deadly connection” -- the link between interventionism, conventional warfare and nuclear war -- has now become a major issue for the peace movement. This, in turn, has compelled those working on nuclear disarmament questions to...

Conventional Arms Sales

For years, US leaders have attempted to muffle opposition to overseas arms sales by arguing that transfers of conventional, non-nuclear munitions reduce the risk of nuclear war. If we provide our allies with adequate conventional defenses, the...

War Games for the Eighties

For most of the 1970s, the possibility of US military intervention in the Persian Gulf region inspired military training exercises designed to simulate combat experience in a hot, desert environment. The course of events in Iran, Saudi Arabia and...

The Era of Super-Violence

Ever since the end of World War II, the world has been sliding in and out of battles which have killed more than 10 million people. Even in the shadow of this bloody chronicle, 1982 represents something of a watershed: In addition to the two...