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Michael Renner

Michael Renner is a Senior Researcher with the Worldwatch Institute, a non-profit research organization based in Washington, D.C. Before joining Worldwatch in 1987, he was a Corliss Lamont Fellow in Economic Conversion at Columbia University from 1986 to 1987 and a Research Associate at the World Policy Institute in New York City from 1984 to 1986.

Renner is the author of Fighting for Survival: Environmental Decline, Social Conflict, and the New Age of Insecurity (W.W. Norton & Co., October 1996), an examination of the social and environmental stress factors that threaten to fracture societies and lead to violent conflict.
He has written several monographs published in the Worldwatch Papers series, including Swords Into Plowshares: Converting to a Peace Economy (#96, June 1990); Critical Juncture: The Future of Peacekeeping (#114, May 1993); and Budgeting for Disarmament: The Costs of War and Peace (#122, November 1994) and Paper 137, Small Arms, Big Impact: The Next Challenge of Disarmament (working title).
Renner is the author of Economic Adjustments after the Cold War: Strategies for Conversion (Dartmouth Publishing Co.1992), a study commissioned by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) in Geneva, Switzerland. Other recent publications include The Cost of Disarmament: An Overview of the Economic Costs of the Dismantlement of Weapons and the Disposal of Military Surplus (Bonn International Center for Conversion, Bonn, Germany, 1996), and Remaking U.N. Peacekeeping: U.S. Policy and Real Reform (National Commission for Economic Conversion and Disarmament, Washington, D.C., November 1995).

Michael Renner joined TFF as adviser in 1997.


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Fueling Conflict (posted on Foreign Policy in Focus)

Control of Oil Revenues

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A new Marshall Plan: Advancing human security and controlling terrorism
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