Adjunct Faculty Member
Office: WH 8125
BioColin P. Clarke is an associate political scientist at the RAND Corporation where his research focuses on irregular warfare, security cooperation, counterinsurgency, cybwerwarfare, and many issues related to violent non-state actors. In 2011, Clarke served as an analyst with Combined Joint Interagency Task Force Shafafiyat, an anti-corruption task force which was part of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Kabul, Afghanistan.
EducationHe received his Ph.D. in international security policy from the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public & International Affairs, a master's degree in international relations from New York University (NYU), and a bachelor's degree in communications from Loyola University in Maryland. He also spent a semester studying at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) as an undergraduate, where he focused on the conflict in Northern Ireland and the history of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA).
Violent Non-State Actors
PublicationsChristopher Paul, Colin P. Clarke, Beth Grill, and Terrance Savitsky. 2013. "Between Large-N and Small-N Analyses: Historical Comparison of Thirty Insurgency Case Studies," Historical Methods, forthcoming.
Christopher Paul, Colin P. Clarke, and Beth Grill. 2012. "Qualitative Comparative Analysis of 30 Insurgencies, 1978-2008, Military Operations Research, Volume 17, Number 2, pp.19-40.
Dennis M. Gormley, Colin P. Clarke, Jurgen Altmann. 2012. "Missiles in the Middle East: Their Destabilizing Role." Chapter 3 in Arms Control and Missile Proliferation in the Middle East, eds. Bernd W. Kubbig and Sven-Erik Fikenscher, London: Routledge Global Security Studies.
Christopher Paul, Colin P. Clarke, and Beth Grill. "Victory Has a Thousand Fathers: Evidence of Effective Approaches to Counterinsurgency, 1978-2008." Small Wars Journal January 2011.
Christopher Paul and Colin P. Clarke. "Evidentiary Validation of Field Manual 3-24: Counterinsurgency Worldwide, 1978-2000." Joint Forces Quarterly, Issue 60, First Quarter, January 2011
RR-396-OSD. 2013. Christopher Paul, Colin P. Clarke, Beth Grill, Molly Dunigan. Counterinsurgency Scorecard: Afghanistan in Early 2013 Relative to Insurgencies Since World War II.
RR-372-OSD. 2013. Christopher Paul, Colin P. Clarke, Beth Grill, Molly Dunigan. Paths to Victory: Lessons from Modern Insurgencies.
MG1235/1-OSD. 2012. Christopher Paul, Colin P. Clarke, Beth Grill, Stephanie Young, Jennifer D.P. Moroney, Joe Hogler, Christine Leah. What Works Best When Building Partner Capacity and Under What Circumstances?
MG-1125-OSD. 2011. Christopher Paul, Agnes Schaefer, and Colin P. Clarke. The Challenge of Violent Drug Trafficking Organizations: An Assessment of Mexican Security based on Existing RAND Research on Urban Unrest, Insurgency, and Defense Sector Reform
MG-1108-USMC. 2011. Christopher Paul, Harry J. Thie, Katherine Watkins Webb, Stephanie Young, Colin P. Clarke, Susan G. Straus, Joya Laha, Christine Osowski, Chad Serena. Alert and Ready: An Organizational Design Assessment of Marine Corps Intelligence
MG-964-OSD. 2010. Christopher Paul, Colin P. Clarke, and Beth Grill. Victory Has a Thousand Fathers: Sources of Success in Counterinsurgency
MG-964-1-OSD. 2010. Christopher Paul, Colin P. Clarke, and Beth Grill. Victory Has a Thousand Fathers: Sources of Success in Counterinsurgency: Detailed Counterinsurgency Case Studies