Michael Spangler

After working at the U.S. State Department for 36 years, Michael Spangler (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Madison) currently teaches and writes on security and development issues in Europe, Africa, and Asia. His research objectives focus on factors driving and mitigating conflict in a country, relating conflict assessments to peacekeeping and stability ops objectives, national security and foreign policy, and desired strategic end-states. He has served as a foreign policy advisor, an economic counselor in South Korea, and former President Nixon’s escort officer during Nixon’s last visit to China in April 1993. He has lived and worked in China, South Korea, Serbia, Afghanistan and Pakistan. He speaks Chinese, Serbian, and Pashtu.

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