Keith Krause is Professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, and Director of its Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP).
Professor Krause's research interests include concepts of security, the changing character of contemporary armed violence, and multilateral security cooperation. He has published Arms and the State (Cambridge) and edited or co-edited Critical Security Studies (Minnesota), and Culture and Security, and authored many journal articles and book chapters. Professor Krause is Canadian, and received his MPhil and DPhil from Balliol College, Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has been the Programme Director of the Small Arms Survey, an internationally-recognised research centre NGO he founded in 2001. The Small Arms Survey has produces annual volumes on issues of small arms proliferation, stockpiles, transfers, misuse and effects, as well as numerous field-based and issue-based studies. It serves as the main source of information and analysis for international public policy on small arms issues.
He also worked as a consultant for various international agencies and governments, comments frequently on international issues for the local and international media, and speaks regularly at scholarly and policy meetings and conferences.
Professor Krause is also the principal investigator on two multi-year research projects founded by the Swiss National Science Foundation:
- Contemporary conflicts and post-conflict reconstruction, Armed violence, Changing conceptions of security, Global governance.
- “Emancipation and Critique in Peace and Conflict Research,” Journal of Global Security Studies, forthcoming 2019.
- “Bodies Count: The Politics and Practices of War and Violent Death Data,” Human Remains and Violence, 3:1 (Spring 2017), 90-115.
- “From Armed Conflict to Political Violence: Mapping and Explaining Conflict Trends,” Daedalus, 145:4 (Fall 2016), 113-126.
- The Global Burden of Armed Violence 2015: Every Body Counts (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015). Co-edited with Matthias Nowak and Anna Alvazzi del Frate.
- Small Arms Survey 2015: Weapons and the World (Campbridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015). Commissioned chapters and research, co-edited chapters.
- Small Arms Survey 2014: Womens and Guns (Cambridge Univeristy Press, 2014). Commissioned chapters and research, co edited chapters.
- Small Arms Survey 2013: Everyday Dangers (Cambridge University Press, 2013). Commissioned chapters and research, co-edited chapters.
- “Hybrid Violence: Locating the Use of Force in Post conflict Settings,” Global Governance, 18:1 (2012), 39-56.
- The Global Burden of Armed Violence 2011: Lethal Encounters (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011). Co-edited (with Elisa Gilgen and Robert Muggah).
- Small Arms Survey 2001-2011 (eleven editions) (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, various years). Commissioned chapters and research, co-edited chapters and introduction, cowrote occasional chapters.
- “Leashing the Dogs of War: Arms Control from Sovereignty to Governmentality,” Contemporary Security Policy, 32:1 (April 2011).
- Armed Groups and Contemporary Conflicts: Challenging the Weberian State (London: Routledge, 2010). Editor. Also published as a special issue of Contemporary Security Policy, 30:2 (August 2009).
- "Small Arms,” in J. Peter Burgess, ed., Handbook of New Security Studies (London: Routledge: 2010), 27-38.
- (with Phil Cook and Wendy Cukier; equal authorship), “The Illicit Firearms Trade in North America,” Criminology and Criminal Justice, 9:3 (2009), 265-286.
- “War, Violence and the State,” in Michael Brzoska and Axel Krohn, eds., Securing Peace in a Globalized World (London: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2009).
- (with Jennifer Milliken), “Introduction: The Challenge of Non-State Armed Groups,” Contemporary Security Policy, 30:2 (August 2009), 202-220.
- “Beyond Definition: Violence in a Global Perspective,” Global Crime, 10:4 (November 2009), 337-355.
- (with Robert Muggah) “Closing the Gap between Peace Operations and Post-Conflict Insecurity: Towards a Violence Reduction Agenda,” International Peacekeeping, 16:1 (February 2009), 136-150.
- “Building the Agenda of Human Security: Policy and Practice within the Human Security Network,” International Social Science Journal, 59:1 (September 2008), 65-79. Also published as an edited volume: Moufida Goucha and John Crowley, eds., Rethinking Human Security (Paris: UNESCO, 2008).
- Critical Security Studies (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1997). Edited with Michael C. Williams.
- Arms and the State: Patterns of Military Production and Trade(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992).
- Member, International Advisory Board, Journal of International Relations and Development (2004-present)
- Member, Cooperation and Conflict, Editorial Advisory Board, 2005-present.
- Member, Editorial Board, Contemporary Security Policy, 1998-present.
- Member, International Advisory Board, European Journal of International Relations, 2000-present.
- ACUNS: Geneva Representative