My research specialization is in international security and international political economy.

My work to date has focused on US grand strategy, transnational corporate networks, and Canadian foreign policy in Afghanistan, Haiti, and the Middle East.

On these issues, I have published two scholarly books and numerous journal articles and book chapters (see publications page).

My work contributes to the field of international political economy by developing new techniques of class analysis. In particular, I demonstrate how social forms of class power shape and determine the grand strategies of states and complicate their foreign policy endeavors such as state-building, counterinsurgency, and development practices.

I am currently working on three projects -- a monograph entitled Hegemony in Question: US Primacy, Multi-Polarity, and Human Security in the 21st Century; a journal article on the political economy of war and development in Afghanistan since 2001; and another article on China's role in transnational corporate networks.

A network diagram of transnational interlocking between Canadian, American, European, and Japanese corporations, published in Carroll and Klassen (2010).

A network diagram of transnational interlocking between Canadian, American, European, and Japanese corporations, published in Carroll and Klassen (2010).