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David R. Haines

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Senior Fellow for Climate Security

Expertise: US National Security Policy, Climate Security, South and Southeast Asia Policy, Internal Conflict


David Haines is a Senior Fellow for Climate Security at the American Security Project.  His research examines the national security implications of climate change.

From 2006-2020 he was an officer and aviator in the United States Marine Corps.  He completed his active-duty service at

the United States Naval Academy, where he served as the Associate Chair for the Political Science Department and taught both American Government and the Politics of Irregular Warfare.

Previously he was stationed in San Diego as an MV-22B Osprey pilot and in Okinawa, Japan as a CH-46E pilot.  He has deployed multiple times to the Middle East and in Southeast Asia.

He received his B.Sc. in Ocean Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and was selected for graduate study at the University of Cambridge.  While there he earned a master’s degree in International Relations and a master’s degree by research focused on government responses to insurgencies in Thailand and India.

Recent Posts

Announcing the 2021-22 Climate Security Fellows

Posted on: September 16th, 2021

Carbon Border Tax Requires a Carbon Price

Posted on: August 16th, 2021

Clean Energy Standard: Ramifications and Results

Posted on: August 10th, 2021

Carbon Capture: Consequences and Considerations

Posted on: August 2nd, 2021

Infrastructure, Climate, and Strategic Competition

Posted on: June 28th, 2021

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