Michael T. Klare is a professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College and the defense correspondent of The Nation. He is the author, most recently, of The Race for What’s Left.
Just five years ago, experts were predicting an imminent peak and decline in global oil production. Instead, we’re in the middle of a historic boom. What happened?
“Don't do stupid stuff”—his shorthand for avoiding unnecessary entanglements—actually has deep roots in US strategic thinking.
Convulsions of violent conflict from Iraq to Nigeria to Ukraine are all being fueled by the same thing—fuel.
An increase in carbon sales to non-OECD countries will help create a humanitarian catastrophe of apocalyptic dimensions.
Senior politicians in both parties have become so intoxicated by the idea of an American surge in energy production that they have lost their senses.
Rising oil and gas production close to home is enabling a more aggressive stance toward rivals abroad.
In the carbon wars, big oil is winning.
The eulogies for peak oil came too soon.
Take a look and you will see that the assorted environmental protests that have long bedeviled politicians are gaining in strength and support.
A new elite consensus is forming around the strategic advantages of expanded oil and gas production.