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 of 14 books on international energy and security affairs, including most recently, The Race for What’s Left.
His resignation has to be seen against the growing war fever in Washington—which is now reflected in White House policy.
“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.
In the carbon wars, big oil is winning.