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.
The cost of food skyrockets as oil prices rise, triggering political unrest.
Whatever the outcome of the protests, uprisings and rebellions now sweeping the Middle East, one thing is guaranteed: the world of oil will be permanently transformed.
From crippling droughts in the Ukraine and Russia to region-shaking unrest in Tunisia, rising commodity prices and extreme weather events are already threatening global stability.
Because energy is tied to so many aspects of the global economy, and because doubts are growing about the future availability of oil and other vital fuels, the decisions China makes regarding its energy portfolio will have far-reaching consequences.
Why the United States needs a new national energy policy.
In our extreme energy era, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico isn't a one-shot disaster but an arrow pointing to a nightmarish future.
Who bears responsibility for this environmental crisis—and how can we prevent another?
A new oil rush endangers the Gulf of Mexico and the planet.
Is the world's future resource map tilting East?
Obama's Pentagon is preparing for a number of counterinsurgencies in the developing world