Michael T. Klare

Defense Correspondent

@mklare1

Michael T. Klare, The Nation’s defense correspondent, is professor emeritus of peace and world-security studies at Hampshire College and senior visiting fellow at the Arms Control Association in Washington, D.C. Most recently, he is the author of All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon’s Perspective on Climate Change.

A model of a Soviet nuclear bomb sits at an exhibition in Moscow's All-Russia Exhibition Centre

Surviving an Era of Pervasive Nuclear Instability Surviving an Era of Pervasive Nuclear Instability

A call for grassroots activism.

Feb 12, 2024 / Michael T. Klare

Sailors observe the USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Groups steam in formation as the Nimitz Carrier Strike Force.

Will the New Year Bring a War With China? Will the New Year Bring a War With China?

As the year comes to an end, top leaders in both Beijing and Washington have become ever more concerned that a major US-China crisis is near.

Dec 27, 2023 / Michael T. Klare

Attendee interact with a SoftBank Group Corp. Pepper humanoid robot at the COP28 Climate Conference.

The Pentagon’s Rush to Deploy AI-Enabled Weapons Is Going to Kill Us All The Pentagon’s Rush to Deploy AI-Enabled Weapons Is Going to Kill Us All

While experts warn about the risk of human extinction, the Department of Defense plows full speed ahead.

Dec 6, 2023 / Michael T. Klare

biden speech, US military support for Israel and Ukraine

Biden’s “Rule-Based International Order” Is Broken Biden’s “Rule-Based International Order” Is Broken

Isn’t it time Washington embraces a new, more inclusive model?

Nov 7, 2023 / Michael T. Klare

Navy Drone

The Race to Amass the Most Drones Will Only Bring Us Closer to Nuclear War The Race to Amass the Most Drones Will Only Bring Us Closer to Nuclear War

With swarms of such devices battling other swarms, the risk of catastrophic defeat will loom ever larger, making the temptation to employ nuclear weapons that much harder to resis...

Oct 18, 2023 / Michael T. Klare

Caldor Fire

We Are Witnessing the First Stages of Civilization’s Collapse We Are Witnessing the First Stages of Civilization’s Collapse

Will our own elites perform any better than the rulers of Chaco Canyon, the Mayan heartland, and Viking Greenland?

Aug 22, 2023 / Michael T. Klare

soldiers surround unmanned robotic ground weapon in field

When AI and Robotics Combine When AI and Robotics Combine

The coming advent of “killer robots.”

Aug 9, 2023 / Michael T. Klare

Drone Strikes

The Future of AI Is War The Future of AI Is War

Once confined to the realm of science fiction, the concept of supercomputers killing humans has now become a distinct possibility in the very real world of the near future.

Jul 17, 2023 / Michael T. Klare

China's Minister of National Defense Li Shangfu salutes the audience before delivering a speech during the 20th Shangri-La Dialogue summit in Singapore on June 4, 2023.

The US Versus China The US Versus China

Continued failures to resolve fundamental differences over Taiwan could lead to war.

Jun 14, 2023 / Michael T. Klare

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, in April 2019 in Beijing, China.

The Outcome of the War in Ukraine Depends on China and India The Outcome of the War in Ukraine Depends on China and India

Whether Americans like it or not, this country will have little choice but to begin planning for an emerging world order.

May 24, 2023 / Michael T. Klare

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