Michael T. Klare

Defense Correspondent

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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.

The Oil Price Collapse Is Not Just Another Bust Cycle

The Oil Price Collapse Is Not Just Another Bust Cycle The Oil Price Collapse Is Not Just Another Bust Cycle

This time, it could be long-lasting—with dramatic consequences for the climate, the economy and the global balance of power.

Feb 4, 2015 / Editorial / Michael T. Klare

Big Energy Says the Future Is Bright and Full of SUVs for Everyone

Big Energy Says the Future Is Bright and Full of SUVs for Everyone Big Energy Says the Future Is Bright and Full of SUVs for Everyone

Carbon companies have a new strategy: focus on the positive.

Jan 8, 2015 / Michael T. Klare

The Real Reason Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Got Booted

The Real Reason Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Got Booted The Real Reason Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Got Booted

His resignation has to be seen against the growing war fever in Washington—which is now reflected in White House policy.

Nov 26, 2014 / Michael T. Klare

The Grand Oil Party Takes Washington by Storm

The Grand Oil Party Takes Washington by Storm The Grand Oil Party Takes Washington by Storm

Prepare for the new Republican majority to speed the exploitation of the country’s oil, coal and natural gas reserves.

Nov 18, 2014 / Michael T. Klare

Obama Is Fighting ISIS, Iran and Russia With… Oil?

Obama Is Fighting ISIS, Iran and Russia With… Oil? Obama Is Fighting ISIS, Iran and Russia With… Oil?

How the US is using trade sanctions and other means to curb the oil exports of its foes.

Oct 9, 2014 / Michael T. Klare

How Did Oil Make a Comeback?

How Did Oil Make a Comeback? How Did Oil Make a Comeback?

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?

Sep 4, 2014 / Michael T. Klare

Why Hillary Clinton Is Wrong About Obama’s Foreign Policy

Why Hillary Clinton Is Wrong About Obama’s Foreign Policy Why Hillary Clinton Is Wrong About Obama’s Foreign Policy

“Don't do stupid stuff”—his shorthand for avoiding unnecessary entanglements—actually has deep roots in US strategic thinking.

Sep 3, 2014 / Michael T. Klare

The One Underlying Factor That Explains All of Today’s Wars

The One Underlying Factor That Explains All of Today’s Wars The One Underlying Factor That Explains All of Today’s Wars

Convulsions of violent conflict from Iraq to Nigeria to Ukraine are all being fueled by the same thing—fuel.

Jul 8, 2014 / Michael T. Klare

Like Big Tobacco, Big Energy Targets the Developing World for Future Profits

Like Big Tobacco, Big Energy Targets the Developing World for Future Profits Like Big Tobacco, Big Energy Targets the Developing World for Future Profits

An increase in carbon sales to non-OECD countries will help create a humanitarian catastrophe of apocalyptic dimensions.

May 27, 2014 / Michael T. Klare

We Are Now in the Terminal Stage of Our Fossil-Fuel Addiction

We Are Now in the Terminal Stage of Our Fossil-Fuel Addiction We Are Now in the Terminal Stage of Our Fossil-Fuel Addiction

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.

Apr 1, 2014 / Michael T. Klare

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