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.

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Think the Pentagon Budget Is Too High Now? I’ve Got Bad News. Think the Pentagon Budget Is Too High Now? I’ve Got Bad News.

As today’s emerging technology gets converted into actual combat systems, future spending will only increase.

Apr 27, 2023 / Michael T. Klare

Taiwan Air Force Brave Eagle advanced jet trainers fly during a demonstration over in Taitung County, Taiwan, on Wednesday, July 6, 2022.

A US-China War Over Taiwan? A US-China War Over Taiwan?

There are few barriers to nuclear escalation.

Apr 26, 2023 / Michael T. Klare

Are We Manufacturing a Taiwan Crisis Over Nothing?

Are We Manufacturing a Taiwan Crisis Over Nothing? Are We Manufacturing a Taiwan Crisis Over Nothing?

Concluding that an invasion is not likely under current circumstances is absolutely reasonable—but you wouldn’t know it in Washington.

Mar 17, 2023 / Michael T. Klare

Nancy Pelosi and Tsai Ing-wen

Congress Girds for War With China Congress Girds for War With China

Pushing us to the brink.

Feb 21, 2023 / Michael T. Klare

A view of Building 10 on the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Pentagon’s Quest for Academic Intelligence: (AI) The Pentagon’s Quest for Academic Intelligence: (AI)

Remilitarizing the university.

Jan 30, 2023 / Michael T. Klare

The Department of Defense Has Delivered Another Massive Intelligence Failure

The Department of Defense Has Delivered Another Massive Intelligence Failure The Department of Defense Has Delivered Another Massive Intelligence Failure

Chinese emissions represent at least as great a threat to US security as the multitude of weapons enumerated in the Pentagon’s 2022 report—so why was it not addressed?

Jan 25, 2023 / Michael T. Klare

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A Pentagon Report on China Fuels a Military Spending Frenzy in the US A Pentagon Report on China Fuels a Military Spending Frenzy in the US

How the media is misrepresenting what’s in the document.

Jan 12, 2023 / Michael T. Klare

Without the US and China’s Cooperation, Climate Catastrophe Is Inevitable

Without the US and China’s Cooperation, Climate Catastrophe Is Inevitable Without the US and China’s Cooperation, Climate Catastrophe Is Inevitable

What if the two countries moved beyond simply talking and started working together to champion the radical lowering of global carbon emissions?

Nov 29, 2022 / Michael T. Klare

Biden and Xi shaking hands

Biden and Xi Skirt the Abyss Biden and Xi Skirt the Abyss

But Taiwan remains a major military flashpoint.

Nov 17, 2022 / Michael T. Klare

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Could the Fight Over Taiwan Trigger Nuclear War? Could the Fight Over Taiwan Trigger Nuclear War?

Ukraine isn’t the only place on the planet where a nuclear conflagration could erupt in the near future.

Oct 13, 2022 / Michael T. Klare

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