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.

Taiwan Strait Helicopter

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

A Ukrainian soldier in the Kupiansk, a recaptured frontline city in the Kharkiv region.

The War in Ukraine Is at a Decisive Turning Point The War in Ukraine Is at a Decisive Turning Point

Can nuclear escalation be averted?

Sep 27, 2022 / Michael T. Klare

Taiwan Strait Helicopter

Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit Launched a New Era of Military Competition With China Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit Launched a New Era of Military Competition With China

The House speaker created a new chasm in the US-China relationship. Now Biden must make sure it doesn’t lead to war.

Aug 10, 2022 / Michael T. Klare

Pelosi’s Taiwan Gambit

Pelosi’s Taiwan Gambit Pelosi’s Taiwan Gambit

The House speaker’s proposed visit adds to mounting tensions between the US and China. 

Aug 1, 2022 / Michael T. Klare

US President Joe Biden

Biden’s Misguided International Crusade Biden’s Misguided International Crusade

The president is promoting alliances abroad while neglecting crises at home.

Jul 28, 2022 / Michael T. Klare

Oil pump jack with sunset

Down With Petroleum Tyranny—or We Can Expect the Worst Down With Petroleum Tyranny—or We Can Expect the Worst

Overcoming a global phalanx of oil-industry defenders will require far more political muscle than the environmental camp has yet been able to muster.

Jul 27, 2022 / Michael T. Klare

Biden’s NATO Summit Divides the World Into Hostile Camps

Biden’s NATO Summit Divides the World Into Hostile Camps Biden’s NATO Summit Divides the World Into Hostile Camps

With the home front fatigued, the alliance expands in Europe and campaigns to curb China’s rise.

Jul 7, 2022 / Michael T. Klare

Blinken speaks on stage

President Biden’s Trip to Asia President Biden’s Trip to Asia

Dividing the world into rival blocs, the Cold War way.

May 30, 2022 / Michael T. Klare

A person holds a sign the colors of the Ukranian flag with a slogan about an embargo of oil and gas

We Need International Cooperation to Fight Climate Change, Not War We Need International Cooperation to Fight Climate Change, Not War

The world’s ruling elites have chosen to place their geopolitical rivalries above all other critical concerns, including planetary salvation.

May 24, 2022 / Michael T. Klare

Zelensky and Pelosi walk up stairs

The Deadly Illusion of “Victory” The Deadly Illusion of “Victory”

Choosing peace in Ukraine, not ashes and blood.

May 5, 2022 / Michael T. Klare

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