Michael Klare

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Michael Klare

Dr. Michael T. Klare is a professor of Peace and World Security Studies. He teaches courses on international peace and security issues at Hampshire College and, in rotation, at Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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Global Power Shift

In a shifting political landscape, columnist Michael Klare points out, mammoth energy reserves are increasingly more important than huge military arsenals.

The Second Shockwave

The global economic crisis is just now hitting the developing world — with devastating effects.

The China Syndrome

The bulk of the enormous U.S. military budget is earmarked not for fighting terrorism but for the next cold war.

Global Warming: It’s All About Energy

Climate change is not an environmental problem. It’s an energy problem. Columnist Michael T. Klare explains why this is a critical distinction.

The Post-Abundance Era

We're so beyond the Cold War and September 11th that we’ve entered a new era altogether. FPIF columnist Michael T. Klare warns us all to get ready and tighten our belts.

Beware Empires in Decline

Common sense says that Washington won’t attack Tehran. But columnist Michael Klare questions whether common sense is guiding Bush administration policy.

Not terrorism–China drives up U.S. military spending

It's essential that lawmakers and members of the public question the Pentagon's justifications -- and reject proposals that would have the effect of triggering a new Cold War, one with the People's Republic of China.

Emphasize Conservation, Alternative Fuels

Of the many lessons to be learned from the effects of Hurricane Katrina, none is perhaps more important over the long run than the obvious need for a new national energy strategy.