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.


The Energy Landscape of 2041

A 30-year war for energy preeminence? You wouldn’t wish it even on a desperate planet. But that’s where we’re headed and there’s no turning back.

The Year of Living Dangerously

Rising commodity prices and extreme weather events threaten global stability.

The Relentless Pursuit of Extreme Energy

A New Oil Rush Endangers the Gulf of Mexico and the Planet.

China’s Global Shopping Spree

Is the world’s future resource map tilting east?

Avatar: The Prequel

Will Earth’s Last Stand Sweep the 2013 Oscars?

Iran Gas Ban: Step toward War with Iran?

The proposed U.S. ban on gasoline sales to Iran is better than bombing the country. But, columnist Michael Klare asks, could such a ban lead to war anyway?

Repudiate the Carter Doctrine

President Obama can make the Iraq War the last time U.S. soldiers shed blood for oil.

‘2025’ Report: A World of Resource Strife

A new National Intelligence Council report forecasts a decline in U.S. power and an increase in competition for dwindling energy supplies that could lead to heightened tensions, internal conflict, and terrorism.

The Crisis and the Environment

Less travel, but also less investment in alternative energy: Columnist Michael Klare asks whether the crisis is a net plus or minus for the environment.

Russia and Georgia: All About Oil

Columnist Michael Klare explains that the war between Russia and Georgia centers around a critical oil pipeline that runs through South Ossetia and that Russia doesn’t control.

End of the Petroleum Age?

Columnist Michael Klare says that it’s time to start thinking about the post-oil era.

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: Its 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.

As U.S. Energy Sources Decline, Russian and Caspian Sea Oil Won’t Solve Supply Problem

Shrinking oil supplies are heightening U.S. interest in making energy investments in the newly independent republics of the Caspian Sea basin, but for now that’s ill-advised.

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.