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.
Congress is about to enact an energy bill that would severely limit the power of coastal states and municipalities to veto construction of massive — potentially dangerous — liquefied-natural-gas (LNG) terminals in their harbors.
Here’s a radical yet rational proposal for next year: spend the $225 billion slated for highways instead on mass transit, high-speed intercity rail, and alternative fuels and energy-efficient vehicles. That revolutionary move would serve the nation’s best
With rising dependency, we have become more vulnerable to supply disruptions and entanglement in foreign oil wars.
The United States is about to go to war with Iraq
A year after the attacks on New York and Washington, U.S. forces have failed to eliminate Al Qaeda’s capacity to conduct terrorist operations. While this may be alarming enough, what is truly disturbing is that our failure is not caused by the deviousness
After months of internal wrangling over tactics and strategy, it now appears that the White House has settled on the basic design for the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
While most Americans will support a relatively short war to crush the Taliban and capture Bin Laden, there are signs that President Bush and associates favor a much longer and more elaborate conflict–one that shows every risk of turning into a Vietnam-li
It would be premature at this point for anyone to come forward with a grand blueprint for America’s future defense posture.
Ever since hijacked aircraft smashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, the White House and the Pentagon have been devising a menu of retaliatory strikes against those deemed responsible.
I think its almost impossible for us in this country to conceive of what would drive people to this state of rage.