Michael T. Klare
Expert on Energy and National Security

Michael T. Klare is a defense correspondent for The Nation and the author of four books focusing on the environmental and political future of our planet, including Resource Wars and Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America’s Growing Petroleum Dependency.  He is a Five Colleges professor of Peace and World Security Studies, teaching at Hampshire, Amherst, Smith and Mount Holyoke and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


Klare also serves on the boards of directors of Human Rights Watch and the Arms Control Association.

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The Race for What's Left
The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources
Metropolitan Books

From Michael Klare, the renowned expert on natural resource issues, an invaluable account of a new and dangerous global competition The world is facing an...

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Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet
The New Geopolitics of Energy
Holt Paperbacks

"Klare’s superb book explains, in haunting detail, the trends that will lead us into a series of dangerous traps unless we muster the will to transform the way...

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Blood and Oil
The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum
A Metropolitan/Holt Paperbacks Book

In his pathbreaking Resource Wars, world security expert Michael Klare alerted us to the role of resources in conflicts in the post-cold-war world. Now, in...

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Resource WarsThe New Landscape of Global Conflict
Metropolitan/Holt Paperbacks

From the oilfields of Saudi Arabia to the Nile delta, from the shipping lanes of the South China Sea to the pipelines of Central Asia, Resource Wars looks at...

America's Energy Future: Klare looks at America's precarious relationship with OPEC, her dependence on foreign oil, and how we can solve the current crisis.
Blood and Oil: Klare discusses his most recent book, the implications of America's growing need for foreign oil, and the disastrous implications it has caused over the past half century. With clarity and urgency, Klare delineates the United States' predicament and cautions that it is time to change our energy policies, before we spend the next decades paying for oil with blood.
Resource Wars: Based on Klare's critically acclaimed book, a talk on the role that natural resources have played in geopolitics in the post-cold-war world.

Praise for The Race for What's Left "Outstanding…Exhaustively researched, beautifully written, and convincingly argued."
---The Huffington Post

---Rolling Stone

"If you think oil is the only major thing we’re running short of, think again.…Crisp, authoritative…A guidebook to wars to come."
---Adam Hochschild, author of King Leopold’s Ghost

"A first-rate, well-researched wake-up call."
---The Christian Science Monitor