Michael Klare is currently the secretary for the Arms Control Association board of directors and a senior visiting fellow working on emerging technologies—such as lethal autonomous weapons and unmanned aerial vehicles—and how arms control strategies can mitigate their adverse impacts.
He is a regular contributor for The Nation magazine and served as the Five Colleges Professor of Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College until his recent retirement. He also taught students at Amherst College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is the author of several volumes including Resource Wars and Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Petroleum Dependency.
His work as a senior visiting fellow will aim to increase our coverage and analysis in Arms Control Today and elsewhere on potential nuclear flashpoints around the globe and help us improve how Arms Control Association resources can be even more useful for university and college instructors.
Recent Publications and Citations
By meeting in person and discussing their differences openly, leaders from both sides sought to lower tensions and adopt measures to prevent future crises from spiraling out of control. In this, they may have succeeded.
Ukraine isn't the only place on the planet where a nuclear conflagration could erupt in the near future. Around the island of Taiwan there is also an increasing risk that such moves by both sides could lead to nuclear escalation.
Beijing unleashed a complex set of maneuvers in the air and sea around Taiwan.