Shows featuring Michael Klare

  • Michael Klare: GOP Promises of Lower Gas Costs Belied by Dwindling Supply of World’s Oil Button-oil
    We look at rising fuel costs, one of the major issues raised by the Republican contenders in the 2012 presidential campaign. Since the beginning of the year, the average of price of a gallon of regular gasoline has jumped 16 percent to more than $3.80. Earlier this week, President Obama partially blamed his Republican rivals,...
    March 14, 2012 | Story
  • Russia-Georgia Conflict Fueled by Rush to Control Caspian Energy Resources Georgiasoldierweb
    Human Rights Watch has accused both Russian and Georgian forces of killing and injuring civilians through indiscriminate attacks over the past week of fighting. Professor and author Michael Klare joins us to talk about how the Russian-Georgian conflict is largely an energy war over who has access to the vast oil and natural gas reserves in the Caspian region. [includes rush transcript]
    August 15, 2008 | Story
  • As Oil Hits Another Record High, a Look at the New Geopolitics of Energy Oilweb
    Oil prices have jumped to yet another record high, nearing $142 a barrel in Asian trading today. The latest price surge comes a day after OPEC’s president said crude prices could reach $170 this summer. Meanwhile, Libya has threatened to cut oil production in response to US threats against oil producers. We speak with Michael Klare, author of Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet," and Arun...
    June 27, 2008 | Story
  • Abu Dhabi Becomes Largest Citigroup Shareholder with $7.5B Investment, Bailout Comes Amidst Subprime Mortgage Crisis, Record-High Oil Prices Citiweb
    The Gulf Arab emirate of Abu Dhabi bought a $7.5 billion stake in Citigroup, America’s largest bank, on Tuesday, making it the bank’s largest shareholder. As the U.S. credit crisis worsens and the price of oil hovers close to $100 a barrel, the injection of capital from oil-rich Gulf states is seen as a bailout of banks in trouble. We speak with NYU economics professor, Nouriel Roubini,...
    November 29, 2007 | Story
  • Michael Klare on the Internal War for Control of Iraq’s Oil Klaremtweb
    We speak with Michael Klare, author of "Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America’s Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum." Klare says, "There’s a second war underway in Iraq that’s a war for the control of the oil wealth. That’s a war that is pitting Kurds against the Arabs of the country, Shiites against Sunnis, and Shiite against Shiite....
    September 14, 2007 | Story
  • CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM
    In the wake of the campaign finance abuse hearings taking place in Washington the past two weeks, more than 150 activists from all across the country gathered this past weekend in Raleigh, North Carolina, to talk about the need for what they call Clean Money Campaign Reform — or the public financing of local, state and federal elections.
    July 22, 1997 | Story