What are the contradictory messages being sent to Beijing by the early Biden administration? What are the dangers of an accidental slide into direct confrontation? What could it mean for the climate crisis if the world’s two major polluters remain at odds?
These are some of the questions Allen raises today on the show with guest Michael T. Klare as they discuss the “new cold war” simmering between the U.S. and China.
Michael T. Klare is a professor emeritus of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College and defense correspondent at The Nation magazine. He is the author of many books, including Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America’s Growing Petroleum Dependency (Penguin, 2004), The Race for What’s Left: The Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources (Picador, 2012), and All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon’s Perspective on Climate Change (Metropolitan Books, 2019).