UpFront

The Cost of Cheap Oil

Michael-KlareBerlin-2013How cheap oil changes world politics: we talk to Michael Klare about elections, wars, and climate change. Then another side effect of plunging prices: the demise of this country’s newest news network, Al Jazeera America.

Guests:

  • Michael Klare, professor of Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College, author of many books on on the topic of oil and geopolitics, most recently The Race for What’s Left. His new article on the geopolitics of cheap oil is here.
  • William Youmans, Assistant Professor at the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. He is working on a book about Al Jazeera in the United States.

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