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Speech by Dr. Joseph Gerson: Ukraine, NATO, and the World at the Turning Point: Talks Prepared for Sarajevo Peace Event

Ukraine, NATO and the World at Turning Points: Talk Prepared for Sarajevo Peace Event, June 7, 2014 Friday, 06 June 2014 11:37By Joseph Gerson, Portside It is long past time to learn the lessons of World Wars I & II and of global warming which, more gradually than nuclear weapons, threatens the human and other […]

Obama Administration Says No to Military Coalition with Russia

The Obama Administration Rejects Russias Offer to Form a New Military Coalition vs. ISIS in Syria Has it created another front in the new Cold War? By Stephen F. Cohen 09/16/2015 Nation contributing editor Stephen F. Cohen and John Batchelor continue their weekly discussions of the new US-Russian Cold War. Pointing to the torrent of […]

The New Cold War

The New Cold War Is Now Being Waged on Three Fronts: Ukraine, Europe and Syria It need not be on any of them. By Stephen F. Cohen October 7, 2015 Nation contributing editor Stephen F. Cohen and John Batchelor continue their weekly discussions of the new US-Russian Cold War. Cohen points out that since Presidents […]

Rethinking Russia

07/07/2015 Last week I had the honor of interviewing Stephen F. Cohen, Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies and Politics at NYU and Princeton University, where for many years he was director of its Russian Studies program. Professor Cohen, a long-time friend of Mikhail Gorbachev, is one of the most important Russia scholars in the world […]

Who is the bully?

By Jack F. Matlock Jr. March 14, 2014 Jack F. Matlock Jr., ambassador to the U.S.S.R. from 1987 to 1991, is the author of Reagan and Gorbachev: How the Cold War Ended. One afternoon in September 1987, Secretary of State George Shultz settled in a chair across the table from Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze […]

NATO and the Non-Proliferation Regime

TWO LEGAL ISSUES CONFRONTING NATO AND THE NON-PROLIFERATION REGIME: US Presidential Decision Directive 60 versus Pledges of Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons Made to Non-Nuclear Weapon States     NATO Nuclear Sharing versus the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty   John Burroughs Lawyers’ Committee on Nuclear Policy New York www.lcnp.org May 3, 1999 Introduction and Summary This paper […]

NATO Should Be Retired, Not Repurposed

8/31/2014 Joseph Gerson delivered this speech at the NATO Counter Summit in Wales on August 31, 2014. Friends, As I left Boston, my 7-year-old grandson who I’m helping to raise complained, “Why does grandpa have to travel again?” My answer was that I was going to help prevent wars, which he knows are awful. That’s […]

NATO’s Lack Of Any Serious Purpose Means It Should Retire

America’s Cold War security policy shielded war-torn allies until they could recover and gain the economic means and political stability to defend themselves. That policy was a great success. Now Washington should celebrate by turning NATO over the Europeans.

Bruce Kent Speaks at Faslane Nuclear Submarine Base in Scotland

Speech available on Independent Catholic News. Bruce Kent, vice chair of Pax Christi,  gave the following speech to peace campaigners at Faslane nuclear submarine base in Scotland on April 2, 2012. Dear Friends I can’t say that I’m glad to be here—there are many other places in Scotland that I would like to see. But […]