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What a new US President Means for Relations with China, Russia and Korea

November 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Then US Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in 2013., Reuters/Lintao Zhang

The election of a new president presents us with an important question: will the Biden administration change policy when it comes to Russia, China and Korea? The former Vice President is just as committed to U.S. hegemony and to the “pivot to Asia”, the new military, economic, diplomatic and soft-power Cold War with China. Biden is also aiming to revitalize U.S.-European alliances aimed at Russia.

President-elect Biden may extend the New START Treaty with Russia and has signaled an openness to cutting some nuclear weapons, but Biden is hardly a nuclear abolitionist. The “modernization” of the US nuclear arsenal is threatening a new arms race with Russia and China. Will Biden recognize the dangers and change course?  

International problems, like climate change and global pandemics, require cooperation between the US, Russia, and China. This cooperation can’t take place from the precipice of war. Join us for a conversation about the prospects for peace.

Sponsored by the No Cold War group, a collaboration of Massachusetts peace activists initiated by Massachusetts Peace Action.   Register to attend.


Jodie Evans
Jodie Evans is a life-long peace and social justice activist and a co-founder of CODEPINK: Women for Peace, and the after school writing program 826LA.  Jodie serves on numerous boards fostering environmental, educational, socio-political and healthcare causes.  These include Rainforest Action Network where she is board chair, Institute for Policy Studies, California Arts Council, and more.

Hyun Lee
Hyun Lee is the U.S. National Organizer for the 2020 Women-led Korea Peace Treaty Campaign. She is a writer for ZoominKorea, an online resource for critical news and analysis on peace and democracy in Korea. She is an anti-war activist and organizer who has traveled to both North and South Korea. She is a Korea Policy Institute associate and routinely speaks at national and international conferences as well as webinars and public seminars.

John Feffer
John Feffer is the director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies. He is a senior associate at the Asia Institute in Seoul and has been both a Writing Fellow at Provisions Library in Washington, DC and a PanTech fellow in Korean Studies at Stanford University. He is a former associate editor of World Policy Journal and served as the American Friends Service Committee’s representative in Korea.  His most recent book is The Pandemic Pivot.


November 30, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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