The bizarre Russian controversy complete with charges of influencing the presidential election has diverted attention from the existential dangers of Trump’s foreign policy. Trump and his right wing advisor Steven Bannon are pushing an aggressive “America First” policy driven by near unimaginably destructive nuclear weapons. There is increasing danger of conflict and war with China and North Korea that could result in massive destruction.
This presentation will analyze the political and strategic influences underlying Trump’s global policies and will look at how the projected “reset” with Russia relates to those global objectives. It will also consider the dangers inherent in liberal and centrist efforts to foment a new cold war with Russia. All of these pressing threats need the immediate attention and action by peace activists.
Mark Solomon is professor of history emeritus at Simmons College and a former national co-chair of Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism.
Sponsored by United for Justice with Peace