Russia

Last week Congress overwhelmingly passed a bill that applies sanctions to Russia, Iran, and North Korea. President Trump is expected to sign it. Yet, this dangerous bill will needlessly provoke all three countries and move us away from productive solutions to the issues the sanctions …

From the Dorchester People for Peace Update, July 21, 2017 Despite how despicable Donald Trump remains in so many ways, reports that he plans to end US arming of so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels is good for Syria – and good for the US.  While the NY …

Over a week has passed since two historic moments took place. On Friday July 7th, Putin and Trump met for the first time in person at the G20 meeting in Germany. Meanwhile, the United Nations voted nearly unanimously in favor for the nuclear ban treaty, …

As Congress enters its summer session,  a bill implementing harsher sanctions on Iran and Russia could be on the table. Senate passed these new sanctions by an overwhelming majority in mid-June, but the House has yet to give its approval. The bill, known as the Countering …

Who is Vladimir Putin?

June 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Oliver Stone is attempting to shift a global perception. Backlash after backlash, Vladimir Putin has been called names, categorized, and misunderstood. Media outlets have taken a traditionally favored route of labeling him as having a severe mental illness (despite having never interacted with him), while …

U.S. and Russia: A History Lesson

May 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Inside of Arlington National Cemetery is a small stone marker written in two different languages. A statement in English informs the visitor that the marker is “in recognition of the cooperation by American, Soviet, and Allied armed forces during World War II. This marker symbolizes the …

Even if Donald Trump had not been elected, the world would probably be experiencing a greater risk of great-power conflict due to a variety of pressures (China’s rise, Russia’s adventurism, America’s fear of decline), but with his ascension to the presidency the risk is increasing. …

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