Russia

Gary Leupp will review the course of U.S.–Russian relations since 1991, from the decade-long honeymoon with the Yeltsin regime to the Putin era. Leupp will discuss the Ukrainian situation in historical context, emphasizing the ethnic divide in that country and how the February 2014 regime …

presentation by Mark Solomon followed by discussion   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” …

Amidst the rise of Trump and right-wing nationalism in the United States, fearful concerns about the rise of similar right-wing populist movements within Europe have inevitably intensified, particularly within the international peace movement, which remains highly cautious of the increasing dangers of global militarism and …

Nukes, NATO and Right-Wing Nationalism

March 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

The International Peace Movement’s Response to the Trump Debacle Reiner Braun has been a leading figure in the German and European peace movements since the early 1980s.  His connections with movements and political figures from Manila to Moscow and Berlin to Buenos Aries is extraordinary. …

Syrian Peace Talks in Astana

January 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

On January 23, Astana, the Capital of Kazakhstan, will be hosting the Syrian peace talks between the Syrian government and leaders of different factions of the Syrian opposition where Russia, Turkey and Iran will be the organizers and guarantors of the negotiations. There is a …

The Siren Song of a No-Fly Zone

November 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

This article appeared in the 2016 Fall Newsletter The presidential candidates are trying to come up with a ‘solution’ for Syria. Donald Trump has proposed a “safe zone” to shelter Syrians out of the conflict. The zone, according to Trump, would be a piece of …

June 20, 2016 by Center for Citizen Initiatives delegation currently visiting Russia On June 16, the New York Times reported : “More than 50 State Department diplomats have signed an internal memo sharply critical of the Obama administration’s policy inSyria, urging the United States to …

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