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Paul Walker and Prof. George Breslauer spoke to about 40 people at “Building a World Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction”, a Massachustts Peace Action Education Fund house party at the Walkers’ Cambridge residence June 2. Walker spoke on the Chemical Weapons Convention, which he …

Why did Russia Intervene in the Syrian War?

April 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

Part 2 of an exchange.  See the piece by Rashin Khosravibavandpouri. By Andrey Kortunov The 2011 failed transition in Libya was an important learning experience for Moscow. It consolidated the conservative faction in the Russian political establishment and nearly silenced the liberal opposition. After Libya, …

Part 1 of an exchange.  See the response by Andrei Kortunov. Since he became president in 1999, Russian President Vladimir Putin has had the ambition of changing the unilateral order of the international world to a new bilateral one. Russia’s enormous territory, nuclear arsenal, and …

Feb. 11: Michael Klare. We’ve entered a new and dangerous era in which nuclear-armed powers are engaging in ever-more provocative behavior. With NATO’s expansion and Russian meddling in Ukraine, the U.S. and Russia are engaged in what has been described as a proxy war in …

Understanding Syria

October 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Trying to understand what’s going on in Syria – and the continuing intervention there by the US and its allies is challenging. The mainstream press is uninformed and riddled with distorted propagandistic themes that reflect official US government position rather than serious analysis.  Here is my take …

Presentation by Paul Christensen, who has studied social movement politics in Russia and the Soviet Union.  Professor Christensen has conducted research in the Donetsk region of Ukraine.  Discussion will follow. The situation is eastern Ukraine is tragic and dangerous, with suffering and casualties for people …

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