The American Committee for US-Russia Accord expresses its utter condemnation of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and asks for an immediate halt to military actions; the withdrawal of Russian troops; and the restoration of Ukraine’s sovereignty.
ACURA has worked for many years to improve mutual understanding between Russia and the United States and has invited the West to build a new security architecture that wouldn’t exclude Russia.
We believe Moscow’s decision to invade Ukraine goes against Russia’s own real strategic interests.It puts at risk the peace built since 1945 on the European continent, and also harms the long-term future of Russia.
We stand with Ukraine, the people of Russia, and all those in the world who call for peace.
Katrina vanden Heuvel, President of ACURA; publisher and editorial director of The Nation
James W. Carden, former advisor to US Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission; Senior Consultant to ACURA
Bernadine Joselyn, founding director of Public Policy and Engagement for Blandin Foundation
Marlene Laruelle, Director of the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES) and Research Professor of International Affairs at George Washington University
Cynthia Lazaroff, an award-winning documentary filmmaker and founder of Women Transforming Our Nuclear Legacy
Anatol Lieven, Senior Research Fellow on Russia and Europe at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft
Jack F. Matlock, Jr., career US diplomat who served as Ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987-1991
Krishen Mehta, former partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Global Justice Fellow, Yale University
John E. Pepper, former CEO of Proctor and Gamble
Nicolai N. Petro, professor of political science, University of Rhode Island
David C. Speedie, was Senior Fellow and Director of the Program on U.S. Global Engagement at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York from 2007 to 2017.