Carl Gershman, the first and to this point only president of the National Endowment for Democracy [sic], is retiring after nearly 40 years at the helm of NED. I can think of no better way to mark the occasion than by running Robert Parry’s October 2016 column on Washington’s neocon paymaster. – JWC
The American effort to thwart that project, initiated by Barack Obama and maintained by Donald Trump, was a misguided and short-sighted policy that was destined to fail.
Despite years of policy and rhetoric designed to reproach Moscow, Washington now needs help containing the Taliban.
When a government is spending billions of dollars on building weapons of mass destruction during a global pandemic it is a fairly easy task to see where its values lie.
Its new national security strategy may be calculated to appeal to voters, but the West has clearly helped to push Putin’s buttons, too…
Dr. Nicolai Petro, Professor of Political Science at the University of Rhode Island spoke about the current political, economic, social, and cultural developments and trends in Russia and Ukraine. Topics discussed included: Current US-Russian relations under the Biden Administration; Official and unofficial US perceptions of Russia; The ongoing political crises and attacks on media critical of the Ukrainian state; The limits of what President Volodymyr Zelensky can do; The frozen conflict in the Donbas Region.
Unipolar fantasies of American hegemony such as those harbored by an influential claque of neoconservative and liberal interventionists continue to cloud the judgement of most of the U.S. foreign policy establishment.
FT columnist Philip Stephens is right to draw attention to Russia’s new National Security Strategy (“The brittle façade of Putin’s Russia”, July 16), but in his rush to condemn it as merely a smokescreen for Putin’s power, he misses its main point.
ACURA founder and professor emeritus of Russian Studies Stephen F. Cohen gave a talk in May 2010 on how the U.S. assumption of Russia’s weakness causes us to attempt to meddle in the country’s political life.
The MacArthur Foundation’s decision to stop funding nuclear policy work threatens to silence key voices amid fears of a new arms race.