ACURA FlashBack: The late, great Robert Parry on Carl Gershman

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

VIDEO: ACURA’s Nicolai N. Petro: Reading Russia and Ukraine Right: A Conversation

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.

James W. Carden: Book Review: Charles de Gaulle: A Thorn in the Side of Six American Presidents

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.

ACURA GuestPost: Professor Geoffrey Roberts: Over-politicized journalists seek monsters to slay

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.

From the Archive: Stephen F. Cohen: U.S. Meddles in Russia: A Talk to the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

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.

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