A Nuclear State of Denial

by Caitlin Johnstone, published on Consortium News, June 24, 2022 A John Mearsheimer video clip from 2016 is going viral on Twitter right now, as old John Mearsheimer clips tend to do in the year 2022 when his predictions that Western actions would lead to the destruction of Ukraine are coming horrifyingly true. In response to a question about what the worst U.S. foreign policy[…]

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Westphalian Logic and Geopolitical Prudence in the Nuclear Age

By Richard Falk, published on Counterpunch, May 20, 2022 Interesting analysis of the realities of international politics.  Interests, boundaries and relative strength are highly relevant to  international negotiations.  The structure of the United Nations is as significant as the rules.  Westphalian refers to a treaty from 1649 that secured the peace through recognition of national boundaries.  Interestingly, I found a[…]

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Will the U.S. Send Reaper Drones Into the Ukraine Whirlwind?

by Nick Mottern, published on Common Dreams, April 7, 2022 This article by Nick Mottern, who has spent over a decade studying and opposing drone warfare, presents a very worrisome direction that the US is taking with regard to Ukraine.   I don’t think that they will act on it immediately because drones need to be based somewhere, and wherever they[…]

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How the U.S. Started a Cold War with Russia and Left Ukraine to Fight It

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, March 28, 2022 The defenders of Ukraine are bravely resisting Russian aggression, shaming the rest of the world and the UN Security Council for its failure to protect them. It is an encouraging sign that the Russians and Ukrainians are holding talks in Belarus that may lead to a ceasefire. All efforts[…]

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America Is Reaping What It Sowed in Ukraine

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, January 31, 2022 So what are Americans to believe about the rising tensions over Ukraine? The United States and Russia both claim their escalations are defensive, responding to threats and escalations by the other side, but the resulting spiral of escalation can only make war more likely. Ukrainian President Zelensky is warning[…]

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Fifteen Nuclear Reactors in Ukraine -War Very Bad Idea

by Bruce Gagnon, published on Keep Space 4 Peace, January 29, 2022 Ukraine diplomat sees little chance of war ‘in country with 15 nuclear reactors’ Ukraine is committed to seeking a diplomatic solution to the current tension with Russia, its ambassador to Japan, Sergiy Korsunsky, said on Wednesday (26 January), adding that he saw little chance of all-out war, although[…]

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No Cold War with China! No AUKUS Pact!

U.S. Peace Council Statement, December 9, 2021 The signs of the new cold war with China are everywhere. The political signal comes from the top. President Biden’s Interim National Security Strategic Guidance, tellingly called Renewing America’s Advantages, states: “We must also contend with the reality that the distribution of power across the world is changing, creating new threats. China, in[…]

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