In Germany, a call for a new initiative for arms control and disarmament.

Former leaders of the SPD issued a statement last week…”If we cannot stop this looming nuclear spiral now, Europe, and Germany, will be the setting of this contest again. It is hard to imagine a more important question to us then the question how to prevent a renewed nuclear arms race in Europe.”

Nicolai N. Petro: IN UKRAINE, IS CONSTANTINOPLE RUSHING IN “WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD”?

On the eve of national elections in 2019, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, has set himself the ambitious task of dismantling the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church, an autonomous and self-administered part of the Russian Orthodox Church, and creating a new, single national church out of the many Christian denominations in his country.

Stephen F. Cohen: Who’s Really ‘Undermining’ American Democracy?

In conversation with John Batchelor, Professor Cohen summarizes one of the themes in his new book, War with Russia? From Putin and Ukraine To Trump and Russiagate, by arguing that Russiagate allegations of Kremlin attempts to “undermine American democracy” may themselves erode confidence in American institutions.

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