US News and World Report: U.S. Considering New Lethal Aid to Ukraine to Deter Russia

THE TOP MILITARY commander for operations in Europe said Monday the U.S. is considering providing additional lethal aid to Ukraine to deter future Russian naval aggression akin to the recent crisis in the Kerch Strait.


The dramatic and dangerous deterioration in relations between the U.S. and Russia demands that we all take unprecedented actions in 2019. It requires that citizens find unusual ways to educate and break through the mire of political actions and inaction to create new initiatives. CCI led the way in U.S.-USSR relations in the early 1980s before the term “citizen diplomacy” was coined. We are again searching for unparalleled ways for citizens to act.

AP: Putin warns new Russian weapons will target US if it deploys missiles to Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin sternly warned the United States against deploying new missiles in Europe, saying Wednesday that Russia will retaliate by fielding new weapons that will take just as little time to reach their targets.

Berkeley EVENT: Presentation and Book signing: Stephen Cohen & Katrina vanden Heuvel

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM and The Nation Magazine present Stephen F. Cohen author of the newly released book, War With Russia? and Katrina vanden Heuvel (Publisher and Editor of The Nation Magazine) on What the New U.S.-Russian Cold War Means for American Politics. Hosted by Mitch Jeserich, Monday, February 25, 2019 First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA.

Los Angeles EVENT: LA World Affairs Council Hosts Stephen Cohen & Katrina vanden Heuvel

Join us Wednesday, February 27 for a discussion with Stephen Cohen, one of America’s most influential and controversial Russia experts, and Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, on the new Cold War and how it has been exacerbated by both Washington and the US mainstream media. The discussion will be moderated by UCLA professor of political science and Russia expert Daniel Treisman.

Los Angeles EVENT: Loyola Marymount: The Doshi Family Bridge-builder Award

Honoring Stephen F. Cohen and Katrina vanden Heuvel, for their continued contributions to cross-cultural understanding and willingness to engage issues from new perspectives across a variety of media platforms. Award Ceremony and Discussion Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 | 7 p.m. Loyola Marymount, Roski Dining Room, University Hall.

Center for Public Integrity: Americans Overwhelmingly Support INF Treaty

American voters overwhelmingly reject the prospect of withdrawing from a 32-year-old arms-control accord with Russia that forbids either nation from fielding intermediate-range nuclear weapons, according to an in-depth University of Maryland survey scheduled for release today.

Walter Jones, congressman who worked to atone for his Iraq war vote, is dead at 76

Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr., an Eastern North Carolina congressman who made it his mission to atone for his vote sending U.S. troops into Iraq in the early 2000s, died Sunday on his 76th birthday. Jones, like his father, served his district for nearly a quarter-century.

McClatchy: Rand Paul accuses McConnell and other senators of forming a ‘war caucus’

Sen. Rand Paul accused his Senate colleagues Monday of being warmongers and serving in a “war caucus” — as fellow Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell led a bid to protest the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria and Afghanistan.

EVENT: War with Russia?: Stephen Cohen in conversation with Katrina vanden Heuvel

The Nation and the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) present Stephen F. Cohen in conversation with Katrina vanden Heuvel this Thursday evening at Washington DC’s Busboys and Poets 14th St location. For more information, go to:

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