Mayors and parliamentarians call on Russia and the U.S. to preserve the INF Treaty

Mayors, parliamentarians, policy experts and civil society representatives from forty countries – mostly Europe and North America – yesterday sent an open letter, the Basel Appeal for Disarmament and Sustainable Security, to Presidents Putin and Trump and to the leaders of the Russian and US legislatures, calling on them to preserve the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty…

Global Zero: Nuclear Experts Endorse ‘No First Use’ Act

Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee Adam Smith (D-WA) and introduced the “No First Use Act,” a bill that would commit the United States to never use nuclear weapons first and drastically reduce the risk of nuclear conflict overall.

Physicians for Social Responsibility Applauds Warren and Smith’s ‘No First Use’ Legislation

Physicians for Social Responsibility applauds Representative Adam Smith and Senator Elizabeth Warren for their bold commitment to ensuring the health and safety of all families by establishing a U.S. policy of “No First Use” of nuclear weapons.

Philip Bump: That sophisticated, specific Russian 2016 voter targeting effort doesn’t seem to exist

Could the Russians have deployed sophisticated social media tracking tools to follow users across sites and determine where they were based, then tailor political messages to the broad groups or Twitter accounts they created? In theory, sure — but it seems like an awfully indirect way of targeting specific geographies,

EVENT: Stephen F. Cohen and Dan Rather in Conversation with Katrina vanden Heuvel

On Wednesday, Jan 23, at 7:30 pm, iconic journalist Dan Rather and The Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel will join historian Stephen F. Cohen, to discuss his new book, War with Russia? in which Cohen argues that America is in a new Cold War with Russia that’s even more dangerous than the one the world barely survived in the twentieth century.  Visit 92Y.org or call 212.415.5500 for tickets.

Reuters: Putin tells Trump that Moscow is open for dialogue

Russian President Vladimir Putin told his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump in a New Year letter on Sunday that Moscow was ready for dialogue on a “wide-ranging agenda”, the Kremlin said following a series of failed attempts to hold a new summit.

Where Did This Bernie Go? (LA Times, April 28, 1985)

“A handful of people in this country are making decisions, whipping up Cold War hysteria, making us hate the Russians. We’re spending billions on military. Why can’t we take some of that money to pay for thousands of U.S. children to go to the Soviet Union,” asked newly elected Burlington mayor Bernie Sanders.

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