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.
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.
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.
This blog was listed as a ‘pro-Kremlin, conspiracy theory, extremist website’. According to its recommendations, therefore, Irrussianality would be censored, tagged red, and hidden by search engines. If a moderate academic website like this can be labelled in this way, who can possibly consider themselves safe? Anybody who’s not marching in lockstep with the guardians’ narrative is liable to find themselves a target.
How much better off we’d be if Trump had never uttered the words “Russia” or “Putin”…
The idea that American citizens were somehow at risk of being led by an agent of the Russian government “wittingly or unwittingly” did not appear spontaneously. It had been pushed aggressively by former CIA Director John O. Brennan both during and after his role in pressing for the original investigation.
Last month, the National Nuclear Security Administration (formerly the Atomic Energy Commission) announced that the first of a new generation of strategic nuclear weapons had rolled off the assembly line at its Pantex nuclear weapons plant in the panhandle of Texas.
The change that has come about in Asia has been welcome. Similar things could have been achieved in Europe, had we allowed Trump to treat Putin the way he treated his North Korean counterpart.
In 1983, Stanislav Petrov, a lieutenant colonel in the Soviet Union’s Air Defense Forces, trusted his gut and averted a global nuclear catastrophe.
This week, the American press, and in particular the New York Times, has provided us with three contrasting images of Russia. Let’s take a look at each in turn.