The European Left, Global NATO, and the Crack in Everything

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In his Common Security article, Joseph Gerson has shared important lessons  taken from peace conferences and events across Asia and Europe, about NATO as a global alliance, and his thoughts about how we begin to address the interrelated threats to democracy, of escalating great power confrontations and climate change. https://www.commondreams.org/views/2022/07/12/global-nato-alliance-european-left-and-crack-everything

Ukraine Negotiations: No Fly Zone, Nukes, Neutrality, and Disarmament

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Ukraine Negotiations: No Fly Zone, Nukes, Neutrality, and Disarmament March 28 Common Dreams Article by Joseph Gerson Ukrainian and Russian lives will continue to be shattered until either a ceasefire or completion of successful negotiations are announced. Regardless of whether we agree with him or not, President Biden’s statements that Vladimir Putin cannot remain in power … Read more

EXPERTS DIALOGUE ON  NATO – RUSSIA RISK REDUCTION SEVEN RECOMMENDATIONS

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More than 70 leading international experts issued the following statement calling for seven urgent diplomatic steps to prevent a Ukraine/great power war and to lay the foundation for comprehensive Common Security diplomacy. Joseph Gerson “In December 2020, this group of senior Russian, American and European experts offered governments a set of recommendations on Russia-NATO risk … Read more

Resisting a New Cold War with Russia and China

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Resisting a New Cold War with Russia and China Joseph GersonReducing the Dangers of New War Conference, Jan 29, 2022 These are not normal times. We are caught in a Thucydides trap, the inevitable tensions between rising and declining powers that leads to catastrophic wars. As before WWI, there are those dangerous tensions, complex alliance … Read more

Historical Background and Common Security Approaches to Resolve the Ukraine-European Crisis

Historical Background and Common Security Approaches to Resolve the Ukraine-European Crisis Article by Joseph Gerson We have been bombarded by news reports and announcements from President Biden and Secretary of State Blinken that a Russian invasion of Ukraine is imminent. On January 18, as he prepared to leave for Kyiv, Berlin and Geneva, Secretary of … Read more

In The Run up to the Biden Putin Summit

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The 21st Century Nuclear Arms Race The writer is President of the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security, and Vice-President of the International Peace Bureau. A new report by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)—focusing on nuclear weapons spending– following on the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists recent decision that their Doomsday … Read more