AUKUS Nuclear Submarines: Accelerating the Sleepwalking to War With China

Submarine Naval San Diego

Joseph Gerson, Common DreamsMarch 26, 2023 The March 13 Biden-Albanese-Sunak summit in San Diego to demonstrate alliance solidarity and to sign the multi-billion AUKUS (Australia, United Kingdom, US) nuclear submarine deal accelerated the pace of the U.S. and China sleepwalking toward catastrophic war. Nuclear-powered submarines are designed for one purpose: attack. We must recognize the … Read more

Militarized Japan and the Biden-Kishida Summit, Signal Moment in the New Cold War

Asia Pacific - Military boats on the ocean.

The Japanese government recently announced plans to double the size of its military budget, which is already the 8th largest in the world. It also issued three new military doctrines which vastly increase its war fighting commits in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. On the eve of the January 13 summit between President Biden and Prime Minister Kishida Joseph Gerson published this article in Common Dreams to dispel myths about the impacts of Japan’s peace constitution, the history of its military buildup, and the expansion of the U.S.-Japan military alliance.

Oleg Bodrov’s Opening Statement in December 11 webinar Zaporizhzhia: Facing the Dangers of Nuclear Power Plants in War and Peace

Ukraine Nuclear Plant

Good afternoon, Massachusetts, good evening, Europe. Dear organizers and participants of the webinar! Thank you for the invitation to discuss the safety of the Zaporozhye NPP. I am speaking to you from the Russian coast of the Baltic Sea. It’s over 4,000 miles from Boston and 1,000 miles from Zaporozhje NPP. The topic of our … Read more

Sky Shield & the Spiraling U.S.-NATO Arms Race

Ministers supporting Sky Shield

Joseph Gerson’s In Depth News Article Initiated by Germany, NATO is in the process of ratcheting up spiraling nuclear and “conventional” arms races with Russia, with plans to deploy a multi-billion euro “missile shield” It is important for people to know about and begin debating this escalation of the new Cold War. The Biden Administration’s … Read more

The Ukraine War & the U.S. National Security Strategy

No more war demostration

Amidst the Ukraine War, the Biden Administration published its National Security. Strategy. The Strategy opens with the statement at “The post-Cold War era is definitely over, and competition is under way between the major powers to shape what comes next.” Rather than pursue win-win Common Security approaches, the Strategy calls for an integrated ali government zero-sum … Read more

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


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.

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

Ukraine Russia Joseph Gerson Article

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



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