Transnational dialogue on decommissioning of nuclear power plants: New England (USA) & Northwest Russia

Nuclear Plant Decommissioning

On May 19, with partners in the northeast United States and northwestern Russia, CPDCS hosted an online conference about the ongoing dangers of decommissioning nuclear power plants. Among the lessons of the session are the  ways local and regional communities are being placed in danger, the importance of ending the incestuous relationship between the nuclear … Read more

Ukraine, the Deepening Euro-Atlantic Crisis, and Common Security Possibilities

Ukraine Russia conflict

Joseph Gerson’s article UKRAINE, THE DEEPENING EURO-ATLANTIC CRISIS, AND COMMON SECURITY POSSIBILITIES has been highly praised for its description the growing Ukrainian and US/NATO-Russian dangers while pointing Common Security paths to peace and a new Euro-Atlantic security architecture. The Ukraine War is about far more than Ukraine. It’s not simply a criminal Russian war of … Read more

What Should U.S. Policy Toward Taiwan Be?

Webinar | What Should U.S. Policy Towards Taiwan Be?

Webinar with Mike Mochizuki and Zhiqun Zhu – March 29, 2023 Challenging Washington’s group think toward China and Taiwan, these exceptional scholar not only laid out the forces leading toward a conflict over Taiwan, but a range of policy options that the U.S. can and should be adopting to reduce tensions, defend Taiwan’s democratic system, … Read more

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

Webinar on Myths, Realities & Implications of China’s Nuclear Weapons. Hans Kristensen, Zhao Tong, Michael Klare

China Nuclear Buildup

Dealing with potentially existential developments, the Committee for a Sane U.S.-China Policy and CPDCS held a webinar with authoritative security analysts Hans Kristensen, Zhao Tong, and Michael Klare about myths, realities, and implications of Beijing’s nuclear weapons build up. It was packed with information and analysis, and Zhao Tong’s observations about the cultural and political … Read more

European Peace Movements: Together We Can Change the World. January 28 

European Peace Movement

In unity there is strength. Peace movements in Europe are working for a ceasefire and negotiations to end the Ukraine War. They are organizing to oppose deployment of new U.S. nuclear weapons under the cover of NATO’s Nuclear Sharing doctrine and working in support of the Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. They are deeply … 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.

Russia, Europe Ukraine and Possibilities for Euro-Atlantic Peace


On Dec. 14, 2022, we held an excellent and uniquely informative webinar  with Reiner Braun, a leading European peace advocate reporting on his findings from a recent trip  to Moscow and about the priorities for European peace movements. Until recently Reiner was the Executive Director of the International Peace Bureau. He  recently returned from a series of … Read more

Zaporizhzhia: Facing the Dangers of Nuclear Power Plans in War and Peace

Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant

Recording of Dec. 11 Webinar with Oleg Bodrov & Linda Pentz Gunter With battles continuing to rage in and around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, Oleg Bodrov, an engineer-physicist with the Council of the South Coast of Finland in St. Petersburg and Linda Pentz Gunter of Beyond Nuclear International described the potential dangers posed by … Read more