Imperialism is big gigantic waste of money. Let’s start with that.
Every year there are 10 billion tons of carbon in new emissions. Planting 1.2 trillion trees could reverse climate change back at least for twenty years. Many countries might join this effort, but the United States and Russia must lead.
How will U.S. action towards Moscow affect two more critical relationships for Washington: the ones with Berlin and Beijing?
Whether in Ukraine or Georgia, Vladimir Putin’s actions shouldn’t come as a surprise to an aggressive United States.
Future generations of Russians will surely recognize the magnitude of his achievements and honor the man who broke with an authoritarian and totalitarian past.
A discussion on the new US ICBM nuclear missile, or Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) with Bulletin contributing editor Elisabeth Eaves and Arms Control Association chairman Thomas Countryman. Moderated by The Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel.
President Joe Biden entered office with a deep knowledge of the dangers of nuclear weapons and the arms race. During the campaign, he said the United States “does not need new nuclear weapons” and “will work to maintain a strong, credible deterrent while reducing our reliance and excessive expenditure on nuclear weapons.”
The future of U.S.-Russia relations is largely America’s choice. If the United States cannot settle for anything short of unquestioned hegemony, Russia will indubitably prove a serious impediment, prepared to challenge it.
It just may be that a truly massive demonstration, particularly in Moscow, might force Putin to engage the opposition. However, for this to be achieved it would be good if such protests were preceded by a detailed proposal from the opposition on what kinds of compromises they would prefer to discuss.
President Joe Biden has now stated several times that America is “back at the table” internationally, and will be “leading with diplomacy” in an effort to “earn back our position of trusted leadership.” But our civilian institutions are not ready for the challenge of demilitarizing U.S. foreign policy and engaging in a dramatically different world.