Friday, October 30, 2020

Tag: Stephen F. Cohen: Russia’s Nuclear-Powered Fear of First Strike and Political Protest in Russia

Stephen F. Cohen: Russia’s Nuclear-Powered Fear of First Strike and Political Protest in Russia

by Stephen F. Cohen, via Lew Rockwell:

Professor Stephen F. Cohen, a Nation contributing editor and professor emeritus of Russian studies at NYU and Princeton, discusses with the host of The John Batchelor Show the recent nuclear accident on a submarine in Northern Russia and the unrelated political protests in Moscow.

Cohen puts both in the historical and political context usually missing from media accounts. The first should be understood in the context of the new US-Russian nuclear arms race triggered by Washington’s unilateral withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in 2002—and as further confirmation that the new Cold War is more dangerous than was its predecessor.