Gilbert Doctorow talks about the potential for a hot war with Russia, which the neocons, he says, seem to think would actually be possible without the use of nuclear weapons. He and Scott both emphatically agree, however, that that is not the case. Given that each country (along with several others) has the capacity to destroy all of civilization several times over, the greatest possible caution and diplomacy are called for.
Discussed on the show:
- Does Russia Have a Future?: Collected (Nonconformist) Essays on Russian, American and European Relations, 2013-15
- “Vladimir Putin on national defense in his Annual Address to a joint session of the Russian parliament: threats or a bid to negotiate on arms control?” (gilbertdoctorow.com)
- “Are Trump and Putin Opening Pandora’s Box?” (The New York Times)
Gilbert Doctorow is an independent political analyst and was the European Coordinator of The American Committee for East-West Accord. He writes regularly for Consortium News. His latest book is Does the United States Have a Future?
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