Lessons from history are a big theme in today’s blog post as we look at the Iranian protests and the 1962 Cuban missile crisis while continuing to grapple with western intransigence in negotiating a just peace in Ukraine.
“Nuclear deterrence is a myth and a lethal one at that. Nuclear deterrence continues to dominate international relations. Yet there is no proof it ever worked, nor that it ever will… “(David P. Barash, Guardian.com, 14 January 2018) According to recent articles in the New York Times and Huffington Post, President Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review […]
Ottawa Citizen October 15, 2012 Fifty years ago Tuesday, on Oct. 16, 1962, U.S. President John F. Kennedy was told that a U-2 spy plane had spotted something menacing in Cuba. It was the first of a dramatic 13-day crisis that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. A few days later on […]