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Gorbachev’s Warning about U.S.-Russia Relations


Voice of America reports in “Gorbachev Warns U.S.-Russia Tensions Are at ‘Dangerous Point’” that: “His comments followed a series of issues that have strained relations between Washington and Moscow. Among them are the war in Syria and U.S. accusations that Russia is involved in cyber attacks aimed at disrupting U.S. elections next month.

“‘I think the world has reached a dangerous point,’ Gorbachev told RIA Novosti, Russia’s state news agency. … ‘But I do want to say that this needs to stop,’ he said. ‘We need to renew dialogue. Stopping it was the biggest mistake.'”

Katrina vanden Heuvel is editor and publisher of The Nation magazine. She said today: “It is not pro-Putin or pro-Trump but rather sober realism to argue that the U.S. needs to partner with Russia to resolve the Syrian crisis, combat terrorism, tackle nuclear proliferation and global warming. Alarmist and still unsubstantiated allegations about cyberattacks are designed to squelch an urgently needed debate about U.S.-Russian relations — before this dangerous new Cold War deepens.”

GILBERT DOCTOROW, [currently in Slovenia, starting Tuesday in Brussels] gdoctorow [at], skype: gilbert.doctorow
Doctorow is a journalist and European coordinator of the American Committee for East West Accord. His latest book is Does Russia Have a Future?

He just wrote “The Warnings of a New World War” for Consortium News, which argues: “The U.S.-Russia confrontation over Ukraine and now Syria is far more dangerous than is understood by mainstream U.S. analysts as Russia lays down clear warnings that are mostly being ignored.”

He also recently wrote the piece “Applying Tolstoy to Today’s Rush to War.”