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  • Stephen Cohen and Katrina Vanden Heuvel - Russia and the US: Destined for a new Cold War?

    Is America sliding back into a dangerous new Cold War with Russia? The two nuclear superpowers are again locked in political and military confrontations. Many worry President Trump’s withdrawal from Syria could create a vacuum that will empower Russia even more in the Middle East. Russia is reportedly setting up a semi-permanent base to host its TU-160 strategic bombers on one of Venezuela’s Caribbean islands 1300 miles from Florida. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into allegations of collusion between the Kremlin and President Trump’s campaign continues to put pressure on the US-Russian relationship. Americans grow more wary as the frenzy surrounding “Russiagate” intensifies.

    On Wednesday, February 27, 2019, Stephen Cohen, one of America’s most influential and controversial Russia experts, and Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, joined the Council for a discussion on the new Cold War and how it has been exacerbated by both Washington and the US mainstream media. The discussion will be moderated by UCLA professor of political science and Russia expert Daniel Treisman.

    Stephen Cohen's new book War with Russia? From Putin & Ukraine to Trump & Russiagate will be available for purchase at the event.
  • William Perry on Nuclear Threats and Russia

    This is a clip from Dr. William J. Perry's address at a LAWAC dinner. Dr. Perry was the 19th U.S. Secretary of Defense. Find out more about Dr. Perry at
  • Dr. William J. Perry on "Nuclear Threats in a Chaotic World"

    Dr. William J. Perry was the 19th U.S. Secretary of Defense. He spoke to a LAWAC dinner about why nuclear threats are greater today than they were during the Cold War. To learn more about Dr. Perry visit
  • Senator John McCain on America's Role in the World

    Senator John McCain addresses the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, on America's Role in the World.

    To learn more about the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, visit:

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