News

March for Nuclear Weapons Treaty in University City

St. Louis area residents gathered last Saturday in the Delmar Loop in University City to show their support for United Nations legislation banning nuclear weapons.

The U.N. General Assembly is currently discussing a legally binding treaty to ban nuclear weapons.  On … Read More

Posted in News | Leave a comment

MOVING BACKWARD ON CUBA

President Donald Trump’s Cuba policy has three drawbacks.

It ignores history, it ignores other powers who are trying to establish a beachhead on the island, and it could create a situation where runaway defense spending is made easier. Cuba and the … Read More

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Zbigniew Brzezinski, Human Rights Advocate, Dies

On May 26, Zbigniew Brzezinski – one of our best diplomats – passed away at the age of 89. He served in the State Department under President Lyndon Baines Johnson and also served as President Jimmy Carter’s National Security Advisor … Read More

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Social Democracy and the Economy

Since it was published in 2014, Lane Kenworthy’s “Social Democratic America” has turned heads in public policy circles. Kenworthy, who teaches sociology at the University of California San Diego, outlines our social democratic future in this book. This includes more … Read More

Posted in News | Leave a comment

The Cost of Nuclear Weapons

Einstein said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting it to work.

The United States’ policy on nuclear weapons qualifies as insanity. In an interview that took place just a month after taking … Read More

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Remembering Albert Schweitzer

Over the years, theologian and physician Albert Schweitzer has been declared a prophet.

He addressed the issue of nuclear weapons throughout his career. Lately, nuclear weapons have again been grabbing headlines. North Korea is using its nuclear arsenal as a threat … Read More

Posted in News | Comments Off on Remembering Albert Schweitzer

The Originial Mother’s Day

Most associate Mother’s Day with cards, flowers and calls to mom.

But few in contemporary America understand the origins of the holiday. The early advocates of Mother’s Day envisioned it as a day of peace. In 1870 — nearly 40 years … Read More

Posted in News | Comments Off on The Originial Mother’s Day

Hedley Bull: Realist Visionary

Thirty-two years ago this month the great international relations theorist Hedley Bull ended his journey on this earth.

Bull was born in Sydney, Australia in 1932. He studied history and philosophy at the University of Sydney where he was influenced by … Read More

Posted in Featured, News | Comments Off on Hedley Bull: Realist Visionary

Hundreds Voice Opposition in Climate March

Hundreds participated in the People’s Climate March at Serra Sculpture Park in downtown St. Louis on Saturday to voice opposition to the Trump Administration’s policies on global warming.

Satellite marches took place in several cities while the main march took place … Read More

Posted in News | Comments Off on Hundreds Voice Opposition in Climate March

Populism and World Order

Does the rise of populism on both side of the Atlantic endanger the concept of international order?

Populism has left its mark on the face of international politics as of late.  The exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, … Read More

Posted in Featured, News | Comments Off on Populism and World Order