Guest: Dr. George Szamuely. We talked about the strengthening alliance between Russia and China (the Russia-China Convergence), the shock and concern expressed by US officials after recent meetings and comments by the Chinese and Russian leaders and about the American policy decisions and imperial adventures over the last few decades that made that convergence inevitable. We discussed the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Brzezinski, McFaul and the long history of opposition to detente with Russia by factions of the US national security state. Then we talked about how this relates to Russiagate as well as recent developments in that arena.
George Szamuely is the author of Bombs for Peace: NATO’s Humanitarian War on Yugoslavia and a senior research fellow at the Global Policy Institute.
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Recorded on June 15, 2019. Music by Fluorescent Grey.