November 01, 2018

Everything is Material

I was drawn into the “Russia Game” 37 years ago, impelled by the ominous cloud of Mutually Assured Destruction that then hung over the world.

My first trip to Russia (then the USSR) was in 1982, during a study abroad year in Wales. Under the life-changing tutelage of Professor Malcolm Gilbert, I became fascinated by the place, the people, and the history, and decided that I wanted to put my shoulder into fixing “the nuclear problem.”

I, like many, was convinced that if we just understood Russia better, and they us, we could together chart a path to dialing down the nuclear threat and clearing up that dark cloud.

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