US-RUSSIA INITIATIVES

We are focusing our efforts on reducing the escalating nuclear danger between the US and Russia, the two countries with over 90% of the world’s nuclear weapons.  Despite deep political differences – over Russiagate, Ukraine, Syria (and in other areas) – we champion engagement, dialogue and cooperation between Americans and Russians through Track II and Track 1.5 diplomacy, people-to-people contacts, cultural exchange, education, film, print and social media, and mediation efforts.

INTERVIEWS ON

US-RUSSIAN RELATIONS  

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MIKHAIL GORBACHEV

See excerpts from interviews with experts, current and former officials, and thought leaders in the US and Russia on the escalating nuclear danger.

MAKANA

CONCERT TOUR

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Makana is a singer, composer and master of the native Hawaiian “Slack-Key” guitar tradition.  The New York Times called him “dazzling.”

“THIRD SIDE” MEDIATION SEMINARS

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Seminars for policy advisors, students and specialists in U.S. and Russia: How to apply cooperative negotiation tools for nuclear risk reduction and conflict transformation in U.S.-Russian relations.

BERING STRAIT FOR PEACE

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Gathering for Peace with Indigenous Peoples Summer Solstice 2022

In the middle of the Bering Strait, the border between the US and Russia – the two countries that possess over 90% of the world’s nuclear weapons – is less than three miles apart.

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Makana recorded a new song in a once top-secret Russian nuclear bomb shelter.  We filmed him – the first American to descend into Nuclear Bunker 703.

RELEASE DATE: January 13, 2019

Anniversary of the Hawaii False Nuclear Missile Alert