Skip to main content

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

Joseph Gerson

Joseph Gerson

Joseph Gerson is President of the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security, Co-founder of the Committee for a SANE U.S. China Policy and Vice President of the International Peace Bureau. His books include Empire and the Bomb, and With Hiroshima Eyes.

Articles by this author

 

Alternatives to the Pentagon's China Nightmares

This is a moment to be pressing President Biden and those around him to embrace a no first strike doctrine, for Congress to defund the land-based ICBMs and other nuclear first strike weapons, to initiate negotiation of an Asia-Pacific Freeze to halt the suicidal arms race.

Joseph Gerson ·


Geopolitical Earthquakes Increase the Danger of Catastrophic War

We face a classical Thucydides Trap between rising and declining powers that too many times in history has climaxed in catastrophic wars. But now the stakes are existential.

Joseph Gerson ·


Biden's Nuclear Weapons Commitments: Dangerous Continuities

Tragically, despite widespread high hopes for change, in the existential realm of potentially omnicidal nuclear war preparations, the Biden administration has signaled more continuity than change.

Joseph Gerson ·


Taiwan: A War That Must Never Be Fought

First Donald Trump and now Joe Biden have been playing with fire when it comes to policy with China.

Joseph Gerson ·


Biden in Europe: To Contain China, Restructuring the Global Disorder

A new and global Cold War with China is among the last things that humanity needs.

Joseph Gerson ·


Biden Dangerously Accelerating the New Cold War with China

Despite our differences with China—some of them profound—we would do well to prioritize pursuing mutually beneficial diplomacy and building collaborations to address the existential threats to survival over preparing for catastrophic war with the Middle Kingdom.

Joseph Gerson ·


The New Cold War U.S.-Japanese Summit: Containing China and Reinforcing Hegemony

The existential truth is that the U.S. and China are caught in the Thucydides Trap, the historic pattern of inevitable tension between rising and declining powers that have too often climaxed in catastrophic war.

Joseph Gerson ·


Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

Support our work.

We are independent, non-profit, advertising-free and 100% reader supported.

Subscribe to our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values.
Direct to your inbox.

Subscribe to our Newsletter.


Common Dreams, Inc. Founded 1997. Registered 501(c3) Non-Profit | Privacy Policy
Common Dreams Logo