Click here to read: Peace and Economic Security Director Joseph Gerson's recent article in Truthout which provides essential background information on the evolution of the Japanese-Chinese-U.S. military tensions in Northeast Asia.
*Dr. Joseph Gerson is Director of Programs and Director of the Peace & Economic Security Program of the American Friends Service Committee, Northeast Region. He is convener of the Working Group for Peace and Demilitarization in Asia and the Pacific and a member of the Board of the International Peace Bureau. E-mail: JGerson@afsc.org
This presentation was first made at Facing the Dangers of Great Power War: A Conference on the Centenary of World War I, New York, May 3. It was also given at the Peace Event Sarajevo 2014, Sarajevo, Bosnia, June 7, 2014
In January, 2011, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced a major U.S. foreign and military policy initiative: the diplomatic, economic and military pivot to Asia and the Pacific. This speech on the pivot by Joseph Gerson of AFSC’s Peace and Economic Security Program was prepared to help build peace movement capabilities to prevent war and to build shared security solutions to Asia-Pacific tensions.
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