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Russiaphobia and the perils of a new Cold War - with Tom Switzer


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Join us for an evening with Tom Switzer – executive director of the Centre for Independent Studies and presenter of ABC Radio National’s Between the Lines – who will be delivering a talk on Russiaphobia and the perils of a new Cold War. Drinks and food will be served from 6pm for a 6:30 start. The evening also provides an opportunity for question time and an inclusive discussion with Tom.

Tickets can either be purchased in advance (link provided) or at the door – all are welcome! Looking forward to seeing you there!

Read Tom’s summary for the evening’s talk:

What is it about Russia that winds everyone up so much? Why all the anger, the endless barrage of alarmist rhetoric and the ruthless drive to isolate a great power with a vast arsenal of nuclear weapons? True, Vladimir Putin is a thug, who leads a gangster regime. But there is nothing peculiar or pathological in Russia’s behaviour: it is either protecting legitimate security interests in the Baltics and the Middle East or reacting to provocative western policy in the post-Cold War era. Any Western politician or propagandist who claims otherwise is either ignorant or suffering from Russiaphobia.