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, including negotiation/mediation training on how to deal constructively with our differences for experts and future experts in both countries - young people who intend to dedicate their lives to nuclear nonproliferation and US-Russian relations.
MAKANA CONCERT TOUR
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
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
Festival for Peace with Indigenous Peoples
In the middle of the Bering Strait, the border between the US and Russia – the two countries that possess over 93% of the world’s nuclear weapons – is less than three miles apart.
Seminar with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov (left) and Vladimir Orlov, Head, Center for Global Trends,Diplomatic Academy, Russian Foreign Ministry (center).
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
THE BALCONY CHANNEL
Over the past year, Cynthia and Bruce Allyn have conducted over sixty interviews in the US and Russia with current and former officials, experts, thought leaders, comedians, and people on the street. They are now creating “The Balcony Channel,” featuring conversations between Americans and Russians filmed in Moscow, Los Angeles and other cities, towns, villages, national parks and other places in both countries.