August 20: Peter Drucker on the Marxist conception of imperialism and the role of the US.
Peter is a former co-director of the IIRE. He is an advisory editor of the US socialist journal Against the Current and author of Warped: Gay Normality and Queer Anti-Capitalism (Haymarket).
August 21: Pierre Rousset on the rise of China.
A former co-director of the IIRE as well, Pierre is especially involved in solidarity with different Asian countries, author of works on East Asian politics and ecology and editor of the website Europe Solidaire (europe-solidaire.org).
August 22: Catherine Samary on the invasion of Ukraine and tasks for the anti-imperialist left.
Catherine is an economist and socialist activist in France. She has written many articles and books on the evolution of the so-called ‘socialist countries’ in the East of Europe and is involved in solidarity activism with Ukraine. She has a website at http://csamary.fr.
August 23: Ilya Matveev on ‘Russian imperialism’ and the situation inside Russia.
Ilya is a political scientist formerly based in St Petersburg, Russia, and cooperator with the media-porject posle.media