PSR-LA promotes diplomatic solutions to international conflicts ensuring policy makers and the public have accurate and timely information about the public health consequences of national security decisions. In doing so, we address the medical and psychological consequences of war on both civilian populations and American troops.
Our four areas of focus include:
PSR is working to promote a direct diplomatic solution to tensions with Iran. We believe that threats of sanctions and military confrontation will further isolate Iran, increase threats to U.S. interests in the region, and leave the international community with other unforeseeable threats and concerns.
In spring 2007, PSR and six other national groups placed a powerful ad (see right) in Congressional Quarterly and The Washington Post. PSR-LA will continue to advocate for direct dialogue and confidence building measures to help reduce tension in Iran’s relations with the West and reduce Iran’s perceived need for a self made nuclear security assurance.
- Time for New U.S. Policy on Iran, (pdf). PSR. 2008.
- War is Not the Answer: The Medical and Public Health Consequences of Attacking Iran, (pdf). PSR. March 2007.
PSR-LA promotes diplomatic solutions to international conflicts ensuring policy makers and the public have accurate and timely information about the public health consequences of national security decisions. In doing so, we address the medical and psychological consequences of war on both civilian populations and American troops. PSR-LA has been a leading voice in Southern California against the war in Iraq.
In October, 2006, we hosted a national conference “The Medical Consequences of the War in Iraq: Health Challenges Beyond the Battlefield.” The conference addressed the effects of the Iraq war on Iraqi citizens and their families as well as American troops and their families. Take a look at the conference speaker presentations, resources, and more.
In light of North Korea’s recent missile test and further nuclear development, PSR-LA urges robust diplomatic involvement rather than past attempts of coercive policy. PSR-LA supports IPPNW’s statement on North Korea.
- Applying a Dose of ‘Reality’. Ramberg, Bennett. The Korea Times. June 2009.
- No Surprise in Failure To Deter N. Korea. Bennett, Bruce. Chicago Tribune. June 2009.
- Strategic Missile Defense: A Reality Check, (pdf). Thielmann, Greg. Arms Control Association. May 2009.
- Testing the World’s Patience. Kimball, Daryl. Arms Control Association. June 2009.