Hold the Date: Deep Cuts Commission to Release 1st Report

Four years after the conclusion of New START, the United States and the Russian Federation still deploy nuclear arsenals that far exceed what is needed for deterrence. Even before the deep tensions over Russian actions in Ukraine, a difference over a range of security challenges have stymied progress on further nuclear reductions.

It remains important that policy makers in Washington, Moscow, and European capitals continue to devise and actively explore long-term strategies for stability and predictability at lower levels of armaments.

The 21-member Deep Cuts Commission, made up of former government officials and arms control experts from the United States, Russia, and Germany, have taken on the challenge of finding ways to achieve further arms control and nuclear risk reduction steps that can enhance national, Euro-Atlantic, and international security.

The coordinating groups of the commission--the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH), the Arms Control Association, and the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Science (IMEMO, RAN)--invite you to join them and several members of the commission on April 28, 2014 for a briefing on the findings and recommendations from their first report.

Speakers include:

Steven Pifer, Director, Arms Control and Nonproliferation Initiative, Brookings Institution

Greg Thielmann, Senior Fellow, Arms Control Association

Götz Neuneck, Deputy Director, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy, IFSH

Eugene Miasnikov, Director, Center for Arms Control, Energy and Environmental Studies

Ulrich Kühn, Deep Cuts Project Coordinator, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy, IFSH