Perceptions in the Euro-Atlantic

Nuclear risk reduction efforts in the Euro-Atlantic should begin with the Russian Federation and the United States ensuring they retain what is left of nuclear arms control and transparency. Activities to increase transparency and verification, even absent specific treaties, are possible and essential to reducing risk perception asymmetries and could create a modicum of trust needed for more ambitious cooperative undertakings. Sustained efforts to address risks inherent to military accidents and to better understand one another’s nuclear doctrines constitute necessary means of trust-building, especially in the context of the strategic competition between the Russian Federation and the United States. Read Deep Cuts Commissioner Ulrich Kühn's latest publication on these matters here