The Deep Cuts Project invites you to the Zoom briefing:
How the U.S.-Russian Strategic Stability Dialogue can and must help to move nuclear arms control and disarmament forward
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
1:00-2:00 PM AM Washington, D.C.
7:00-8:00 PM Berlin
9:00-10:00 PM Moscow
Please register here in advance for this webinar.
Relations between Russia and the West remain as fraught and tense as they were during the Cold War, with multiple points of friction and spheres of potential military confrontation – from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea, in and around Ukraine, in outer space, and in cyberspace. At the same time, Russia and the United States have begun discussions on next steps in nuclear arms control. But how can Russia and the United States maintain verifiable limits on strategic nuclear warheads? How can both sides move swiftly and decisively to reduce strategic nuclear arsenals and avert a race in intermediate-range missiles? How can they extend arms control to include “tactical” nuclear weapons and make sure that missile defense systems do not undermine strategic stability? Under what conditions should additional nuclear weapon states be involved in nuclear arms control?
Against the background of the postponed NPT Review Conference, the outcome of discussions in the US-Russia Strategic Stability Dialogue, the meeting of the NATO-Russia Council and discussions in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Angela Kane, Daryl Kimball and Andrei Zagorskiof the Deep Cuts Commissionwill discuss these questions. The inputs will be based on the Deep Cuts Commission Statement “How the U.S.-Russian Strategic Stability Dialogue Can and Must Make Progress”. Rüdiger Bohn, Deputy Federal Government Commissioner for Disarmament and Arms Control of the Federal Foreign Office will comment from a German perspective on ways to make progress on nuclear arms control and disarmament.
The session will be moderated by Oliver Meier, Senior Researcher at the IFSH Berlin office.
The Deep Cuts Project involves a trilateral Commission of experts from the U.S., Russia, and Germany. The Commission actively participates in and contributes to the debate on arms control regimes through means of realistic analyses and specific recommendations. The project is coordinated in its deliberations by the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH), the Arms Control Association (ACA), and the Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO, RAN) with the active support of the German Federal Foreign Office.
Please note that this briefing will be recorded and published.