Agenda for the next five years of US-Russian strategic arms control - Online seminar with Andrey Baklitskiy
According to the 2017 US National Security Strategy, Moscow and Washington are engaged in a “great powers competition”. At the same time, Russian and American nuclear arsenals combined still represent more than 90% of world’s total. With this in mind the parties should be interested in managing the competition in the safest possible way. However, the arms control architecture, which previously provided a safety net, is falling apart. In order to maintain the relative stability, the parties will have to consider the issues and possible trade-offs, which will be on the negotiation table when or if Moscow and Washington once again decide to pursue arms control, and evaluate possible alternatives like more flexible political agreements.
If you would like to participate in this online seminar, please register here. All participants will receive a Zoom invitation in advance
Pranay Vaddi, Fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, is the discussant for this seminar.
Andrey Baklitskiy is a Consultant at PIR Center and a Research Fellow at the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry as well as a member of the Deep Cuts Commission. He has previously been Visiting Research Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), PIR Center «Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation» Program Director and the Editor-in-Chief of monthly e-bulletin “Yaderny Kontrol” (“Nuclear Control”). Andrey Baklitskiy is a columnist for the Russian newspapers RBC and Kommersant and the website of the Carnegie Moscow Center, a regular contributor to Russian and international media. Mr. Baklitskiy taught courses on nuclear nonproliferation and emerging technologies at the MGIMO University of the Russian Foreign Ministry and the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry.