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Within the framework of the project “The Future of Global Partnership Program and Russia-US Cooperation in Nuclear Security” PIR Center established a Working Group that analyzes the prospects for Russian participation in international cooperation in ...

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Latest reflections on Nunn-Lugar program

18.10.2013

MOSCOW, OCTOBER 18, 2013. PIR PRESS – “Russia and the United States should be strategic partners and cooperate on many issues: preventing terrorism, collaborating in cybersecurity, and in working on the settlement of the WMD and nuclear security problems in the third countries. Russia and the United States should jointly counter common challenges which will only strengthen in the future”, - PIR Center Executive Board member Evgeny Maslin.

On September 26 – 29, 2013 an international conference «Nunn-Lugar Revisited» took place at the Musgrove Conference Center, St. Simon Islands, Georgia (USA). The conference was organized by the National Security Archive (George Washington University) with the support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Arca Foundation and the Brenn Foundation. The experts, former and acting representatives of Russian and US governmental structures took part in the conference. Among the participants were: Col.-Gen. (ret.) Victor Esin, Advisor to the Commander-in-Chief of Russian Strategic Missile Forces, Rose Gottemoeller, Acting US Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, David Hoffman, author of the Dead Hand best-selling book, Evgeny Maslin, Counsellor at the Aspect-Conversion and PIR Center Executive Board member, Sam Nunn, US Senator in 1972 – 1997, head of Nuclear Threat Initiative, William Perry, US Secretary of Defense in 1994 – 1997, William Potter, Director of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies of the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and Sergey Rogov, Director of USA and Canada Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

History and results of Cooperative Threat Reduction program (Nunn-Lugar program) as well as current stage and prospects for US-Russian cooperation in WMD nonproliferation were discussed during the conference. In particular participants discussed the issues of US-Russian cooperation on chemical weapons destruction in Syria coming to the conclusion to a conclusion that the likeliest variant would be destruction of the stocks in the country.

Regarding the further prospects of US-Russian relations Evgeny Maslin noted in his speech: “Russia and the United States should be strategic partners and cooperate on many issues: preventing terrorism, collaborating in cybersecurity, and in working on the settlement of the WMD and nuclear security problems in the third countries. Russia and the United States should jointly counter common challenges which will only strengthen in the future”.

Evgeny Maslin also briefed the participants on PIR Center research activity in the field of bilateral US-Russian and multilateral cooperation in WMD nonproliferation. Russian language and English language versions of the Executive Summary of the new PIR Center StudyProspects for International Cooperation in WMD Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security” (presented in Moscow on October 3, 2013) were distributed among the participants. In addition they received informational materials on PIR Center project The Future of the Global Partnership Program and Russia-US Cooperation in Nuclear Security”. Within the framework of this project PIR Center published a number of research papers on US-Russian cooperation in the nuclear domain. The full list of these publications is available at PIR Center website.

For questions related to the study “Prospects for international cooperation in WMD nonproliferation and nuclear security” please contact PIR Center Research Fellow Alexander Cheban by tel. +7-495-987-19-15, fax +7-495-987-19-14 or e-mail: cheban at pircenter.org

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