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U.S. President G.W. Bush states that the U.S. will withdrawal from the 1972 ABM Treaty in six months
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13.12.2019

"Strategic stability, according to a basic understanding, means the relationship between Russia and the United States, when both sides have no incentives to launch a first nuclear strike. It was defined during the Cold War. Development of new arms technologies, including highprecision non-nuclear, hypersonic weapons and space-based missile defense systems, makes an impact on strategic stability. A significant shift in balance of power between Russia and the United States can undermine stability, increasing the risk of nuclear conflict," - Consultant to PIR Center and Researcher of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry Andrey Baklitskiy. 

12.12.2019

"US-Russia relations have not been at such a dangerously low level since the end of the cold war," - Cynthia Lazaroff, documentary filmmaker/producer, founder of US-Russian exchange initiatives, environmental activist and Bruce Allyn, Senior Fellow, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.

10.12.2019

“Although I try to remain optimistic about the possibility of Russian-American dialogue in preparation for and during the NPT 2020 Review Conference ... I am becoming more and more skeptical, even worried and disappointed with how events are developing. In such difficult times, it is especially important to generate constructive and positive ideas, and I look forward to welcome them from the young generation of experts”, – PIR Center Director Vladimir Orlov.

Working Group on Strategic Stability and De-escalation

In 2017, PIR Center in partnership with Centre russe d’etudes politiques (Geneva, Switzerland) and James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (Monterey, USA) established a high-level Working Group on Strategic Stability and De-escalation in US-Russian Relations that brought together leading experts from the two countries. This project aims at promoting a constructive dialogue between Russia and the United States with a focus on arms control, nuclear modernization, crisis management, and future framework of strategic stability.

On December 9, 2017, the Working Group had a meeting in Geneva under the title “Pursuing Enhanced Strategic Stability in US-Russian Relations: An Agenda for 2018-2020.” The members of the Working Group include Dr. Alexei Arbatov, Head of the Center for International Security, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations; PIR Center Advisory Board Member, Gen. Evgeny Buzhinsky, Chairman of the PIR Center Executive Board, Hon. Thomas Countryman, Chair of the Arms Control Association Board of Directors, Mr. Alexander Deineko, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva, Hon. Robert Einhorn, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Gen. Vyacheslav Trubnikov, the Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations Board Member and the PIR Center Executive Board Member, among others. The discussion was facilitated by Co-Chairs of the Working Groups Prof. William Potter (CNS) and Dr. Vladimir Orlov (PIR Center).

For questions regarding the activities of the US-Russian Working Group on Strategic Stability and De-escalation, please contact “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Program Director Adlan Margoev by phone +7 (495) 987 19 15 or via e-mail margoev at pircenter.org.

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