Russian Federation

Nuclear Arms Control: An In-Depth Look at its Role in Security

This course provides students and practitioners with a balanced, in-depth look at the objectives and evolution of strategic arms control, challenges and potential avenues for a New START follow-on, and other related issues, including implications for U.S. nuclear policy, deterrence and extended deterrence, missile defense, strategic conventional strike, space- and cyber-security, and the nuclear zero issue.  Simulations and small group discussions further enhance the learning experience.
 

Nuclear issues permeate many facets of contemporary international relations, U.S. foreign policy, and regional studies.  While the threat of a large-scale nuclear exchange decreased significantly with the end of the Cold war, the challenges of strategic stability and deterrence remain prominent in an increasingly complex and globalized world.

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Reykjavik to New START

Wed, 01/19/2011 - 08:30
Wed, 01/19/2011 - 16:45
Public Event

As we approach the 25th anniversary of the Reykjavik Summit the National Academy of Sciences Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) and the USIP Center of Innovation: Science, Technology & Peacebuilding held a symposium on science and diplomacy in support of international security to examine the roles of transparency and confidence building in 21st Century nuclear security.

8:00am - 8:30am | Registration

8:30am - 8:40am | Welcome

  • Raymond Jeanloz, Introduction
    UC Berkeley and Chair, NAS CISAC
  • E. William Colglazier
    Executive Officer, NAS
  • Richard H. Solomon
    President, U.S. Institute of Peace

8:45am - 9:30am | Reflections on Reykjavik and its Implications for the Future
Introduction of Speaker, Amb. Richard Solomon, U.S Institute of Peace

  • Richard H. Solomon, Introduction
    President, U.S. Institute of Peace
  • The Honorable William Perry
    Michael and Barbara Berberian Professor Emeritus
    The Hoover Institution and Stanford University

9:30am - 11:00am | Panel I: Technical Confidence Building to Support International Security: Lessons Learned From Confidence-Building and Arms Control Verification Experiments

  • Christopher Chyba, Moderator 
    Professor of Astrophysical Sciences and International Affairs
    Princeton University

The Black Sea Experiment

  • Thomas Cochran 
    Senior Scientist, Nuclear Program
    Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Viktor Firsov
    All-Russian Research Institute of Automatics
  • Roald Sagdeev
    Distinguished University Professor, Department of Physics
    University of Maryland

Joint Verification Experiments (JVE) in 1988

  • Paul Robinson
    Director (ret.)
    Sandia National Laboratory 
  • Evgeny Avrorin
    Scientific Director Emeritus of the Zababakhin Russian Federal Nuclear Center (ret.)
    All-Russian Institute of Technical Physics 
     

11:00am - 11:15am | Break

11:15am - 11:45am | The Role of Scientists in Building Confidence in Past, Current, and Future Arms Reductions Treaties

  • Raymond Jeanloz, Introduction
    Chair, NAS CISAC
  • The Honorable Rose Gottemoeller, Featured Speaker
    Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance
    U.S. Department of State

12:00pm - 1:00pm | Lunchtime Speaker

  • Thomas P. D’Agostino
    Under Secretary for Nuclear Security & Administrator
    National Nuclear Security Administration

1:00pm - 1:45pm | A Military Perspective on the Value of Science Diplomacy

  • Raymond Jeanloz, Introduction
    Chair, NAS CISAC
  • Col. Gen. Viktor Yesin (ret.), Featured Speaker
    First Vice-President of Russian Federation Academy of Security, Defence, and Law Enforcement (ret.)

1:45pm - 3:00pm | Panel II: Scientists’ Role in Enhancing Communication and Confidence between and among Countries

  • Cathleen Campbell, Moderator
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Civilian Research and Defense Fund

The Role of U.S.-Soviet/Russian NGO Dialogues and Possible Directions for the Future

  • Richard Garwin
    IBM Fellow Emeritus
    IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
  • Evgeniy Avrorin
    All-Russian Institute of Technical Physics (ret.)

Disposition of Excess Weapons Fissile Material

  • Nikolai N. Ponomarev-Stepnoi
    Deputy Director Emeritus
    Kurchatov Institute
  • John F. Ahearne
    Director of the Ethics Program
    Sigma Xi

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-4:30 Panel III: Assessing Other Opportunities beyond the Bilateral U.S.-Russia Relationship  

  • Sheldon Himelfarb, Moderator
    Associate Vice President, Center of Innovation for Science, Technology, and Peacebuilding
    U.S. Institute of Peace

Use of Open-Source Imaging

  • David Albright 
    President and Founder
    Institute for Science and International Security

On Science Diplomacy and India

  • Norman Neureiter
    Director
    AAAS Center for Science, Technology, and Security Policy

On Science Diplomacy for Security in South Asia

  • Stephen Cohen
    Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, 21st Century Defense Initiative
    The Brookings Institution

4:30pm - 4:45pm | Concluding Remarks

  • Christopher Chyba
    Professor of Astrophysical Sciences and International Affairs
    Princeton University
  • Evgeniy Avrorin
    Scientific Director Emeritus of the Zababakhin Russian Federal Nuclear Center (ret.)

    All-Russian Institute of Technical Physics 

 

The National Academy of Sciences Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) and the USIP Center of Innovation: Science, Technology & Peacebuilding held a symposium on science and diplomacy in support of international security.

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The Keck Center of the National Academies
500 Fifth St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Inquiries

If you have any questions about this event or your registration, please contact Anand Varghese at avarghese1@usip.org.

  • National Academy of Sciences Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC)
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The Future of Nuclear Weapons and Missile Defense in NATO Security

Mon, 11/08/2010 - 09:00
Mon, 11/08/2010 - 11:00
Public Event

The United States stationed thousands of nuclear weapons in Europe during the Cold War in order to support the common defense of NATO members in Europe. While the environment in which the NATO nuclear mission finds its purpose has changed since the Cold War and the number of U.S. nuclear weapons stationed in Europe has been scaled back significantly, concerns about Russian tactical nuclear forces, the Iranian nuclear program, and the political importance of nuclear weapons to NATO solidarity raise important questions about how NATO should proceed as it outlines its nuclear mission in the 2010 Strategic Concept.

U.S. Institute of Peace
2nd floor conference room
1200 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Inquiries

Please contact Brian Rose at brose@usip.org or Mark Jansson at MJansson@csis.org for more information about this event.

The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the United States Institute of Peace held a jointly-hosted event focusing on a pivotal nuclear policy issue featuring the Hon. Ellen O. Tauscher, undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Secuirty Affairs.

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Blogs & Bullets: Mapping the Russian Blogosphere

Tue, 10/19/2010 - 10:00
Tue, 10/19/2010 - 12:00
Public Event

Hosted by USIP’s Center of Innovation for Science, Technology & Peacebuilding, this event brought experts from Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society and Morningside Analytics to present their new research on the Russian blogosphere.

U.S. Institute of Peace
2nd floor conference room
1200 17th St, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Inquiries

Please contact Anand Varghese at avarghese1@usip.org or 202-429-7179 if you have any questions about this event.

Hosted by USIP’s Center of Innovation for Science, Technology & Peacebuilding, experts from Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society and Morningside Analytics presented their new research on the Russian blogosphere, while prominent Russia experts and notable bloggers responded.

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A Discussion with Rose Gottemoeller

Mon, 07/26/2010 - 14:00
Mon, 07/26/2010 - 16:00
Public Event

USIP held an informative discussion with Rose Gottemoeller, assistant secretary of state for verification, compliance, and implementation, on the verification provisions of the New START agreement.  Her remarks were followed by an expert panel discussion on the implications of verification for the START ratification process and a lively Q & A session with the audience.

United States Institute of Peace
2nd Floor Conference Room
1200 17th St, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Inquiries

If you have any questions about this event please contact Brian Rose at brose@usip.org or 202-429-3812.

Event Summary
By Liz Harper

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Next Steps on START

Mon, 10/26/2009 - 14:00
Mon, 10/26/2009 - 16:00
Public Event

On October 26, 2009, USIP held a panel discussion with Amb. Linton Brooks, Joseph Cirincione, and Thomas Scheber on next steps for the START process and the START Follow-on Treaty.

United States Institute of Peace
1200 17th Street, NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20036


Please contact Brian Rose at brose@usip.org if you have questions about this event.

In its final report the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States urged that the United States, "[make] the first step on U.S.-Russian arms control modest and straight-forward in order to rejuvenate the process and ensure that there is a successor to the START I agreement before it expires at the end of 2009.  The United States and Russia should not over-reach for innovative approaches."

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All It Takes Is One: Nuclear Blast Effects and Preventing the Spread of Nuclear Weapons

Mon, 07/27/2009 - 14:00
Mon, 07/27/2009 - 16:00
Public Event

On July 27, 2009, a panel of experts reviewed the destructive potential of a nuclear weapon, and discussed the role of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) as keystone agreements to halt the spread of nuclear weapons technology.

U.S. Institute of Peace
2nd Floor Conference Room
1200 17th St, NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Please contact Brian Rose at 202-429-3812 or brose@usip.org with any general questions about this event or your registration.

Overview

The world has witnessed sixty-four years pass since the 1945 nuclear attacks on Japan.  Few people today understand the immense power of these weapons – or steps taken by the global community to prevent any future use of them.

On July 27, 2009, a panel of experts reviewed the destructive potential of a nuclear weapon, and discussed the role of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) as the keystone agreements to halt the spread of nuclear weapons technology.

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Interview with Paul Hughes on the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States

USIP's Paul Hughes discusses the formation and mandate of the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States as well as some of the commission's key findings and recommendations, such as reengaging Russia and strengthening the international nonproliferation regime.

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July 8, 2009

USIP's Paul Hughes discusses the formation and mandate of the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States as well as some of the commission's key findings and recommendations, such as reengaging Russia and strengthening the international nonproliferation regime.

America's Strategic Posture

Wed, 05/27/2009 - 14:00
Wed, 05/27/2009 - 16:00
Public Event

Three senior experts who advised the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States and supported its deliberations will discuss their views on the report's findings and recommendations.

U.S. Institute of Peace
2nd Floor Conference Room
1200 17th St, NW
Washington, DC 20036

With the president's speech in Prague, the Obama administration has launched its program to both protect America and its allies while reducing the nuclear threat to the world.  The recently release report, America’s Strategic Posture: The Final Report of the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States, was prepared by twelve pre-eminent leaders on deterrence, arms control, and nonproliferation, key elements of the Obama program.

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The Beijing Accord and the Future of the Six-Party Talks

Wed, 09/28/2005 - 10:00
Wed, 09/28/2005 - 23:30
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Current Issues Briefing
Public Event

The agreement reached on September 19th at the conclusion of the latest round of Six-Party Talks in Beijing raised hopes that the nuclear crisis with North Korea can be successfully resolved.

Uncertainties remain, however, about the timing and implementation of the pledges made in Beijing. Ambassador Christopher R. Hill, assistant secretary of state for East Asian affairs and head of the U.S. delegation to the Six-Party Talks will discuss the agreement and its future prospects.

 

U.S. Institute of Peace
2nd Floor Conference Room
1200 17th St, NW
Washington, DC 20036
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