The Future of U.S.-Russian Strategic Stability and Global Arms Control


The topic of international arms control is a particularly timely one. As the United States and Russia re-evaluate their longstanding commitment to established global arms control regimes, American policymakers and analysts are questioning conventional wisdom regarding the feasibility of these agreements. Can the current arms control agreements achieve their stated goals in today’s international environment, and if not, what does the future hold for these efforts?

To analyze this important question, the Center for the National Interest hosted a breakfast discussion on Tuesday, July 16 with Dimitry Suslov, the Deputy Director at the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Mr. Suslov has co-authored numerous books on American and Russian foreign policy and is a frequent and highly-respected commentator on the subject of global arms control.

In this private, off-the-record session, Dr. Suslov discussed the changes to the global arms control environment, prospects for arms control agreements between Russia and the United States, and the risk of accidental escalation to nuclear war. Participants engaged in a lively and substantive discussion about how best to diagnose and address these vitally important problems.