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The New Nuclear Doctrines of Russia and the United States

May 10, 2018 @ 8:30 am

Recent adjustments to the nuclear doctrines of the Russian Federation and the United States demonstrate the urgent need for a renewed dialogue between the two countries on managing their vast nuclear weapons capabilities and potential. Is there room left for constructive initiatives that will reestablish cooperation in nuclear risk reduction between the United States and Russia?Can strategic stability be rebuilt on new terms? This workshop will bring together leading minds from the worlds of theory and practice in the United States, Russia, and other countries to address questions that are vital for world peace and security at a time of tense U.S.-Russia relations. Agenda: 8:30-9:00 am Coffee and Registration 9:00-10:15 am – Panel 1. The New U.S. and Russian Nuclear Doctrines in Light of National and Political Interests Speakers: **Keith Darden (American University) **Dmitry Suslov (Higher School of Economics, Moscow) **Moderator: Peter Rollberg, IERES Director 10:15-10:30  Coffee break 10:30-12:00 am – Panel 2. Challenges and Opportunities on Managing U.S.-Russian Nuclear Relations Speakers: **Polina Sinovets (Odessa National University), **Dauren Aben (Eurasian Research Institute), **Mikhail Troitskiy (MGIMO) **Moderator:  Henry Hale (George Washington University) 12:00-12:15 pm  Break 12:15-1:45 pm Working Lunch: Nuclear Arms Control and U.S.-Russian Relations Presentation: **Authors Andrey Baklitskiy (PIR Center) and Sarah Hummel (University of Illinois) will present their new report produced through the Working Group on the Future of U.S.-Russian Relations (Harvard University and Higher School of Economics, Moscow) **Moderator: Alexandra Vacroux (Harvard University) 1:45-2:00 pm  Coffee Break 2:00-3:30 pm  Keynote Lecture: Can the United States and Russia be Partners? **Andrei Kozyrev, former Russian Foreign Minister: **Moderator:  Timothy Colton (Harvard University) 3:30-4:30 pm  Reception WHEN: Thursday, May 10, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm WHERE: State Room, Seventh Floor, Elliott School, George Washington University, 1957 “E” Street, NW, Washington, DC FOR MORE INFORMATION: To RSVP:   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdE2C1ejuYmS5BKmMq810n3DCBNQUy7ci_RQpczMHl1oXXFeg/viewform


May 10, 2018
8:30 am