As Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrives in Washington to meet with President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, tensions between the world’s two largest nuclear powers remain high, thousands of nuclear weapons remain on hair trigger-alert, and the risk of nuclear miscalculation or accident continues to represent a real and present danger that must be addressed.
Though the crises in Ukraine and Syria demand attention and action, so do several areas of existential common interest – including prevention of nuclear miscalculation and catastrophic nuclear and radiological terrorism. NTI has recently published several reports, policy papers, and blog posts that provide recommendations on how to address these common challenges.
Here is a snapshot of NTI’s latest recommendations and resources on U.S.-Russian relations:
Rising Nuclear Dangers: Steps to Reduce
Risks in the Euro-Atlantic Region. This paper advances nine specific
recommendations on measures to avoid accidents, enhance military
predictability, and build confidence.