Missteps by US and Russia Have Led to New Cold War, Says William J. Perry

Over the last decade, the United States and Russia have inexplicably begun a new Cold War, warned Dr. William J. Perry, former Secretary of Defense and a founding board member of NTI, during a lecture at the Foreign Policy Association on November 3rd. The event was held in honor of Dr. David Hamburg, NTI Advisor and Distinguished Fellow, and former President of the Carnegie Corporation.

In his remarks, Perry acknowledged the progress that has been made to reduce nuclear dangers since the Cold War, noting the work of Hamburg to help secure nuclear material after the breakup of the Soviet Union. However, he warned that dangers between the two countries have since risen. “The hostility in [the US-Russia] relationship today was stimulated partly by actions of the United States and NATO, but it was also stimulated by aggressive actions and statements made by Putin,” Perry said.

To learn about options for reducing nuclear dangers between the United States and Russia, read NTI’s report, Pathways to Cooperation.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Perry’s lecture, and watch a video of the event below.


November 20, 2017
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The United States and Russia have inexplicably begun a new Cold War, warned Dr. William J. Perry during a lecture at the Foreign Policy Association.

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