Resources for the U.S.-Russia Helsinki Summit

As Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin prepare to meet in Helsinki, NTI offers a host of resources on the U.S. and Russian nuclear programs and recommendations for how the presidents can and must work to prevent nuclear confrontation and pursue dialogue to reduce nuclear risks. 

In addition to NTI resources, for the past three years, Des Browne, Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor Ivanov, Sam Nunn, and their respective organizations—the European Leadership Network (ELN), the Munich Security Conference (MSC), the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), and the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)—have been working with former and current officials and experts from a group of Euro-Atlantic states and the European Union to test ideas and develop proposals for improving security in areas of existential common interest. The Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group (EASLG) operates as an independent and informal initiative, with participants who reflect the diversity of the Euro-Atlantic region from the United States, Canada, Russia, and fifteen European countries.

NTI also has policy experts available for members of the news media covering the summit. To arrange an interview, please contact Cathy Gwin at gwin@nti.org or 202-454-7706.

Opinion
Op-Ed: Trump-Putin summit an essential step to reducing nuclear danger, by NTI Co-Chair and CEO Ernest J. Moniz and NTI Co-Chair Sam Nunn (The Hill)

Statement from the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group: How to Reduce Nuclear Risks in Helsinki by Des Browne, Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor Ivanov, and Sam Nunn

Op-Ed: The Importance of US-Russia Dialogue on Nuclear Issues, by NTI Co-Chair and CEO Ernest J. Moniz (Kommersant)

Op-Ed: Preventing Nuclear Conflict in Europe, by Des Browne, Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor Ivanov, and Sam Nunn (Project Syndicate)

Statement by the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group: Support for Dialogue Among Governments to Reduce Nuclear Risks

Statement by the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group: Support for Dialogue Among Governments to Address Cyber Threats to Nuclear Facilities, Strategic Warning and Nuclear Command and Control

Op-Ed: Three Steps to Avert an Accidental Nuclear War, by NTI Co-Chair and CEO Ernest J. Moniz, and Co-Chair Sam Nunn (Bloomberg View)

Statement from NTI CEO and Co-Chair Ernest J. Moniz and Co-Chair Sam Nunn on Extension of the New START Treaty

Op-Ed: Deep U.S.-Russia malaise calls for a liaison between Trump and Congress, by NTI Co-Chair and CEO Ernest J. Moniz, and Co-Chair Sam Nunn (Washington Post)

Open Letter to President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin, by Des Browne, Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor Ivanov, and Sam Nunn

Trump, Russia and Nuclear Weapons – Atlanta Public Radio’s Morning Edition Interview with NTI Co-Chair Sam Nunn

Op-Ed: Ensuring Euro-Atlantic Security, by Des Browne, Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor Ivanov, and Sam Nunn (Project Syndicate)

Reports
Building a Safe, Secure, and Credible NATO Nuclear Posture, addresses the security risks, credibility, and financial and political costs of maintaining NATO’s current nuclear posture, including forward-deployed U.S. nuclear weapons in Europe.

A Roadmap for America’s Nuclear Policy and Posture, six related policy papers that together provide an alternative vision and roadmap for America’s nuclear policy and posture and a template for Congress and the American people to evaluate the Trump Administration’s Nuclear Posture Review (NPR).

Pathways to Cooperation: A Menu of Potential US-Russian Cooperative Projects in the Nuclear Sphere, a joint report by NTI and the Russian-based Center for Energy and Security Studies, highlights key projects the United States and Russia can take-on to innovate and build trust in the nuclear sphere.

Rising Nuclear Dangers: Steps to Reduce Risks in the Euro-Atlantic, by NTI's Robert E. Berls, Jr. and Leon Ratz offers recommendations to avoid accidents, enhance predictability, and build confidence between the West and Russia.

Atomic Pulse
Nuclear Risk Reduction Should Be on the Agenda for Trump-Tillerson-Lavrov Meetings by Leon Ratz
Taking a Page out of George Kennan’s Long Telegram by Leon Ratz and Brian Rose
Not One-Sided: The Many Benefits of the New START Nuclear Arms Reduction Treaty by Brian Rose

Educational Content
Russia Country Profile
Russia Disarmament Overview
3-D Models of Russia’s Missiles

 

July 11, 2018
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As Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin prepare to meet in Helsinki, NTI offers a host of resources on the U.S. and Russian nuclear programs and recommendations for how the presidents can and must work to prevent nuclear confrontation and pursue dialogue to reduce nuclear risks.