As world leaders gather tomorrow for the Group of 20 (G20) meeting in Hamburg, Germany, much of the attention will focus on the first in-person, one-on-one meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In the lead up to the meeting, which comes amid
deteriorating relations between Russia and the West, former British Defense
Secretary Des Browne, former German Ambassador to the United States Wolfgang
Ischinger, former Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov, and former US Senator
Sam Nunn have written a public letter to Presidents Trump and Putin
urging the leaders to work together on areas of existential common interest,
chief among them reducing nuclear and other military risks and preventing
catastrophic terrorist attacks. The Washington Post endorsed a key
"Mr. Trump might also fruitfully bring up an idea floated recently by former Democratic senator Sam Nunn and former Russian foreign minister Igor Ivanov, among others, to restart broader Russian-American military-to-military communication."
NTI provides key analysis and reports on U.S. and Russian
relations, including recommendations to reduce risks. Additionally NTI, in
cooperation with the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, provides
important resources for the public and the news media addressing the capacity,
background and history of U.S. and Russian nuclear programs.
Trump, Russia and Nuclear Weapons, NTI Co-Chairman Sam Nunn Interview with Atlanta Public Radio
Rising Nuclear Dangers: Steps to Reduce Risks in the Euro-Atlantic Region, 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.
Ensuring Euro-Atlantic Security, an op-ed published by Project, Des Browne, Wolfgang
Ischinger, Igor Ivanov, and Sam Nunn called for Russia and the West to take
immediate action to avoid potentially catastrophic conflict.