Untangling the Knot of Strategic Arms Control
NTI Board members Alexey Arbatov and Igor Ivanov warn that a new cycle of the nuclear and conventional arms race is gaining momentum—and describe steps to avoid it.
Head, Center for International Security at the Primakov National Research Institute
Alexey Arbatov is one of Russia’s most important scholars and intellectual leaders in the fields of international relations and international security. He is the head of the Center for International Security at the Primakov National Research Institute for World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and senior fellow at the Center for Strategic Research.
In 2011 Arbatov was elected as a full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. In Russia he is the member of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, member of the Russian International Affairs Council and of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy.
Arbatov has played a leading role in the politics of post-Soviet Russia, as a member of the Soviet delegation at START-1 negotiations, a member of the Russian Parliament (Duma) from 1994 to 2003 and as a member of the YABLOKO party Political Committee from 2008 to present. While in Parliament, he was deputy chairman of the Duma Defense Committee.
The author of numerous books and articles on global security, disarmament and Russian military reform, Arbatov was a member of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament and the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission. Presently, he's vice president of the Luxembourg Forum (an international organization on nuclear arms control) and serves on the board of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.