Rose Gottemoeller on “Negotiating the New START Treaty: Lessons for the Future of Arms Control”

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A discussion with Rose Gottemoeller, the former Deputy Secretary of NATO and Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, as she discusses her new book, Negotiating the New START Treaty.

Negotiating the New START Treaty delivers an inside look into the negotiation of the last remaining major arms control treaty between the United States and Russia, told from the perspective of the first woman to serve as chief U.S. negotiator of a bilateral nuclear treaty with Russia. At a time of deep division over nuclear policy in the United States, Gottemoeller tells the story of how Republicans and Democrats worked together to achieve Senate approval of this critically important treaty for U.S. and global security.

Rose Gottemoeller is the Frank E. and Arthur W. Payne Distinguished Lecturer at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and its Center for International Security and Cooperation. She is also a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Before joining Stanford, Gottemoeller was the Deputy Secretary General of NATO from 2016 to 2019, where she helped to drive forward NATO’s adaptation to new security challenges in Europe and in the fight against terrorism. Prior to NATO, she served for nearly five years as the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security at the U.S. Department of State, advising the Secretary of State on arms control, nonproliferation and political-military affairs. While Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance in 2009 and 2010, she was the chief U.S. negotiator of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) with the Russian Federation.


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