As the first meeting between U.S. President Biden and Russian President Putin concludes, NTI offers resources and recommendations related to next steps for restoring strategic stability, reducing nuclear risks through renewed engagement with Russia, and building mutual security in the Euro-Atlantic Region.
The new resources include:
- A set of papers, U.S. Nuclear Policies for a Safer World, recommending changes to U.S. nuclear policy and posture, reengagement with Russia on strategic stability and arms control, dialogue and risk-reduction efforts with China, and recommitment to multilateral efforts to strengthen the global nonproliferation regime. Released on June 10, 2021, the papers include an introductory essay by NTI co-chairs Ernest J. Moniz and Sam Nunn and accompanying papers by NTI experts Steve Andreasen, Lynn Rusten, Mark Melamed, and James McKeon. Read the press release here.
- Recommendations from U.S.-European-Russian members of the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group (EASLG) for “Advancing Strategic Stability in the Euro-Atlantic Region, 2021 and Beyond.” With 45 signatories from 13 countries across the Euro-Atlantic region, the five EASLG co-conveners—Des Browne, Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor Ivanov, Ernest J. Moniz, and Sam Nunn—have sent the statement to more than 30 Euro-Atlantic heads of state and government, ministers and senior officials in 13 countries, the European Union, and NATO. The statement was released on June 7, 2021, with a press release and summary of toplines.
- A primer in NTI’s Atomic Pulse blog answering: What is “Strategic Stability” and Why Is It Important to U.S. – Russia Relations? Written by Global Nuclear Policy Program Senior Director Mark Melamed, who has worked on arms control and security issues at both the U.S. State Department and National Security Council, the piece explores the dangerous “move away from strategic stability amid the rapid development of new technologies and capabilities that exacerbate today’s risks.”