U.S.-Russian Security Relations

Research, outreach, and educational programming to assess and fundamentally improve U.S-Russian security relations. The project’s specific areas of interest include nuclear weapons policy, internal and external political stability in Europe, missile defense, and cybersecurity. 

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May 1, 2017 | Catherine Kelleher

What conditions are needed for a stable transition to a new nuclear order, one in which the total number of nuclear weapons would be reduced to very low numbers, perhaps even zero? We have addressed the myriad issues raised by...

Jul 19, 2017 | Anya Loukianova

Why is the global public so apathetic about nuclear disarmament? To answer this question, this article examines the various arguments made in support of policies meant to rid the world of atomic weapons. They include the immorality of deterrence, its...

Jun 19, 2017 | Nickolas Roth

During the latter part of the Cold War, many strategists thought of nuclear deterrence and arms control as two of the most essential stabilizing elements of the same strategy in managing an adversarial relationship. The renewed crisis between the West...

May 2, 2016 | Anya Loukianova

Policy makers in the Euro-Atlantic region are concerned that incidents involving military or civilian aircraft could result in dangerous escalation of conflict between Russia and the West.  This brief introduces the policy problem and traces the evolution of three sets...