U.S.-Russian Security Relations

Fraught U.S.-Russian security dynamics have spurred reevaluations of the entire relationship between the two former Cold War adversaries. The Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM)’s U.S.-Russia Security Relations project focuses on establishing a constructive agenda for the two countries that includes security issues where the risks for confrontation are high but where cooperation to reduce shared dangers is possible. These include: strategic stability questions involving nuclear and conventional weapons; the impact of disruptive technologies, such as cyber and space operations; and the political dimensions of U.S.-NATO-Russian relations.

Building off a 15-year collaboration with the Moscow-based Institute for U.S.-Canada Studies, CISSM’s initiatives in this area include educational and scholarly exchanges and dialogues (see Collaborative Education and Cooperative Security), which are among the longest-standing remaining channels for communication and cooperation between the two countries. 

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